Space to Create


Cornmill Art Space was set up in April 2016 as a not for profit art studio project. The studio is housed in the Old Cornmill building on Railway Road, Ilkley.

The studio is very light and airy and well equipped for a wide variety of drawing, painting, printmaking and craft practices. The mission of the project is simply to provide a dedicated space for art, craft and making. Workshops and courses are either arranged by the Cornmill itself or the space is rented out to artists/practitioners who would like to run courses. All proceeds go towards the rent and overheads of the space with any surplus being invested in the studio and art projects.

In addition to workshops and art courses the space hosts various types of events and exhibitions. There is a regular evening “Policana” event (artists talks) and the studio is participating in the Ilkley Art Show in August and the Art Trail in October this year.

There are a variety of courses and workshops held at the Cornmill. We hold Life Drawing Classes every (during “term time”) Wednesday evening 7-9pm and Thursday mornings 10am-12noon. Book life drawing classes here. In March we have the start of The Art School, art workshops for children. On Mondays there is Tai Chi for both children and adults. Coming top after Easter there is a Lino printing course as well as a weaving course starting.
The studio space is available to hire. Get in touch using the form below.
  • The floor area is about 500 sq ft
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Good natural light when there is some
  • Cosy and warm
  • There are easels, drawing boards and basic art materials available
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Cornmill Art Space, First Floor, The Old Cornmill, Railway Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8HT



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