Stories in Stone Courses
at Broadrake

We are please to be providing the venue for a number of courses run by Stories in Stone, a local project with Heritage Lottery Funding and managed by the Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust.
These are subsidised courses and represent excellent value for money.
Booking is through Stories in Stone, not Broadrake.


Living with your Old Building
with James Innerdale

Mon 19th February; 9.15am - 4.00pm
Please book through Stories in Stone
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This course is aimed at owners and those living in or looking after historic buildings and will cover conservation philosophy, understanding the history and development of your old building, traditional building construction, damp and timber decay and historic building controls.

James Innerdale is an experienced Conservation Architect and trainer, specialising in the repair, conservation and adaptation of historic buildings. He has worked with a number of organisations including the National Trust, Historic England and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk


Line and Wash Workshop
with John Harrison

Thu 17th May; 9.45am - 4.30pm
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Popular Yorkshire artist John Harrison will be teaching his distinctive line and wash style, to capture iconic Dales landscape and buildings, in this one day workshop.

Have a look at John's own website here - drawninyorkshire.com

The day will cover outdoor sketching, ink drawing and the application of light watercolour washes to create a lively painting style.

All reference material, exercise handouts, the watercolour paper and pens are included. You just need your own paints, brushes and sketch book.

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk


Stone Carving
with Pip Hall

Tue / Wed 22nd / 23rd May (2 day course); 10am - 5pm
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This two-day letter carving workshop will cover learning through a short introductory slide show-talk, demonstration of drawing and cutting techniques, followed by practical individual and group-tuition.

An opportunity for those wanting to start working or improve techniques with stone. Students will receive an introduction to some basic principles of drawing lettering, design & layout and for carving v-cut letters and raised letters in stone. Followed by demonstrations of lettering styles, drawing techniques and methods of carving with chisels, and much individual tuition.

Pip runs a letter carving studio in the Yorkshire Dales. She carves commissions for inscriptions including memorials, garden features and house signs, as well as carrying out public art projects and making pieces for exhibition.Visit her website at www.piphall.co.uk

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk


Introduction to Watercolour Painting
with Kevin Brown

A series of 3 weekly workshops - Wed 6th June; Thu 14th June: Wed 20th June
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An opportunity for those wanting to start out with watercolour paints, but need some guidance to get to grips with this lovely medium. The three weekly workshops will cover the various aspects that make this medium so versatile and effective – palette colours, paper type, washes, brush types, colour mixing, etc. The theory will be supported by exercises using the local landscape, which you can then practise between the weekly sessions.

Kevin Brown is a local artist and printmaker. Kevin is essentially a self-taught watercolourist with no formal art education. He had his own gallery for a number of years near Hebden Bridge before moving to the Yorkshire Dales in 2009. Kevin has had work accepted for the Northern section of the Laing Landscape Exhibition and the Royal Watercolour Society Open Exhibition at the Bankside Gallery and is a member of the Lunesdale Art Trail.

He paints mainly landscapes, with particular interest in the Yorkshire Dales and has provided watercolour demonstrations for arts societies locally and in West Yorkshire and Lancashire. You can view his work on these websites - www.kbwatercolours.co.uk and www.lunesdalearts.co.uk

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk


Scything Workshops
with Steve Tomlin

Beginners: Thu 26th July; 9.30am - 4.30pm Click for more info
Improvers: Fri 27th July; 9.30am - 4.30pm Click for more info
Please book these courses through Stories in Stone

Tutor Steve Tomlin has over 10 years of mowing experience and has been teaching for the past 6 years.
There is a link to his own website here - stevetomlincrafts.wordpress.com

Courses are very popular with those who wish to learn this satisfying skill as a peaceful alternative to the noisy strimmer. The scythe will cut weeds, brambles, rushes, small scrub and grass and works in small spaces, around trees and on slopes. Mowing is a gentle non-impact exercise suitable for all ages.

The Tuesday course is aimed at beginners. You will learn how to set a scythe to your body, how to use a scythe, how to sharpen it and maintain the scythe.

The course for improvers on Wednesday will enable you to take your newly learned skills to new heights.

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk

Our scything course in 2015 was made more interesting by the airlift of stone slabs from the adjacent field up on to the slopes of Whernside for path repairs


An Introduction to Vernacular Buildings
with Alison Armstrong

Mon 10th September; 9.30am - 4.30pm
Please book through Stories in Stone
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Vernacular buildings are the attractive houses and barns, built of local stone, which contribute to the unique character of the Ingleborough Dales landscape, with its remote upland farms, small nucleated villages and isolated field barns. Built within the last 400 years by local farmers, such structures are a rich historical resource, though much under-used by historians. Documentary records are sparse and buildings are perhaps not greatly understood by non-specialists.

This one-day course will show participants how buildings can provide evidence of the way people lived and worked, with particular focus on the excellent examples of field barns present in this particular location. Participants will learn about observation and field-drawing, which can yield a wealth of information. No experience is necessary.

Alison is an active recorder, speaker and committee member of the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group and a member of the national Vernacular Architecture Group. She has recorded and published in the south Craven area for some decades and is an enthusiast for the multi-disciplined nature of vernacular buildings, old churches and castles.

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk


An Introduction to Drawing Vernacular Buildings
with Alison Armstrong

Tue 11th September; 9.30am - 4.30pm
Please book through Stories in Stone
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Vernacular buildings are the attractive houses and barns, built of local stone, which contribute to the unique character of the Ingleborough Dales landscape, with its remote upland farms, small nucleated villages and isolated field barns. Built within the last 400 years by local farmers, such structures are a rich historical resource, though much under-used by historians. Documentary records are sparse and buildings are perhaps not greatly understood by non-specialists. This course aims to improve recording skills in drawing-up building plans, elevations and details that form valuable records of our vernacular buildings.

This one-day course will show participants how buildings can be recorded, analysed and interpreted to give date sequences and provide evidence of how people lived and worked. Participants will learn how observation, field-drawing, measuring skills and analysis can yield a wealth of information. Some knowledge of vernacular architecture is necessary; we recommend attending ‘An introduction to vernacular architecture’.

Alison is an active recorder, speaker and committee member of the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group and a member of the national Vernacular Architecture Group. She has recorded and published in the south Craven area for some decades and is an enthusiast for the multi-disciplined nature of vernacular buildings, old churches and castles.

Bookings: Hannah Rose, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, 015242 51002, info@storiesinstone.org.uk


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