New courses from Julia Borodina!



Join one or all 6 of our courses and discover an awe-inspiring medium and techniques!

Session 1: Pointillism in Watercolour;

Session 2: Inspired by autumn – pen and ink workshop;

Session 3: Winter Landscape in Chinese Brush Painting;

Session 4: Winter scenes and Christmas themes;

Session 5: Christmas cards in Watercolour;

Session 6: Experimental techniques in Watercolour.

All materials are provided. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

To book please email Julia at



CREATIVE ARTS HUB 01924 492775

Book 6 sessions for £200, or chose one of these full-day sessions for £37

Tuesdays 10.00 am – 15.00 pm – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th Nov and 5th, 12th Dec

Terrifying Teddies COMPETITION

Enter our ‘Terrifying Teddies’ competition and win an arty prize! We’d like you to pop in during opening hours and collect a teddy – they’re lovely and cuddly but we’d like you to get them ready for Halloween. DO YOUR WORST!! … stitch and sew, use glue and paint; we’d like to see you create your very own Frankenstein’s Monster, zombie or vampire. Return the teddy to us by 21st October and we’ll pop it on display in time for the Halloween half term. Winners will be announced on 28th October, after which you’re welcome to pop back in to collect your teddy.

We have limited stocks of teddy bears – some plain, some with names on their bellies. Once the teddies have run out, there’ll be no more. Drop Mark an email at if you’d like one reserving for collection later.




Art Clubs start again this week!


For those who might be wondering, just a short message to clarify that our Saturday and Thursday Art Clubs start again this week 🙂

Saturdays sessions run from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm (£6 per child); tomorrow (Thursday) evening’s session will run from 5.30 to 8pm, with 5.30 to 6.30pm reserved for Arts Award work (£2) and 6.30 to 8pm for Art Social (£5). We look forward to seeing you all back at the Hub!


Starting this week: CREATIVE CAFE at the HUB!

Starting this Thursday (7th September), our Creative Café will be open from 10.30am to 12.30pm! The first session is FREE – so there’s no better opportunity to drop in and take a look at what we can offer. We’ll be supplying tea, coffee and cake and giving you the chance to have your say about what activities you’d like to see at the café. For this first week we’ll be trying out marbling inks and Brusho (see image below). We’d love to see you there – why not call in  for a cuppa and say hello? No booking required.

The usual cost of Creative Café will be £5 per person; planned sessions are journal making/die cutting (14th September); decoupage (21st September); batik (28th September).

CAH Creative Cafe July 2017 Brusho Tree

Mirfield Arts Festival – COMING SOON!

Join us for the 2nd Mirfield Arts Festival, a celebration of all things creative across multiple venues in the town centre. At the Hub we’ll be open from 10.30am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday (15th/16th July), and here’s what you can see & do:

Drop-in workshops:
Saturday: Robots, Rockets & Lunar Landscapes – design and create your own junk sculpture models on a space theme, and make stunning planetary backdrops to display them against.

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Sunday: Enterprises and X-Wings – with expert help from our artists, create your favourite spaceships from the movies! Be it the Starship Enterprise, the Millennium Falcon, Tie Fighters or Klingon Birds of Prey, we’ll help you to make a galaxy of famous vehicles using pre-cut parts. Then, using bags of imagination, you can customise your ships with some extra special touches! Workshops are FREE – no booking necessary.

Exhibitions and open studios:
7th July to 12th August ‘Engage in Colour’ – an exhibition by ARTbound ‘This exhibition aims to enhance the beauty in abstractions, with no common theme other than to push the artist’s creative limits and visually appeal to the audiences mind’. Browse some of our open studios and find out what’s new with our artists, including a pop-up ‘creative cafe’ in the Juko Designs studio.
PLUS: Canadian artist Emei Ma will present a new series of works based on the Star Trek universe. This will comprise a series of 5 hand carved commemorative wood spoons. Each one will have a emblem reaching out from semi-spherical “bowls” that loosely represent planets, and feature Starfleet and other Trek emblems.

Arts Award
A bookable Arts Award Discover opportunity, young artists can book to complete this entry level course over the Saturday and Sunday of the festival weekend (12pm to 4pm both days). Book here

Easter closing

easterPlease note that Creative Arts Hub will be closed over Easter weekend, from 5pm today (Thursday 13th) until 10am on Tuesday 18th – when we will be running another of our funded workshop sessions, creating clay coil pots (SESSION NOW FULLY BOOKED).

We hope that you have an enjoyable Easter weekend, whatever your plans!

£1 Artdays at Easter!

GREAT NEWS! We are running a series of Easter holiday workshops at both Creative Arts Hub and Batley Art Gallery, aimed at 8 to 12 year olds. The sessions will cost just £1 plus booking fee for a full day (10am to 3pm) workshop. Participants need to bring a packed lunch. Booking opens on Saturday 25th March at 9am, via our eventbrite page: click here

Thanks to the Kirklees Council Young People’s Holiday activity Scheme for the funding!

CAH poster IYSS Easter 2017

Gulnara Vali – ‘The Magic of Inspiration’ exhibition launch

Gulnara Vali is a UK-based artist of Russian origin, living and working in West Yorkshire. Gulnara has gained her artistic education in Art School in Russia and has held numerous successful exhibitions back in her home country.

The beauty of Yorkshire inspired Gulnara to paint with watercolours. The paints “..magically transfer the purity and translucence of the light on buildings into the charming pictures of pretty streets and little towns”.

You are invited to join us for the launch of Gulnara’s exhibition at CAH, this Friday 3rd February from 6pm to 8pm. The exhibition runs until 11th March 2017.