Seasonal sale of artwork at Woodend

A festive celebration of art, craft and entertainment will be hosted by Woodend in Scarborough on 8 and 9 December, from 10.30am to 5pm.

Christmas Crescent is being organised by Blueberry Academy, which provides specialist support for young adults with learning difficulties.

Louise Traill of Blueberry said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our students. It’s not just a learning opportunity, it’s a huge boost to their self-esteem as well”.

Woodend director Andrew Clay was equally enthusiastic. “This sort of event showcases Woodend as its very best,” he said. “All our tenants are right behind it and several will be exhibiting”.

Christmas Crescent will feature arts and crafts made by the Blueberry students and other exhibitors from the area, including Scampston Hall, which sell arts, crafts and plants.

All the artwork will be on sale.

The Woodend artists taking part are:

Angela Chalmers’ cyanotypes, also known as blueprints, are made using a simple method of camera-less photography, chemicals and sunlight to create delicate and evocative prints.

Ruth Collett’s ceramic work is inspired by the Wolds fields, bees and beehives. Her textured pieces use recycled plastic packaging. Plus framed photos and calendars of quirky views of the south bay.

Textile designer Lindsey Tyson combines felt and print on fabric to create tactile home accessories inspired by nature. Her work includes pebble pin-cushions, tea-lights, vases, bowls and other artwork.

Wendy Belshaw works mainly in oils and encaustic wax to create her paintings. She also makes jewellery and seasonal craft pieces.

Tony Belshaw works in various media and has recently been creating artwork from sea-themed, locally-sourced and sea-washed pottery.

Carolyn Letten is a textile and graphite pencil artist taking inspiration from the coast and moors. She teaches machine embroidery in her studio.

Eileen Heaton will be showing her paintings inspired by photos and memories of childhood.