Want to find out more about what makes our artists tick and how they go about their work? Some of our talented members have created short talk or demonstration videos specially for this online event. These give an insight into some of the techniques used to produce the final work, or perhaps enable you to find out that little bit more about them. Simply click on any of the video or demo links next to the artist’s name.

A painting a day through lockdown - The Isolation Chronicles
 
Sue PrinceVideo
In this video Sue Prince shows how she painted a picture everyday during lockdown. She used home made egg tempera paint in little khadi paper sketch books to create 84 daily paintings of her lock down experiences on her Peak District farm.
 From Capture To Print
Ian DaisleyVideo
This short, 2.5 minute video shows some of the stages Ian goes through, from first capturing an image, to making the print and then framing. A little insight into the way he works.
Drawn to Painting
 
Sarah MorleyVideo
In the studio with Sarah Morley. Sarah talks about drawing and sketching and how this informs her paintings.
 Printing Cyanotypes onto Fabric
Natasha BraithwaiteVideo
In this concise video Natasha Braithwaite demonstrates the basics of one of the oldest forms of analogue photography, showing you how to produce these distinctive blue and white prints which can be created easily at home without the use of a camera. The video demonstrates how to do this on fabric the principles remain the same for producing cyanotype prints on paper.
En Plein Air Artist
 
Craig LongmuirVideo
Craig paints the Peak District landscape from direct observation using oil paint on canvas. His intention is to describe the unique experience of being in the environment by using thin washes of paint, impasto brush marks, skeins of dripped, spattered paint and drawing sgraffito with the end of the brush into the surface.
 Smoke Fired Ceramics
Viv SillarVideo
Vivienne Sillar talks through the processes involved in creating of her hand built ceramic forms which are inspired by birds and aquatic life. Burnished and smoke fired, each piece is unique.
Creating Digital Fine Art
 
Jill RayVideo
With reference to a recent work, Jill Ray talks about how she draws digitally to create her prints. She explains how she plans and executes her work, her influences and themes.
 Making a Vanishing Castle
Ray Sylvester - Temina CraftsVideo
This short video shows me making a 'Vanishing Castle' from a lump of Elm Burr. Every time I watch this video I hold my breath to see if I 'mess up' and lose a lovely lump of wood ... or even a finger or two. It really is an easy thing to do. Altering the angle of the table is the key to making these 'Marmite' castles. People either like them a lot, or not at all! Even the people who like them a lot can't always explain why they like them as much as they do!
Painting Demonstration
 
Sue NicolVideo
Here Sue Nichol demonstrates how to paint a simple Staithes scene in five minutes, thanks to the magic of time lapse.
 Painting with Yarn
Alison WakeVideo
Textile artist Alison Wake talks through her inspiration and the techniques she uses to create her unique hand stitche artworks. Fine art in stitch.
Where, How, What
 
Sandra OrmeVideo
Award winning pastel artist Sandra Orme talks about her techniques from her studio in Buxton.