Get the creative juices following and spend the weekend discovering inspiring landscapes just waiting to be captured.
Staithes has long been a magnet for artists. In the late 19th-century, a group that included Dame Laura Knight, Harold Knight and Joseph Bagshawe came to the traditional coastal village to paint, and become known as the Staithes Group of Artists.
Today, in much the same spirit, art continues in Staithes, with Staithes Art School encouraging old and new artists to paint in this delightful and inspiring location.
Residential painting weekends are planned throughout the year with tutors who are specialised in a variety of mediums, including pastels, watercolours, and oils.
In 2012, the Staithes Art and Heritage Festival was launched to celebrate the best of arts and heritage in Staithes. This now yearly festival showcases the work of those artists who use the local landscape as their inspiration and in doing so seek to inspire others to paint.