Village’s art hub success

Arty activities at Earl Sterndale
Arty activities at Earl Sterndale

A SMALL village has become a somewhat unlikely hub for creative art activities.

Earl Sterndale, in Upper Dovedale, welcomes many visitors a year from both in and outside the region to its art workshops, classes and exhibitions.

Two local professional artists, Sandra Orme and Ingrid Karlsson-Kemp, run regular workshop programmes throughout the year. Sandra holds her courses in the chapel, a popular community venue, while Ingrid holds bespoke workshops in her Moorland studio space at her home there.

In addition, the village boasts its very own community art group, ACES, Activity and Creativity in Earl Sterndale. This is a well-established group of versatile craft practitioners, offering a range of activities from patchwork, to upholstery and flower arranging, also held in the Chapel.

Swedish-born Ingrid claims it is no coincidence her home village has become such a rich source of art activities: “Earl Sterndale is well-known for its natural beauty, with the famous views of Chrome and Parkhouse Hills, and it attracts people from near and far throughout the year without being overcrowded”.

Sandra added: “My pastel classes here attract people who love the serenity and beauty of this location, which offers perfect inspiration for the art work we do.”

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FEELING ARTY: Some of those taking part in Earl Sterndale’s art workshops.