Arts & Crafts

At Henshaws Arts & Crafts we make more than art. We bring people together in an atmosphere that never fails to inspire.

Through our workshops, people living with a range of disabilities discover their talents, put them into practice and realise their full potential.

Art Maker holding up a crocodile made from clay in the pottery workshop at our Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough

Get creative with us

Arts & Crafts Centre which is a community hub where creativity, friendships and opportunities come to life.

Arts & Crafts Centre opening times

Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough are closing the centre to external visitors, until further notice, upon clinical advice, to protect our vulnerable service users and to mitigate the virus risk.

The centre works with disabled people from across the town and beyond and many of our art makers are vulnerable because of existing health conditions.

Centre Manager Maria Dawbarn said:

“After discussions with our senior management and clinical care teams and because the client group we work with are vulnerable, we have decided to reduce the risk by closing the centre to external visitors until further notice. We will also cancel any non-essential meetings and events.”

“We have always had fantastic support from the people of Knaresborough and Harrogate and I am sure they will understand our decision, which was not taken lightly.”

Art Maker sticking on layers of newspaper to create a paper mache bowl with the support of workshop leader at our arts & crafts centre

Be an Art Maker

Find out more about our creative and employability workshops for people with disabilities.


Plan your visit to our welcoming Arts & Crafts Centre in the heart of Knaresborough.

An Art Maker smiling with a colourful background in our paper workshop as he shares his experience as part of our stories from Henshaws Arts & Crafts

Our stories

See how we support people living with disability to go beyond expectations.

Three wooden reindeer stand side by side


Discover our programme of music, arts & crafts events which take place throughout the year.

Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre has the power to make a big difference to the lives of those living with disability. We need your support to ensure that more people have the chance to express their creativity. #ArtIsJustTheStart

Arts & Crafts Centre appeal banner including Henshaws logo and the text 'this is just the start'

I like coming to Henshaws because I like art. This is my first time making mosaics. Learning to grout has been my favourite thing so far. I also like drawing my favourite characters by copying from the book. Coming here has made me more confident.”

Read Wesley's story

Wesley, Art Maker - Art Studio

Art Maker Wesley holding up his brightly coloured mosaic which features a green crocodile surrounded by blue, yellow and green tiles

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Contact us

Please fill in our online enquiry form or get in touch using the details below

Call 01423 541888

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Visit us at 50 Bond End, Knaresborough, HG5 9AL

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