York Museums Trust

Events

Season of Drawing – Drawing Studio – Fri 27 Oct 2023

Season of Drawing - Drawing Studio

Dates: Friday 27 October 2023–Sunday 21 April 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Open throughout Season of Drawing for self-led activity

Our drawing studio at York Art Gallery is a welcoming space for people to create, learn, and share their artwork. It is a space for people of all ages and skill levels to be inspired by our Season of Drawing exhibitions and have a go at drawing! You can try sketching your surroundings, drawing from reference photos or still-life objects, or experimenting with different mediums such as pencils, markers, or paints.

You can expect a range of drawing materials, equipment and prompts to help boost your creativity. Twice a month we will be joined by experienced drawing artists who will offer guidance, support and super fun ways to get involved. For more info on these activities look at the YAG events page.

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 28 Apr 2024

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 28 April 2024, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

10.30am – 12.30pm, included in general admission

Art activities to release your creative energy!
Set in the beautiful surroundings of York Art Gallery’s Studio space, this 2 hour workshop gives opportunity for discovery and time to explore a variety of art materials and inspiring themes designed to promote wellbeing.
Enjoy the company of others, creating art with gentle guidance from artist Griselda Goldsbrough.  For adults (16+ only) and running one Sunday each month, there is no need to book for this workshop, session will start at 10:30am and run for approximately 2 hours, it is a practical art session which is suitable for all abilities.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 8 May 2024

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 8 May 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Tickets will become available approximately a month in advance.

Pick up a pencil – draw and discover!

Give yourself time to sharpen and share your drawing skills in this two-hour sketching workshop with artist Griselda Goldsbrough.

Enjoy working in sketchbooks in a relaxed and friendly group, taking inspiration from the collections at York Art Gallery. Materials provided.

These informal practical art sessions are for adults only (16+) and are suitable for absolute beginners or those who create regularly.

Sessions will run on one Wednesday each month.(Please book separately for each session).

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 11 May 2024

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 11 May 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us at York Art Gallery for life drawing workshops; whether you are a regular participant, would like to hone your skills, or try life drawing for the first time, these regular two-hour immersive Saturday sessions, led by Rob Oldfield, are a wonderful way to experience life drawing in a supportive and friendly environment.

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 19 May 2024

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 19 May 2024, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

10.30am – 12.30pm, included in general admission

Art activities to release your creative energy!
Set in the beautiful surroundings of York Art Gallery’s Studio space, this 2 hour workshop gives opportunity for discovery and time to explore a variety of art materials and inspiring themes designed to promote wellbeing.
Enjoy the company of others, creating art with gentle guidance from artist Griselda Goldsbrough.  For adults (16+ only) and running one Sunday each month, there is no need to book for this workshop, session will start at 10:30am and run for approximately 2 hours, it is a practical art session which is suitable for all abilities.

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 8 Jun 2024

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 8 June 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us at York Art Gallery for life drawing workshops; whether you are a regular participant, would like to hone your skills, or try life drawing for the first time, these regular two-hour immersive Saturday sessions, led by Rob Oldfield, are a wonderful way to experience life drawing in a supportive and friendly environment.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 12 Jun 2024

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Tickets will become available approximately a month in advance.

Pick up a pencil – draw and discover!

Give yourself time to sharpen and share your drawing skills in this two-hour sketching workshop with artist Griselda Goldsbrough.

Enjoy working in sketchbooks in a relaxed and friendly group, taking inspiration from the collections at York Art Gallery. Materials provided.

These informal practical art sessions are for adults only (16+) and are suitable for absolute beginners or those who create regularly.

Sessions will run on one Wednesday each month.(Please book separately for each session).

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 23 Jun 2024

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 23 June 2024, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

10.30am – 12.30pm, included in general admission

Art activities to release your creative energy!
Set in the beautiful surroundings of York Art Gallery’s Studio space, this 2 hour workshop gives opportunity for discovery and time to explore a variety of art materials and inspiring themes designed to promote wellbeing.
Enjoy the company of others, creating art with gentle guidance from artist Griselda Goldsbrough.  For adults (16+ only) and running one Sunday each month, there is no need to book for this workshop, session will start at 10:30am and run for approximately 2 hours, it is a practical art session which is suitable for all abilities.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 10 Jul 2024

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Tickets will become available approximately a month in advance.

Pick up a pencil – draw and discover!

Give yourself time to sharpen and share your drawing skills in this two-hour sketching workshop with artist Griselda Goldsbrough.

Enjoy working in sketchbooks in a relaxed and friendly group, taking inspiration from the collections at York Art Gallery. Materials provided.

These informal practical art sessions are for adults only (16+) and are suitable for absolute beginners or those who create regularly.

Sessions will run on one Wednesday each month.(Please book separately for each session).

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 13 Jul 2024

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 13 July 2024, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join us at York Art Gallery for life drawing workshops; whether you are a regular participant, would like to hone your skills, or try life drawing for the first time, these regular two-hour immersive Saturday sessions, led by Rob Oldfield, are a wonderful way to experience life drawing in a supportive and friendly environment.

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