York Museums Trust

Events - 12 Feb 22

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour – Sat 12 Feb 2022

Kirkgate Victorian Street Tour

Date: Saturday 12 February 2022, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

 

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Visit one of York’s most memorable experiences in this guided tour of our recreated Victorian street. The 1 hour tour will reveal the fascinating history of the street, the stories behind the authentic shops and real Victorian York businesses which traded everything from chocolate to weird and wonderful medicines to treat every ailment. Your tour guide will be there to answer any questions and point out the hidden history around every corner!

Please note:

  • Both the York Castle Prison and Kirkgate Victorian Street tours are guided tours with our Visitor Experience team.
  • Your tour ticket is for that gallery only and does not admit you to the rest of the museum.
  • Your tour ticket is valid for that day only and does not provide free entry for the following 12 month period
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour start time to be checked in.
  • Tickets are required for all tour attendees.

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Clay Texture Walks & Barefoot practice – Sat 12 Feb 2022

Clay Texture Walks & Barefoot practice

Date: Saturday 12 February 2022, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Artist led clay workshop, with well-being and Gainsborough`s fascination with nature in mind. All materials provided. Over 18’s only.

Saturday February 12th /10:30-1:pm/ £20 per person
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Join artist Francesca King at York Art Gallery for a clay workshop, with well-being and Gainsborough’s fascination with nature in mind. Gainsborough observed his natural surroundings, creating landscape textural paintings and detailed drawings. Can we walk in his shoes? We will try, by taking clay outside and exploring the textures of our environment, forming physical ‘impressions’ and traces in the clay from different natural and manmade found surfaces.

Moving inside to the Studio, Francesca will support and guide our barefoot practice, pressing our feet into the clay textures and move onto immersing our feet in clay. Your works will be bisque fired for you and ready to collect mid January.

Francesca King Ceramics was founded in 2016 & focused on textural surfaces in portraiture & tiles. In October 2020 Francesca completed her Masters in Fine Art. In 2021 the interactive clay experience “Feet in Clay” was awarded a York Open Studios bursary.

All materials and firing costs are included.

Please note this session is for over 18’s only

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 12 Feb 2022

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 12 February 2022, 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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Spotlight Talks – Sat 12 Feb 2022

Date: Saturday 12 February 2022, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

In celebration of LGBT History Month, and our newly opened Queering the Burton exhibition at York Art Gallery, join our VE team for a spotlight talk from 2pm each Saturday in February. Our “Art Shot” LGBT tour is free, lasting approximately 20 mins.

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