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Paper Play on Saturday – Sat 31 Aug 2019

Date: Saturday 31 August 2019, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Explore the ideas behind Michael Lyons Sculptures with support and guidance from York Art Gallery’s Learning Team. Join us in the Artists Garden and create paper sculptures inspired by the work on display. Through play, learn about ideas of negative space, scale and building techniques.

This activity will relocate to the Learning Studio in the event of poor weather conditions.

Please note the event starts at 10:30 am-1 pm and 2 pm-4 pm because of a lunch break.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 1 Sep 2019

Date: Sunday 1 September 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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CURATORS TALKS- ROMAN SLAVES – Tue 3 Sep 2019

Four men dressed as Roman soldiers, all striking different poses.

Date: Tuesday 3 September 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

This lunchtime talk is ideal for gaining an insight into the Roman empire, culture and their history with their slaves. 

This talk is included with your museum admission. There’s no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk before your visit for the latest information or visit our website.

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York Museum Garden Tours – Sun 8 Sep 2019

Date: Sunday 8 September 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue: York Museum Gardens

Meet inside the Museum Street gates and gain an insight into one of the most popular gardens in York. The gardens contain a wealth of plant life, botanical specimens and wildlife, as well as the spectacular ruins of St Mary’s Abbey and the Roman Multangular Tower. Our knowledgeable guides will show you the highlights of this truly unique garden.

Tours start at 1pm every Sunday and last approximately one hour.

Free, no need to book.

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Art for Wellbeing (16+ only) – Sun 8 Sep 2019

Two women sat crossed-legged either side of a table. The table is outdoors in front of some vegetation.

Date: Sunday 8 September 2019, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Informal practical sessions for adults (16+ only), just drop-in and release your creative energy, in the company of others and with gentle guidance on hand. This is an inclusive session, suitable for all abilities.

Art for Wellbeing is held monthly throughout the year except in August.

This event is free with your gallery admission. There’s no need to book.

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Hospitium Open Evening – Tue 10 Sep 2019

Date: Tuesday 10 September 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue:

Hospitium Open Evening

Tuesday 10th September

5pm – 7pm

An excellent opportunity to see the Hospitium dressed for a wedding by amazing local florist Fiona Hogg and also meet our dedicated wedding team who will be on hand to discuss all aspects of your wedding day with you.

For appointments please contact the YV Team on 01904 687671 / yorkvenues@ymt.org.uk

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Portrait Sculpture Class by Keziah Burt – Wed 11 Sep 2019

Dates: Wednesday 11 September 2019–Wednesday 2 October 2019, 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

@ Sketch by Origin, York Art Gallery

Working from a life model you will sculpt a life size portrait under the expert tutelage of Keziah Burt. Over the four weeks you will hone your skills of observation, measuring and sculpting from life.

You will develop an understanding of the underlying bone and muscle structures of the head and neck. How to use tools to manipulate clay to create a real likeness of your model.

No previous art of anatomy experience is necessary

Price per person, 4 week sessions 

Students will leave with their own peg stand and a finished clay sculpture at the end of the four weeks  

£250.00 per person

11th, 18th, 25th September and 2nd October

5pm till 8pm

Book with maria@originyork.co.uk

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Museum monkeys: toys – Thu 12 Sep 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Castle Museum

Toys

We invite early year explorers to the York Castle Museum to play with traditional toys, look at toys from the collection and make a sock puppet toy.

Activities for children aged two to five years old which include songs, stories, games and craft activities. Sessions are based on familiar preschool play areas, which are enhanced to help children learn about the museum’ collections and exhibitions through play. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the Early Years curriculum.

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies for adults. (Free admission for under 5’s) Booking Essential

Get 12 months unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum with a YMT Card.

Sessions run term time only.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/oh46tnj

Please Note: If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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MICHAEL LYONS: ANCIENT MODERN- A CURATOR’S TOUR – Thu 12 Sep 2019

Date: Thursday 12 September 2019, 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Curator of Fine Art Becky Gee on a tour of the exhibition “Michael Lyons : Ancient & Modern”. Becky will expand on the themes of the exhibition as well as revealing the ways in which the unique setting of the Artists Garden and Edible Wood has been enhanced by Lyons’ monumental sculptures.

Please note the Tour begins in the Artists Garden on the 8 August 12:30 – 1 pm & 5:30 – 6 pm and it is free with the general admission. There is no need to book.

Please call 01904 687687 or email enquiries@ymt.org.uk for further information before your visit.

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museum baby: Seasons & Weather – Fri 13 Sep 2019

Cartoon monkey face on orange background

Date: Friday 13 September 2019, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Seasons & Weather 

We invite babies (under two years old) to the Yorkshire Museum to play the weather game, paint a rainbow and make the ducks splash in the water.

Special baby sessions linked to exhibitions, including songs and sensory activities for babies and their carers. Sessions are a mixture of free flow and adult led activities which all relate to the early years Curriculum. A perfect introduction to museums!

Sessions are now FREE! Museum admission applies for adults. (Free admission for under 5’s) Booking Essential

Get 12 months unlimited access to York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Museum with a YMT Card.

Sessions run term time only.

Please book sessions using our Eventbrite page, using this link: http://tinyurl.com/oh46tnj

Please Note: If you are unable to attend please cancel your booking to allow others to participate.

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