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Plate it up! – Family Friendly – Sat 21 Aug 2021

Plate it up! - Family Friendly

Date: Saturday 21 August 2021, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

After months of turbulence our brains are overflowing. Worry, grief, anger, hopes, dreams – let’s get it all out and plate it up in this fun, family activity!

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Plate it up! – Adults Only – Sat 21 Aug 2021

Plate it up! - Adults Only

Date: Saturday 21 August 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join North Yorkshire artist Anna Whitehouse to create your own personalised ceramic plate, inspired by our Grayson Perry exhibition.

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Connect with Clay – Sun 22 Aug 2021

Date: Sunday 22 August 2021, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Explore the wonderful properties of clay in this hands-on workshop with artist Sally Storr. We will use a range of techniques and processes to create a decorative relief tile, flower or pinch pot in air dry clay.

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Teenage Art School 2021 – Mon 23 Aug 2021

Dates: Monday 23 August 2021–Friday 27 August 2021, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Inspired by the exhibition, Young Gainsborough: Rediscovered Landscape Drawings, this year’s Teenage Art School (TAS) explores how artists respond to place, combining AI, text and image to produce statements about our lived environments.

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Drawing with Light: Cyanotype Family Workshop – Sun 29 Aug 2021

Date: Sunday 29 August 2021, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Make magical prints using the sun. Cyanotype is a historic photographic process which involves using an iron-based coated paper which is sensitive to UV light, resulting in a beautiful deep Prussian blue image.

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Uncovering the Ryther Hoard – Thu 9 Sep 2021

Date: Thursday 9 September 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Discover more about the vast Ryther treasure hidden in the times of troubles which followed the death of Richard III.

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 11 Sep 2021

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 11 September 2021, 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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The Middleham Jewel: Discovery, Analysis and Interpretation – Thu 16 Sep 2021

Date: Thursday 16 September 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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In this lecture, Dr Kate Giles of the University of York will reflect on the discovery and analysis of – quite literally – one of the jewels in the Yorkshire Museum’s collection – the Middleham Jewel.

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‘A thing devised by the enemy’ Fact and Fiction in portraits of Richard III – Thu 30 Sep 2021

Date: Thursday 30 September 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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As part of the National Portrait Gallery’s COMING HOME project, in partnership with the York Museums Trust, Dr Charlotte Bolland, Senior Curator, Research and 16th Century Collections, will talk about the Gallery’s iconic portrait of Richard III. 

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Henry Percy and The Percy Panels – Thu 7 Oct 2021

Date: Thursday 7 October 2021, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Learn more about a striking Tudor panel and its subject who may have been responsible for Richard III’s downfall.

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