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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

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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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Open Air Landscape Drawing – Sat 13 Jul 2024

Open Air Landscape Drawing

Date: Saturday 13 July 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

13 July 2024

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£20.00 per person

This series of workshops are based on drawing from observation, creating an atmospheric interpretation of the landscape to represent a sense of place. Each session will have a group introduction, followed by individual support. Weather permitting, we will venture out into the gardens behind the art gallery. Surrounded by medieval walls and views of the gardens, we hope you will be inspired by all that you see.

This workshop will take place on our balcony overlooking our artists’ garden and Monet inspired wildflower meadow (weather permitting – the workshop will move indoors in adverse weather conditions).

All materials provided
Suitable for those ages 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times) 

 

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

 

Workshops will run 13 July and 10 August 2024

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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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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 14 Jul 2024

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 14 July 2024, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

10.30am – 12.30pm, free

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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The National Waterlily Collection, a talk at York Art Gallery from Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum’s Estate Manager, Ian Murphy – Thu 18 Jul 2024

The National Waterlily Collection, a talk at York Art Gallery from Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum’s Estate Manager, Ian Murphy

Date: Thursday 18 July 2024, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

The National Waterlily Collection, a talk at York Art Gallery from Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum’s Estate Manager, Ian Murphy

Thursday 18 July
2pm
Included in general admission
This talk takes place at York Art Gallery in front of the Monet painting

Find out more about the national collection of waterlilies at nearby Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum in Pocklington, East Yorkshire with staff who manage the estate, and hear how the team care about the national collection of waterlilies there.

 

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Ikebana Inspired Floral Design Workshop – Sat 20 Jul 2024

Ikebana Inspired Floral Design Workshop

Date: Saturday 20 July 2024, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

20 July

10am-12:30pm

£50.00 per person

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A modern approach to using fresh cut flowers led by floral design studio Terra Flora.

Taking inspiration from our National Treasures – Monet in York exhibition, this is a Japanese inspired floral design workshop that in part teaches the main principals of ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging) with its emphasis on finding inspiration in the natural world, and, in part demonstrates a modern interpretation of this ancient tradition.

Whether you’re familiar with ikebana or not, you most likely have encountered its stylistic signatures; the embrace of negative space, a dramatic asymmetry and a focus on the engagement of the natural world. In this workshop we will guide you in creating beautiful bowl displays, offer up our knowledge of working seasonally and give you the tools and practical skills needed to create stunning displays at home.

The workshop is for everyone and gives all participants plenty of time to learn, explore and be creative. You don’t need to bring anything with you, as all tools and materials needed for the session will be provided. At the end of the workshop, you will go home with your creations that will include a basic kit to get you started on your floral journey. The kit includes a kenzan (flower pin frog) and a simple display bowl.

Terra Flora is a floral design atelier based in Saltaire, West Yorkshire. We work with the seasons to make naturalistic florals and botanical installation spaces for occasions and events. We take our inspiration directly from nature echoing how plants and flowers grow together, but with a modern twist. We have established a cutting garden at our studio home that allows us to design with fresh flowers that we grow through the seasons. We love to share our learned knowledge and experience and our floral workshops are designed to give participants a balance between gaining practical knowledge and getting creative.

All materials provided
Suitable for those aged 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

Refreshments provided by Sketch Cafe. 

 

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

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Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum – Sat 27 Jul 2024

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum

Date: Saturday 27 July 2024, All Day
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

Meet Me at The Yorkshire Museum is included in general admission.
Ever wanted to visit a Viking?
Run into a Roman?
Follow the footsteps of a Fossil Hunter?
Meet a Medieval Storyteller?
…. A whole host of exciting characters will be dropping into the Yorkshire Museum this year!
This is YOUR invitation to ….
…….. MEET ME AT THE YORKSHIRE!
Suitable for all ages.
Short stories and object handling throughout the day. Times will be advertised at the Museum on the day.

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Yoga at the Gallery – Sat 27 Jul 2024

Yoga at the Gallery

Date: Saturday 27 July 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

27 July

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£15.00 per person

In the unique and creative surroundings of York Art Gallery, Chloe McKay and the Stables Yoga Centre present a series of flowing hatha yoga classes. These sessions will help you slow down, feel grounded and inspired. You’ll be guided through a series of poses to help release physical tension and connect you to your body and breath. Mindfulness techniques will offer calm to a busy mind. The class will end with a short relaxation leaving you to enjoy the beautiful setting accompanied by a sense of deep ease.  

Chloe is a resident teacher at the Stables Yoga Centre. She has 15 years of teaching experience in a variety of styles of yoga ranging from dynamic to restorative. She is influenced by the practice of mindfulness, the mind-body connection and yoga’s capacity to generate positive change. Chloe is also a yoga therapist (Minded Institute) and IFS practitioner working with individuals, supporting a range of mental and physical health challenges. She leads group classes, workshops and yoga retreats throughout the year.

Yoga equipment will be provided, however please bring your own if preferred. 

Suitable for those aged 18+ 

 

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

 

 

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Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery – Wed 31 Jul 2024

Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 31 July 2024, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Wicked Wednesday
Please book a ticket for every child who is attending the session.
Session 1
10.15am – 11am
Session 2
11.30am – 12.15 pm
Suitable for 1 – 5 year olds
Story Craft Theatre will be going on a Wicked Wednesday adventure, and you are all invited!
With the power of imagination, you might find yourselves swinging through a magical garden, jumping over mesmerising mountains or even swimming in a great ocean. All from the comfort of York Art Gallery.
The sessions will include games, singing and an interactive story.
Children must be always accompanied by an adult. Due to space restrictions, a max of 1 adult per booking.
Story Craft Theatre is a children’s theatre company created by Cassie Vallance and Janet-Emily Bruce. After setting up in 2018 they have hosted birthday parties, events and classes throughout the UK. Partnerships have included Castle Howard, National Trust, Rural Arts, Rowntree Park, Theatre 41 and York Theatre Royal.

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Creative Family Wednesdays – Wed 31 Jul 2024

Creative Family Wednesdays

Date: Wednesday 31 July 2024, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Venue: Yorkshire Museum

10:30am – 3:30pm, drop in anytime (no booking required)
FREE, included in general admission ticket price.
Inspired by our collections and exhibitions, join us and for free drop-in creative workshops for all the family.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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