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Museum Monkeys: Early Years Explorers – Fur & Feathers – Thu 30 Jan 2020

Date: Thursday 30 January 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) Thursdays, 10am – 11am

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. (Free admission for under 5s)

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What we’ll be doing: Make a parrot with feathers, play in the fur feely area and make a feather collage.

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Museum Monkeys: Early Years Explorers – Clay – Thu 6 Feb 2020

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 6 February 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) Thursdays, 10am – 11am

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. (Free admission for under 5s)

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What we’ll be doing: Make a thumb pot, paint with clay slip & listen to the story of the clay boy.

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Artwork of the Month – Wed 12 Feb 2020

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

PHD student Samantha Scott, University of York, will speak about the ‘Staffordshire Ceramic Plaque’.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery

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Museum Monkeys: Early Years Explorers – Paper – Thu 13 Feb 2020

Cartoon monkey face against yellow background

Date: Thursday 13 February 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

Early Years Explorers (two – five years old) Thursdays, 10am – 11am

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. (Free admission for under 5s)

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What we’ll be doing: Decorate paper dolls with paper collage & listen to the paper story.

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Prop Making, Characters from the Snail and the Whale – Sat 15 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 15 February 2020–Sunday 16 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join our prop making workshops where we will be inspired by characters from the Snail and the Whale. Why not come back during the week with your hand made prop to play the part of one of the characters in our interactive storytelling sessions held Monday to Friday. Enjoy our week day storytelling sessions based on the Snail and the Whale surrounded by our Coast to Coast sea images! Perfect for snails with itchy feet! Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

11am-1pm and 2-4pm both days!

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Weekdays Interactive Storytelling, The Snail and the Whale – Mon 17 Feb 2020

Dates: Monday 17 February 2020–Friday 21 February 2020, 10:45 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join explorer Sailor Sally as she tells this heart- warming adventure, based on Julia Donaldson much loved picture book, The Snail and the Whale.

At the end of the storytelling there will be the opportunity to stay and play, meeting the characters and perhaps creating your own adventure! So why not come and enjoy our week day interactive storytelling sessions surrounded by our Coast to Coast sea images in the Upper North Gallery. Perfect for snails with itchy feet!

Story times are: 10:45am-1pm & 2pm-4pm

For story lovers aged 3+ and their families. Free drop in. Gallery admission applies.

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Teenage Art School: Five Day Course for 14–17 Year Olds – Mon 17 Feb 2020

Dates: Monday 17 February 2020–Friday 21 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Inspired by the exhibition, Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once, this year’s Teenage Art School explores how artists respond to a place, combining text and image to produce statements about life. Tom Smith uses augmented reality technology in his work, so that when a mobile phone is pointed at paintings, they reveal a further layer of audio/visual content. Tom and artist-producer Sarah Yates will guide your exploration of working with both paint and pixels, developing work for an exhibition in the Project Gallery at York Art Gallery (exhibition to open Saturday 22 February).

This is a five day course for 14 to 17 year olds. Whether art is just a hobby or something you are studying (or planning to study) at GCSE or A level, Teenage Art School will help you develop your skills as an artist. There is also the potential to gain Bronze Arts Award.

Book your FREE place here. Places must be booked in advance.

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Curator’s Choice: Wheel and Loom – Wed 19 Feb 2020

Date: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Helen Walsh, Curator of Ceramics, and weaver Jacqueline James to find out more about the hand-built tools that potter Hans Coper and weaver Peter Collingwood built by hand in the 1950s, to create their pots and woven hangings on, ‘The Coper wheel and the Collingwood Loom.’

Included in admission. No need to book.

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Painted Pebbles-ART ROCKS! – Sat 22 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 22 February 2020–Sunday 23 February 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

In celebration of the last weekend of our Coast to Coast exhibition, join us in these free Family Friendly drop in sessions in the learning studio. Decorate your own beach pebble in this creative activity suitable for both adults and children, and discover that ART ROCKS!

All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Artwork of the Month – Wed 26 Feb 2020

Date: Wednesday 26 February 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Ifran William for a talk about ‘Turner – A Squall at Sea of A Storm’.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery.

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