York Art Gallery

Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop – Sat 20 Aug 2022

Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop

Date: Saturday 20 August 2022, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Saturday 20th August 2022

The Studio, York Art Gallery

11am – 4pm. Drop in any time

FREE

 

Inspired by the Body Vessel Clay exhibition, these workshops will focus on 3D scanning as a means of reinterpreting the relationship between object and environment. We will combine playful hand-modelling – utilising plasticine, with digital technology, to create new possibilities for viewing and interacting with the sculptures created.

 

Developed by Enore in consultation with Bisila Noha

Produced in partnership with Mediale

Presented with support from XR Stories

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Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop – Sat 27 Aug 2022

Plasticine Dreams- Family Friendly Workshop

Date: Saturday 27 August 2022, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Saturday 27th August 2022

The Studio, York Art Gallery

11am – 4pm. Drop in any time

FREE

 

Inspired by the Body Vessel Clay exhibition, these workshops will focus on 3D scanning as a means of reinterpreting the relationship between object and environment. We will combine playful hand-modelling – utilising plasticine, with digital technology, to create new possibilities for viewing and interacting with the sculptures created.

 

Developed by Enore in consultation with Bisila Noha

Produced in partnership with Mediale

Presented with support from XR Stories

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Day of Clay 2022 – Sat 3 Sep 2022

Day of Clay 2022

Date: Saturday 3 September 2022, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

This year’s event will feature hands-on opportunities, demonstrations, workshops, talks and performance art. Perfect for the whole family!

Saturday 3rd September 2022
Free entry

Learn to throw on a wheel, tour the ‘Wall of Women’, draw with clay and take part in ceramic life drawing. Plus, to celebrate the current special exhibition ‘Body Vessel Clay: Black Women, Ceramics & Contemporary Art’, a partnership exhibition from Two Temple Place, curator Dr Jareh Das will take visitors on a guided tour around the galleries.

Day of Clay activities are free to attend and everyone is welcome to #RethinkCeramics. No booking required.

Programme of events – Saturday 3rd September 2022

CoCA 2 Gallery 

  • 11:30 – 12:15 Day of Clay 2022 Intro by Helen Walsh, Curator of Ceramics.

A rare opportunity to see Hans Coper’s infamous kick wheel live in action, with Craft Potter Chris Barnes throwing pots.

  • 13:00 – 13:30 Wall of Women tour

Learn more about the new display of works by female ceramicists.

Main CoCA Gallery

  • 12:30 – 13.30 ‘Elements’ – A creative clay performance

Join York Dance Collective performers Milena Dragic and Miranda Lowe, and create with clay, as you journey through the four Elements, with music from Bryn Davies.

  • 15:30 – 16.30 The Yorkshire Tea Ceremony tour

Curator of Ceramics, Helen Walsh, explores the world of renowned Studio Pottery Collector W.A. Ismay.

  • All day – Ceramic Bird Trail

Pick up a sheet and explore!

In the Studio

  • 11:45 – 12:45 Clay play & hand building workshop

Join artist Lyn Wait for a family-friendly, hands-on session experimenting with clay, mark making, and hand building. Take your air-dry clay creation home with you to decorate.

  • 13:15 – 14:15 Drawing with clay workshop

Get involved with a family-friendly, hands-on activity created by Body Vessel Clay featured artist, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha.

  • 14:45 – 16:15 Clay sculpture demo + workshop

Learn hand sculpting skills from Craft Potter Fellow Loretta Braganza. Create an air-dry clay vessel to take home with you to decorate.

Burton Gallery

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Drawing & ceramics workshop

Join artist Lyn Wait for a family-friendly exploration of drawing techniques, texture, ceramics packaging, and negative space.

  • 11:30; 12:00; 12:30; 13:00; 16:00 Ceramic life drawing

These self-led, 20 minute life drawing sessions feature special guest appearances by ceramic beings from the store!

Madsen Gallery – Body Vessel Clay exhibition

  • 14:00 – 15:00 In Conversation with Dr Jareh Das, curator of Body Vessel Clay, a partnership exhibition from Two Temple Place.

Upper North Gallery

  • 13:30 – 15:00 Ippuku Tea House Matcha Tea demonstration, plus Q&A

Upstairs Craft Space (former CoCA shop)

  • 13:00 – 16.00 Throwing on the wheel taster sessions

Have a go on the pottery wheel with Craft Potter, Chris Barnes. No experience necessary!

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 7 Sep 2022

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 7 September 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

6 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for Adults (16+ only). Take inspiration from our collection at York Art Gallery and enhance your drawing skills with the help and support of a community artist.

Sessions will also run on one Wednesday each month as follows, 9th February, 9th of March and 6th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 10 Sep 2022

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 10 September 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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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 11 Sep 2022

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 11 September 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

20 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, free

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.

No need to book for workshop sessions.

To open York Art Gallery safely we’re limiting visitor numbers and encouraging everyone to book in advance. If you would like to visit the galleries before or after you attend this event, you should book a timed ticket for general admission to the gallery here.

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 8 Oct 2022

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 8 October 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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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 9 Oct 2022

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 9 October 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

20 March, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, free

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.

No need to book for workshop sessions.

To open York Art Gallery safely we’re limiting visitor numbers and encouraging everyone to book in advance. If you would like to visit the galleries before or after you attend this event, you should book a timed ticket for general admission to the gallery here.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 19 Oct 2022

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

6 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for Adults (16+ only). Take inspiration from our collection at York Art Gallery and enhance your drawing skills with the help and support of a community artist.

Sessions will also run on one Wednesday each month as follows, 9th February, 9th of March and 6th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 2 Nov 2022

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 2 November 2022, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

6 April, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Fill your sketchbooks at this regular informal drawing group for Adults (16+ only). Take inspiration from our collection at York Art Gallery and enhance your drawing skills with the help and support of a community artist.

Sessions will also run on one Wednesday each month as follows, 9th February, 9th of March and 6th April 1.30pm – 3.30pm (please book separately for each session).

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