York Art Gallery

Skills Talk on Gallery: Making Paint – Fri 13 Dec 2019

Date: Friday 13 December 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Discover how paint was made before the days of art shops and mass-produced tubes. Artist Toni Watts will be talking about where the colours used in early Netherlandish art came from and transforming dry pigments into beautiful paint.

 

Included in admission, just drop-in!

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Natural Paint Making Workshop with Artist Toni Watts – Sat 14 Dec 2019

Date: Saturday 14 December 2019, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join artist Toni Watts for this practical workshop where you can learn how to extract pigments from minerals such as azurite or malachite, plants (weld or madder), and obtain ochre from a naturally occurring iron ore. All three processes are different and each offers an insight into the age-old process of making paint.

Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes and be aware that some pigments can stain clothing. Masks, goggles and gloves will be provided.

No experience required.

Please note this is a full day workshop, there will be a lunch break between 1-2pm. Lunch is not provided.

To reserve your place book through Eventbrite. The workshop is free, however, usual Gallery admission does apply on the day.

Age 16+

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Curator’s Choice: Material Inspiration – Wed 18 Dec 2019

Date: Wednesday 18 December 2019, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join Curator of Ceramics Helen Walsh discussing the show, Gillian Lowndes: At the Edge, a collections display in CoCA 1. Discover how Gillian Lowndes was inspired by ancient cultures and objects to create sculptural collages out of clay and found materials.

Included in admission, just drop-in!

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Artwork of the Month – Wed 8 Jan 2020

Date: Wednesday 8 January 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Pompeo Batoni’s portrait of John Smyth, with reference to Joshua Reynold’s portrait of John Foote and Jospeh Nolleken’s bust of John Carr.

The talk is by Richard Green, Formerly Senior Curator at York Art Gallery.

Included in admission

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Skills Talk on Gallery: A Practitioners View – Wed 15 Jan 2020

Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Artist Christopher Cook will consider collage techniques developed by the Surrealist movement that have influenced his work in the current exhibition, Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (c.1450–2020).

10:30am-12pm and 2pm-4:30pm

Included in admission, just drop-in.

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Making a Masterpiece – Wed 15 Jan 2020

Date: Wednesday 15 January 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

In this talk, artist Christopher Cook will discuss the ideas and processes that inform the current sequence of works he has on display in the exhibition, Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond (c.1450–2020), including his responses to individual works in York Art Gallery’s own collection. He will reveal important lessons we can learn from the Dutch Still Life genre, and its relevance for our contemporary age, as well as discussing methods he employs in his practice to unlock the creative imagination.

Included in admission, just drop-in.

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Skills Talk on Gallery: Drawing with Silver – Fri 17 Jan 2020

Date: Friday 17 January 2020, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Artist Toni Watts will be working on a couple of drawings in the Madsen Gallery. Come and hear her chat about the techniques behind metalpoint. Why did artists draw with silver? How different is it to modern graphite? Why is it still used?

10.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 4.30pm

Included in admission. No need to book.

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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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Curator’s Choice: Harland Miller – Wed 18 Mar 2020

Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Join the Curator of Fine Art on a tour of Harland Miller: York, So Good They Named It Once. The tour will explore how the York-born painter’s career has been inspired by his upbringing in the city and give an insight into his meticulous process.

Included in admission. No need to book.

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