York Art Gallery

Season of Drawing – Drawing Studio – Fri 27 Oct 2023

Season of Drawing - Drawing Studio

Dates: Friday 27 October 2023–Sunday 21 April 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Open throughout Season of Drawing for self-led activity

Our drawing studio at York Art Gallery is a welcoming space for people to create, learn, and share their artwork. It is a space for people of all ages and skill levels to be inspired by our Season of Drawing exhibitions and have a go at drawing! You can try sketching your surroundings, drawing from reference photos or still-life objects, or experimenting with different mediums such as pencils, markers, or paints.

You can expect a range of drawing materials, equipment and prompts to help boost your creativity. Twice a month we will be joined by experienced drawing artists who will offer guidance, support and super fun ways to get involved. For more info on these activities look at the YAG events page.

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International Women’s Day Ceramics Talk – Fri 8 Mar 2024

International Women's Day Ceramics Talk

Date: Friday 8 March 2024, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

‘Wall of Women’ Talk and Q&A with Curator.

 Friday 8th March 2024, 11:30am

Included in general admission 

 

*This is a 20-minute talk followed by a 10-minute Q&A*

 

This International Women’s Day, join curator of ceramics Dr Helen Walsh for an introduction to York Art Gallery’s ‘Wall of Women’ display in the Centre of Ceramic Art.

 

The display celebrates the innovation and creativity of women working with clay during the 20th and 21st centuries. Containing the work of 120 artists, from domestic objects to sculptures, miniscule to massive, there is something for everyone. 

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Introduction to Drawing – Still Life with Natural Form – Sat 9 Mar 2024

Introduction to Drawing - Still Life with Natural Form

Date: Saturday 9 March 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Saturday 9th March

10am-12pm

Ages 16+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

£15 per person per session

Book here

Drawing workshops are an excellent opportunity for beginners and advanced artists alike to refine their skills and improve their artistry. These workshops provide a supportive environment where participants can learn from our experienced instructor Rob Oldfield.

Over five sessions, you will explore different subjects. In the first three workshops, the focus will be on the parts of a figure, namely heads, hands, and feet. The subsequent workshops will concentrate on still-life, where one workshop will be dedicated to natural forms, and another will be focused on man-made forms. Join all five sessions or just one.

The workshops are structured in a way that allows participants to work at their own pace and level, while also receiving guidance and feedback from the instructor.

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 9 Mar 2024

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 9 March 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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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 20 Mar 2024

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

20th March, 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Tickets for March 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 as follows: 24th May, 7th June, 19th July, 6th Sept, 11th Oct, 8th Nov, 6th Dec in 2023, 10th Jan, 21st Feb and 20th March 2024. (please book separately for each session).

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Let’s Get Creative – Drawing Rules (and how to break them) – Sat 30 Mar 2024

Let's Get Creative - Drawing Rules (and how to break them)

Date: Saturday 30 March 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop-in between 11am and 3pm

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Included in exhibition entry cost

Join artist Jo Blaker for an anarchic celebration of breaking the rules of drawing. Each session Jo will help you to break a different drawing rule through experimental, playful and exciting activities to help you find more enjoyment and freedom in drawing!

Full list of upcoming dates for ‘Drop in Drawing Studio Workshops’

Saturday 30th March – Drawing Rules (and how to break them)

Saturday 13th April – Drawing Rules (and how to break them)

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Let’s Get Creative – Drawing Rules (and how to break them) – Sat 13 Apr 2024

Let's Get Creative - Drawing Rules (and how to break them)

Date: Saturday 13 April 2024, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop-in between 11am and 3pm

Suitable for all ages and abilities

Included in exhibition entry cost

Join artist Jo Blaker for an anarchic celebration of breaking the rules of drawing. Each session Jo will help you to break a different drawing rule through experimental, playful and exciting activities to help you find more enjoyment and freedom in drawing!

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