York Art Gallery

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 – Sold Out – 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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Monsters in the Making… – Sat 29 Feb 2020

Dates: Saturday 29 February 2020–Sunday 1 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

There’s a mini monster! Where? There! WHERE? In the artist garden….

This activity offers the excitement of discovering a monster hidden in the Artist Garden, and the opportunity to create your own individual narratives and a 3D friend for your found monster. Be encouraged to develop stories and make your own clay creation back in the Learning Studio. Where did you spot your monster? Did you take a photo of them? What do they look like? What do they like to eat? Is your Monster good at art? Is that why they were in the artist garden or perhaps they like to sit and look at the shapes in clouds/a day dreamer? Free family friendly drop in work shop.

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Whacky and Wonderful – Sat 7 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 7 March 2020–Sunday 8 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Create whacky and wonderful textured creations using air drying clay and combinations of everyday materials in this family friendly workshop inspired by Gillian Lowndes. One of the most unusual things about Gillian Lowndes work is the different materials she uses. She called herself a “materials-driven artist” and she experimented with lots of new techniques and ways of working with clay, often including other types of materials and ‘found’ objects in her work. Why not come along and be inspired!

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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Artwork of the Month Talk – Wed 11 Mar 2020

Date: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Genevieve Stagner Freitag (MA Student, History of Art, Unniversity of York) will speak about Albert Moor’s ‘Kingcups’.

This event is for the Friends of York Art Gallery.

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Curator’s Talk: 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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Junk Monster – Sat 21 Mar 2020

Dates: Saturday 21 March 2020–Sunday 22 March 2020, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Using a wide variety of recycling materials, let your imaginations fly and cut and glue egg boxes and kitchen roll tubes together to create your own unique monster body. Decorate and add monster features using the googly eyes and don’t forget to give your monster a name!

Timings are 11am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm

Free family friendly drop in work shop. All material included. Gallery admission applies.

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