York Art Gallery

Creative Family Thursdays! – Thu 15 Aug 2024

Creative Family Thursdays!

Date: Thursday 15 August 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop in anytime, included in general admission tickets.
Artist run creative workshops inspired by our collections and exhibitions. Join us with all the family on Thursdays during the school holidays.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Capture Monet’s Water Lilies in Watercolour (SOLD OUT) – Sat 17 Aug 2024

Capture Monet's Water Lilies in Watercolour (SOLD OUT)

Date: Saturday 17 August 2024, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

17 August

10am-12pm

£20.00 per person

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Join local watercolour artist and stationery designer, Kate Hall, for a special workshop inspired by Monet’s iconic waterlilies. In this beginners’ workshop you will learn to mix, layer and blend colour, embracing the fluid medium of watercolour. Throughout the workshop you will observe live demonstrations and follow step-by-step tutorials, to paint a detailed waterlily set against a beautiful impressionist background.

This workshop will take place on our balcony overlooking our artists’ garden and Monet inspired wildflower meadow (weather permitting – the workshop will move indoors in adverse weather conditions).

All materials will be provided. 

Suitable for those aged 16+ (under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times)

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

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Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery – Wed 21 Aug 2024

Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 21 August 2024, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Wicked Wednesday
Please book a ticket for every child who is attending the session.
Session 1
10.15am – 11am
Session 2
11.30am – 12.15 pm
Suitable for 1 – 5 year olds
Story Craft Theatre will be going on a Wicked Wednesday adventure, and you are all invited!
With the power of imagination, you might find yourselves swinging through a magical garden, jumping over mesmerising mountains or even swimming in a great ocean. All from the comfort of York Art Gallery.
The sessions will include games, singing and an interactive story.
Children must be always accompanied by an adult. Due to space restrictions, a max of 1 adult per booking.
Story Craft Theatre is a children’s theatre company created by Cassie Vallance and Janet-Emily Bruce. After setting up in 2018 they have hosted birthday parties, events and classes throughout the UK. Partnerships have included Castle Howard, National Trust, Rural Arts, Rowntree Park, Theatre 41 and York Theatre Royal.

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Creative Family Thursdays! – Thu 22 Aug 2024

Creative Family Thursdays!

Date: Thursday 22 August 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop in anytime, included in general admission tickets.
Artist run creative workshops inspired by our collections and exhibitions. Join us with all the family on Thursdays during the school holidays.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery – Wed 28 Aug 2024

Wicked Wednesday at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 28 August 2024, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

Wicked Wednesday
Please book a ticket for every child who is attending the session.
Session 1
10.15am – 11am
Session 2
11.30am – 12.15 pm
Suitable for 1 – 5 year olds
Story Craft Theatre will be going on a Wicked Wednesday adventure, and you are all invited!
With the power of imagination, you might find yourselves swinging through a magical garden, jumping over mesmerising mountains or even swimming in a great ocean. All from the comfort of York Art Gallery.
The sessions will include games, singing and an interactive story.
Children must be always accompanied by an adult. Due to space restrictions, a max of 1 adult per booking.
Story Craft Theatre is a children’s theatre company created by Cassie Vallance and Janet-Emily Bruce. After setting up in 2018 they have hosted birthday parties, events and classes throughout the UK. Partnerships have included Castle Howard, National Trust, Rural Arts, Rowntree Park, Theatre 41 and York Theatre Royal.

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Creative Family Thursdays! – Thu 29 Aug 2024

Creative Family Thursdays!

Date: Thursday 29 August 2024, All Day
Venue: York Art Gallery

Drop in anytime, included in general admission tickets.
Artist run creative workshops inspired by our collections and exhibitions. Join us with all the family on Thursdays during the school holidays.
Suitable for families of all ages, under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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Sound Bath at York Art Gallery – Sat 31 Aug 2024

Sound Bath at York Art Gallery

Date: Saturday 31 August 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Venue: York Art Gallery

31 August

9-10am

£20.00 per person

Book tickets here. Please read all text below before booking.

During this special water-themed sound bath immerse yourself in a tranquil oasis, rest your body, and listen as the waves of harmonic frequencies create ripples of relaxation and a deep meditative state. Joe will play a variety of instruments including singing bowls, sansula, koshi chimes, drum, gong and percussion instruments alongside vocal work. The different harmonics combine to create an altered state of consciousness as the brainwave state calms and slows down the body relaxes and finds stillness. 

Everyone will have their own unique experience and afterward some may find the sonic massage has left them relaxed, energised, or more reset; and it’s never the same! 

 

No experience is necessary, and all are welcome, just come with an open mind and heart. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Bring a yoga/ exercise mat, blanket, two pillows (one for under the knees and one for under the head) and a bottle of water or closed-top drinking cup. Those in wheelchairs bring a blanket and pillow and eye mask. 

 

Wear warm layers as during relaxation the body can cool down. Eye pillows will be provided. 

 

You may choose to sit for the sound bath but most people prefer to lie on the floor in a supported rest position. This is an accessible event 

 

The Art Gallery doors will open at 9am and will be closed at 9.15am. You will need to have time to come to the first-floor gallery space and unpack your equipment and be ready to start at 9.15am. Strictly no late arrivals will be admitted. 

 

IMPORTANT: Sound work is contraindicated for pregnancy, those with metal plates, or pacemakers if you suffer from sound-induced epilepsy and for some mental health conditions.  

Please read this waiver before buying your ticket. You will need to sign the waiver on the day.  

 

Suitable for those aged 18+ 

 

This workshop is part of our National Treasures: Monet in York exhibition events programme. Entry to the exhibition and our permanent collections is included in the price.

Find out more about the exhibition here  

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Art for Wellbeing – Sun 8 Sep 2024

Art for Wellbeing

Date: Sunday 8 September 2024, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

10.30am – 12.30pm, free

Art activities to release your creative energy!
Set in the beautiful surroundings of York Art Gallery’s Studio space, this 2 hour workshop gives opportunity for discovery and time to explore a variety of art materials and inspiring themes designed to promote wellbeing.
Enjoy the company of others, creating art with gentle guidance from artist Griselda Goldsbrough.  For adults (16+ only) and running one Sunday each month, there is no need to book for this workshop, session will start at 10:30am and run for approximately 2 hours, it is a practical art session which is suitable for all abilities.

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Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery – Wed 11 Sep 2024

Sketchbook Circle at York Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday 11 September 2024, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Venue: York Art Gallery

 1:30pm-3:30pm, £5 per person

Book tickets here.

Tickets 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.(Please book separately for each session).

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Life Drawing – Model as Muse – Sat 14 Sep 2024

Life Drawing - Model as Muse

Date: Saturday 14 September 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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