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Sculpture Courses 2020

Book now for our May to November programme

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

23 July–29 October 2019

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Art and Social for over 55s

30 Jan and 27 Feb 2020

Please note our January session is now fully booked. All future bookings will be for the 27 February event. Join us for tea or coffee and cake, followed by a look around the exhibitions, a gentle...

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Vegan Evening at The Weston

31 Jan 2020

End Veganuary on a high with our vegan feast at The Weston. Enjoy 5 courses of delicious vegan food designed by our team of chefs. A vegan bar will also be available. Menu: Caramelised...

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Tales from the Gallery: Storytelling for Under 5s

2 Feb 2020

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for interactive and immersive storytelling in The Chapel.   A different story is created in the gallery every month by our spellbinding...

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Melvyn Evans: Lino Printing Workshop

15 Feb 2020

To accompany Imprinting The Land, Melvyn Evans is hosting a special one day workshop where participants can come along and learn essential skills in lino cutting and printing. Under the expert...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

18 Feb–26 May 2020

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture making. Work and play together to build sculptures inspired by artists in the Park. Stack, balance, join and arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

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Cast Carve and Construct

20 Feb–21 Feb 2020 (two-day event) / 11.00-16.00

Taking inspiration from two world famous Yorkshire sculptors Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth families will have make a sculptural hand cast, carve and model plaster, create their own unique artworks...

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Family Drawing in Paradise

22 Feb 2020

Join us for some imaginative drawing activities in our beautiful chapel. Take inspiration from Saad Qureshi intriguing installation Something About Paradise. Supported by an artist compose, capture...

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Playful Sculpture Walk: February

22 Feb 2020

Wrap up warm and get your family outside this Winter. Let our artist take you on a playful and interactive walk to wake up minds and make discoveries. Why not drop into our free family drawing event...

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YSP Friends event: Joana Vasconcelos: Beyond - Behind the Scenes

25 Feb 2020

Join YSP Assistant Curator, Louise Lohr, for an exclusive behind the scenes preview of Joana Vasconcelos’ major exhibition at YSP, a few weeks before it opens to the public. Louise will guide us...

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YSP Friends event: Pruning, Rambling and Climbing Roses

3 Mar 2020

Join YSP Head Gardener Terry Lee for this half day workshop and discover the secret to beautiful full blooms and healthy plant growth. This half day workshop will offer expert advice, explanations and...

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Saad Qureshi: Exhibition Tour with the Artist

12 Mar 2020

Join artist Saad Qureshi for a very special and intimate after-hours tour of his exhibition Something About Paradise in the Chapel. Gain unique personal insights into Qureshi's process,...

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Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club

14 Mar 2020

A self-protection workshop with a difference!  Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club - led by artist Ayesha Tan Jones and Monique Etienne – is a physical and psychic, self-protection workshop for...

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Embroidery Workshop with Amy Burt

21 Mar 2020

In this one day workshop, participants can learn to embroider a complete design inspired by the work of Joana Vasconcelos, under the expert tuition of London based professional embroiderer Amy...

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Drop in event: Family Drawing - Joana Vasconcelos

21 Mar 2020

Take part in imaginative making and drawing activities at this drop-in session. Be inspired by the vibrant and colourful sculptures of Joana Vasconcelos, capture and stretch your thinking...

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An Introduction to the Bretton Estate: Walk & Talk

28 Mar and 25 Apr 2020

Find out about the fascinating history of YSP’s grounds, once the location of a vibrant country estate. This hour-long walk focuses on the features and characters associated with the development...

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Still Looking: Joana Vasconcelos

29 Mar 2020

Join us to experience an in depth viewing of Joana Vasconcelos exhibition in the Underground Gallery. Still Looking involves expert-led guided mindful meditation to experience art in a different way....

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Drop in event: Family Creative Lab

5 Apr–7 Apr 2020

Bring the whole family to make, draw, play and imagine together in our lab of imagination and ideas. Drop-in to the Bothy Gallery to enjoy tinkering with materials and experimenting with drawing. All...

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ARTcart

10 Apr–13 Apr 2020

Take part in some art making, art thinking and art playing together in the Park. Our artists have loads of creative family-friendly activities inspired by the magnificent sculptures at...

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Slow Sculpture

11 Apr 2020

Take part in a relaxing art walk through the park on Slow Art day. Discover the slow sculptural highlights of our collection, before partaking in some mindful meditation.

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Art and History Connected: Heritage Walk

18 Apr 2020

Discover the stories of the Bretton Estate and the connections between YSP’s history, art and the landscape. Explore influences from Ancient Greece, Roman architecture and 17th century French...

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Knit and Stitch in the Gallery: Drop in session

Every Thursday / 10.00 to 12.00 / 23 April - 11 June

To celebrate our major exhibition by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, YSP will be hosting Wakefield-based ‘knit and natter’ group The Odd Balls for a weekly meet-up in the Underground...

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Hot & Cold Sheet Metal Sculpture Course: 5 Day

6 May–10 May 2020

This five-day course allows you to experiment with different welding and cutting techniques, and gives you the opportunity to realise a quality piece of work. You'll learn how to make sheet steel...

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Sculpting in Plaster Course: 2 Day

30 May–31 May 2020

This two-day workshop allows participants to create free-standing tabletop sculptures in plaster using wire armatures. Come along with your ideas, these can be discussed beforehand or on the...

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Mould Breakers: Drop in session

30 May–31 May 2020

Drop-in to our Longside Gallery for an artist-led casting workshop, inspired by the Arts Council Collection Touring Exhibition, Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women since...

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Relief Stone Carving Course: 2 Day

13 Jun–14 Jun 2020

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outside at YSP Learning and is suitable for both novices and the semi-skilled. Imagery, ideas and reference books are...

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Relief Wax Casting Course: 2 Day

13 Jun–14 Jun 2020

This course will explore the possibilities of working in wax to create sculpture whilst looking at casting as a method of production. On this course you will make a plaster mould from a clay...

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Midsummer Metal Sculpture Course: 2 Day

20 Jun–21 Jun 2020

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. It may be helpful to bring along some ideas for a piece of work you would...

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Stone Carving Course: 5 Day 1 July 2020

1 Jul–5 Jul 2020

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male on this five-day course to learn stone carving techniques with plenty of time to develop and refine your skills, and create your own stone...

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Relief Wood Carving Course: 2 Day

18 Jul–19 Jul 2020

Led by Tim Norris, this two-day course provides an introduction to the techniques of carving wood to make a relief sculpture. Tim specialises in large scale outdoor sculptural work and also runs a...

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Stone Letter Carving Course: 2 Day

25 Jul–26 Jul 2020

Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, this two-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. While not a calligraphy-led...

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Wood Carving Course: 5 Day

29 Jul–2 Aug 2020

Guided by expert wood carver Arthur De Mowbray, journey through the various techniques of carving wood to make a sculptural carving on this five-day course. You are able to bring drawings or images...

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Stone Carving Course: 5 Day 12 August 2020

12 Aug–16 Aug 2020

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male on this five-day course to learn stone carving techniques with plenty of time to develop and refine your skills, and create your own stone...

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Stone Carving Extended Practice Course: 5 Day

2 Sep–6 Sep 2020

Work with skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male over the five-day course to learn the techniques of carving stone to develop and refine your stone carving skills. The course will use Indian...

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Winter Metal Sculpture Course: 3 Day

13 Nov–15 Nov 2020

Work with master metalwork sculptors Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. Includes demonstration of tools, machines and their functions, including both...

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