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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

First Sunday of every month

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Sunrise in the Skyspace

1 & 8 Dec 2018

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Future Events

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Winter Metal

16 Nov–17 Nov 2019

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...

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Still Looking: Mindfulness and Art

18 Nov 2018

Explore Penone’s fascination with breath, touch, growth and movement using mindful approaches to look at his work in the galleries.   Still Looking involves expert-led guided mindful...

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Where the Sky Meets the Land: Family Drawing

18 Nov 2018

Drop into our Longside Gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities. Supported by an artist, learn new drawing skills, discover new drawing ideas and explore Sean Scully...

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YSP Members: Castle Howard at Christmas with Sculpture Talk and Tour

19 Nov 2018

A chance to visit Castle Howard at the most magical time of year. This years installation, The Twelve Days of Christmas will be designed and produced by Theatre Producer Charlotte Lloyd Webber &...

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Art and Social for over 55s

29 Nov 2018, 31 Jan and 28 Feb 2019 / 14.00–16.00

Monthly social events for people aged over 55. Join us for tea or coffee and cake, followed by a look around the exhibitions, a gentle walk, or perhaps a drawing or making activity – tell us...

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Sunrise in the Skyspace

1 Dec and 8 Dec 2018 / 06.30

Created by American artist James Turrell, the Deer Shelter Skyspace consists of a large square chamber inside the Park's 18th-century Deer Shelter, with an aperture cut into the...

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Festive Music at YSP

2 Dec–15 Dec 2018

Drop in and enjoy a range of festive music celebrating the winter season. Dates and times below: – 2 Dec / 14.00–15.30 / Cantabile Choir – 9 Dec / from 11.30 / Shepley...

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Tales from the Gallery – Storytelling for Under 5s

2 Dec 2018–3 Mar 2019

Join us on the first Sunday of every month for interactive and immersive storytelling in the gallery.   A different story is created in the gallery every month in this 45-minute session by...

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Festive Wreath Making

2 Dec–9 Dec 2018

Get creative this festive season. Join Faye and her team from The Flower Shop in Ossett to make a personalised wreath for yourself or to give as a gift. Each session lasts 1.5 hours, with a...

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Family Workshop: Festive Tree Decorations

2 Dec 2018

Get your family in the Christmas spirit at this festive tree decoration workshop. Artist Sally Storr will guide you in making Christmas decorations to treasure, taking inspiration from our current...

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Twilight Heritage Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

8 Dec 2018

Our experienced Heritage Team will lead you on a winter walk and talk around the Park’s historic landscape. As you stroll, you'll discover its fascinating features and follies by flickering...

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Mister Finch Magical Christmas Workshop

15 Dec 2018

On this one-day course you'll discover the magic behind the intricate textile creations of Mister Finch and learn how to make your own Christmas creation.  The day will start with brief...

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Brass Christmas at YSP with Emley Brass Band

15 Dec and 21 Dec 2018

Join us for a unique Christmas event combining music, art and delicious food. On arrival, you'll be greeted on the concourse with a glass of black cherry prosecco. You can then head down to the...

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Mindful Moments: Inside Outside

6 Jan 2019

A unique opportunity to take part in an intimate ‘slow viewing’ of Sean Scully: Inside Outside exhibition including new Landline paintings created especially for YSP before the gallery...

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YSP Members: Norman Ackcroyd Studio Visit and Tour

19 Jan 2019

YSP are delighted to offer our Friends and Patrons the opportunity to visit renowned artist and printmaker Norman Ackroyd RA's studio. Coinciding with Norman's exhibition within the YSP...

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Seasonal Family Sculpture Walk: Winter

20 Jan 2019

Wrap up warm for a winter wonder walk. Come together and experience the elements of winter at YSP. Join other families and get outside to spend time together on a crisp family art walk in the park....

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Traditional Aquatint Acid Etching with Neil Woodall

2 Feb 2019

Taught by Neil Woodall in his studio in Sheffield, this one-day master class about aquatint in a working etching studio will help you develop ideas through direct printing processes. As well as having...

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YSP Poetry Walks – Winter: Penone's Writings 1968–2008

2 Feb 2019

 'To enter into the forest of wood is to embark on a voyage in time, into the history of every single tree and every year of its life.'   – Giuseppe...

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Norman Ackroyd Etching Demonstration

16 Feb 2019

To celebrate Norman Ackroyd's YSP exhibition The Furthest Lands, join the artist for a unique plein-air sugarlift etching demonstration. Working directly from an original watercolour, Ackroyd will...

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Capturing, Casting, Creating: Family Casting Workshop

16 Feb 2019

Join us for a full day artist led workshop discovering the ideas behind Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood Exhibition. Draw to discover more about the artworks in the gallery. Enjoy a winter walk...

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Norman Ackroyd In Conversation

17 Feb 2019

Norman Ackroyd CBE RA is one of Britain’s foremost landscape artists and contemporary printmakers working today. He is known for his beautifully soft, sensitively printed aquatint etchings which...

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Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Tuesdays in Half Term

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, arrange. Always outdoors, Come...

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The Trees from the Wood: Family Drawing

24 Feb 2019

Drop into our light filled underground gallery for free inspiring and imaginative family drawing activities. Supported by an artist, compose, capture and stretch your thinking through drawing ideas...

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Giuseppe Penone: In Conversation

1 Mar 2019

Join Giuseppe Penone, one of the most eminent artists working today as he discusses his work, influences and the inspiration behind his YSP exhibition A Tree in The Wood with YSP’s Director of...

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Hot & Cold Sheet Metal

8 May–12 May 2019

Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, 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....

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Wax Casting

18 May–19 May 2019

Led by artist Liadin Cooke, this two-day course will explore the many possibilities of working in wax to create sculpture whilst looking at casting as a method of production. You will make a plaster...

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Sculpting in Plaster

1 Jun–2 Jun 2019

Instructed by sculptor Lewis Robinson, this two-day workshop allows participants to make a plaster sculpture using a range of techniques including creating an armature, casting and carving. Over...

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Relief Stone Carving Course

15 Jun–16 Jun 2019

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...

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Midsummer Metal Sculpture Course

22 Jun–23 Jun 2019

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...

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Stone Carving Sculpture Course

3–7 Jul & 14–18 Aug 2019

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

20 Jul–21 Jul 2019

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...

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Stone Letter Carving

26 Jul–28 Jul 2019

Led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male, this three-day course takes place outdoors at YSP Learning and gives first-time participants a practical, hands-on start in the discipline. Participants...

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Wood Carving Course

7 Aug–11 Aug 2019

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 Extended Practice

4 Sep–8 Sep 2019

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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