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‘The workshops empowered students to look- understand and transfer those skills to the visual world around them’

Teacher, Horizon Community College Barnsley

Summer Games and the Art of Play

Suitable for: KS5 and Higher Education groups   
Half-day: 10.00–12.00 / 12.30–14.30 (timings flexible)       
Cost: £165+VAT
 
As part of our ‘Season of Play’ we are offering a half-day artist-led workshop for schools and colleges that is all about play, collaboration, surprise and inventiveness. Led by artist and performer Natalie Bellingham, the workshop will use games, competitive challenges and ‘imaginative sparks’ to broaden our ideas on what art is and how it can be made.  This is a perfect end-of or start-of term treat for creative learners who enjoy asking ‘what if…?’
The session will comprise activities and games outdoors, inspired by the Park’s outdoor sculptures and natural environment. Guided by our playful provocateur Natalie, we will enjoy being a little bit silly and daring, pushing our creative boundaries. Creativity comes with the ability to experiment and embrace failure, to just do, play and enjoy the unexpected – all in the fresh air.
 
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Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.
 

Viewpoint Tours

Suitable for: KS5 and above
1.5-hour session 10.00–11.30 / 12.30–14.00 (timings flexible)
Cost: £115 +VAT

This outdoor, artist-led tour takes students through the Park, enabling them to respond to sculpture and the natural environment through discussion and shared thinking around the artworks; developing visual literacy and critical thinking skills. Viewpoint Tours are an opportunity for students to find ways of questioning and sharing ideas about art works in a personalised way; finding ways of looking at and interpreting art with greater confidence. Lead artists share their knowledge and understanding of our modern and contemporary sculptures, whilst guiding learners to find their own interpretations. 
 
Students are invited to bring their own sketchbooks on the tour and lead artists encourage students to use drawing to record observations and ideas. Pencils and clipboards can be provided. All tours are led by practising artists.

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Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.

Exploring Photography

Suitable for: KS4 and further education  
Full day: 10.00–14.30 (incl. 30-min lunch, timings flexible)   
Cost: £250 +VAT

The ‘Exploring Photography’ workshop is available to groups of up to 20 students. It introduces students to a range of technical and experimental approaches to photography, using the camera as a creative tool to explore and investigate ideas in response to the landscape and artwork at YSP. The workshop encourages critical thinking, confidence in personal ideas and promotes ways in which ideas can be explored and extended. Opportunities for personal and group reflection are included throughout and students are introduced to a range of photographers to support and inspire practical activity.  

The workshop is led by an artist with a photography practice and can be adapted to develop students’ personal work in response to particular themes currently being explored through AS or A level courses of study. 

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Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.

Surreal Structures

Suitable for: KS5
Full day: 10.00–14.30 (inc. 30-min lunch, timings flexible)
Cost: £250 +VAT  

In the morning, explore sculptures in the Park through discussion and artist-led drawing and making activities, looking specifically at sculptures which connect to ideas of buildings and architecture, structures, construction and scale. The morning is focused on finding inspiration from sculptures and the work of other artists, developing ideas and experimentation. 
 
In the afternoon, students have the opportunity to extend their understanding of 3D form, structure and balance, creating sculptures which could be maquettes for imagined sculptures or fantastical pieces of architecture. The afternoon session is an indoor workshop and students work in small groups to produce a sculpture to take back to school with them, using scrap materials and mod-roc plaster.

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Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.

Walk, Talk, Make

Suitable for: KS5 and Higher Education Groups
Half-day: 10.00–12.00 / 12.30–14.30 (timings flexible)
Cost: £165 +VAT
 
This outdoor, artist-led session takes pupils on a creative journey through the Park, enabling pupils to respond creatively to sculpture and the natural environment through making, drawing, discussion and movement-based activities in front of art works.  
 
Based on active and social learning, the workshop is an opportunity for pupils to find ways of questioning and sharing ideas about art through creative making and artist-guided activities in the open air. Pupils participate in individual, small and whole group activities and experiment with different materials, such as wire, clay, card and drawing as a way of looking at and responding to sculpture.
 
Although predominately outdoors, the workshop may include a visit to our indoor exhibitions. Your lead artist will plan and adapt the session to suit the ages and needs of the group and can respond to a particular theme or learning focus as identified by the school.
 
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Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.

Outdoor Sculpture Building

Suitable for: KS5 and Higher Education Groups
Full-day workshop: 10.00–14.30 (timings flexible)
Cost: £230 +VAT
 
In the morning, pupils take part in a ‘Walk, Talk, Make’ workshop (outlined above). Pupils go on a creative journey through the park with their lead artist. Through guided activities pupils respond creatively to sculpture and the natural environment through making, drawing, discussion and movement-based activities in front of art works. 
 
The afternoon session moves to our outdoor learning site where pupils work in small groups to create their own large-scale sculptural constructions using found materials, both natural and man-made. Groups are set a ‘sculptural challenge’ by their lead-artist, based on what had inspired pupils from the morning session. Focus is on developing imaginative thinking, construction skills such as stacking and balancing, problem-solving, team work, speaking and listening and physical engagement with large-scale making in the outdoors. 
 
Lead artists can adapt this workshop to suit a particular theme or learning focus if requested by the school. The workshop can also be adapted and delivered to suit the age and needs of the group.
 
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Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.
 

Behind the Mask

This is an artist-led session which explores ideas around the self, history, community and belonging in response to art works in the Park. Themes such as protest, migration and journeying into the unknown will also be explored through discussion and making both out in the Park and in our indoor workspace.  Participants will use a variety of construction techniques to make wearable sculptures using card which will disguise or change our identities, leading to a final drawn or photographic portrait.

The session will explore and respond to sculptures in Lower Park, including Zak Ove’s sculpture Black and Blue: The Invisible Men and the Masque of Blackness (2016), Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads (2011) and Matthew Day Jackson’s Magnificent Desolation (2013). There will also be opportunity to be influenced by some of the powerful portraits and documentary photographs in the Alfredo Jarr exhibition (Underground Gallery).

Download an information pack to find out more.
Download a booking form to make a provisional booking.

Get in touch

Jess Kendall, Learning Programme Administrator
Tel +44 (0)1924 832528 

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