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We have been delighted to welcome a limited number of school visits to YSP through our pilot programme and are now in a position to open limited bookings for the Autumn term. To book, please contact our Learning Programme Administrator: +44 (0)1924 832528 / learning@ysp.org.uk. Please sign up to our Schools & Colleges e-news to receive updates.

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

Teacher, Horizon Community College Barnsley

Walk, Talk, Make


Suitable for: KS5 and Higher Education Groups
Half-day: 10.00–12.00 / 12.30–14.30 (timings flexible)
​Cost: £170 +VAT

 
Bring your class on this outdoor, artist-led, interactive walking tour to build your classes confidence in looking at and responding to contemporary sculpture at YSP. Through questioning, making and drawing, your class develops their creative and critical thinking skills and develops their sculptural vocabulary. Class-led discussion and experimentation with materials (wire, clay, card etc.) raises curiosity, and identifies lines of enquiry supporting learning about and through contemporary art. Explore YSP and support your class to make relevant connections between contemporary art, the world around them and their place within it.

Choose one of the following themes:
– Highlights
– Materials
– Abstraction
– Identity
– Art and the Landscape
– Modern and Contemporary: Context and Impact (for KS3+)

Although predominately outdoors, the workshop may include a visit to our indoor exhibitions.

This interactive tour supports:
Arts Award Discover: Part A – Discover and Part B – Find Out
Arts Award Explore: Part A – Inspire and Part B – Explore
Bronze Arts Award: Part A – Explore the arts as a participant, Part B – Explore the arts as an audience member and Part C – Arts inspiration

Download an information pack to find out more.
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: £235 +VAT
 
This full day workshop extends the ‘Walk, Talk, Make’ interactive tour and your chosen theme (outlined above), to critically consider ‘What makes a successful sculpture?’. Alongside developing confidence in looking at and responding to contemporary sculpture, your class determines what makes a successful sculpture and considers the sculptural thinking skills needed by an artist.

In the afternoon your class puts their critical and creative thinking into action. Groups are set a ‘sculptural challenge’ based on their enquiry during the tour. Experimenting in small groups to create their own large-scale sculptural constructions, your class uses found materials, both natural and man-made, applying their newly defined criteria for success, (balance, scale, composition, light etc.). This workshop develops 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. Groups create their own ‘mini’ Yorkshire Sculpture Park, presenting their ideas and collectively reflecting on their classes’ sculptures. Your class develops their sculptural vocabulary and thinking whilst defining the unique challenges of sculptural making.

This workshop supports:
Arts Award Discover: Part A – Discover and Part B – Find Out
Arts Award Explore: Part A – Inspire, Part B – Explore, Part C – Create and Part D - Present
Bronze Arts Award: Part A – Explore the arts as a participant, Part B – Explore the arts as an audience member and Part C – Arts inspiration

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

Get in touch

Learning Programme Administrator
Tel +44 (0)1924 832528 

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