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Our Learning programme is cancelled/postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We are not taking bookings at this time. Please sign up to our Schools & Colleges e-news to receive updates.

We offer a vibrant and creative range of workshops and tours to engage your class with our changing programme of exhibitions and Collection in the outdoors.

Joana Vasconcelos: Material & Meaning Workshop

 
Tuesdays 5, 19 May / 2, 16, 30 June / 7 July
Times: 10:00–14.30
Suitable for: KS2
Price: £250 + VAT
Max 33 students per group

‘How do materials define us?’ Bring your class to explore this question and experiment with ideas inspired by the vibrant sculptures of Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, on this artist-led hands-on practical workshop. Using a wide variety of materials from everyday life (household appliances, tiles, fabrics etc.) Vasconcelos’ art encourages us to question how we express our unique cultural identity. Book now to support your class to think critically, create collaboratively, making meaningful connections between the artist’s work and their own lives.
 
This workshop can support your classes Arts Award Journey:
Discover: Part A and Part B
Explore: Part A and Part B

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

Joana Vasconcelos Insight Tour

 
Wednesdays 29 April / 6, 20 May / 3, 17 June / 1 July
Times: 10:00–11:30 and 12.30–14:00
Suitable for: KS2+
Price: £135 + VAT
Max 33 students per group

Explore the work of celebrated Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos with your class on this 1.5 hour artist-led interactive tour of the exhibition both in the Gallery and the open air.  Investigate Vaconcelos’ playful use of material, colour and scale through questioning, drawing and short making activities. Be inspired to uncover how identity, cultural tradition and community can be expressed through sculpture.

This interactive tour can support your classes Arts Award journey:
Discover: Part A and Part B
Explore: Part A and Part B
Bronze: Part B and Part C

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

Sculpture in Yorkshire

The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park
 
Dates:
Monday 9 March 
Tuesday 10 March
Monday 23 March
Tuesday 24 March
 
The four sessions above will include a visit to The Hepworth Wakefield’s Bill Brandt / Henry Moore exhibition.
 
Monday 27 April
Tuesday 28 April
Monday 22 June
Wednesday 24 June
 
Time: 9:45 – 14:30

Beginning at The Hepworth Wakefield and ending at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

*Please note: you will need to provide your own transport between the two locations.*
 
Suitable for: KS2–4
Price: £285+VAT
 
Celebrate the work of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore – two of the greatest modern British artists, both born in the Wakefield District. This full-day workshop explores the international significance of their work on the development of modern sculpture and how the distinct West Yorkshire landscape influenced their making. Spend the morning at The Hepworth Wakefield and apply ideas from key works on display in a sculpture-making workshop. Explore the unique relationship between sculpture and the landscape, spending the afternoon outdoors at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on an interactive artist-led tour.

Download an information pack to find out more
To book: Contact the YSP Learning Programme Administrator: learning@ysp.org.uk / +44 (0)1924 832528

Photography and Sculpture Workshop

 

Dates: 14 & 21 May
Times: 10.00–14.30
Suitable for: KS3+
Price: £275 + VAT
Max 33 pupils per group

What is the relationship between photography and sculpture? How can the creative process of one inform the other? Gain new perspectives, on this full-day practical workshop, applying experimental photographic techniques to YSP’s world-class contemporary sculpture. Explore how playful approaches with light, colour, reflection and scale, set against 18th century parkland, can inspire new ideas. Help your class to develop confidence to translate ideas between these two media, as they enhance their own practice as young artists.

 
This workshop can support your classes Arts Award journey:
Discover: Part A and Part B
Explore: Part A, Part B and Part C
Bronze: Part A, Part B and Part C

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

Walk, Talk, Make


Suitable for: KS 1–4 and Further 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:  KS 1–4 and Further 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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‘It is certainly going to be a trip we will bring our children back on again and again as it really does develop a rich and broad range of important skills linked to the curriculum’

Teacher, Dalton Primary School

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