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Learn a new skill this summer with Yorkshire Sculpture Park

14 May 2018

Learn a new skill with a range of sculpture courses at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP), this summer.

Whether it’s stone carving or metal working, letter cutting or bronze casting, YSP’s summer sculpture courses offer a chance to work directly with artists against an inspirational backdrop of sculptures by some of the world’s greatest artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

This season, YSP has teamed up with supporter metals4U to offer students a chance to win a place on Midsummer Metal (23–24 Jun / 10.00–16.00) and to have their resulting artwork displayed at YSP. Submit your sculpture ideas and find out more

Suitable for all levels of experience, the sculpture courses range from affordable one-day tasters to in-depth five-day explorations. Every year over 130 people take part in the courses, which YSP has offered for nearly 30 years.

Stone Relief Carving
Two-day course: 16–17 Jun / £145
Led by artist Marcia Bennett-Male, create a detailed relief carving from an A3 slab of Ancaster limestone. Find out more

Midsummer Metal
Two-day course: 23–24 Jun / £270
Led by Brian Fell and Owen Cunningham, you will have the opportunity to explore the use of metal to draw and divide space. Find out more

Stone Carving
Five-day course: 4–8 Jul, 15–19 Aug & 5–9 Sep / £305
­Experiment with stone and different carving techniques to create a finished piece, led by skilled stonemason Marcia Bennett-Male. Find out more

Stone Letter Cutting
Two-day course: 28–29 Jul / £145
Led by Marcia Bennett-Male, gain a practical, hands-on insight into the discipline of letter cutting. Find out more

Bronze Casting
Five-day course: 1–5 Aug / £595
Learning via practical demonstrations and hands on practice, gain complex casting skills in order to develop two bronze works of your own creation. Find out more

Find out more about YSP sculpture courses and to book online

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