About Be an Argonaut with Jason – Digital Art Workshop

Join artist Jason Wilsher-Mills to learn about how he creates his colourful sculptures and artwork and create your own digital characters. Explore what makes us who we are and make a unique digital artwork to express your identity.

The workshops will last for 2 hours and will be a fun voyage into how the artist creates his own work. Participants will be able to use the same digital art making tools that he uses to make their own creations. iPads for use during the session will be supplied. You are welcome to bring in your favourite objects and treasures in inspire your artwork. You will be given the opportunity to take home digital files for the artwork you create at the end of the session.

This session is suitable for children 8+ accompanied by an adult who will be able to take part as well as these sessions are adult friendly too! Places are limited and pre-booking is essential.

Participants age 25 and under will be able to obtain Arts Award Discover as part of this workshop (free of charge).

Bookings now open via email to learning@ysp.org.uk

About the artist

Jason Wilsher-Mills received the prestigious Adam Reynolds Award in 2020. He is an internationally exhibited and Arts Council England supported sculptor and tech artist, whose commissions include the Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern, the Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar) and other major locations. In 2021 he won the midlands heat of the SKY Arts Landmark programme.

Jason’s work uses digital painting and digitally enhanced sculptural pieces, created using bronze, fibreglass, and inflatable vinyl. His public artwork centres around his large-scale sculptural works, which play with the human form at its most AR- augmented – his characters are hyper-joyful, hyper-present and yet have a totemic god-like presence. The public works are also often embedded with QR coding, playable from devices so that interpretation and interaction between the viewer and the sculptural piece can take place in the public realm.

His work details his experiences as a disabled person, but in the past 5 years he has focussed on making public art works about other disabled & carers communities, throughout the UK and beyond. The work is full of his working class popular culture references, which celebrate his 1970s upbringing in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

My work celebrates disability, my northern working-class heritage & popular culture, through cutting edge technologies and brightly coloured, largescale humorous art. When asked what my work is about, I simply say – ‘Think ‘I, Daniel Blake’ meets ‘The Beano’

Dates and Times

Times: 10.30–12.30 and 13.30–3.30 Email us at learning@ysp.org.uk to book

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