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Work with a real artist in our fun, family drop-in workshops. Everyone welcome.
These sessions are for accompanied children, with a £1 charge per child to cover the cost of materials. Sponsored by the Friends of York Art Gallery.
6 April, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Take inspiration from the finalists in this year's Aesthetica Art Prize to create sculpture from junk items, with our visiting artist Griselda Goldsbrough.
1 June and 6 July , 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Make a pot in these sessions inspired by our Julian Stair exhibition.
3 August and 7 September, 11am-1pm and 2-4pm
Making art with words, inspired by our ArtistRooms exhibition by Bruce Nauman.
All these talks are free and run from 12.30-1pm, no need to book.
Artist and winner of the 2011 Aesthetica Art Prize, Julia Vogl discusses her practice and the importance of Art Prizes for emerging artists.
An introduction to the Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition
Laura Turner, Curator of Art, and Cherie Federico, Editor of Aesthetica magazine, discuss the selection process, the process of curating the show and the shortlisted artists.
Dr Claire Hind
A chance to find out more about the works on display, with Dr Claire Hind from York St John University.
Frances Guy, Head of Collection and Exhibitions at The Hepworth, Wakefield, and one of the judges of the Aesthetica Art Prize discusses the works of art on display.
Artist Mary Humphrey talks about her fascinating change of career to photography and her works on display in the show.
An introduction to the Julian Stair Exhibition
An introduction to the Bruce Nauman Exhibition
York Contemporary Art Walk
10 April, 5.30pm - 7.30pm, meet at York St Mary's
Join Jennifer Alexander, assistant curator of fine art, for a walking tour of some of York's most interesting contemporary art exhibitions.
The aim is to whet the appetite and encourage everyone to return and enjoy the exhibitions in their own time. All welcome!
Our itinerary for the April walk will include:
Art School for Teenage Artists
8 - 11 April, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Be inspired by the up-and coming Aesthetica Art Prize artists and explore your own creativity over 4 days of practical art workshops with one of the winners, Poppy Whatmore. Whether art is just a hobby or something you are studying (or planning to study) at GCSE or A-level, our art school will stretch your imagination, develop your skills and allow you to explore new materials.
£60 for four days, to include all materials.
To book a place, telephone 01904 650333.
Teenage Art School Show
12 - 28 April, daily
Come and see a display of work, produced by students who attended the art school for teenagers, on the upper level of York St Mary's.