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Throughout its history YSP has organised a wide range of innovative events and activities under the broad heading of learning and community. With the launch of our new Learning Centre in 2011, our improved learning offer includes public sculpture workshops, practical hands-on sculpture courses, guided tours and talks, lectures, outreach projects and school visits. Last year over 40,000 people were engaged in education work at YSP.

 

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YSP offers a range of activities aimed at providing an enhanced focus and stimulus for visiting pupils and students. From workshops led by experienced artists-in-education to self directed visits, group activities can provide a general introduction to sculpture or can be tailored to meet specific interests.

Areas which may be explored are natural materials, particular movements and styles of sculpture, or the relationship between art and nature. Activities can also be used to complement units from the National Curriculum.

Sculpture is presented in an ever changing setting where students may touch, feel and explore works of art, using their senses, imagination and intellect. A 'gallery without walls' gives people an opportunity to respond to, and to think about, sculpture in relation to the designed landscape. YSP is ideal for teaching and learning about sculpture and a wide range of subjects at all Key Stages of the National Curriculum and beyond.

Explore the learning area online to find out exactly how your group can be inspired by a visit to YSP and to download information about artists, tours for your students and more.
 

In September 2011 we were pleased to launch a new Learning Centre which was made possible with the help of Wakefield Council, Rushbond plc, Arts Council England, the Audrey and Stanley Burton Charitable Trust and Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement. Find out more

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