Kp Culver & Leeds City College students, 'Panel Discussion', 2022.
Pupils from Abbey Grange Academy admiring their sculpture Prayer Hands, made with artist Zara Worth as part of Yorkshire Sculpture 2019. Photography Nick Singleton
Artist Bethan Hughes running a workshop with pupils from John Jamieson School as part of Yorkshire Sculpture International 2019. Photography Nick Singleton

Schools & Colleges

We work with schools and colleges in Leeds and Wakefield on artist-led projects with sculptures from our renowned art collections going into classrooms, which recently includes projects with Leeds City College.

During the 2019 festival, we worked on long-term, in-depth projects with schools in Leeds and Wakefield. We commissioned artists based in Yorkshire to partner with five schools: Abbey Grange Academy, Blackgates Primary School, and John Jamieson School in Leeds and Crofton Academy and Minsthorpe Community College in Wakefield.

The artists visited the schools and with the pupils made visits to all four of the Yorkshire Sculpture International galleries.

We linked up with ArtUK to take key works from our sculpture collections into schools. Each sculpture spent a whole day in the schools and activities reached the whole school community.

Supported by ArtUK and Ernest Cook Trust

The projects

Our engagement programme

Yorkshire Sculpture International has an extensive engagement programme, spanning education, community collaborations and artist support.

We explore sculpture with people of all ages, connecting them with the materials and processes used in making sculpture today and showing how sculpture can be found all around us. We are currently working with a group of 25 artists across Yorkshire as part of our 2022 Sculpture Network.

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