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Family Workshop: Carving

Sunday 26 September & Sunday 10 October. 10.15–11.15am, 12.30–1.30pm & 2.15–3.15pm.

Suitable for families with children aged 2–12.


Book in advance

Celebrate The Hepworth Wakefield’s 10th Birthday in a reimagining of one of our classic family workshops. Inspired by Hepworth’s carved sculptures, make your own artwork using soap.

In the Gallery (20 minute guided session)

Led by the workshop artist you will explore artworks in  Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life. Surrounded by Hepworth’s sculptures you will look, draw and move through the spaces looking out for textures, light and inspiring shapes.

In the Learning Studios

In the studios our Learning Team will support you to make your own Hepworth-inspired carved artwork. You will use soap and wooden tools to scrape, make holes, shape and add texture to your sculpture.

Please note

There are six family tickets available for each time slot. A family ticket is for up to 6 people. Children must be accompanied at all times. We ask that bookings with only one adult attend with no more than 3 children. This is to ensure that children are suitably supported through the workshop.

Please arrive at the Learning Studios five minutes before the start of your booked workshop. Please keep a safe distance between family groups while queuing.  A member of the Learning Team will greet you and check your ticket or booking confirmation on your smartphone.

If you can not make the workshop please cancel your booking so that other families can join the session, even if it is a few hours before.

We will hold places for 10 minutes after the start time but will then invite any waiting families to join after that time.

As part of this workshop you will visit one or two of the gallery spaces. If you wish to visit the full exhibition before or after the workshop, entry to Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is £12 / £10 / FREE for Wakefield residents, Members and under 16s.

Family workshops during Covid-19

The Hepworth Wakefield has reopened with carefully planned safety measures in place. We are now pleased to be able to continue our programme of family workshops in a safe environment.

Before your visit, please familiarise yourself with the family workshop safety information here.

If you have any questions please contact us by email at learning@hepworthwakefield.org or call 01924 247398