Family Drawing in David Smith

Sarah Gaffney-Lang, Families Editor
David Smith: Sculpture 1932–1965 at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Image courtesy of Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Family Drawing in David Smith at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 15 September 2019, free entry - Visit now

Take your family to the stunning Yorkshire Sculpture Park and discover the geometric sculptures of American artist, David Smith (1906-1965). Explore your own creativity with the support of an artist who will help you capture and stretch your imagination in this family drawing session.

‘David Smith: Sculpture 1932–1965’ is the first major UK exhibition of influential American sculptor, David Smith. With over 30 pieces on display in the Underground Gallery, the exhibition explores his early work in wood, through to his bold, large scale painted and stainless steel pieces of the 1960s. More pieces are on display out in the open air of the park, which is a fascinating wonderland for children to explore.

“The final pieces: gravity-defying and completely abstract juxtapositions of cuboid steel forms that seem to hang weightless over YSP’s lawns, still project a dazzling sense of immediacy and sheer newness.” Mark Hudson, The Telegraph.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a truly family friendly venue. It provides a wonderful mix of outdoor adventure and creative discovery. The park is spread across 500 acres of historic park land, which children are free to run through and explore. Refreshingly, children (and their grown ups!) are welcome to touch many of the 80 works on display in the open air. This is a practise that engages children and connects them to the experience in a way that traditional galleries struggle to achieve.

Barbara Hepworth sculpture on the grass at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, family drawing
Barbara Hepworth Family of Man at Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Get even more involved by joining the event on 15 September and explore Smith’s work with your family in this stunning space. Surrounded by unique works of sculpture and with the support of an artist, you’ll be sure to get your family’s creativity flowing. Perhaps you’ll even return home with your own work of art to adorn the fridge.

The family drawing event is aimed at the whole family but recommended for children aged 6+.

Family Drawing in David Smith at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

15 September 2019 11:00 am
Free entry