Marking the Solstice – a drawing workshop at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

27th October 2021

Join us for the winter solstice and a day of guided drawing exercises at YSP – 21 December 2021, 11-4pm

Solstice, a day in the calendar to pause, connect with the natural world & perhaps find a little stillness.

Spend a day embracing the season, with guided drawing exercises in both indoor & outdoor settings at the park. Suitable for all levels of drawing experience.

Pay close attention to the natural world, make marks on paper & immerse yourself in the Solstice through an array of tactile materials including wax, ink & water.

You will come away with a series of works on paper, which could provide the spark for further development in any number of art forms.

The workshop is inspired by Silence – Alone in a World of Wounds, an artwork that asks us to connect to nature. As the day turns to dusk we will visit Silence to capture the fading light in our last drawing.

This event is delivered in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture Park.


Book via Eventbrite.

Entry to YSP is included in the ticket price.

Additional Information

Meet at YSP Learning. We hope to spend a significant part of the day drawing outside. Please dress for the weather.

Lunch is not included. The nearest café is situated at YSP Learning.

If you have any access requirements, please contact

Cancellations made 14 days or more before the event are subject to an administration fee. Cancellations made within 14 days of the event will not be refunded. YSP is a registered charity, your event booking fee supports everything we do. Events cancelled by YSP will be refunded in full

About your tutor

Jo Blaker is an artist with a passion for bringing people, place, play & drawing together in joyous, yet thoughtful ways. She holds an MA from the Royal College of Art & has been delivering workshops regularly since 2011.

Prior to this she worked in environmental education & in recent years set up the HuddersWild Facebook group to promote nature connection in Huddersfield.

Jo’s workshops support people of all ages & abilities on playful, creative journeys, incorporating structured activities designed to promote experimentation, observation & expression.

Image courtesy of the artist.