Following an exploration of the Kettle's Yard House or temporary exhibitions, get creative with an artist-led workshop inspired by themes, ideas or materials explored.
These sessions can be tailored for your specific class or learning outcomes and are delivered with our Learning team and one of our associate artist facilitators. Sessions run for around 2 - 2.5 hours and are £180 per class (£230 for fee-paying schools).
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Explore Kettle's Yard House and galleries with your students in this facilitated visit with open discussion and drawing activities. These facilitated visits are tailored to suit your class year level and learning objectives, introducing students to the unique nature of the Kettle's Yard House and collection.
Introductory tour and drawing activities:
FREE to all UK-based state schools*
£75 per class for fee-paying schools.
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Using the Kettle's Yard House and art as stimulus, students will learn and apply critical and creative thinking skills to make connections, make observations and explore ideas before making their own artworks to take with them.
Sessions tailored and recommended for EYFS, KS1, KS2 & KS3
1.5 - 2 hour session, £75 per class
* £125 per class for fee-paying schools.
Online session format
- scheduled for 30, 45 or 60 minutes depending on your preference
- led by a museum teacher and involves close-looking at objects and games
- similar content to our onsite session
Stories in Art: Words and Pictures
What is art? How can we understand it? We will look at 3 different artworks together and think about how artists tell stories using pictures instead of words, using the paintings to inspire our own creative writing.
If we look closely, rocks tell us the story of their formation. So, grab your notebook and set out on a mini field trip to find out more about how the formation of a rock reflects its physical properties, and what properties architects look for in a building stone.
About the Session
From an enormous protein structure to plaster casts of chicken heads, students will see models spanning different scientific fields, dating from the 18th century to the 20th. They will learn about the importance of models in scientific investigations and discoveries throughout Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They will analyse the representation of concepts including electricity and genetic inheritance, have an in-depth look at the history of molecular models, and operate a mechanical model of the solar system.
We offer facilitated workshops and self-led visits. There is no charge for our school sessions, but we welcome donations to support the Museum learning programme (recommended donation of £2 per child). Get in touch with the Museum Education Coordinator to discus your visit firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are visiting the Museum with young children, why not download our Rainbow of Colour trail to print out and bring with you? It will keep the children entertained as they look for all the colourful specimens in the Museum, and they can even use it in the garden or any outdoor space too.
- rainbow_of_colour_trail_.pdf (1.35 MB)
The following taught session is offered for KS5 students:
Anthropology, Archaeology and Identity (90 minutes)
This discussion based session examines the relationship between museums and people, as well as current issues with collection, curation and repatriation. Students will learn how the collections come to the Museum and how we navigate the ethics of display and access.
A museum teacher leads the first 45 minutes of the session. Students then independently investigate the galleries and conduct their own object research.