Reading Paintings

About the Session 

Why, how and what do artists paint? Looking closely at just a few paintings, we explore how artists use line, shape, colour, texture and composition to express their ideas.

Duration: 2 hours

The Modified Body: expressions of society and culture

About the Session 

This gallery taught session explores the human continuum of body modification, decoration and transformation by looking at ethnographic objects on display that highlight these concepts. 

Duration: 1.5 hours

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 45 minutes of the session.  Students will then have a chance to independently investigate the galleries and conduct their own object research.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Seasons.

Adorning the Dead: Rituals for the Afterlife

About the Session 

This gallery taught session explores the different ways in which people in the past have prepared their dead. Funerary rituals, grave goods, and ancestor veneration are just a few of the topics discussed while students see first-hand burial artefacts from the Museum’s collection. 

Duration: 1.5 hours

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 45 minutes of the session.  Students will then have a chance to independently investigate the galleries and conduct their own object research.

Kettle's Yard: Practical Art Workshops

About the Session 

Visiting Kettle's Yard with a introductory tour and drawing activities is free to all UK-based state schools. You can choose from a variety of different activities and types of visits to suit your needs. Prices for other offers and fee-paying schools may apply. Please get in touch to find out more. 

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings are set aside exclusively for schools, academies, colleges and universities. Self-led visits during regular opening hours can also be booked in advance.