Which do you think is the fastest, or the slowest of three main types of earthquake waves – surface, P waves and S waves? Have a race to find out.
In this activity you will see the difference in compressional P waves, transverse S waves and circular surface waves that are produced by earthquakes. You will need a big group of at least 15 people split into three groups.
Join us for an evening of making art and exploring ideas, experiencing the Kettle’s Yard collection, Lucie Rie exhibition and playfully exploring ceramic practice through the theme of art & identity.
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.
Led by expert staff, our workshops for KS2 allow your class to experience the beautiful Botanic Garden and ignite their interest in plants and science. All workshops are hands-on and involve exploring the Garden and getting up close with some of our 8000 species of plants. We can support your science curriculum learning in Plants, Living Things and Their Habitat, Evolution and Inheritance and Working Scientifically.
This kit contains all the material you will need to make paint using pigments and a medium just as artists did (before ready-mix paint!). You can construct an experiment for students to explore the role of science in both the artist’s and the scientist’s workshop with reference to the technical analysis of the Renaissance painting, Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio. There is material provided with the kit that supports each of the suggested activities below.
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.