Stuck trying to get your students to write about art? Secondary and sixth form art teachers, come and learn some methods to kick start the process with writer and facilitator Hannah Jane Walker.

Exploring artworks from the Kettle’s Yard house and collection, teachers will have the opportunity to connect, investigate, interpret, analyse and share ideas and approaches to responding and writing about art; with the aim of creating their own toolkits to adapt and use in their own classroom settings.

Secondary and sixth form art teachers, join artist Anna Brownsted in this teacher CPD to play games of chance, explore creative cause and effects and experiment with

Museum Remix is back! This two-day workshop gives you the opportunity to create provocative and creative responses to our objects, exploring the theme of Power and Memory.

Your challenge

This year, we're creating audio. How can we retell the stories of our objects in creative new ways through sound?

Working with a team, you'll investigate the collections and create new interpretation, which we'll make accessible to our audiences via digital gallery labels and online.

Join us for our next in-person teachers evening exploring the new exhibition Sutapa Biswas: Lumen with artist Lucy Steggals.

Find out more about contemporary artists, test out creative responses and catch up with other teachers and the Kettle’s Yard team.

£5, booking required

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This afternoon session is designed to support young people studying GCSE art to strengthen their portfolios for examination.

This critical and practical session will give you the chance to talk through your ideas with a professional artist, trying new materials and building up observational drawings with support from Kettle’s Yard staff.

FREE, drop in

Join us for this informal, creative professional development evening for teachers, explore Kettle’s Yard and visit the latest exhibitions, Artist: Unknown and Jennifer Lee: the potter’s space.

See the House after hours and meet members of our Learning and Education team. Get to know other teachers from schools in the surrounding areas to chat, network and discuss all things arts education.

£5, booking required

Artists from Erub Arts will teach you how to make small turtles from ‘ghost nets’ (abandoned or lost fishing nets) and advise on how to support children making these items over a longer period. 

Limited places available, please email:

Erub Arts are supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Torres Strait Regional Authority, Queensland Government and Australian Government.

Course Leaders: Sophie Rowe, Conservator, The Polar Museum

 Helena Rodwell, Assistant Conservator (Collections Care), The Fitzwilliam Museum

The workshop will cover topics such as preparing the salvage operation, setting up a triage point, moving damaged items and first-aid for a wide range of materials. The course will also discuss risks of re-entry into damaged collection areas and health and safety aspects of salvage operations.


  1. Salvage in Theory, including discussion


Tutor: Dr Sonia O’Connor Phd, FSA, FIIC, ACR

This is a two-day continuing professional development course designed for those working in the heritage sector. The materials identification techniques used are non-invasive, low cost and can be achieved with readily available equipment.

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