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.
Planning, prices and pre-visit information can be found here.
You can book a visit online.
We have a variety of resources available, both for use in school and on a visit to the Garden.
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.
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.
Via gallery investigation, source analysis and discussion, students will think about the links between instruments in our collection, scientific racism and the exploitation of resources and people through colonialism and Empire. After being led around our collections by a museum teacher, students will discuss sources and objects in order to find out more about how colonialism and Empire affected science and vice versa.
Duration: Can be booked as:
A 60-minute outreach session (online or in person) with ideas for activities to complete in class
About the Session
This set of activities uses objects from the Whipple Museum to explore:
Links between art and science
Reflection and refraction
Optical illusions and how they work
Duration: Can be booked as:
A 60-minute outreach session (online or in person) with ideas for experiments to complete in class
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)