Early Years Studio

Early Years Studio is a fun, creative, immersive experience for children aged 0-4. The sessions are designed with early years development in mind. Artists draw upon their expertise as early years facilitators and use the Kettle’s Yard ethos and collection to create sessions where babies, toddlers and their carers can experience and learn together.

Studio Sunday

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our education volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

If you would like to attend you will need to pre-book an entry slot. Each slot lasts for 30 minutes. Please book one ticket for your whole family.

Studio Sunday

Join us in our Clore Learning Studio for free, practical art making workshops. Respond to the displays and exhibitions to make your own artworks. Get creative with artists and our education volunteers, no previous art experience needed!

Activities are for all but most suitable for children between 3 and 11 years. We like to encourage parents/carers to create alongside their child.

If you would like to attend you will need to pre-book an entry slot. Each slot lasts for 30 minutes. Please book one ticket for your whole family.

Online Panel discussion with Sutapa Biswas, Lola Olufemi and Gilane Tawadros

Join us for an online panel discussion with exhibition artist Sutapa Biswas, black feminist writer Lola Olufemi and writer and curator Gilane Tawadros. We will explore formal and conceptual considerations that are key to the language of Biswas’ art, whilst also looking at her contribution to the Black Arts Movement – a cluster of politicised artistic activities by artists of colour.

ZoologiCOOL - winter wildlife event

How are animals adapted to the cold of winter? Why do some escape it, and are their migrations being affected by climate change? And as for the most important winter journey of all - are reindeer really the best animals to pull Santa’s sleigh? These are all questions we will be looking into in our Winter Wildlife: ZoologiCOOL livestream on Wednesday 1 December. Join us live on our YouTube channel at 7pm and put your questions to our winter wildlife experts!

This is a free online event 

CLASSROOM COURSE Christmas decorations in rush & willow

Join professional willow worker and basket maker Nadine Anderson for a one day workshop making a selection of Christmas decorations in rush & willow.  Nadine will have prepared rush and willow and examples of the decorations you could make such as Rush Angels, Stars, Snowflakes, Rush Swags, Willow Snowflakes, Willow Reindeer and Rush Baubles.  Raffia and fine red ribbon will be used for tying off work in the style of traditional Straw decorations, or feel free to bring your own materials for tying off if you prefer.

CLASSROOM COURSE Christmas wreath making: 10 December

Join florist Paula Edgington to start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired festive wreath.  No previous experience is needed as you will be taken through the process step-by-step. The wreath will be made from scratch, and will have a moss-based ring.  You will then cover it in a selection of festive evergreen foliages and berries which have been gathered from the Botanic Garden, followed by a choice of decorations from natural pine cones, cinnamon bundles, dried fruit and more, and finally a ribbon to hang it up.

CLASSROOM COURSE Christmas wreath making: 3 December

Join florist Paula Edgington to start your festive season and make your own garden-inspired festive wreath.  No previous experience is needed as you will be taken through the process step-by-step. The wreath will be made from scratch, and will have a moss-based ring.  You will then cover it in a selection of festive evergreen foliages and berries which have been gathered from the Botanic Garden, followed by a choice of decorations from natural pine cones, cinnamon bundles, dried fruit and more, and finally a ribbon to hang it up.

ONLINE COURSE Hand sewing techniques: Christmas tree sampler card

Join tutor Jemma Dell as she demonstrates how to create this simple hand stitched Christmas card, perfect for sending to close friends and family.  In this two hour evening course you will learn eight different embroidery stitches and use these in combination with beads, a button and a piece of fabric to create a unique Christmas tree card.  You can then frame your finished embroidery in its card ready to send.  A kit containing everything that you need to make the card will be posted to you in advance of the course.