Lucy Wheeler, Assistant Education Officer
The Learning team and artists Filipa Pereira-Stubbs and Alex Hirtzel have been busy this year working with young artists aged 8-12 years. These young artists have taken part in our after-school club called Look, Make, Talk – a weekly session where we make things and talk about artists, the house and exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard. At the end of the course we have an exhibition, which is curated by the young artists and parents are invited to a private view.
At Look Make Talk no two sessions are the same. The young artists have explored various techniques such as photography, painting, drawing and printing – but have also created performances, made large artworks together and created installations.
Highlights have included wonderful collaborative drawings of nature, taking inspiration from the paintings of landscape in the Art and Life exhibition, as well as the discussions about colour, referring to Winifred Nicholson’s colour chart.
The Gustav Metzger exhibition has allowed the young artists the chance to explore themes of randomness, kinetics and the yin and yang of creativity and destructivity that the artist associates with his work. This has led to the group making a performance piece exploring the relationship between creation and destruction, which you can view below.
Look, Make, Talk continues this autumn, starting on the 23rd September. You can book a place online here or over the phone on 01223 748100. If you would like any more information about Look, Make, Talk please contact our Learning team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org