schools and colleges
The Learning team at Kettle's Yard aims to respond to the needs of teachers, tutors and those working with people outside formal education. The House and gallery programme of modern and contemporary exhibitions are excellent environments to support people’s natural curiosity to explore, engage and learn. Experiencing works of art in such a unique setting provides a fascinating springboard for discussion, creativity and developing knowledge and skills.
Booking a Class Visit to Kettle’s Yard
We can provide a general introduction to Kettle’s Yard and/or an introduction to the exhibition which can be tailored to meet curriculum needs. Talks have a strong element of discussion, where pupils are invited to contribute their own responses to the artworks and spaces.
Booking a Practical Workshop
We work with practicing artists to offer workshops that combine creative thinking and discussion with practical activity, taking inspiration from works in the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Practical workshops provide the opportunity for pupils to explore artist techniques, experimenting with new processes and materials. See an example of a practical workshop on our blog.
When can I bring a School Group in?
HOUSE: we work with schools outside opening hours: all day Mondays and between 9.30-12pmTuesday - Friday
GALLERY: we are able to work with groups during opening hours. Groups often visit in the morning, between 9.30am-12pm.
How many pupils can I bring?
The maximum group size is 30 pupils, whereby 15 would be in the house and 15 would be in the gallery, then swap.
Our Learning Studio can only accommodate 15 pupils at a time so if you wanted a practical workshop, we could work with one class of 30 (half doing a practical activity while the other half were looking at the house/gallery and then swap).
What does it cost?
It is free of charge for British resident school groups to visit the house or gallery, have an introductory talk, explore the space and/or sketch.
Practical workshops prices start from £100 for a 2 hour session.
For summer schools, language students, international exchange programmes etc, we charge £4 per pupil/student and £30 for an introductory talk.
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