22 August 2018
Image: North Cambridge Academy students visiting the Antony Gormley SUBJECT exhibition, 2018
Over the course of the summer term we worked with a class of Year 8 students from North Cambridge Academy. Using the Arts Award format as a springboard, the students were given the opportunity to learn about the art world and develop their own art skills. The project included a sculpture-making workshop led by a professional artist, a skills share where the students taught what they’d learnt to their peers, and the opportunity to complete a research project on Antony Gormley. Following a visit to Kettle’s Yard students were invited to write reviews of the House. Here’s our favourite…
Throughout my experience at Kettle’s Yard today I have seen and witnessed the wonders of abstract art and the effort it takes to make one. Jim Ede has made a grand job of the four small cottages by turning them into a work of art as beautiful as the pieces displayed inside of it. I loved each and every painting and sculpture as they all bring something different to the environment of each room, although I have a soft spot for a small white chair that was very comfy and bouncy! I love how Kettle’s Yard gives a home for the un-wanted art and the spirits of those who built it and help make it. Although my experience was amazing I would like to point out the small amount of time we had in particular rooms/galleries and would appreciate some more. I am inspired by the artworks that would not be noticed and were not loved by all because it shows that although they are small in detail or just weird in general they are still worth the same amount in time and thought.
The overall experience is an eye-opening, pleasant thing to look at and is breathtaking in every gallery. All of it is simply beautiful and would recommend it to anyone. I never get bored of coming here and for that reason I give my deepest respect to Jim, Helen and all the artists who had co-operated to the project. I urge you to pick up your pencils/art equipment and start creating because it is never too late and you are always good enough.