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Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

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For Adults

Writing About Art: Teacher CPD

30 April, 5–7.15pm

Join us at Kettle’s Yard with writer Hannah Jane Walker to learn new classroom approaches to writing about art.

Book Now £5, booking required

Stuck trying to get your students to write about art? Secondary and sixth form art teachers, come and learn some methods to kick start the process with writer and facilitator Hannah Jane Walker.

Exploring artworks from the Kettle’s Yard house and collection, teachers will have the opportunity to connect, investigate, interpret, analyse and share ideas and approaches to responding and writing about art; with the aim of creating their own toolkits to adapt and use in their own classroom settings.

Light refreshments will be provided.

About Hannah Jane Walker

Poetry is Hannah Jane Walker’s primary and core practice, on the page and in performance. Though she also makes work for radio broadcast, the stage, and most recently a non fiction book exploring the value of the trait of sensitivity for Octopus.

The reason she makes work is to ask what it means to be a person, where shame, hope, learning live in us. She writes to find out what she doesn’t know or understand and to try and connect. Before becoming a full time writer Hannah worked for arts organisations as an education officer, and as such each project she undertakes is particularly focussed on who we include and hear and how we engage people. Most recently she has begun collaborating with visual artists to create outdoor site-specific visual art poetry installations, with one on Mill Road Cambridge created with artist Jo Chapman, one at Cambridge Biomedical Campus created with artist Anna Brownsted, and one on the side of Durham Library created with residents of HMP Low Newton.

What other teachers are saying

Collaboration, networking, viewing the exhibition, practical workshop activities and ideas to implement in the classroom!

Access

During our Teachers evening we will enter the house upper cottages, there is only stair access on the upper levels. The lower extension for the house can be made accessible for all and our sessions will focus on this space. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific access requirements and we can tailor the session to suit these.

The Clore Learning Studio is fully accessible. It can be reached by stairs or by lift, to the basement -1 floor. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the basement beside the Learning Studio. There are more toilets and facilities on the ground and first floors.

Visit our Access page