Hedgerow gathering, printing and felt-making as a way to encourage story making.
For Kettles Yard
Castle Hill Open Day is a chance to explore an old and vibrant neighbourhood of Cambridge as many venues open their doors to visitors. Continue reading
An evening of poetry and zine making with the staff of Grove Primary School, inspired by Kettles Yard house. Poetry workshop was led by Claire Collison. Continue reading
The artwork starts to pull together. We spend a morning with the children decoupaging the cabinet with old books, the moth prints and an opportunity to draw where they can find a dry spot on the cabinet. Continue reading
You are invited to visit the Curious Cabinet. The cabinet has been delivered to your school for your inspection, deliberation, fascination and to make you curious too.
Go and examine the weird and wonderful objects within, consider the things that might live there, look for ways in, look for ways out, look for any magic you might be the only one to see. Use your wildest imagination.
Then, shut your eyes and invent what you would like to be there…
Write to me, describing what you are thinking of…
Is it a creature? Is it a place? Is it an adventure?
Please tell me what only YOU know about what there may be in my cabinet.
Roll up your paper, tie it carefully, and deliver it to the cabinet to inspire someone else another day.
With my thanks for your help,
The Keeper of the Cabinet Continue reading
Sharing the Grove Primary School, Art of Messaging project as part of Hannah Kemp-Welch’s Hyperlocal Radio exhibition. Project findings curated into Pye suitcases, a nod to a local connection with radio.
A five week project for Open House, Kettles Yard with a group of Year 4 and 5 students in a Cambridge primary School. Helped out by Virtually There Studio and Cambridge Amateur Radio Club.
Past, present and future communication technology, what’s the best way to get our message across, how much do we want people to know? Is a straight to the point message the best or do we want to convey our emotions and mood? Continue reading
A morning with families in Arbury Library sharing ways of greeting a friend and making wearable words with the wonderful badge making machine. Above is the greeting exchange board.
It was interesting how many conversations started, the activity appeared to help non-english speakers get involved in the workshop chat. Also, children, initially reticent to acknowledge their parents language, added the greetings to the exchange board and made their badge with great pride. I wonder how this could be developed further?