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Welcome to Outdoor Studios

Outdoor Studios provides artist-led workshops for creative experiential learning that explores environments, landscape, and place.

The artists’ collective of Outdoor Studios came together through Stour Valley Arts, an arts organisation based in King’s Wood in Kent that enabled people to explore contemporary art within an ancient woodland setting. For 20 years, the Stour Valley Arts Learning programme offered creative workshops in Kent with broad themes of time, place, life, decay and regeneration through exploration of the natural materials and forest landscape. Stour Valley Arts closed in March, 2015.

These unique learning opportunities are now available through the collective expertise of the artists of Outdoor Studios. We have extensive experience of delivering Art workshops in Kent that connect groups to natural and urban environments across a range of arts disciplines. We are printmakers, painters, writers, textile artists, photographers, film-makers, sculptors, craftspeople, ceramicists, and sound artists.

Outdoor Studios provides Full and Half Day workshops, longer term Bespoke programmes, and accepts Commissions.

You can read about Our Artists here.

Get in touch to talk with us about artist-led workshops in Kent, either at your school or in King’s Wood, near Ashford in Kent. We look forward to hearing from you!

What We Offer