These unique learning opportunities are available through the collective expertise of a team of artists with extensive experience of delivering art workshops in and around Kent, connecting groups to natural and urban environments across a range of arts disciplines. Our activities also focus on the rapidly advancing impacts of climate change and we are proud to have joined Culture Declares. We are printmakers, painters, writers, textile artists, photographers, film-makers, sculptors, craftspeople, ceramicists, and sound artists.
Outdoor Studios provide Full, Half Day and Bespoke workshops and activities, and accept Commissions. Get in touch to talk to us about artist-led workshops and programmes, either at your school, workplace, community centre, a natural or historic site, or our regular haunts – King’s Wood Ashford, Oare Gunpowder Works in Faversham, and Milton Creek Country Park in Sittingbourne. We can also travel further afield! You might like to suggest your local beach.
We are excited to be part of the Kent Downs AONB EXPERIENCE project: a new sustainable tourism project to develop a long-lasting experiential off-season visitor economy for Kent. Take a look at what you could enjoy on an Outdoor Studios Experience at Kings Wood here.
“The visits went above and beyond our expectations. The level of learning and enrichment opportunities for the children was outstanding. Not only did it improve their artistic skills, we witnessed children grow in confidence, teamwork and communication skills. The days provided opportunities and experiences that many of our children would never have the opportunity to discover because of their backgrounds and social situations.” Greenfields Community Primary School, Maidstone
“Came along to a brilliant Explore & Draw family workshop today and we had such a fantastic time learning about the area we were visiting and creating some marvellous artwork.” Explore & Draw with Amanda Thesiger, Oare Gunpowder Works
“Brilliant fun! We’re going to try this technique again at home!” Winged Wonders with Gemma Gottelier at Oare Gunpowder Works
“I never realised you could make ink from acorns.” Pupil, East Borough School, Maidstone
Outdoor Studios are delighted to present a brand new set of workshops and activities, available to the public as downloadable digital resource packs, on a pay what you can basis.
Led by artist Andy Evans, families gathered at the historic Oare Gunpowder Works in Faversham for half term fun, to see the Spring season coming to life, and to use their creativity to capture the…Read More
Beautiful Spring sunshine for an English Heritage Members Event at Walmer Castle in Kent, led by artists Amanda Thesiger and Laura Thomas. English Heritage members enjoyed natural ink-making, natural object/landscape drawing, and printmaking based around…Read More
Artist Sara Trillo led an Easter family workshop making clay models inspired by characters from fairy tales. She mesmerised the group with the story of the Oare Fox and the Gunpowder Queen, and encouraged participants…Read More