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.” Parent, Explore & Draw, Oare Gunpowder Works
“We had a great time.. it was a beautiful day by the lake. Laura was very patient with my clients and gave them all a lot of time individually. The clients were initially hesitant but once they understood what they were doing they became very creative!” Facilitator, Headway East charity – Ashford
“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.
Inspired by bees, the plants they pollinate and sustainability; a group of young people explored bees, beeswax and the plants growing in Victoria Park and their vulnerability to climate change. Participants hand-rolled & decorated natural…Read More
Led by craftsperson Gemma Gottelier, families celebrated life giving plants & created multi-sensory Christmas garland to decorate their homes during the festive season. Participants explored plants in the park & their vulnerability to climate change,…Read More
Artist Martin Brockman led a group of volunteers from Faversham Recreation Ground in some early festive creativity on November 25th. The group learnt how to make a deer sculpture from coppiced willow, hazel and hornbeam.…Read More