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.
Andy Evans' environmentally focused Fantastical Plants sand drawing workshop livened up October half term at Victoria Park Ashford, for a group of enthusiastic young artists! Imagine our plant world in the future, adapting to survive…Read More
Gemma Gottelier led a Wild Weaving session with the Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technologies service (KELSI) - a regional service with a range of professionals (including therapy assistant practitioners and teachers) providing specialist…Read More
As part of Leeds Castle's Design month, Hope Fitzgerald led a relaxed and informative adult workshop inspired by the celebrated interior of the Castle’s Yellow Silk Drawing Room. Participants learnt the most basic skills used…Read More