Outdoor Studios Kent and the South East - Workshops


Outdoor Studios offer Half Day and Full Day Art workshops to schools, youth, corporate and community groups on location, for all ages and abilities.  The creative art sessions can be adapted to any environment including school grounds, woods, beaches and urban settings.  Outdoor Studios work in partnership with the forestry commission in King’s Wood in Challock, near Ashford offering a range of sessions in this beautiful forest setting.

“Thank-you for an amazing all round experience. Martin was fantastic with the children, his knowledge and expertise was so interesting to listen to. The children were engaged and interested and actively involved during the whole experience and it was a pleasure to watch them immerse themselves in the activities and opportunities the project offered.” Greenfields Community Primary School


Outdoor Studios on Location

Outdoor Studios works with groups on location by finding and making connections with place. Groups are encouraged to explore ways to engage with their local setting including coasts, meadows, woodlands, town parks, or urban landscapes through questioning and research. Outdoor Studios workshops can be adapted and developed with teachers to support the delivery of the school curriculum.

Outdoor Studios in King’s Wood

Outdoor Studios offer half-day guided walks and full-day workshops in King’s Wood, Challock.  Deep in the forest, our Outdoor Studio is the base for day-visits and activities. King’s Wood is in the North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is the site for commissioned works by Stour Valley Arts (1994 – 2014), many of which can still be seen in the forest. Forest Visit information, a template risk assessment and media consent form can be downloaded here.

Outdoor Studios Art Workshops Themes

Outdoor Studios artists have delivered a wide range of arts workshops in Kent, including

How much do Outdoor Studios Arts workshops cost?

Outdoor Studios workshop rates start at £300 for a half day and £450 for a full day, for Kent and Sussex schools, working with one artist. There is an attendant cost if an additional artist is required due to group size or use of specialist tools. Planning time, materials, the nature of the activity, and distance will also affect costings. Please use our Enquiries Form for a bespoke quote to suit the specifics of your event, and group.

How many people can we have in our group?

To ensure the best creative learning experience, Outdoor Studios arts workshops delivered by a single artist are designed for a maximum of 25 people. Outdoor Studios artists are available to support larger numbers so group sizes can be flexible. Some groups working with specialist tools will need to work in a smaller group member to artist ratio for safety reasons. We are flexible, so get in touch with us to see how we can work with you.

Please see the Curriculum section for further details and suggestions on planning a workshop or creative session.

Bespoke Workshops

Outdoor Studios artists work with schools, youth, corporate and community groups to develop bespoke workshops and longer term projects based on one of our creative themes, either in King’s Wood forest or on location.

Our artists work with groups to support activities across a range of materials, techniques and levels. Outdoor Studios can facilitate cross-curricular projects, CPD for teachers and team building/training days in all sectors.

Outdoor Studios CIC is an accredited Arts Award supporter and our Arts Award advisers are trained to support all levels of Arts Award.


GET IN TOUCH about forest workshops or walks of any kind (bespoke, community, corporate, school), using our Enquiry Form. We’d love to hear from you.