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For Children and Young People

Holiday Workshop: Organic shapes and Natural Forms

Tuesday 13 August, 10am-1pm

Nature sits alongside and within the art that populates Kettle’s Yard. Join artist Ian Brownlie and together explore natural objects in the house and how they influence and are influenced by the collection. In the studio we will make our own two dimensional and three dimensional pieces based upon organic shapes and natural forms. This workshop is for 7-11 year olds.

Book Now £15 (£5 for Open House community card holders), booking required

Frequently Asked Questions

Do parents/guardians stay with their child during the workshop?

We don’t suggest that parents should stay for the workshop.

Kettle’s Yard workshops are planned for children to engage with creativity independently. Our artists, staff and volunteers are on hand to provide support throughout the workshop and we foster a warm and welcoming environment.

If your child is anxious and you would like to stay whilst they get settled at the start, that is fine. Please do let us know this beforehand if you are able.

My child is older/younger than the workshop age range – can I still book them on?

Kettle’s Yard Artist Facilitators carefully plan activities to suit certain ages and abilities and we kindly ask for this to be respected.

Our workshops for 7 – 11 years require participants to be able to work independently and be in a group with children of different ages for a period of 3 hours. From our experience, younger children find this very challenging which can impact their, and other children’s, experience. Children over 11 years may find the activities not challenging enough for their abilities.

For the 11 – 16 years workshops, these often reflect some more challenging or complex ideas and content from our exhibitions or collections which may be unsuitable for younger children.

Is there a lunch break? Do you provide lunch?

For workshops happening from 10am – 1pm there is no lunch break. We do have a mid-morning break and provide simple snacks, but participants are welcome to bring their own. We do ask that these do not contain nuts.

For workshops from 10am – 2pm or beyond, there is a planned break for lunch, but lunch is not provided. We ask that participants bring their own packed lunch and we will ensure that is clean space to eat together.

My child has specific access needs or allergies, can they still come?

Please do let us know about any additional needs or allergies when booking to enable us to best support your child during the workshop. If we have any further questions, we will be in touch.

We have booked but are no longer able to attend, can we have a refund?

Unfortunately we are unable to provide refunds for places cancelled by participants. We are happy to exchange places if you know of another child who would like to come in their place. Please do get in touch to let us know.

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