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For Children and Young People

Plants, Pots and Seeds: Mixed Media Workshop

29 May, 10am–1pm

Join artist Hilary Moreton for a creative session making your own seeds, plants and pots.

This event has passed. £15 (£5 Open House Community Card Holders), booking required

Seeds are designed to travel — they can fly, float on water and stick to our clothing. This session will challenge you to create your own seeds and imagine the wonderful plant it can blossom into from collaged materials.

The Kettle’s Yard collection includes many plants as well as dried grasses and seed pods. What kind of plant comes from what kind of seed? Find out in this fun, creative workshop.

For 7–11 years.


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.


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 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.

What Our Visitors Say

It’s amazing how creative we can be when given the opportunity. Thank you Kettle’s Yard.


Thank you for this event! My family loved it (as with all the family studio events you usually organise).


Our girls had a lovely time and our eldest, who often struggles with unfamiliar environments and tasks, settled right in so much that they didn’t want to leave at the end. The coordinators were great. We’ll be back!


The Clore Learning Studio is fully accessible. It can be reached by stairs or by lift, to the basement -1 floor. There is an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities in the basement beside the Learning Studio. There are more toilets and facilities on the ground and first floors.

Visit our Access page