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Nature and Art: Arts Award Discover for ages 5-14

Wednesday July 7th 9.30-3.30

Nature and Art: Arts Award Discover for ages 5-14

Join us for a day exploring how nature can inspire art and create your own piece of art to take home with you.

We are an Arts Award Centre and this day will give your child the opportunity to achieve the entry level qualification of Arts Award ‘Discover’ using the ‘Discover in a Day’ framework. Arts Award is a nationally recognised award programme aimed at encouraging young people to grow as artists and participate in the wider arts world. Each participant will receive an Arts Award log book to record their activities in, which they will take home with them at the end of the day.

We will start the day by discovering art in our beautiful grounds followed by a series of activities exploring colour, pattern, line and form in nature. We will find out about the work of artists who have found inspiration in the natural world themselves before working with an art facilitator to create a piece of nature inspired artwork of our own.

At the end of the day we will share what we have created and you can take your artwork home to share with families and friends.

For more information about Arts Award, please click here:

We will be outside for some parts of the day so please come dressed appropriately for the weather. Sturdy shoes, trainers or wellies are essential – please choose as appropriate for the weather on the day. Please ensure your child wears old clothes as some of the art activities are messy. Please bring a packed lunch and drinks and snacks for the day. The day will run in compliance with the Covid guidelines at the time- more information about this will be sent in due course.


£10 per child (15 places)

Adults free of charge – a maximum of one accompanying adult per child.

    Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre

    Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre is the Education Department of Gilbert White’s House and The Oates Collection. Our mission is to inspire journeys of discovery in the natural world for all ages and abilities and throughout the seasons.

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