Wild Art

Date:

Thursday 30th May

10am - 3pm

Location:

Seeley Copse, Goodwood Estate, Chichester, West Sussex, P018

Age range:

A drop of session for children aged 5 to 12 years

The fun to be had....?

The perfect day for children who love art, crafts, creating and enjoying spending time outdoors.

You will spend the day creating sketchbooks full of ideas and making art and crafts to take home. Learn to use the natural resources found in the woods to make own creations. Make ink and charcoal over the fire, learn some hapa zome techniques (printing naturally with leaves) and make a nature kaleidoscope. Spend some time jotting down your inspirations, artworks and designs into your sketchbooks and by the end of the day it will be a reflection of your personality and creativity, full of lots of new ideas and ways of working, becoming something that you can continue using and adding to when you get home.

With some forest school activities included in the day, you will learn some fire lighting techniques, whittling sticks for charcoal making and using the campfire to create the ink we will be using. We will also be toasting marshmallows to enjoy around the campfire too.

Please contact us with any questions about the morning at woodlandwondersforestschool@gmail.com

What to bring and wear?

Please bring packed lunch and drink.

Please wear appropriate outdoor clothes for the time of year, waterproofs and sturdy outdoor footwear if necessary, please wear long trousers too. We do provide a snacks and a drink, but please don't forget to bring a packed lunch and drink with you.

Price:

£25.00 for the session, includes sketchbook and all the materials needed for the crafts, artworks and techniques, plus snack and drinks.

FAQ's

What to wear and bring?

All participants are advised to wear appropriate outdoor clothes and outdoor footwear for woodland terrains, warm clothes and wet weather clothes if necessary. We provide a drink for the children, but please feel free to send a spare and a snack if required.

What happens if the weather is bad?

We will continue the session in most weathers and will put up tarps for shelter if there is risk of rain.

Who are running the sessions and what are your ratio's?

We run our sessions to a high adult to child ratio aiming for a 1:5 ratio. Your session will be run by a forest school level 3 trained leader who is outdoor first aid certified, plus our regular volunteers, ensuring your child has enough time to learn how the skills needed for each activity available and at a pace that is suited to their individual needs. All our volunteers and forest school leaders hold current and relevant DBS certificates. These can be produced on request.

Where is Seeley Copse?

Seeley Copse is a private copse owned by Goodwood Estates, designed for educational use and forest school experiences.

What are the facilities?

We have use of basic compost toilets, running water and hand washing facilities. There is also a large free car park for numerous vehicles.

My child has food allergies

If your child has food allergies, please let us know in advance so we can discuss your child's individual needs and that we can cater for them on the day.

Your information and how we use it

At time of booking we require some information about you and your child, for example allergies, alternative needs or special requirements, first aid, email and emergency contact phone number. This information is only kept for the duration of the course or event and your contact number will only be used by us in the event of an emergency arising with your child or if we need to contact attendees prior to the event to give extra information. If you consent for us to use your email to contact about future events, this will only be used by Woodland Wonders (we do not pass these details onto any other 3rd party) and will be used only to send details of other events run by Woodland Wonders that we think you may be interested in. If you consent for photos to be used, these will only be used for our facebook page, website and promotional purposes only and are not passed onto anyone else. If you no longer want us to contact you this way, please email us and we will remove you from our emailing list.woodlandwondersforestschool@gmail.com

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