Autumn Woodland Inks Workshop & Seasonal Lunch

Join us in the woods for a creative collaboration with Surrey Art School.

October 21, 2022

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The Woods

The Salt Box

Red Oak Barn

Priory Farm Estate

South Nutfield

Surrey RH1 4EJ

What's Included

Freshly brewed Surrey Hills Coffee / Cupsmith Tea
Sweet Treat on arrival
Natural Art Workshop with Surrey Art School
2-Course Seasonal Lunch

Our food and art collaborations guarantee a warm welcome, a gentle dose of mindful creativity and a two-course meal, wildly and seasonally inspired.

This Autumn, we welcome Surrey Art School founder Ellie Green back to the woods for a Woodland Inks Workshop with a seasonal twist.

At this tipping point of the year, when the trees finally lose their leaves and let go, it may appear as though there is little on the branch or forest floor to inspire us creatively. And yet, as the trees revert to a skeletal state – we find stunning fractal patterns in their bare branches, beautiful textures on bark and magic in the moody misty mornings.

Join Ellie for an Oak Gall Ink making demonstration, before settling down to use the fruits of the trees to capture the bare branches and stunning textures of the late Autumn season using a brush and some home-made ink.

We’ll spend the morning creating dreamy winter studies of the woodland – playing with washes and working with a range of different brushes and brush strokes to capture our surroundings.

Following the creative workshop, we’ll sit down at our shared dining table beneath the trees for a 2-course lunch, cooked in our open-fire kitchen.

About Surrey Art School

Ellie is the founder of Surrey Art School – a school of creativity for wellbeing, inspired by nature and the seasons and rooted in mindfulness, nestled on a working farm just outside of Dorking. You can catch Ellie teaching her special blend of mindful creativity online as well as in person in selected venues across Surrey. 


You can find out more about Surrey Art School here.

Dietary Requirements

Our menus are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters with a strong focus on seasonally and locally inspired ingredients, including wild and foraged foods sourced from nature’s larder.


At our Art Collaborations, alongside our main menu we can cater for Vegetarians and Gluten Free guests.


Due to the nature of our events and in order to uphold high-quality standards we are only able to accommodate limited dietary requests at our dining events and cookery courses. Our dining events are intimate affairs with small groups, centred around a set menu lovingly prepared in our remote woodland kitchen by our small kitchen team, therefore preparing a separate menu to cater for dietary needs is not always possible.

Please Note

Our Woodland Glen is a 5 minute walk from our car-park, with an uphill section.

Book Your Seat

Please note our Cancellation Policy is 30 days, find out more in our Terms and Conditions.

About Us

Sustainably minded cooks dedicated to curating unique Feasts Over Fire and Cookery Workshops

The Salt Box is a celebration of seasonal food and open-fire cookery through the coming together of people beneath the trees, creating delicious food from nature’s humble ingredients. We celebrate locally sourced and wild ingredients through our wide range of courses and dining events, in the great outdoors surrounded by crackling fires.