Family Woodland Inks and Seasonal Lunch

Family Woodland Inks and Seasonal Lunch

in collaboration with Surrey Art School

Thursday 20th February 2020 | 10:30am – 1:30pm

Join us in the woods this half term for an exciting collaboration with Surrey Art School!

We’re combining art and food for a family morning beneath the trees in our woodland glen on the beautiful Priory Farm Estate, followed by a feast cooked over fire inspired by seasonal, local ingredients. 


Wrap up warm and join us for a lovely family friendly workshop suitable for children and adults alike, sat around a crackling fire. 


What better way to connect to and learn from the woodland around us, than by learning to paint using materials grown in the woodland itself. Surrey Art School founder Ellie Green is back in the woods this half term sharing a workshop that is both calming and creative for parents and children alike.


We’ll kick off by learning a simple technique to transform the humble feather into a quill. Once we have our mark-making materials made, we’ll use Oak Gall ink to create painted studies wholly in tune with the woodland itself and paint the simply beautiful forms of the bare winter trees. Ellie will be sharing tips on how to let the brush do the work for you in this fun mindful workshop wholly inspired by nature…


All materials included and suitable for beginners. 


Following the art workshop, we’ll sit down at our shared dining table beneath the trees for a delicious 2-course feast. Before we head home, we’ll learn how to light a fire in the great outdoors using natural methods.


The Woods and The Barn
The Salt Box
Priory Farm Estate, Sandy Lane
South Nutfield
RH1 4EJ, Surrey

What’s Included

90 minute Art Workshop with Ellie Green, founder of Surrey Art School
2-Course seasonal lunch, with non-alcoholic drinks
Firelighting Workshop

Tea and Coffee

We can cater for vegetarian, coeliac and dairy-free diets. Please note we have limited capability to cater for all dietary requirements without advance warning, due to the set menu nature of our events. We cannot always provide alternative options, therefore please let us know about anything relevant prior to booking your tickets, a minimum of 7 days prior to the event. Please refer to our FAQs for further detail.

The menu is subject to change.

Please Note

  • This event is suitable for adults with children over 6+.
  • This event takes place in our woodland glen and in our cosy barn.
  • Full refunds are available up to 14 days prior to the event.
  • Instructions on how to find us and where to park, will be sent to you at least 72 hours prior to the event via email.


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Surrey Art School offer contemporary art classes, courses and events across surrey encouraging wellbeing through creativity.


Founded by Ellie Green, SAS are a highly creative and contemporary community for both Artists and learners of all abilities to connect. They offer a seasonal menu of workshops, classes and pop up events from their Studio in Newdigate and in beautiful locations across Surrey. They strongly believe in creating the right atmosphere for learning, and equipping their students with confidence in the creative process. Their classes are calm and focused, using mindful techniques to ‘switch off’ from the busy digital world, slow down and give full attention to our surroundings.


You can find out more about Surrey Art School here.

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