Flash Art Workshops

This summer Heron Corn Mill presents six days of themed workshops for children, where there’ll be a different fun-packed activity taking place every day!

Sunday 5th August: Mardi Gras Carnival Dance

Join experienced community dance artist Anna Daly for an energetic and fun Carnival Dance day! Explore the music, colourful style and parade dances of Mardi Gras celebrations around the world, and then create your own colourful creative mill celebration dance!

Monday 6th August: Felting Techniques **FULLY BOOKED**

Learn the wonderful art of wet felting with Kerry Ollerenshaw, as she teaches you how to use merino fibres to create a fantastic piece of picture art in the morning, and a useful 3D object such as a purse, mobile phone holder or a pouch for earphones after lunch!

Tuesday 7th August: Mark-Making with Found Materials

Discover the art of mark-making with Annie Coxey, in this fun and unpredictable workshop as you use a variety of found materials to create your very own brushes which will then be used for an array of experimental mark-making activities using inks and acrylic paint!

Wednesday 8th August: Sculpture & Land Art **FULLY BOOKED**

Join Land Art for Kids for this fun and creative workshop to create a variety of wonderful sculptures using found materials like leaves, pebbles and sticks. Learn how to make spirals, stacks, crowns, leaf kites and more with environmental artists Richard Shilling and Julia Brooklyn.

Thursday 9th August: Mixed Media Drawing & Painting **FULLY BOOKED**

Artist Rosie James leads this fun packed workshop focusing on the theme of the river and its wildlife! You’ll be experimenting with a wide variety of art materials including pen and ink, paint, oil pastel, chalk, charcoal and graphite, so come in old clothes as it could get messy!

Friday 10th August: Pinhole Photography **FULLY BOOKED**

Join photographer Darren Andrews and create your very own working pinhole camera using only a small box! Discover how pinhole cameras can be used to take pictures, trace images onto paper, or safely view a solar eclipse with this fun and creative workshop!

All workshops run from 11am to 3.30pm.

Tickets are priced at £8 per child, per day. You can book by calling us on 01539 564271, emailing us at, or visiting the barn.

No unaccompanied children under 7.

Places for each day are limited so booking early is essential.

Children will require a packed lunch as these are all day sessions.