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Make a Clay Green Man or Lady of the Woods – Family Art Workshop 

Course Description

Looking for something different to do during the summer holiday? Why not bring your parent, guardian, grandparent, older sibling or favourite adult to the Weald and Downland Living Museum for a fun creative workshop inspired by nature.

The workshop will begin with a short walk in the woods where you will have a chance to get up close to nature and find out about the ancient origins of the Green Man of the Woods. Then it’s back to classroom to learn how to bring clay to life by sculpting a face and making beautiful leaves by impressing foliage into the clay.

By the end of the Course you will have made a unique Green Man or Lady. You may either take your piece home with you to air dry or the tutor will take your piece away to kiln fire it. Your fired piece will then be available for collection from the Weald and Downland Museum a few weeks later. This option will incur an additional cost of £10 for both pieces. This is payable when booking the course, £65 instead of £55.

Your fired piece will be available for collection from Weald and Downland Living Museum a few weeks later.

The Tutor – Gill Nudds

Gill Hunter Nudds is a professional artist with over 20 years’ experience of working with clay and has been facilitating workshops for adults and children since 2010. Gill opens her own studio for the Chichester Opens Studio’s and runs workshops from there. She has been a guest artist at the Brighton Open Houses for 19 years and is a member of the Southern Ceramics group. She also has work for sale at the Oxmarket Contemporary gallery in Chichester.

Participant Information

Tuition, tools and all materials will be provided by the Tutor.

Participants must be aged 6 years and over.

Please wear suitable shoes for the walk and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty as clay can be messy.

Fee & Refreshments

£65 (including kiln firing, or £55 not including kiln firing) per pair/adult and child combination to include tuition, tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. Fee includes entry to the Museum for those who want to stay and explore further after the workshop.

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Fri 4 August 2023






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