Event Information

Come and join us for a 2-day course making art 'en plein air'. Get out and about and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (hopefully!) as we draw and paint our way around the bright flowers and dappled shade of Cannon Hill Park.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for children aged 6 to 11 years. It is open to all ability levels and children don’t need previous experience. Parents are not expected to accompany children on these courses. All our staff are DBS checked.

The course is accessible for children of all abilities who can participate in practical art and craft activities. We can provide a learning support worker and a parent or carer may assist their child if required. The room is wheelchair accessible. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support.

Age ranges are set carefully to take into account key age developments, materials being used and course stimulus. It is very important that age ranges are not too large or across key stages and therefore need to be adhered to. 

What will you learn on this course?

This is a fun two-day workshop designed for children to explore the flowers, plants and nature of Canon Hill Park through art. During this course, children can enjoy the fresh air whilst learning and improving their creative skills in a fun and friendly environment. The children can take home any drawings or paintings they have made during the day.


MAC CREATIVE CAMPS take place during school holidays, the camps run from between 2-5 days and offer intensive learning experiences across a variety of art forms. The last day of the camp may include a sharing event or performance for parents. 

Our camps run from 10am to 3pm each day, with a 1-hour lunch break and children are fully supervised at all times by experienced DBS-checked staff.  

Optional Childcare Add-Ons 

However, we know families have differing needs so we’ve structured optional add-on elements to help busy parents. 

Extra Hours 

  • 4 additional hours of supervised childcare which fit around the course or camp, so that your child’s day runs from 8.30am – 5.30pm (flexible drop-off and collection times within these hours).  
  • During these hours we offer further fun activities and entertainment for your child including film-screenings and games, allowing them extra time with their friends. 
  • Please note that Extra Hours does not include any food. 

Food Package 

  • Breakfast 
  • Lunch from our Café menu 
  • Afternoon snack 

We provide vegan and vegetarian options and can cater for allergies and intolerances with notice. As an alternative you are welcome to provide a packed lunch, or if you would prefer to send your child with money to select from the café themselves, we will ensure they are accompanied by suitable trained staff. 

Do I need to bring anything?

Participants should bring bottled water or a water based drink and their own lunch to eat on a supervised one-hour break if you are not opting to purchase the optional Childcare Add-ons with or without food.

All course materials and equipment are provided.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Ben Semp

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