Kind to the Mind - Landscapes and Habitats

Bilingual workshops for kids 8 - 12 years

What's On | 22 October 2022 - 19 November 2022

1.30 - 3.30

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These mindful, supportive and exciting workshops are returning with sessions exploring the wonders of the landscapes and habitats of Mid Wales.

Connecting to our Welsh speaking communities, as well as the landscape, workshops are delivered bilingually.

Kind to the Mind provides children with time to get to know each other and to work with artists, exploring creativity through mindful activities. We recommend booking all five workshops. Please book in advance as places are limited.


Welsh habitats

To start our series of session based on the theme ‘Landscapes and Habitats’, we will be looking at different habitats in Wales, coastal, farmland, freshwater, grassland, swamps, and will create our own natural dyes to draw them. With artist Elin Crowley. Bilingual workshop.


Creative Mapping

We will map the world around us using what we can see, hear, smell, taste and touch. We will make a collaborative map using a range of materials, plus our own personal maps to take home. With artist Nicky Arscott.


Textures in Nature

In this workshop we will continue to explore the theme of ‘Landscapes and Habitats’ by exploring textures found in our natural surroundings. Our aim is to capture and recreate these varied and interesting textures through processes such as printing, stamping, painting, tearing, layering, dyeing, and stitching. With these textural layers we can create our own landscapes following an organic and experimental process to produce unique outcomes. With artist Elinor Wigley. Bilingual workshop.


With Nicky Arscott. Details tbc


Shoebox habitats

In this session we will draw various animals and creatures that are found locally, or create new ones if you wish, and make them the perfect 3D home using boxes and various materials. With Elin Crowley. Bilingual workshop.

Oriel Davies and arts organisation Ennyn have teamed up to create a series of workshops to spark the imagination, encouraging children to play and explore. They'll take place in the relaxed and welcoming environment of the gallery and outdoors in the beautiful parkland. In the workshops children can experiment with print, collage, painting, model making and clay.

Ennyn was founded by Mid Wales based artists Nicky Arscott and Elin Crowley. Between them, they have 20 years experience in devising and delivering workshops for children and adults in school settings and on community projects. For these workshops Nicky and Elin are joined by artist and teacher Elinor Wigley.


Oriel Davies and Ennyn are committed to supporting the access needs of all our participants and visitors. Please contact us at desk@orieldavies.org to discuss with staff how best we can support your experience.

The workshops are funded through Powys County Council and Arts Council of Wales

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The gallery is open:

Tuesday - Saturday 10-4

Cafe closes at 3

Except for special events

Closed bank holidays