Art workshop finds inspiration in the outdoors

Children will create art in natural environments at Baan Rim Naam. (Photo courtesy of paron school of art)

Paron School of Art is holding "Makers Workshop", a five-day art camp to inspire creative children to achieve new artistic heights while also enjoying the outdoors and natural environment in a space that is completely secure and safe.

Baan Rim Naam, a 200-year-old historical warehouse located in the Chinese community of Talat Noi, is the venue for the programme which is available for children in two age groups -- eight-12 and 13-18 -- and runs across multiple weeks until August, during the international school break.

The workshop has an emphasis on sculpture and craft. Students will learn the basics of woodwork, card construction, clay and cement moulding, candle making, tie-dye, working with natural materials and weaving from subject specialists -- all delivered in a way that is safe for young hands -- resulting in a beautiful collection of artworks, homeware and creative gifts to take home on the final day.

The class will maintain a 1:5 teacher-student ratio to ensure that the students are not only safe but also creatively cared for at every stage of their art journey. Along with the art activities, students will play games, be led through light exercises, enjoy the on-site garden and be guided on short art walks of the Talat Noi neighbourhood. Through a better understanding of street art, the local culture and the river landscape, the students will respond through a guided community art project.

The eight-12-year-old camp runs between 10am and 3pm and the 13-18 year-old camp between 10.15am and 3.15pm, daily. The next available camp will run from July 19-23. The fee is 10,500 baht per child including daily lunches and snacks.

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