Summer Art Camp 2 | Windermere Jetty
14 - 18 August, 9.45am - 4pm
Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal (plus Windermere Jetty and Blackwell)

Summer Art Camp 2

Back by popular demand, the award-winning Art Camp returns this summer. Children will be inspired by art, museum collections and work with a local illustrator and professional storyteller to unleash their inner artist!

The 2016 Art Camp won the Curious Minds Arts Award: Big Impact Award in April 2017.

The Week's Plan

We start the week at Abbot Hall, Kendal to meet Lady Anne Clifford and David Hockney and make comic-strips of our life stories.

Tuesday we will immerse ourselves in Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazons and work with an illustrator to create drawings that will become part of a museum display.

Mid-week we travel to Blackwell the Arts & Crafts House where a storyteller will take us on an adventure as we experience the real Swallow and Amazon boats from the 2016 award-winning film. We'll then create and illustrate our own summer adventure in stop-motion animation later in the week.

On Thursday children will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the Windermere Jetty Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories site, meet a boatbuilder and be inspired by the lake and architecture of the new museum.

Friday we get arty in the Painting Pop exhibition at Abbot Hall Art Gallery before staging the annual Art Camp Exhibition for friends and family to enjoy from 3pm.


Daily drop-off and pick-up at Abbot Hall; transport to other venues provided by Lakeland Arts. Children will be accompanied by a member of staff at all times.

Art Camp 2 runs from 14-18 August. If you can't make it, Art Camp 1 runs from 24-28 July.

For insurance purposes, children must be 8 years (or older) on the first day of Art Camp.

Tickets for Art Camp are £150. Children who receive Pupil Premium are eligible for a £50 rate. Please email Shannon Quigley at for details.