O N C A Kids Summer Workshops

Activities for Young People & Families

At ONCA we deliver and support environmental and creative learning activities for children, young people & families.

Every week  this August, we are teaming up with a different local artist to deliver creative workshops at the ONCA Barge!

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14 August | Family Printmaking with Lisboa Social Press

Lisboa Social Press will be making a splash on the ONCA Barge, hosting a hands on printmaking afternoon. Their relaxed workshop starts off with a few fun drawing games, before guiding the group through collagraph and mono-printing techniques with two hours of curated exercises.

1:30-3:30pm | 8yrs+ Family Workshop, £8

22 August | Laser Cut Jewellery with Rebecca Tucknott

Kids have the opportunity to choose from a variety of designs to make one (or more if there’s time) piece of jewellery and learn about laser cutting from experienced 3D design and craft facilitator Rebecca Tucknott. Participants will leave the workshop with either a badge or a pendant to take home!

10am-12pm | 6-11yrs, £8

29 August | Book Binding & Cyanotypes with Margot Minnot-Thomas

Coming back to the Barge once more is ONCA favourite Margot Minnot-Thomas. Her last workshop sold out on the Barge so be sure to grab your tickets early. Using an old photographic printing technique, cyanotype, we will create underwater stories inspired by all the wonderful fish, seaweed and birds of Sussex. Kids will make their own storybook, hand-bound and ready to take home.

10am-12pm | 6-11 yrs, £8

29 August | Movement and Mark Making with Tara Rai & Ellie

Movement and Mark Making is a summer workshop for children between 6-11yrs to freely create and express themselves in a safe space. Led by ONCA facilitator Ellie Liddell-Crewe and nomadic artist Tara Rai, this two hour workshop will be a playful, innovative way to make large artwork like never before. With drama activities and messy mark making all encompassed into one 2 hour workshop!

1:30-3:30pm | 6-11 yrs, £8

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The disabled ramp is located next to McDonalds to allow access to the Marina Boardwalk. There is another ramp that leads from Marina walkway down to the dock where the Barge is located. However, at low tide the ramp is steep for a wheelchair. There are two accessible toilets on the main deck.

Sibling Discount

If you are booking for multiple children, please email with your name and the names of the children, and we will send you a discount code.

Discounted Tickets

We have a limited amount of free spaces at each workshop. If you would like your child to attend a workshop but are unable to pay, please email with your name and the names of the children and we will send you a discount code.


Image Credit: Tsaitung Li

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Posted on July 13, 2019
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