Flexible & Mobile
The Whale of a Time Workshop is flexible, mobile, easily adaptable and can be hired as an attraction for your families and kids area at your events, indoors and outdoors. You can choose between half day and full day workshops. There is a special discount for workshops lasting more than one day. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
Anna Godsiff, Streatham and Stockwell Festival Manager said, "Whale of a Time
is number one on my list for children activities."
Small & Large Groups
At shows, exhibitions and festivals we usually cover large groups - up to 500 visitors per day. Maximum number of participants at any one time is 60.
During the workshop people get the opportunity to wander in and have a go at making their favourite animal or plant species in clay.
We also cover small groups – up to 30 people. The programme can be adapted according to your needs.
Please contact us to discuss your group requirements.
Ian Rowlands, Co-Founder Planet Whale, WhaleFest commented, "A big
part of what's made this event so cool is having Whale of a Time here.
The kids have loved it. It's been a huge buzz all around the stand all day.
The best thing we ever did was have these guys come here."
Learning creatively through exploration!
The Whale of a Time Workshop can be described as a sculpting, model making or pottery workshop. Its methods are based on modeling techniques, where you can learn how to use sculpting tools, express your creativity and explore the natural world. We work from wildlife photographs and you can create your unique art pieces whilst learning about endangered species around the planet.
Our creative eco-message focuses on the beauty of life, the role of biodiversity for a healthy ecosystem, which is intrinsically interlinked with human welfare. We believe that only if we understand the true beauty we can appreciate what we have and have the will and passion to save it.
Clay-sculpting of endangered species turned out to be of great benefit to the community and our planet as it is a wonderful and unique way of conveying the message and its urgency for change in a fun and active manner.
Mark Brownlow, BBC Producer of Ocean Giants commented, "Watching people
of all ages enjoying making their favourite whale species.. It's things like this,
which will really inspire people to get aware of the plight of whales and
dolphins and do something about it so it's a fun way of engaging people and I
think I'll have a go at it myself."
Clay-sculpting is therapeutic!
Clay-sculpting is therapeutic and helps to release stress and tension while connecting with nature. Clay is rich in minerals and used for skin care, our glazing paints are non-toxic. Clay is a product of the Earth and therefore the clay-sculpting workshop resonates with grounding energy, helping us to connect with our roots and with nature. The Whale of a Time Workshop supports this journey of transformation and brings healing and wellbeing to both the participants and the planet.
Participants often have not done any clay sculpting and the Whale of a Time Workshop provides a wonderful opportunity for people to realise their creative potential and express themselves in a medium that is therapeutic, creative and relaxing.
The artistic process is supported by creative workshop leaders who have been trained in working with children and adults of all age groups.
Workshop leaders hold a CRB.
Andy said, "This experience was really great! I loved it! It was the best event of
the whole festival!"
Nathalie (mother) and Isabelle (daughter) said, “Had a lovely, fun time
making animals with clay with friendly, helpful staff.”
Contributing to commuity wellbeing!
The Whale of a Time Workshop contributes to the mental wellbeing of the community by promoting a positive attitude, facilitating active participation and making young and old more aware. This encourages participants to use their inspirations for pro-active projects, which benefit the individual and also the whole of the community.
NHS Lambeth commissioned us to do action research on the health benefit of our workshop. Read NHS Press Release.
Lucy Smith, Public Health Manager at NHS Lambeth, said: “As part of the Lambeth mental wellbeing programme and work to improve access to psychological therapies, we have funded these workshops with the aim of increasing awareness of ways in which people can actively improve their wellbeing."
During the Whale of a Time Workshop participants can get involved in a good cause, people are encouraged to pledge to do something for community and their environment and become ambassadors of the project and by joining the Whale of a Time Community.
Tim said, "I think it is a great idea to make children aware how important it is to look after our planet including these beautiful creatures that are on their way to be extinct. Brilliant workshop."
Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”
We live to be the change we want to see, and we’re happy to encourage others on the way.