Summer’s Almost Over!

How have the summer holidays nearly finished already?! I’m pretty sure we’ve been conned out of at least a week somewhere as it feels just like yesterday term was ending and the summer was beginning.

It does mean that the end of our introductory sessions is upon us. The first two have been great fun! First we visited the seaside with Anna at Caterpillar Music

and then we hunted through the jungle (and had plenty of fun along the way) in Retford.

Our final summer session is again joint with Anna at Caterpillar Music (which is fabulous fun by the way – try it if you haven’t already) and we are again taking a trip through the jungle, wading through swamp water, swinging on tangly jungle vines, creating fearsome lion masks, decorating gingerbread biscuits to create our own jungle characters and finally creating some footprint zebra keepsakes. Phew! Plenty to keep everyone entertained we hope. And if that isn’t enough, Anna will have you all singing and dancing with puppets and musical instruments to finish the session off. Great fun!

Look forward to seeing you there…and don’t forget to book your space for our term time classes too, spaces are filling up fast already!

Introductory Summer Sessions about to begin!

With only a few days left to go until we visit the seaside in our first Introductory Summer Session it’s fair to say I’m pretty nervous. The session is SOLD OUT which is amazing and I’m sure everyone will have loads of fun, it’s just such a change for me from being in a classroom with teenagers!

For those of you that don’t know, this summer marks a huge career change for me from being a secondary English Teacher to an ARTventurers class leader and although I’m super excited, I’m also really anxious about doing the best for you all and showing you what ARTventurers is all about so you can love it as much as I do. Creativity runs through my veins with my mum being a very talented watercolour artist and singer in a choir, my dad being a bass guitar player in a band back in the day, my sister playing multiple musical instruments and then me, who sings and writes songs, plays a few instruments, (mainly piano), is currently writing several children’s stories and has started a novel, attempts varying types of birthday cakes for my children each year (with varying levels of success it must be said) and loves drawing, painting and creating wonderfully unique things with my children!

(Picture is of the hilarious cake I baked for one of my Year 8 classes a few years ago – they never let me live the ‘Megan Fox’ cake down! At least it tasted good…)

Megan Fox cake

Discover Whisby

On Friday 11 August 10am to 4.30pm NK Outreach are holding a Discovery Day at Whisby Nature Park and guess who’ll be there to offer some ARTy activities throughout the day?! That’s right…ARTy Bear and I will be running a colouring competition to win a term’s worth of free classes at either Ruston Sports and Social Club or Witham St Hughs Village Hall, as well as some nature related craft activities. Pop along to see us to get a flavour of what we do and learn more about the fun to be had at ARTventurers.

The event will be held at Natural World Centre & Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW. If you have any questions about this or our regular sessions, please get in touch at jo@artventurers.co.uk or send me a message on our Facebook page. Thanks, Jo. x