Baby class, toddler class and messy play in North Tyneside!

Looking for a baby class, toddler class or messy play in North Tyneside?

Look no further! I’m Jolie and I’m a local mum and business owner. I own ARTventurers North Tyneside. We offer colourful, arty and often messy classes to babies and toddlers!

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Baby art classes in North Tyneside

For the past 5 years I’ve been working as a Teaching Assistant in a local school, and I have a degree in Fine Art! I love to get arty and creative.

I am so proud to be running award winning ARTventurers art classes for babies, toddlers and children in the North Tyneside area. We also do creative birthday parties and events too! At ARTventurers we’re all about learning and development through art and creative play – lots of opportunities to create, explore, paint, sing and dance…and make messy memories together!

So if you are looking for a creative class for your baby and toddler then pop over to to my booking page to check out my classes and to find out where my classes run in North Tyneside!

A new, sparkly Royal Baby!

Baby Archie – what a gorgeous little boy he is! May babies are definitely some of the best (I’m very biased – my little man was born in May, and he’s just turned 1!) and I know a lot of cool little dudes called Archie, so our new Royal baby already has a lot going for him.

I loved the way Harry and Meghan introduced him to the world, with him cradled in his Daddy’s arms. Harry’s smile lit up the room; he was beaming from ear to ear. Then there’s Meghan; what an incredible lady. A couple of days after giving birth and she’s wearing a stunning dress that makes her new mumbod look beautiful. High heels as well! I can’t wear high heels on a night out, let alone after giving birth! She was glowing and looked so happy and healthy. What a gorgeous family.

When two become three!

Becoming a unit of three when you’ve been a couple can be strange to get used to, but it all snaps into place eventually. As a new family there will inevitable challenges like:

  • sleepless nights.
  • sleepless days AND nights.
  • korma explosions in nappies and sometimes completely out of nappies and right up their backs.
  • worrying about when the umbilical stump is going to drop off when it’s been hanging on by a thread for a week.
  • trying to wind your newborn for a good half an hour, being unsuccessful and then three hours later they suddenly burp.
  • making a 4oz bottle for your baby to only take half an ounce.
  • trying to remember when you last changed their nappy and if they’ve pooed today, and usually having a discussion about the consistency of said poo.
  • crying that’s as loud and as constant as a car alarm

But that said, there are so many things to look forward to:

  • watching their face change everyday. Somedays they look just like mama, other days more like dada.
  • hearing them coo for the first time.
  • seeing that first gummy smile.
  • watching them explore the world around them, looking inquisitive and amazed.
  • when they snuggle into your chest like a little hedgehog.
  • when they roll from back to front and then front to back and you clap and cheer like crazy but they have no idea what they’ve done to deserve your praise.

Then there’s the fun of getting out there with your new bundle of joy and taking part in super fun baby classes to help their social and emotional development. Taking Jenson to baby classes was the highlight of my week and it’s such a wonderful thing to do, not just for baby but for yourself too. To see other mums and natter about things that worry you and things you’re proud of. Our classes are a perfect environment for you to have fun, natter and watch your baby explore and their imagination ignite.

By Royal appointment!!

We’re so proud to offer award winning and exceptional classes that are fully accredited by the Children’s Activities Association. What’s even better is that our colourful, creative and messy classes have been nationally recommended by OK! Magazine as one of the best baby classes for Meghan to take baby Archie to. Listed as the TOP brand of art and creative messy play classes, we are alongside the industry’s biggest names! How incredible is that?!

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Me and my little man reading the ARTventurers feature in OK! Magazine

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We’re super excited ARTventurers has been recommended to the new Royal parents!

Here’s a photo of the editorial that features our fabulous art classes:

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So if you are looking for a superfun baby class to take your amazing little person to, check out all the classes I have available at the moment in North Tyneside here. I LOVE seeing new faces join my amazing gang of ARTventurers, and we offer so many fun and varied activities for a range of different ages. We have a BRAND NEW summer term available for you to book. Go to https://www.artventurers.co.uk/northtyneside/book-a-class/ to see what classes are available throughout May, June and July.

So these next few months for Harry, Meghan and Baby Archie are going to be a rollercoaster of emotions. Ultimately it will be an incredible time. A special time. A time to be truly cherished. And they are most welcome to our ARTventurers classes, wherever they may be in the country.

Taking a chance…

So this week I’ve been incredibly busy doing my first ever events as ARTventurers North Tyneside!
I’ve been taking part in Little Movers Easter Eggstravaganza at The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth and Marden Bridge Sports Centre in Whitley Bay. I’ve absolutely adored showcasing how colourful, creative and arty the children can get as part of an ARTventurers session. It was brilliant to do taster sessions with so many babies and toddlers. I loved seeing them get really creative and stuck in with making art.

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Whilst I was doing the Easter events, I had a massive smile on my face. I loved every single second of it. It made me want to share exactly why I decided to become part of ARTventurers, and why I love art so much.

So quick bit about my background; I studied Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. During my time there I dressed up as a bird and sang for worms, and sat in a hairdressers’ window with a Marie Antionette wig on, eating cake (fun times!). I’ve worked at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gateshead as a Gallery Assistant. Also, I’ve run arts and crafts after school clubs in schools.

Why I love ART

Art has always been a big part of my life. When I was little, I was continuously drawing pictures. Pictures of me in the garden, pictures of me teaching bird puppets to speak French (like you do!)… I just used to want to create art or draw all the time. As I got older, I used art as a form of self-expression, and then as a way of escapism. Whenever I felt things getting too much, I’d immerse myself in something arty and creative, whether that be collaging or making textile art, or simply just getting a colouring book and colouring for an hour.

Art really helped me after my little boy was born. I had a rough pregnancy and an extremely traumatic birth. It took me a long time to even begin to feel normal again, but to help calm my mind down I’d often sit for half an hour, just quietly colouring in and escaping from everything that made me feel scared about being a new mum.

Taking a chance

But that aside, having Jenson made me feel passionate about art again. It made me re-evaluate exactly what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted something that would allow me to be flexible, that would let me be the type of mum I wanted to be to Jenson. I wanted something that meant I could work with children, but do something that I’m really passionate about. When the opportunity to buy the North Tyneside ARTventurers franchise came up, I was so unsure. I’d never owned a business before. I didn’t think I could do it. But I thought, why not take a risk? I’d always dreamt of running an art business, and suddenly this opportunity appeared. So, I did it. And it’s hands down the best decision I ever made.

Why I LOVE ARTventurers

ARTventurers is not only an amazing provider of baby classes and toddler classes, it’s an incredibly supportive network of fabulous people. Yes, we are all self-employed, but we are all there for each other. All sharing fantastic art ideas for the classes we provide to you, and all willing to work together to make sure we deliver the best classes we can.

So going back to why I love art, it’s such a fantastic way to escape. In our classes, you can let your little ones imagination run wild, and let them escape amongst our art activities for an hour. It’s great for stimulation, self-expression, confidence and communication. Most of all, it’s so much fun, and a great excuse for them to get messy (without you having to clean up afterwards!). We do so many different activities. From free painting to crafty things. From colourful process art to sensory, messy play. We have art activities that are suitable for a range of different ages.

If you’d like to book a class, or see what’s on offer, click HERE. Or if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a message at jolie@artventurers.co.uk

I’d absolutely love to see you in class soon.

Love Jolie & ARTy Bear x x