Edible Paint Ideas

Edible Paint Ideas

Living in lockdown can present some issues when it comes to running low on baby safe painting materials. How will your mini artist continue their work, exploring textures and colours and creating masterpieces to look back on in years to come?

Never fear, ARTventurers are here.

Here are some edible paint ideas you may use to create from items you will find in your kitchen.

Easter Egg Crafts

This is a super simple idea that can be transformed into an Easter card. Simply stick your finished egg onto folded card to give your friends and family something truly unique.

Have fun!

Process Art Ideas for Babies

This is such a lovely activity that babies and young children LOVE. It is a fantastic, low mess activity which is great for your baby’s sensory development.

This activity allows your baby to explore textures, patterns and colour mixing whilst developing their co-ordination and concentration skills. They can explore paint during tummy time or whilst working on their ability to sit upright.

Plus, there’s a unique little masterpiece at the end of it for their grown ups to keep forever. Win-win!!

Warm Up Song!

Here is a special treat for all of our lovely ARTventurers. If, like me, you are missing our classes during this difficult time, here is our warm up song to keep you going. I know how many of you LOVE warm up time and will miss seeing ARTy Bear. Why not use this video to get yourselves going every morning and give yourselves a little ARTy Bear fix?

Skateboard Painting!

We LOVE process art activities here at ARTventurers. This is where we concentrate on the process of actually creating art, rather than the final outcome. Process art is so fun, completely individual and not one masterpiece looks the same.

During our time spent socially distancing, I am going to put myself to good use and show you some process art activities you can do at home.

Activity number 1 is skateboard painting. I have used lining paper but wallpaper or wrapping paper works just as well. A scooter or baby walker could be used if you don’t have a skateboard. Whatever you have to hand, just use your imagination!

A week in the life of an ARTventurer

It has been a crazy old year this year and now that we have just celebrated our first business birthday, I thought it only fitting to share what its actually like to be a glitter girl.

Lots of people have asked me about it. Why do I do it? How do I manage to run a business with two small children? I often hear “it must take you so long to set up” and “does it take you long to get ready for class?” So here you have it, a week into my life and what it really looks like.

Jarrow mum using the power of art to help children develop with new venture

Jarrow mum using the power of art to help children develop with new venture

On 18th February 2020, ARTventurers South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn featured once again within the South Shields Gazette. This time to focus on why we do what we do, where it all started and how art and creative play can aid the development of babies and young children. Click on the link to have a read. You may even see some familiar faces!

https://www.shieldsgazette.com/whats-on/things-to-do/jarrow-mum-using-power-art-help-children-develop-new-venture-1749600

Intergenerational ARTventurers Success!

Intergenerational ARTventurers Success!

In December 2019 we launched some brand new intergenerational ARTventurers sessions in South Tyneside, with the aim of bringing old and young together through art and creative play.
We have taken our award-winning ARTventurers classes into the care home so that the care home residents can join in alongside the under fives and their parents, taking part in the creative activities and joining in with the singing and dancing too.

The intergenerational sessions are so exciting and have so much potential.  There is a lot of research to suggest that intergenerational work helps to support positive mental health for older people who can otherwise feel isolated and lonely. It also helps children’s social, emotional and physical development and wellbeing.

It is so exciting that we have brought these really special classes to the area.  The feedback from residents within the home has been fantastic.  One lady said she was thrilled to see how well the children engaged in the activities on offer to them and how none of them were afraid of getting a little messy.  She was amazed at how capable and talented they are despite their young age.  She told me she had never had children of her own but loves spending time with children as it makes her feel happy and more youthful herself.

This is what it is all about; bringing joy to people of all ages through art and creative play.

Classes are now running fortnightly within the home and spaces can be booked via the book a class section of our website.

If you would like more information or to chat about all of the classes we run at ARTventurers South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn, then drop me a message at jen@artventurers.co.uk or search for us on Facebook and Instagram.

Intergenerational ARTventurers are coming to South Tyneside!

January 2020 will see the launch of intergenerational classes in South Tyneside.

We are collaborating with Hillcare at Willow Dene Care Home in Hebburn and bringing our ARTventurers fun to their residents.

Children and residents will work together and benefit from the advantages that art and creative play brings. There is a lot of research to suggest that intergenerational work helps to support positive mental health for older people who can otherwise feel a little lonely. It also helps children’s social, emotional and physical development and wellbeing.

To launch the classes we are hosting an intergenerational Christmas party on 19th December. Children will take home their little creations and keepsakes and everyone will leave with the beautiful memories the session helps to create.

To book your place click on the book a class section of the website 🙂

Love, Jen and ARTy Bear xx