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!!

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!


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

Class of 2019!

Class of 2019!

I am sitting planning our Autum Term here at ARTventurers South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn and I have naturally started to reflect on the incredible things we have achieved so far this year.

Lots of you graduated from class this year, all with First Degree Honours, of course! We have covered so many themes and I have seen so many fantastic creations and mini masterpieces. We have been to Wimbledon, laughed with Mr Tickle and eaten with Mr Greedy. We have thanked our parents and carers with our Mothers and Fathers Day gifts and so, so much more. We introduced the concept of process art into our classes which has been a roaring success. So many of you have used your little imaginations to create something unique and completely wonderful.

Not to mention some of the parties I have been privileged to be part of and holiday classes we have had too. I must admit, our Moana inspired holiday class was my personal favourite.

On a personal note, I have enjoyed getting to know so many lovely little ARTventurers and their grown ups. I am blown away by your continued support and enthusiasm week on week- THANK YOU!!

I cannot wait to see everyone again for our sparkly new Autumn Term and to meet some new faces too!


Jen & ARTy x