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!!

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!

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 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

Thank You for an Amazing First Term!

Thank You for an Amazing First Term!

Thank you everyone for what has been an exciting, messy, glittery, painty, super fun first term!

I am so lucky to do this, it doesn’t actually feel like work when you love what you do.

I am so proud of all of your crafty creations, mini masterpieces and fun we have had along the way and I am so excited for the Easter holiday classes and the new term ahead!

Some of you have been coming to classes for years and change can be difficult for lots of people. But you have welcomed me with open arms, thank you. For those of you who were new to ARTventurers this term, I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

I would be interested to know how you feel the term has gone and if there is anything you particularly loved or would like to change in the future. Please could you leave me some feedback in a review or a message and I will take all of your comments on board!

We can’t wait to see you next term!

Lots of love,

Jen & ARTy xx

What a week and this is just the start!!

What a week and this is just the start!!

This week was my first week (along with ARTy bear), ARTventuring as owners of ARTventurers South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn. It’s been an incredible week so I thought I would point out my top 10 bits:

1. I have started to get to know so many little ARTventurers and their grown ups

2. Some of your creations were amazing this week- I love the St Patricks theme 🍀

3. My car is more glittery than it’s ever been 😆

4. I have experienced ARTventurers from the “other side” which is completely different to going along with my own children

5. For some of you, this week was your first ARTventurers class so our journeys have started together

6. I have had some fantastic feedback from customers which is what it is all about- happy, smiling (messy!) faces

7. Some of you have me about hosting a birthday party for their little ones, which is so exciting as I love a good party. But I am humbled that you are putting your faith in me to make your little one’s birthday a glittery, sparkly, one to remember 🎉

8. We got to sing happy birthday to a couple of our little ARTventurers and a grown up this week and they all enjoyed their special days!

9. ARTy has been spoilt rotten with hugs and kisses!

10. I can’t wait to do it all again!!!

A New ARTventure for the Elliotts!

So most of you will know by now that I have recently taken over the running of ARTventurers South Shields, Jarrow and Hebburn from the fabulous Susan.  Susan has worked tirelessly over the past three years to make ARTventurers in our area what it is today! Thank you Susan for all of your hard work and dedication.

As an ARTventurers Mammy, I know how important those early years are for learning, developing, socialising and making amazing memories.

In the Elliott household, we LOVE art!! Alice, now Reuben, love to learn through creative play, exploring textures and making mini masterpieces. And I love nothing more than seeing the pride on Alice’s face when she has finished a project! ARTventurers has helped make Alice into a confident, sociable little girl and she is keen to show her baby brother how to follow suit.

ITS THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!

One more week to go until we begin to write the next chapter of our ARTventurers journey when we start our very first class of our very first term!

We are all super excited and raring to go and can’t wait to meet you all in class to make lots of new friends and lots of glittery memories!

Love,

Jen, Miles, Alice, Reuben and ARTy x