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June 2013 – ARTventurers York launches!

A huge welcome to Lynn who joins the ARTventurers team as our very first licencee. Lynn will be launching her colourful, creative classes in York this summer – we just know she’s going to be fab! You can find out more about Lynn and her classes over on the ARTventurers York page

16 May 2013 – Project Rag Doll!

We’re really excited to be part of Project Rag Doll this month – an attempt to break a record by building the world’s biggest rag doll! The doll will be over 28ft tall and will be sewn up from squares of fabric decorated by children across the north east! The children at our ARTventurers sessions in w/c 12th May have all had the chance to decorate their very own fabric squares which will form part of this fab project and we’ll then have a chance to go and see it when it’s displayed in the area later this year! If you are part of a nursery, toddler group, school or just have children of your own who would love to take part then get in touch! More details on Project Rag Doll here

echo article

and here we are in the Echo 16.5.13!

1 May 2013 – Baby Class news! and another new class too!

We’re super excited to have finally finished developing our brand new Baby ARTventurers class which will launch in Whitburn at the beginning of June! Full details on the Baby class page – places limited so book quick! We are also pleased to be adding a second Little ARTventurers class at Whitburn starting in June – the 10am class has been full for some time with a waiting list and we hate to disappoint people who are keen to come along and join in our colourful, creative fun! You can book the new baby class and the new 11.20am class NOW so get in touch

28 April 2013 – We’ve been nominated again!!

Really thrilled and more than a little bit giddy to have learned that ARTventurers has been nominated again in the What’s on 4 Little Ones Awards 2013 – and I have been nominated personally too! ARTventurers has been nominated for Best Local Activity for Under 5s (East) and I have been nominated for Most Outstanding Activity Leader for Under 5s (East) – how exciting is that!! You can find out how to vote and also what’s planned for May half term (think pirate hats, tiaras, treasure boxes………) by checking out our newsletter below

Summer term newsletter

7 March 2013 – Easter is a-coming (cheep cheep!)

Easter is early this year and the school holidays in Sunderland and S Tyneside/Durham are all a little bit different! Hopefully there’s something to suit everyone in our Easter holiday session – bag designing, foam clay modelling, Ugly Bugs Ball and lots more creative fun. Can’t wait!

Easter newsletter

3 February 2013 – brand new class news!

We’re thrilled to be launching our first afternoon class by popular demand – on Friday afternoons at Fulwell Methodist Church! You can find all of the details in our latest newsletter PLUS find out if there are any spaces left for our half term sessions (grab ’em quick!) by following the link below

February 2013 newsletter

5 January 2013 – New Year, new term!

Lots of exciting things planned for all of our ARTventurers this term – check out our latest newsletter for class news and more!

January 2013 newsletter

30 November 2012 – Christmas is coming!…..

….and we’ve got a fabulous Christmas party week coming up with lots of sparkly festive fun and treats! Click on the link below to view our newsletter and find out what’s going on and where!

November 2012 newsletter

October 2012 – Super Spooky goings on!

Follow the link to see our latest newsletter and what we’ve got planned for October half term week!

Halloween Newsletter

20 September 2012 – We’ve made the shortlist!

We’re super excited to have made the final 4 in the Inspire Network 2012 awards in the Best Service (B2C) category! The judging is taking place now (eek!) and the winners will be announced at the Inspire Network annual Open Day on the 3rd October! ( We’ll be at the Open Day with some activities to keep little ones entertained – hope to see lots of you there and watch this space!

inspire open day

2 August 2012 – We’re a Netmums Winner!

ARTventurers is thrilled to announce that we were named one of the winners in the Netmums search to find the Best Pre School activities! It’s fantastic news – we are wearing our winners badge with pride and thanks so much to everyone who voted for us!


18 June 2012 – ARTventurers teams up with Mini Mixers!

Exciting news – at ARTventurers HQ we love cakes almost as much as we love art and crafts so we can’t wait to team up with Mini Mixers over the summer holidays to run some fantastic “Crafts and Cupcakes” sessions for children aged 6 plus. In the first week of the summer hols we’ll be running two Circus themed half day sessions where children will be able to participate in super colourful circus themed art and craft activities plus have a cupcake decorating masterclass! Check out our holiday classes page for all the info!

16 June 2012 – More holiday class dates for your diary!


We had such a fab time over the half term holiday week running lots of red, white and blue Jubilee sessions. It was lovely to see so many happy smiley faces both old and new, thanks to everyone who came and created some fab artwork and memories with us! We’re now adding dates of our summer holiday sessions so take a peek at what we’ve got planned on our “Holiday Classes” page, and we hope to see you all there!

5 June 2012 – ARTventurers is nominated for another award!

We’ve not yet reached our first birthday so we’re really chuffed to bits to have been nominated for another award! We’ve been nominated for “Best Pre School Activity Class” in the Netmums Awards 2012. It’s amazing to be nominated – we don’t expect to win as we’re up against much bigger and long established classes and franchises, but thanks so much to everyone who nominated us! And if you are a netmums member please pop onto the site and vote for us 🙂

2 May 2012 – Make a hand (or foot!) print mug for Fathers Day!


Last year we had the pleasure of working with a large number of babies/toddlers/children to create handprint and footprint mugs as cute Fathers Day gifts for Daddy/Grandad etc. This year we’re ready to do it all over again – either at our weekly classes or at an open session on Thursday 24th May. Check out the “Events” page for more info!

1 May 2012 – Jubilee sessions finalised!

Unbelievable to think that it’s May already and next month is Jubilee month!! With the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics during the summer it’s a really exciting time and we want to make sure it’s super memorable for all the little ones. We’ve got some fab Jubilee sessions planned, suitable for all ages – check out the “Holiday Sessions” page for all the details!

22nd April 2012 – Guest Blog on the Tate Gallery website!

We’re thrilled to have been asked to write a guest blog for the Tate Kids website – the Tate Gallery’s website for children! Take a look at our Hirst-inspired salad spinner painting art activity for little ones – we did this activity at Little ARTventurers last term and it was so much fun!

spin painting

12th April 2012 – ARTventurers in the press again!

We’ve been in the Sunderland Echo tonight – did you spot our photo featuring Little ARTventurers Florence and Oliver?! Great article about our award nomination – you can find out more here…..

30th March 2012 – ARTventurers nominated for a national award!

I’m really thrilled that ARTventurers has been nominated for an award in the Whats On 4 Little Ones Awards 2012!! We’ve been nominated in the category Best Local Activity for the Under 5s which is amazing news, especially as it’s less than a year since I launched the first class in Sunderland. We’re up against some very well established and long running classes but it’s great to be recognised in this way especially as we’re an independent class when so many others are large national franchises. If you could take a minute to vote for us I’d really appreciate it – you can do so by visiting this link…..

Voting closes on the 6th May – I’ll report back with the results!


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