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Mothers Day treats!

This week at our ARTventurers classes we’ve been hard at work making extra special pressies and cards for mummies, grans, nans and aunties ready for Mother’s Day on the 30th March.

We’ve been making rainbow footprint butterfly cards with our babies……..

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Decorating plantpots and planting gorgeous sunflowers with our Little ARTventurers……

toddler painted plantpot

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…and making some super special cards at our toddler and pre school classes as well as some fabulous handprint art!handprint flower2014-03-25 10.33.412014-03-25 13.47.132014-03-27 10.30.57

Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous much deserving mummies, grans, grandmas, step mums and carers out there – hope you all have a lovely day spending it with your little people xx

Thinking about starting a business running art classes for children?

Maybe you’re looking for a change of direction? Trying to find a job that will fit around the needs of your family? Or simply looking for a way to earn an income that’s fun and flexible too?

Running your own art classes for babies, toddlers and children is rewarding and great fun, and it’s something that you can fit around the changing needs of your own family. However starting up your own business can be daunting, costly, scary, nerve wracking – and sometime a bit lonely too!

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Joining the ARTventurers team means that you instantly have a team of likeminded people behind you to support and assist you as you venture into the world of self employment. You’re given all of the important set up advice and support, you instantly have a web presence and are up and running in the world of social media, you’re working with an established and award winning brand and you are given help and advice every step of the way from identifying suitable venues to advertising and marketing your classes to opening the doors on the very first day of your very first class – and of course your journey as you then grow your business! Session plans and activity guides are all provided so you’re ready to get up and running and start earning an income from the very first day.

We’re really proud to have established already a small team of fabulous licensees who have all come from different backgrounds (marketing, accountancy, digital media artist, healthcare…) and who are all committed, enthusiastic creative women working together to spread ARTventurers unique brand of colourful, creative fun across the country.

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If having read our Join our Team information, you’re tempted to find out more then pop over to Our Stories and find out what Lynn from ARTventurers York has to say about her experience of running her own ARTventurers business. And if you’re still tempted and think it could be just right for you then get in touch for a chat!

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Entertainer of the Year…..?

Super excited that Fiona, founder of ARTventurers has been nominated as Entertainer of the Year in the Sunderland Echo Excellence awards 2014!  Being invited along to share special birthday parties is one of the loveliest parts of what we do and it’s lovely that nominations for this award have all been from people who have been to one of Fiona’s art parties!

You can find out more about our colourful art parties for babies, toddlers and children over on our party page!

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In the Sunderland Echo! 15.1.14

Shaving foam sensory play!

This week at Baby ARTventurers we’re getting out the shaving foam for some fluffy sensory play!

Shaving foam messy play for babies

She was certainly having a whale of a time in the foam!

Playing with shaving foam is a great sensory and learning experience for babies and tots – however make sure the little ones are closely supervised as obviously it shouldn’t be eaten and some children may have skin that is a bit too sensitive for it (we do always use the foam suitable for sensitive skin)

Making tracks with diggers!

Making tracks with diggers!

Scooping, squishing, smearing, making tracks with trucks and diggers, drawing shapes and making ice creams and milkshakes, building foamy towers and then knocking them down…..foam play is always huge hit! You can add a little drop of food colouring to jazz it up too. Last term I did foam play on a table for my older toddlers and covered the table with a layer of bubble wrap first which was a great extra sensory experience!

What does it feel like on my toes....?

What does it feel like on my toes….?

Shaving foam sensory play

Shaving foam on bubble wrap!

For older toddlers shaving foam is a great tool for early mark making and trying out letters and shapes – children who haven’t yet mastered the pencil grip can really enjoy drawing and shape making with instant results and without frustration.

Toddler messy play shaving foam

What’s hiding in the foam…?

Plus it leaves our play tray really lovely and clean!