Little Creatives

Join in the fun at home and see your little artist's confidence grow!

Our team of professional artists have been working creatively to help early years' children learn new skills and have multi-sensory creative experiences.

Although we are unable to deliver these workshops in libraries under the current government restrictions, the artists aim to bring to you their specially designed sessions in this series of 'Little Creatives' online activities. 

The workshops will help your little one unleash their creative imagination and develop new skills as they splodge, splat, scribble and squidge at home!

Click on the names below to find out more about the artists and to join in with their activities. 

Meet our Little Creatives Artists!

Little Creatives Online - programme of activities:

Saturday 6 June, 10.30am - explore feathers with Dawn

Saturday 13 June, 10.30am - see Elaine's ideas for fun with recycled materials

Saturday 20 June, 10.30am - Chris explains frottage

Saturday 27 June, 10.30am - make a nest from recycled materials with Michelle

Saturday 4 July, 10.30am - create transparent drawings with Mandy

Saturday 11 July, 10.30am - creative scarf play with Dawn

Saturday 18 July, 10.30am - design and make a characterful hat with Elaine

Saturday 25 July, 10.30am - Chris combines frottage with wax resist

Saturday 1 August, 10.30am - create an exotic island with Michelle

Saturday 8 August, 10.30am - make a table top drawing with Mandy

Following a programme of early years training provided by Hempsall’s, in summer 2018, our five early years artists ventured out across the county delivering artist led creative workshops. The team spent several weeks on a mutually creative journey with small groups of children at twelve early years settings. It turns out there are many similarities between the way young children play and experience new materials and the way artists work!

We hope the ideas in these online sessions will inspire you to allow your little one to have fun with their own creativity and reach their own conclusions. Instead of making an end product the sessions are intended to encourage families to enjoy the processes that lead to exploring, discovering and making together.

If you have made something from these online workshops that you'd be happy to share with us, we would love to see your artwork! Use #LittleCreatives and post your creations on the Inspire Arts & Culture Facebook page.

Thank you to the following early years settings for taking part in the Little Creatives journey:

  • Alphabet House Day Nursery, Beeston
  • Alphabet House Day Nursery, West Bridgford
  • Bright Sparks, Mansfield
  • Busy Bees, Southwell
  • Cherubs Day Nursery, Worksop
  • Hillside Primary and Nursery School, Hucknall
  • Leos Nursery, Arnold
  • Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School, Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • Rocking Horse Childcare Centre, Kirkby-in- Ashfield
  • Serendipitys Day Nursery, Bingham
  • Serendipitys Day Nursery, Newark
  • West Street Pre-school, Retford

Fab class. My son thoroughly enjoyed movement, yoga and the story aspect of the class. I loved taking part too, and watching him have fun; being both excited and calm.

We always enjoy these Little Creative sessions! Thanks a lot!

A very fun workshop promoting the use of recyclable materials :) we loved it.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.