jelly tots

Jelly Tots is a pre school art club led by artists and designers, for children from 18 months to up to 5 yrs. With over 20 years combined experience between them and creative skills ranging from fine art to fashion design and textiles to theatre, our fantastic team run a programme of creative workshops that encourage your child (and you) to join in, learn, make, be creative and play together.

Every week there is a different theme – join our mailing list to find out what you will be making or join our Facebook ‘jellytotspreschoolartclub’


Jelly Tots Play (term time)
Wednesdays, 10.30am to 11.30am
Jelly Studios at Broad St Mall, Reading Town Centre
Join us at the Jelly Studios located within Broad Street Mall for a creative colourful morning of craft. This session allows you and your tot to explore and experiment with art materials and techniques such as painting, printing and collage. Sessions last 1 hour and cost £4

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Jelly Tots Cafe
Thursdays, 10am to 11am
Nomad Bakery, Caversham
Join us at the authentic Nomad Bakery in Caversham for our popular craft session. Enjoy a relaxed morning of crafts whilst being looked after by the lovely family friendly staff at Nomad Bakery.  Available to purchase are hand-crafted breads, pastries, home-made eats, allergy friendly and vegan treats, plus an exciting range of speciality teas and coffee. Sessions last 1 hour and cost £4

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Jelly Family Art Club (school holidays)
Join us on the third Saturday of each month in our gallery, artist studios and workshop space within Broad Street Mall for our Jelly Family Art Club with Reading artist and arts educator Julie Calce as we celebrate the art of recycling and collaborative art making. Every third Saturday you and your child will be encouraged to explore imaginary worlds and characters through a range of changing art themes. Register here:

Meet our workshop team
FullSizeRender-2Emma is workshop leader. Emma has volunteered with jelly since 2001 and more recently she has been a part of jelly’s educational programme to engage and inspire young budding artists. Emma graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Knitted Textiles. She loves making and is passionate about crafts being passed on through the generations. It’s a joy for Emma to witness this in action during the jelly tot sessions where mums, dads, carers, grandparents and toddlers come and create together.

Half term workshops feature guest Jelly artist such as Julie Bunker, Kate Powell and Carli Jordan.

All our artists have DBS and trained Arts Award assessors.

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