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’(https://www.facebook.com/groups/jellytotspreschoolartclub/)
These sessions happen all over Reading and for 2017 we are delighted to be working in two NEW locations.
NEW for 2017
Jelly Tots – TUESDAYS
10.30am to 11.30am
St Lukes Church,
Erleigh Road, Reading, RG1 5LR
This fantastic large space is easily accessible by public transport. There is space for at least 8 cars in front of the hall – owned by St Luke’s Church and is free to use. Also with the introduction of meters there is lots of on road metered parking but it does incur a charge.
Jelly Tots – THURSDAYS
10.00am to 10.45am
10 Prospect Street, Caversham, RG4 8JG
The wonderful Nomad Bakery is home to our new Caversham based session. Space is very limited so it is advisable to prebook.
Buggies can be left at the rear of the cafe in the courtyard garden. Car parking also available behind the cafe.
Jelly Tots Play (Term time)
Broad St Mall
Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am
Join us at Jelly’s new home and artist 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 can be paid on the day or for discounts book for our 13-week sessions. These include the half term workshop and are great value for money.
Sessions at St Lukes last for 1 hr and cost £4 per session (drop in price) or book 13 weeks in advance for £39.00 (3rd January until 28th March inclusive)
Sessions at Nomad Bakery last for 45 minutes and cost £3 per session (drop in price) or book 13 weeks in advance for £32.50 (5th January until 30th March inclusive)
Older siblings can be booked on during half term for £5 per child age 5 and older.
BOOK via our events page:
Jelly Tots in the Garden (Summer School Holiday)
5 years and up – £5
4 years and below – £4
Erleigh Rd Community Garden (Behind St Luke’s Church Hall) 11am to 12pm
Join Jelly artists in the Erleigh Rd Community Garden making arts and crafts with a garden theme. Jelly Tots (most suitable for 18 months and older) are invited to bring a picnic and stay on for the free gardening session at 12pm run by ‘Food 4 Families.
25th July Sun Catchers
1st August Bug Houses
22nd August Flowers
29th August Leaves
5th September Bees
Sessions will aim to go ahead come rain or shine but please dress suitably for the weather with sun cream and sun hats or water proofs.
Jelly Tots is a pre school art club led by artists and designers, for children from 18 months to up to 5 yrs. During the holidays we invite older siblings and children to join us. 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.
Jelly Family Art Club (school holidays)
6 years and older – £7.50
5 years and younger – £6
All six session 6 years and above – £45
Wednesdays 10.30am to 12pm
Join us this Summer holiday 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.
Each Wednesday you and your child will be encouraged to explore imaginary worlds and characters through a range of changing art themes.
Emma is lead artist at Nomad Bakery. 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.