Telephone: 0151 922 2777
Mobile: 07711 640809
Arty Pants are passionate about art and promoting participation in art and crafts. Their mission is to make extra curricular art and craft activities easily accessible to all children and young people in Merseyside, regardless of ability and social background. They seek to achieve this by providing a mix of Holiday Clubs, After School Clubs, School Workshops, Consultation days, Community Art Work, Fun days and parties.
“Arty Pants were well organised and equipped and our staff were delighted at how smoothly everything went. The children were excited and enthusiastic and most important of all they were very pleased with their results. Excellent value for money - we could confidently leave the team to set up, run the class efficiently and clear away afterwards.” St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, Netherton
Arty Pants currently hold five after school art classes in various community settings across Merseyside. They engage up to fifteen children at each session, with a minimum of two experienced artists and teachers supervising. Each supervisor is a qualified first aider and has health and safety training, enhanced CRB checks, and NSPCC safeguarding children.
Three local schools currently use Arty Pants to run their after school and lunch clubs. Arty Pants are supported by extended schools both in Sefton and Liverpool, and have been participating in Liverpool’s ‘work, rest & play’ activity days using art as a vehicle to promote healthy eating and life styles. They also work with St Helens council to provide diversionary activities with local children in the holidays. A community consultation projects was also completed in conjunction with Sefton Extended schools where they produced together with the parents a large piece of Art work reflecting the views and idea of local parents. Arty Pants also specialise in workshops with cared for children working in small groups carrying out small calming creative work.
In Sefton, Arty Pants target ‘hard to reach’ families, with the help of local Schools and this has resulted in additional children attending after school and holiday clubs. Wherever possible they source external funding to support activities enabling art to be inclusive to all children. Over the last 18 months, they have introduced new experiences to children and young people who attended Workshops, working with a range of materials from modroc to clay and have experimented with a variety of art techniques from screen printing to Aboriginal style painting.
Arty Pants specialise in holiday clubs, after school clubs in schools and other community venues, pre school work in nurseries and children centres, projects with local youth clubs and school fun days and parties. They also carry out community consultation work, using art as a creative vehicle to capture pictorial notes.
Arty Pants provide all of the equipment and materials required for each project or workshop; asking the school to provide a suitable space, preferably with a wipe clean floor and easy access to a sink. They are looking to provide a long term solution to the shortage of extra curricular art and craft activities available to children. They hope to be able to build relationships with more schools and children while passing on skills, knowledge and enthusiasm for art.
- All staff enhanced CRB checked
- 1st aid, health & safety, NSPCC safeguarding children
- Public liability insurance £5 million
- Risk assessments carried out
- Age 2-18
- Curriculum enhancement
- Extended schools
- CIC not for profit
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