Littlesparks courses offer the ultimate in green outdoor art for preschoolers (age 2.5-5) at Jupiter. These are weekly sessions in termly blocks running on Tuesday mornings (9.30-12.00) and afternoons (13.00-15.00) and Friday mornings (9.30-12.00).
Sessions are packed with fun and messy indoor and outdoor activities which develop preschool skills in the beautiful environment of Jupiter Artland. With leaders qualified in Montessori and Forest School methods Littlesparks sessions place the child at the centre of their learning, inspired by both these approaches. Imaginative play, drama and music sessions alongside the artwork add up to a wonderfully busy time for little ones. For an idea of what the Littlesparks get up to in their weekly sessions go to the Littlesparks Blog.
Littlesparks classes take place in the Woodland Classroom. During out-of-season months we provide our Proposals Room with tea/coffee and an honesty box for parents to wait throughout sessions.
Woodland Littlesparks combines outdoor art activities with the ethos of Forest Schools, set within the magical environment of Jupiter Artland. We have been running our popular Littlesparks classes from the Woodland Classroom for over 4 years now and last year launched our brand new Woodland Artsparks classes for older children after hosting Forest School training here at Jupiter. These brand new sessions will be based entirely in Jupiter’s woodland and include a mix of forest school, woodland games and green outdoor art. Class sizes are small to achieve the child-centred and learner-led approach of Forest School. The leaders will help to facilitate their learning and encourage them to assess and manage their own risks.
Littlesparks fans can now enjoy outdoor art sessions throughout the holidays. Artsparks for ages 3-5 is made up of fun art and craft activities and outdoor play in the wonderful Jupiter environment. With leaders influenced by Montessori and Forest School methods, sessions place the child at the centre of their learning, inspired by both these approaches. Imaginative play, drama and music sessions alongside the artwork add up to a wonderfully busy time. Activities will be seasonally themed giving the wee ones both time indoors and outdoors enjoying messy art activities.
Artsparks is Jupiter Artland’s holiday programme of courses for children of all ages. Using Jupiter’s unique collection as a base, children learn (without realising!) about contemporary and landscape art! Designed for children ages 5-12, outdoor and indoor arts and crafts activities teach skills and techniques in an informal atmosphere based on an artist’s work or the natural environment. Our seasonal holiday courses are truly unique, blending innovative creative activities with the outdoors. All courses are designed to make children feel like artists, with an exhibition of the work they have created over its duration at the end of the course. Courses are 1 or 2 days long, with days running from 10am to 4pm.The children will be put into groups to do age appropriate activities and are based in the Woodland Classroom at Jupiter Artland.
The ultimate woodland fun for those true outdoorsy types. Woodland Artsparks holiday courses are inspired by the Forest School ethos and Jupiter’s Artland’s unique environment. For ages 5-10. Woodland Artsparks holiday courses combine outdoor arts activities with the outdoor learning and child led approach of Forest Schools, of which Jupiter education team are fully trained in. Either 1, 2 or brand new 4 day courses which last from 9am-5pm. Designed for imaginative, outdoorsy children these sessions will be based entirely in Jupiter’s woodland amongst the contemporary sculpture collection. Activities include a mix of forest school, woodland games, den building and green outdoor art. Classes are small with a good adult to child ratio to allow for responsive and personalised activities.
The Jupiter Artland Foundation offers a a huge range of workshops and courses for all ages throughout the year. Littlesparks: regular block courses running in the school termtimes, for children from preschool age to early primary (2.5-5). Artsparks: holiday workshops and courses for all ages from 3 to adult, ranging from 2 hour sessions to 1 week long courses.