With less than a week to go till our March 6 deadline, we’ve been blown away by the quantity and QUALITY of nominations for the inaugural #Artskickers Awards. Lots of East Londoners are nominating people they love and our judges are gonna have a hard time choosing their winners… Seems almost everyone knows an #Artskicker and definitely everyone loves them 😊 Here’s a selection of some supporter … Continue reading Everybody loves #Artskickers
We’re on the hunt for contributions from children and young people aged 5-12 & 13-18, because we’ve got AMAZING prizes and we know there are LOADS of deserving winners out there. So huddle up people, here’s what we’re looking for… Calling all artists of tomorrow… you fabulous Future Artists! Create some art – at home, at school or in your local community – and tell us about it by … Continue reading Calling all artists of tomorrow… you fabulous Future Artists!
It’s almost a year since I started my Arts Crusade, my mission to give myself and the kids I love a #KickUpTheArts. Spurred on by the revelation that 41% of Hackney kids live in poverty (yes, really), and Arts Council England’s research showing a persistent disconnect between those who get to benefit from arts participation and those who don’t, I wanted to act, to get … Continue reading Announcing… The #Artskickers Awards
With wishes of a simpler Christmas in mind, here’s a cracking little giftable that you and the kids you love can make together without dipping into your pockets… Continue reading Painted Pinecone Garland 🎄
I’ve adapted / nicked this idea from Hackney’s brilliant Lost My Name blog, brought to you by the super creative people behind those personalised ‘Lost My Name’ books (a magical gift for little ones if you happen to be stuck for ideas). It was a highlight of of our artyfarty endeavours this year and we’re rolling out again this holiday season. Continue reading Bum Prints 🍑
⚡white paint on a jam jar lid or paper plate
⚡sharpie / black marker
⚡scissors… Continue reading Thumb Print Snowmen ☃️⛄️
Got a lot of kids’ artwork you need to recycle? Spare their feelings and instead of chucking it in the bin when they’re not looking, use it as wrapping paper! Simples. Continue reading DIY Wrapping Paper 🎁
You don’t need lots of fancy or expensive stuff to start giving you and the kids you love a #KickUpTheArts at home. In my experience, as well as your standard pencils, markers and crayons, here are the basic supplies you’ll need to get started… Continue reading Art Supplies – the essentials
A quick welcome to my new website. Thanks for dropping by 👊 Continue reading Woohoo, welcome to my new website!