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🎉EXCITING NEW EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT 🎉

Join us on 4th and 5th June for the very first ℝ𝕖𝕤𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕔𝕖 𝔽𝕖𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕒𝕝 at Burns Cottage 🥳

Our weekend festival includes fun for all the family with live music, creative arts, outdoor resilience workshops, movement and sports all linked to the popular children’s book Mr. Goose🤩 AND it’s FREE to attend!

For more details and to see the full itinerary, follow the link below⬇️

What's On Ayrshire, Little Art Stars, Art By Louise McBride, National Trust for Scotland, Destination South Ayrshire, Ayr United Football Academy, Ayr United Football Ground, Cambusdoon FC, Ayrshire Daily News, Skerryvore, Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, South Ayrshire Council Live
Happy Easter everyone 🐣🌷🌱! Have a wonderful day painting and rolling eggs, or just enjoying your chocolate ones!

Our Easter holiday fundraiser for our charity Little Art Stars has continued to be a huge success. Thank you so much to everyone who took part - your paintings were all BRILLIANT and most importantly you had so much fun!

Here’s just a few for you to enjoy.🖌🎨🕯

✨We are a charity building self esteem by offering unique art classes for School children in Ayrsh

Operating as usual

17/12/2022

We have just a small number of spaces in our Harry Potter Fundraiser Workshops, book now to reserve a space; magical fun for your child AND you'll be helping our charity Little Art Stars to keep reaching out to vulnerable children.

Workshops are in both our Ayr and Dundonald
Studios on Mon 19th Dec from 5.00-7.30pm

Each workshop costs £22.50, including juice and small snack. All profits going to Little Art Stars ⭐❤️⭐

Please share with any Hogwarts fans out there! Email Michelle at [email protected] to book your space ☺️

15/12/2022

Today is the closing day for our charity raffle 🥰🥰Buy a ticket today to be in with the chance to win this amazing hamper just in time for Christmas! Tickets available at https://littleartschool.co.uk/product/little-art-stars-christmas-hamper-raffle/

We'd be SO GRATEFUL if you could share this post; we are really keen to sell tickets this week as all proceeds are going to our Little Art Stars charity to allow us to continue provide structured art sessions, in a variety of settings in Ayrshire, to vulnerable primary and secondary school children between the ages of 6 and 18.

The Hamper includes lots of exciting goodies including:
– Little Art School Adult Online Course Introductory pack – Little Art School Childrens Watercolour Art Pack – A 10-week term for one child at our Ayr or Dundonald studio – A gorgeous Oodie – Isla Thomson Massage voucher – Petals & Pottery Jewellery – Tropic voucher & products – Kindness & Co CIC Candle gifts – Prosecco & Chocolates – Helens Hats Scarf

The closing date of entry is Thursday 15th December and the raffle will be drawn on Friday 16th December.

Please note the winner will be able to collect the hamper from one of our studios or we will be able to deliver to locations within 25 miles of our Dundonald studio.

Little Art Stars Charity SC050412, Promoter – Michelle Kelly, Charity Operations

13/12/2022

Any Harry Potter fans out there??! We have just a small number of spaces in our Harry Potter Fundraiser Workshops.
Workshops are in both our Ayr and Dundonald
Studios on Mon 19th Dec from 5.00-7.30pm

Each workshop costs £22.50, including juice and small snack. All profits going to our lovely charity Little Art Stars ⭐❤️⭐

Please share with any Hogwarts fans out there! Email Michelle at [email protected] to book your space ☺️

12/12/2022

Buy a ticket today to be in with the chance to win this amazing hamper just in time for Christmas! Tickets available at https://littleartschool.co.uk/product/little-art-stars-christmas-hamper-raffle/

We'd be SO GRATEFUL if you could share this post; we are really keen to sell tickets this week as all proceeds are going to our Little Art Stars charity to allow us to continue provide structured art sessions, in a variety of settings in Ayrshire, to vulnerable primary and secondary school children between the ages of 6 and 18.

The Hamper includes lots of exciting goodies including:
– Little Art School Adult Online Course Introductory pack – Little Art School Childrens Watercolour Art Pack – A 10-week term for one child at our Ayr or Dundonald studio – A gorgeous Oodie – Isla Thomson Massage voucher – Petals & Pottery Jewellery – Tropic voucher & products – Kindness & Co CIC Candle gifts – Prosecco & Chocolates – Helens Hats Scarf

The closing date of entry is Thursday 15th December and the raffle will be drawn on Friday 16th December.

Please note the winner will be able to collect the hamper from one of our studios or we will be able to deliver to locations within 25 miles of our Dundonald studio.

Little Art Stars Charity SC050412, Promoter – Michelle Kelly, Charity Operations

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 05/12/2022

Be in with the chance to win this amazing hamper worth £350 just in time for Christmas.

All proceeds are going to our Little Art Stars charity to allow us to continue provide structured art sessions, in a variety of settings in Ayrshire, to vulnerable primary and secondary school children between the ages of 6 and 18. We raise self-esteem and develop improved motor skills, ultimately leading to a growth in confidence and increased positivity – allowing the students to engage/reengage with family and their own school community.

The Hamper includes lots of exciting goodies including

- Little Art School Adult Online Course Introductory pack - Little Art School Childrens Watercolour Art Pack - A 10-week term for one child at our Ayr or Dundonald studio - An Oodie - Isla Thomson Massage voucher - Petals & Pottery Jewellery - Tropic voucher & products - Kindness & Co Candle gifts - Prosecco & Chocolates - Helens Hats Scarf

We have also received some amazing donations from local makers who will be trading at our Christmas Fayre at the Robert Burns Heritage Museum on Thursday 1st December - Where the full hamper will be displayed.

The closing date of entry is Thursday 15th December and the raffle will be drawn on Friday 16th December.

Please note the winner will be able to collect the hamper from one of our studios or we will be able to deliver to locations within 25 miles of our Dundonald studio.

Little Art Stars Charity SC050412, Promoter - Michelle Kelly, Charity Operations

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 02/12/2022

We want to send out a huge thank you to everyone who helped make our Little Art Stars Christmas Fayre last night such a success. It was a truly wonderful evening, filled with festive fun, shopping and lovely music.

Thank you to our core team for all of their hard work. So many of our wonderful team turned out to support, from all parts of the Little Art School family, from the Little Art Stars, the Dementia Arts Trust and our fantastic young assistants who all came out on a school night to support the event.

Huge gratitude to: the wonderful Jaye and Niamh, who played so beautifully, to the amazingly talented Sophie who sung like and angel and inspired Elizabeth to sing too. Massive thanks to the incredibly talented Piper, Caelyn, who opened the event so spectacularly with some fabulous piping.

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum was such a perfect venue and we're so grateful to the team there for all their support, especially Lauren who has been so kind and helpful throughout.

So many wonderful stall holders came, thank you to Petals & Pottery , Rock & Rolland , Robert Hunter Ceramics , Helen's Hats , Kindness & Co CIC , Mill and Moo , Melt Me Real Good NB Designs and Tropics Skincare.

THANK YOU to everyone; you helped us to keep reaching out. You have helped our Little Art Stars Charity to keep providing Structured Art sessions, in a variety of settings in Ayrshire, to vulnerable primary and secondary school children between the ages of 6 and 18. Our children's charity raises self-esteem and develops improved motor skills, ultimately leading to a growth in confidence and increased positivity – allowing the students to engage/reengage with family and their own school community ❤️

01/12/2022

Today's the day!!! Come and join us this evening for our Christmas Fayre. It's going to be festive and lovely; packed with gorgeous stalls, fab art activities and live music. Free entry for all, join us anytime from 6.30 to 10pm 🎄🎄🎄

29/11/2022

We're all so excited about our Charity Christmas Fayre for Little Art Stars at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on Thursday from 6.30 to 10pm! We have some fantastic stalls:
Kindness & Co CIC
Petals & Pottery
Rock & Rolland
Robert Hunter Ceramics
Mill and Moo
Amy Kay Illustration & Design
Melt Me Real Good
Happy Soul melts
NB Designs
Plus Tropics Skincare, Helen's Hats and the Bodyshop! If that wasn't enough you can also do your Christmas shopping at the gorgeous National Trust shop with an amazing 20% off for Christmas Fayre goers.
We'll also have an amazing Raffle, a wonderful children's art station AND art workshops for adults, with live music and a wonderful festive spirit; all raising funds for our very special children's charity, the Little Art Stars.
Join us on Thursday evening and start December filled with the Christmas spirit!

28/11/2022

Come along and join us thisThursday evening to see some local handmade crafts.

Looking for Chrismas ideas, it's the perfect place.

I have a stand this year for cards and really excited. Come visit NB Designs and see what you can find ❤️🎄☃️❄️
Little Art Stars

28/11/2022

Just three days to go until our lovely charity Christmas Fayre for our Little Art Stars at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum ❤️🌲❤️

Join us for a lovely evening of festive fun, from 6.30 to 10pm and please share and tell your friends.
Thurs 1st December; the perfect way to kick start the Christmas month 🌲

24/11/2022

Just a week to go until our lovely Charity Christmas Fayre at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. We are so looking forward to some festive shopping, Christmas music, fab art activities; all taking place all in the gorgeous Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway. We'd be so grateful if you could share with friends and family; we are hoping to have a wonderful evening and to raise funds for our Little Art Stars Charity, providing free art classes fr vulnerable children across Ayrshire.

24/11/2022

Just a week to go until our lovely Charity Christmas Fayre at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. We are so looking forward to some festive shopping, Christmas music, fab art activities; all taking place all in the gorgeous Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway. We'd be so grateful if you could share with friends and family; we are hoping to have a wonderful evening and to raise funds for our Little Art Stars Charity, providing free art classes fr vulnerable children across Ayrshire.

23/11/2022

🎄Thurs 1st Dec: Save the date for our first Christmas Fayre this year!!🎄

Come and join us on Thurs 1st Dec at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway. FREE ENTRY for all! We'll be open from 6.30pm to 10pm. With a Kids Art Station, 20% off the National Trust Shop, wonderful local makers joining us AND a Christmas Hamper Raffle worth over £400 it's going to be a great evening!

All proceeds will go to our wonderful Little Art Stars Charity, helping us to continue delivering free art lessons to raise self-esteem in vulnerable children right here in Ayrshire.

22/11/2022

PLEASE SHARE AND BOOK NOW TO SAVE YOUR PLACE!!!!
We are on the countdown to our Christmas Fayre at the wonderful Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway on Thurs 1st December. All the profits will be going to our children's charity the Little Art Stars.
We have spaces in our fun and relaxed 'Draw and Paint a Robin' art workshop for adults but book quickly to save your place! Book at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/little-art-school-adult-festive-drawing-painting-workshop-tickets-445077367387 and know that you will be helping our charity to build self-esteem in vulnerable children right here in Ayrshire.

Joining the Pieces - Exploring Life Transitions 28/10/2022

Joining the Pieces - Exploring Life Transitions

If you work with young people and would like to join the Ayrshire Wellbeing Alliance, please come along! It's an amazing group to be a part of!

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Joining the Pieces - Exploring Life Transitions All those passionate about supporting our youth and young adults with their mental health are welcome!

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 21/10/2022

It's been absolutely fantastic to get back into schools over the last few weeks and meet the new Little Art Stars we'll be working with this year! Here are just a few of their fabulous paintings! Thank you to all the lovely teachers who have made us so welcome in schools!

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20/10/2022

🎄We are so excited to be hosting our first Christmas Fayre this year!!🎄
We have a few wonderful local makers joining us including Kindness & Co CIC and Rock & Rolland and booking will go live for our Adult Festive Drawing and Painting Workshop next week.
Keep an eye on our socials for more details 👀

Little Art School
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

30/09/2022

We are delighted to be hosting our first ever Christmas Fayre at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum on the 1st of December. Join us for an evening of festive cheer!
**We still have stalls available for local traders so get in touch if you would like to be involved - [email protected]**

06/09/2022

Help us to help children near you! Every penny you donate makes a difference. Thank you!

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At the Little Art School we're proud to deliver our structured art classes to hundreds of children across Ayrshire every single week. The difference it makes to their self esteem is phenomenal.

However, sometimes circumstances can prevent lots of children, who really do need us, from benefitting from our experience with art as a therapy, and that's where Little Art Stars steps in!

On the 16th September our team will be digging out their walking shoes, walking 13 miles just to raise money to deliver life changing classes in schools near you.

Please help by donating through Just Giving at:

https://www.justgiving.com/littleartstarsschool

We appreciate every single penny.

Thank you!

The Little Art School Team

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Photos from Little Art Stars's post 19/08/2022

🎨🌟During the summer holidays, Little Art Stars have continued to be active in the community!

🎨🌟We were delighted to deliver this self funded programme in Cumnock to over 70 amazing kids, with the help of our wonderful teacher Jaye and assistant Freya.

🎨🌟The classes ran for several weeks in July and were thoroughly enjoyed by lots of new Little Art Stars! Well done to everyone who took part!

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The art of creating: Why art is important for early childhood development 12/08/2022

The art of creating: Why art is important for early childhood development

Why is art important for children - especially children who need a little bit of extra nurture and understanding?

This article tells us exactly why. It not only helps with relaxation, expression, mindfulness and self esteem, it’s also a great way to boost their:

🎨✨Fine motor skills

🎨✨Cognitive development

🎨✨Maths skills

🎨✨Language skills

Encourage your child to be creative! It’s one of the best ways to enrich their lives!

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The art of creating: Why art is important for early childhood development Art exploration is not only fun and entertaining, but also educational. Here are some tips for growing your budding artist.

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 05/08/2022

🎨🌟This week we were spreading some Little Art School love as our teacher Jaye too our ‘Art In A Suitcase’ all the way to the community centre in Cumnock!

🎨🌟This meant that lots of young children who hadn’t experienced our sessions had a fantastic time and produced some lovely work! Well done to everyone involved!

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How The Brain Is Affected By Art - Rehabilitation Medicine 29/07/2022

How The Brain Is Affected By Art - Rehabilitation Medicine

🎨🌟We know that art therapy is good for us, for all of us, but especially for those among us who have experienced stress, trauma, or anxiety when life gets overwhelming.

🎨🌟It seems particularly unfair when very young children are dealt an unfair hand, through no fault of their own, and at Little Art Stars, we know how much our lessons help!

🎨🌟Here’s a link to a fantastic blog post by the the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, about how the brain is affected by art. They are at the forefront of some great research into the subject!

It’s fascinating and it’s what drives us to do what we do!

https://acrm.org/rehabilitation-medicine/how-the-brain-is-affected-by-art/

How The Brain Is Affected By Art - Rehabilitation Medicine Art can transform the brain, and art therapy is a key tool in rehabilitation medicine. Learn more and join ACRM today!

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 08/07/2022

Oh my goodness, what a lovely story we have for a !

Last week, we were SO delighted and proud of three wonderful girls from Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr. Through their hard work, they are now the 2022 YPI Champions and have successfully secured a £3000 grant for Little Art Stars through YPI Ayrshire!!

YPI (The Youth & Philanthropic Initiative) was introduced in Scotland in 2008 by The Wood Foundation, and since then more than 230,000 young people have been empowered to deliver over £5m for charitable causes.

We really are extremely proud of Elle & Freya Kelly and Sophie Campbell! We can’t thank you enough girls - now lots of very deserving young children will get an invaluable boost to their self esteem and creativity because of your efforts!

You are just amazing.

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Queen Margaret Academy YPI Scotland

29/06/2022

Here's a lovely piece of work by one of the Levels students at The Little Art School - Tanith Malarkey!

Through our work in schools with our Little Art Stars we aim to share the ethos that has worked so brilliantly well with hundreds of students over the past 9 years!

We simply teach art and encourage creative expression in a positive, nurturing environment and something amazing happens to a child's self esteem! It's magic.

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The combination of sunset colours are so lovely in this beautiful painting of the Taj Mahal by Tanith Malarkey (12) - we just had to share it with you!

Your perspective is just brilliant too Tanith - well done yet again, you really are blossoming into a wonderful artist!

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26/06/2022

🌞🎨 It’s nearly time for the summer holidays! The kids are almost certainly looking forward to a break from their school routine, but how on earth will you entertain them for all that time?

🌞🎨 Our holiday clubs are ALWAYS a highlight for children who love to be creative! They’re designed and run to engage little minds with well-loved characters, build skills and boost self esteem - not to mention to give you a break!

🌞🎨 Here are the details you’ve been waiting for! Make sure to book early to secure a place.

Monday 18th July at Dundonald

Sonic – 10.00-12.30

Super Mario – 2.00-4.30

Monday 18th July at Ayr

Super Mario – 10.00-12.30

Sonic – 2.00-4.30

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A small snack will be provided!

www.littleartschool.co.uk

22/06/2022

🎨✨Over the past 9 years the Little Art School has made a HUGE difference to the lives of a great many Ayrshire children. They come us for lots of reasons…it could be because they’re talented, or anxious, or perhaps they simply lack confidence.

🎨✨Through our highly structured art course ANYONE can learn to draw and paint. Each week, our students leave with a sense of pride that transforms their self esteem and results in achievements in all areas of their lives! It’s amazing to see and WONDERFUL to be a part of their journey.

🎨✨We’re looking for teachers and assistants to JOIN US! You needn’t be a trained artist, it’s enough to have a passion for art and the ability to inspire and guide children through their Little Art School journey. If you think you can do that, why not come to our open evening at our Ayr studio on Tuesday 28th June at 6pm?

🎨✨Book now at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/344588592757 and find out more!

17/06/2022

Our Little Art Stars at Kincaidston Primary loved seeing their teacher Scarlett again this week! She’s so enjoyed teaching them this term and has built some close bonds with them!

This is Kincaidston’s final class for the time being…if you can possibly help us to fund more classes for thoroughly deserving, wonderful children like these, you can help by donating at:

http://www.littleartschool.co.uk/little-art-stars-donate

Thank you for everything you do to support us and thank you to Scarlett for a wonderful term!

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10/06/2022

We are so fond of Aidan and Julian from P6 in Kincaidston Primary! They LOVE their Little Art Stars classes and look forward to learning with us every week. We love to see their self esteem growing and how proud they are of their work when they leave us to go back to their classes!

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08/06/2022

Last week our Little Art Stars had fun painting their beautiful, pastel Frog Princes. Here’s Kelsey from our class at Newton Primary who is just wonderful! She is really talented, listens carefully and is so helpful.

We were thrilled to take in three lovely young ladies from Queen Margaret Academy too. Freya, Sophie and Elle really enjoyed helping with the class as part of their YPI initiative and were so impressed with the children!

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Photos from Little Art Stars's post 03/06/2022

We can’t choose between all the AMAZING Frog Princes that our Little Art Stars painted in vibrant pastel colours this week!

They’re really relaxing into their classes and and there were lots of laughs over these little guys as they pucker up for their princesses!

We love how their personalities shine through in their work - their confidence is growing all the time and we feel so lucky to be a part of their week!

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30/05/2022

We are so proud of Rowan! 🎨🖌🌟

It’s another ‘Meet The Staff Monday’ and today we’d like you to meet our lovely teacher Rowan Smith!

Rowan is very special to us. We’ll let her tell you why in her own words:

“I’ve been with the Little Art School from the very beginning in Joanne’s dining room! It’s been a wonderful journey from graduating in Level 6 to becoming an assistant, now a teacher. The Little Art School has done so much for my confidence and art skill, I don’t know what I would have done without it!”

Rowan has gone on to become a truly accomplished artist and she’s been able to pass on everything she’s learned to lots of other wonderful children! We couldn’t be more proud of her!

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Photos from Little Art Stars's post 27/05/2022

Just some of the happy little faces at Kincaidston Primary yesterday! The children got really creative and made SUCH a great job of their amazing Gingerbread Houses. We all got very hungry talking about our favourite sweeties 😋! Of course, we wouldn’t eat too many though…! 🤭🍭🍩🌟

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 25/05/2022

Here’s our new friend Emily with her scene from Hansel and Gretel this week! Emily listens so well to all our instructions and tips and gets really lost in her work for the hour we’re together. She’s such a lovely girl and so talented! Well done Emily, we love to see your work every week - and your beautiful smile too!



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Photos from Little Art School's post 23/05/2022

Our Little Art Stars will continue with their Once Upon A Story themed term this week painting a scene from Hansel and Gretel! We can't wait to see them and watch their amazing personalities shining through!

Photos from Little Art Stars's post 20/05/2022

MORE big smiles at Kincaidston Primary this week! We have two fantastic 10 year old boys here who have been attending our class simply because they have said they hate art! And lo and behold they are now LOVING it and are planning to ask for watercolour pencils for their birthdays!

We are so happy to be making a difference in the lives of these very special little people!

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🌞🎨 It’s nearly time for the summer holidays! The kids are almost certainly looking forward to a break from their school ...
🎨✨Over the past 9 years the Little Art School has made a HUGE difference to the lives of a great many Ayrshire children....
Another rewarding week of sessions in schools is underway! Here’s some of the fantastic work done by our new friends in ...
We’re so looking forward to a sunny, positive term in Ayrshire schools with our Little Art Stars! However, we wouldn’t b...
🐣Not long till the Easter Holidays now!!🐣The Little Art School Encanto Fundraisers are nearly sold out with only one dat...
In The Little Art School Studios this Easter artists will be creating magical artwork inspired by the colourful characte...
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Harry Potter throwback!

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