If you’ve entered the new decade with a yearning to unleash your imagination and let your creativity run wild, we know just the people to help.
Jelly has been championing the creative arts, here in Reading since 1993. A charity dedicated to creating opportunities for people to enjoy the creative arts as spectators and participants – believing wholly in its power to delight, intrigue, challenge, enrich and even heal individuals.
Their range of workshops held here in Broad St. Mall is extensive and spans all ages and abilities and the low cost to participate, makes them completely accessible to all.
Jelly Tots is a series of events specifically aimed at the little ones with arts and crafts based story times, after schools clubs and more.
Their adult classes cover a range of mediums from beginners drawing and painting to mono printing and life drawing.
Find out more about their extensive calendar of workshops and events here and sample the highlights below….
Jelly Tots Story
Every Monday term time - 10.30am to 11.30am
Pre School Art Club - each week our artist host will theme arts and crafts based on a story. At the end of each session the children will gather to hear a story read by our artist. Books coming up The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I want my hat back by Jon Klassen and How Many Legs by Kes Grey and Jim Field.
Pre booking essential. £4 per tot. www.thejellyreading.eventbrite.co.uk
2nd Tuesdays of the month 6.30pm to 7.30pm
A group for adults who want to improve their creative writing
Jelly Tots Play
Every Wednesday term time - 10.30am to 11.30am
A colourful morning of art and creative play for pre schoolers. Each week we look at the work of different artists, play with mixing colours, try out art techniques and make things that can be continued to be played with and provide inspiration for future art work at home. Artists and techniques that we will be looking at over this term Grayson Perry, shadow art, Maud Lewis, Brancusi and Gyotaku.
Pre booking Essential. £4 per tot www.thejellyreading.eventbrite.co.uk
After School Arts Club
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month 4pm to 5.30pm
An art school for younger children, exploring ideas and artists.
Pre booking essential www.thejellyreading.eventbrite.co.uk
Home Educators Art Club
Every Friday in term time - 10am to 11.30am
An art club designed specifically for people who are home educating children. Parents and children work together as we cover a variety of exciting artistic techniques and topics throughout the term. Aimed at 8 to 14 year olds.
Pre Booking essential £7.50 per child
Untutored Life Drawing
Every 1st Sunday of the Month - 11am to 1.30pm
Friendly untutored life drawing class, welcoming to new members whether a professional artist, student or keen hobbyist, ages 16+
Pre Booking essential - from £7 to £10 www.thejellyreading.eventbrite.co.uk