Artburst is not -for-profit organisation set up in 2006 and we’ve won local and national awards! Our sessions increase confidence, communication skills and pride in creative achievements for children & families. We deliver workshops for schools, children’s centres, community centres and museums – including the London Transport Museum. We’re Makaton approved – so you can have fun with signing as well as singing, movement and art.
For more free crafts, stories, songs and Makaton signs click on our Resources page.
To help in COVID-19 while we’re all at home, staying safe, we’re doing some online sessions to keep us happy and healthy by singing, dancing, creating and having fun while we learn!
We want to be able to provide these for families from all backgrounds and circumstances.
If you have the resources to help by making a donation to enable us to continue these sessions for everyone, including those who are struggling financially you can make a donation here. Thank you.
Since March 2020 we have changed the way we work to integrate online creative education resources.
We are very grateful to the The National Lottery Community Fund, distributed by City Bridge Trust through the London Community Response Fund which between September 2020 and March 2021 helped us to change the way we work to reach children and families and schools through online creative education from their homes and classrooms during social distancing.
From September 2020 – August 2021 Artburst is delivering a project for children with Speech Language and Communications Needs through a grant from The Communication Trust Consortium Grants programme (funded by The Rayners Special Educational Trust).
We will resume our face-to-face activities when we can, while continuing to deliver online content for children and families everywhere to access our fun and creative activities.
We are planning our Spring and Summer online festivals and we hope to bring news of summer holiday opportunities soon.
It was the best two weeks of his life.Parent
Artburst co-ordinated the week magnificently and created a wonderful inclusive working atmosphere between all concerned, leading and encouraging the workshops which created the installation for the town hall. They fully understood the needs of our pupils and worked to ensure that all of the activities were appropriate to the needs and aptitudes of our students while maintaining challenging work for our mainstream partners. The final presentation in the Town Hall was very impressive and received high praise from all who visited the event. Most importantly for those of us working in the special needs areas, Artburst proved that they could make the process of art as important and as valuable as the product.Derek Lyseight-Jones
"Artburst provided us, for our first Summer Uni London programme, a wonderful workshop entitled 'James and the Giant Peach'. The work and expertise during the week culminated in a performance that would have been worthy of many months of work. The costume design and the narrative of the play having been devised during the week showed just how much work was put in and I know from the feedback received that the students thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Parents also commented on the fun the youngsters were having. The aim of the Summer Uni is to give young people the chance to try something new, Artburst provided that for these youngsters and I am pleased to say that we have booked them again for the next half term school holiday. A really enjoyable experience for everyone involved." Beverley Griffiths, Summer Uni Co-ordinator Havering Summer UniBeverley Griffiths