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Sustainable Creativity and Process Art in Nature

 

About Us

Art Buds Collective is a social enterprise dedicated to the delivery of sustainable arts education for children across Edinburgh. We are crazy about creativity, process art and protecting our planet. Our classes for young people and adults promote sustainability and celebrate the creative journey. We would love you to join us on our adventures.


Art Buds offers classes and workshops for children, young people and adults at various outdoor locations in and around Edinburgh. Our mission is to inspire creativity, and enhance understanding of the natural world and the role we can all play in protecting it.

Recent funding awards from Creative Scotland and Firstport have allowed us to start delivering fully funded projects to support access to arts for young people in Scotland.

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Holiday Workshops

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Winter Wonders Workshop

Join us for a festive creative adventure in the beautiful setting of Craiglockhart Woods. During this fun 2-hour workshop, we will invite children aged 5-10 to explore and create on the theme of winter. We will close our workshop with a cosy gathering around the fire to share our art and our stories. All COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly followed. Limited places available.

Venue: Craiglockhart Woods, Edinburgh

Age: 5-10

Day: Sunday 12 December 

Time: 1.30-3.30pm 

Cost: £20/£16/£10 

Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system.

 

Term Time Classes

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Art Buds Holyrood Park

Our Friday afternoon classes are designed to engage young people aged 4-8 in exploration, adventure and art making. These sessions will sparks curiosity in the natural world and joy in artistic process. Art Buds classes adhere strictly to current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. To book, or for further information, please follow the link below.

Venue: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Day: Friday 

Time: 2-3.30pm. 

Cost: £7/£12/£15 per class. Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment scale.

Art Buds at the Beach

What better way to wind down at the end of the week than by the sea? Our Friday afternoon beach sessions are suitable for children aged 3-5 with their parents in our earlier sessions or children aged  5-12 to enjoy independantly. We create, play, beachcomb and have and environmental focus to the classes. Sunshine may not be guaranteed, but joy and inspiration is! Art Buds classes adhere strictly to current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. To book, or for further information, please follow the link below.

Venue: Portobello Beach

Day: Friday

Time: 1-2.30 ( ages 3-5) or 2.45-4.15pm ( ages 5-12)

Cost: £7/£12/£15 per class. Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment scale.

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Art Bubs Toddler Class

Our new morning classes will be an exploration for little ones and their families, aged 1-3. Combining storytelling, play, making and discovery in the outdoors, this session will spark curiosity in the natural world and joy in artistic process. Art Bubs, as with all Art Buds classes, adhere strictly to current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. To book, or for further information, please follow the link below.

Venue: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Day: Wednesdays and Fridays   

Time: 10-10.45. or 11-11.45 ( Fridays only)  

Cost: £4/£5/£7 per class.Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment scale.

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Art Buds After School

Our after school group will return in the Spring Term. These sessions give children aged 5-10 the time and space to explore the beautiful setting of Craiglockhart woods, creating, making, building and playing in nature. As always, we adhere strictly to current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. To book, or for further information, please follow the link below.

Venue: Craiglockhart Woods, Edinburgh

Day: Tuesdays from January 25th 2022

Time: 4-5.30pm  

Cost: £7/£12/£15

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Art Buds Saturday in the Woods

Our popular Saturday sessions are now weekly! Join us for creative adventures in the beautiful setting of Craiglockhart Woods. During these fun and friendly outdoor sessions, we invite children to forage, explore and make together, before gathering around the fire to share our creations. All COVID-19 guidelines will be strictly followed. Limited places available.

Venue: Craiglockhart Woods, Edinburgh

Day: Saturdays

Time: 10.30am-12.00 midday (for ages 4-8) or 1.30pm-3.00 pm (for ages 6-10)

Cost: £7/£10/£15 per class.

Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment scale.

Art Buds Home Educators

Our fortnightly Home Educator sessions explore process art in the outdoors with a strong environmental focus. Suitable for children aged 5-12, our young artists will find plenty of inspiration in a choice of beautiful venues. Art Buds Collective classes adhere strictly to all Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines. 

Venue: Holyrood Park

Day: Fortnightly Mondays 

Time: 1-3pm 

Cost: £10/£16/£20 per class. Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment scale.

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Our Values

  • We believe every human has the right to create, and that we must work to remove the barriers that exist to creative engagement.


  • We actively promote exploration of artistic process as a means to improve wellbeing and increase our understanding of the world.


  • We are committed to celebrating multiple points of view and strive for inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience.


  • We are committed to protecting the natural environment and putting sustainability at the heart of our art-making.


  • We believe in nurturing and respecting individuals on their creative journey through a person led approach.


  • We believe in celebrating kindness and engaging curiosity every day.


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Our Philosophy

Process vs Product

Process Art is child-led, explorative, and full of surprises...

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Create Sustainably

Working for a sustainable future means building a better world for all of us...

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Engage Curiosity

Curiosity is the beating heart of Art Buds Collective...

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Our funded Projects

Art Buds in Muirhouse is a Creative Scotland funded project which engages children in the Muirhouse area in sustainable outdoor art-making in their local natural spaces. Our outdoor creative sessions are led by experienced artist educators, in partnership with North Edinburgh Arts.

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Contact Us

For more information about the work we do, or to book an Art Buds class, please drop us a message. We'd Love to hear from you!

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