Sustainable Creativity in Nature
Art Buds Collective is an award-winning social enterprise dedicated to the delivery of sustainable arts education in nature for children, families and adults. Our classes promote sustainable art-making, celebrate the creative journey and inspire the protection of our planet.
“Thanks for all the great classes and inspiring projects... memories for life!"
Art Buds parent, Edinburgh
Holiday Workshops for Children
Art 'Bubs' Families workshop
Ages18 mths-3 yrs with adult
Friday 20th October, 10.30am-12pm
Thursday 19th October, 1.30-3.30pm
Autumn Craft Lab
Friday 20th October, 1.30-3.30pm
Prepare to be scared this autumn, with our artist-led mask-making holiday workshop! Craft enchanting masks from sustainable materials in the magnificent setting of Holyrood Park. Perfect for ages 4-10, this outdoor adventure blends artistry, nature, and sustainability for an unforgettable experience. Limited spots available, so reserve your place today.
Get creative this of October break at our Craft-lab holiday workshop! Experienced artist-educators will guide participants to create unique artwork using sustainable and foraged materials. Learn essential art techniques while connecting with nature in majestic Holyrood Park. Suitable for children 4-10 years. Limited spaces available in this enchanting autumn adventure!
Family Beach Fireside Making
Saturday 16th December, 2-4pm
Our popular beach-based workshops are a chance to learn new skills and explore together in a stunning coastal environment. We will create as the light fades and share stories and warm drinks around the fire-pit. Guaranteed to be great fun and get you in the mood for the holidays. Families of all shapes and sizes welcome. Ticket required for each child age 2-12 years. Accompanying adults are free!
Art Bubs Families
Children18 mths-3 yrs and their carer
Friday morning classes are a time for little ones to create and explore with their families and carers. Combining storytelling, play, making and discovery in the outdoors, this session will spark curiosity in the natural world and joy in artistic process. Our term runs from Friday 1st September to Friday 8th December. Friday 11am-12pm Cost: £5/£7.50/£9 per class. To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system Photo by Alyssa Parker
Saturday Art Buds
Craiglockhart Nature Reserve
Join us for creative adventures in the beautiful setting of Easter Craiglockhart Nature Reserve. During this fun and friendly outdoor session, we invite children to forage, explore and make together, before gathering around the fire to share our creations. This beautiful woodland venue is hidden behind Lockharton Crescent and easily accesible by public transport. Free on-street parking available. Our term runs from Saturday 2nd September to Saturday 9th December. Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class. To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system.
Art Buds on the Beach
Join us on Portobello Beach for our summer season! Our Friday afternoon sessions offer a mix of creative projects, environmental learning and free exploration, under the careful guidance of experienced Artist Educators. Our term runs from Friday 1st September to Friday 8th December. Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class. To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system.
Holyrood Park Art Buds Adventurers
Our Holyrood Park class for children aged 4-6 is an introduction to sustainable art making, safe outdoor exploration and play-based discovery. These popular sessions, led by experienced artist educators, spark curiosity in the natural world and joy in artistic process. Our term runs from Friday 1st September to Friday 8th December (inclusive). Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class. To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system.
Holyrood Park Art Buds Explorers
Our older class at Holyrood Park gives young people aged 7-12 the chance to extend and develop their sustainable art making, with lots of opportunity for outdoor adventure and discovery. Children work in small age appropriate groups with experienced artist educators. These popular sessions spark curiosity in the natural world and joy in artistic process. Our term runs from Friday 1st September to Friday 8th December (inclusive). Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class. To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system.
Sciennes After School Art Buds
Sciennes Primary School
Open to children in P1-P4 attending Sciennes Primary School, Edinburgh. Art Buds After School Club takes place in the school's nature strip. Join us for outdoor creating, building, painting and sculpting every Tuesday! To set up something similar at your school or nursery, or to find our more about our bespoke 'Schools Workshops', get in touch. Cost: £9.50 per class (Please contact the school directly. Financial support available.)
Our art workshops for adult groups and organisations in Scotland will leave you feeling creative, uplifted and inspired! Join our experienced Artist Educators for a grown up adventure that develops sustainable art skills and encourages greater connection with the nature world.
Our adult workshops can be delivered outdoors or indoors. Contact us for more information or to arrange a unique creative experience for your group. Corporate and private enquires welcome. Should your group require any adjustments to support participants, please get in touch to discuss your additional needs.
Art Buds delivers free programmes of outdoor creative learning for early years and school-age children in Muirhouse, North Edinburgh and Bingham, South Edinburgh. Our award-winning programme is funded by Creative Scotland and Edinburgh University and delivered in partnership with the local community.
Art Buds in Muirhouse offers children the chance to have fun, learn sustainable art skills and explore their local outdoor, natural spaces safely and creatively. The project won the Creative Edinburgh Community Award in 2022 and has been supporting children and families in Muirhouse since 2020.
The project won the Creative Edinburgh Community Award in 2022 and has been supporting children and families in Muirhouse since 2020. If you live in Muirhouse or Bingham, you can apply to join our free after-school classes and summer camps by contacting North Edinburgh
For more information about Art Buds Collective class and workshops or to enquire about working with us, please drop us a message. We'd love to hear from you!