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Our Classes

Art Buds Holyrood Park

Our Friday afternoon sessions on Edinburgh's famous volcano are perfect for creative explorers aged 4-8. These weekly classes are designed to spark curiosity in the natural world and joy in artistic process.


Art Buds at the Beach

Our Friday afternoon beach sessions are fun, messy and packed full of creativity. Suitable for children aged 4-9, projects focus on recycled and reclaimed materials, environmental themes and natural processes.

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Art Buds After School

Our Tuesday after school sessions offer an invigorating hour of process art and exploration of nature. Designed to challenge children aged 5-10, these classes in Holyrood Park deliver creative thrills and environmental education. 


Art Buds Home Educators

Our Home Educator sessions are a joyful exploration of creative process and the natural environment. These weekly classes in Holyrood Park (Mondays) and Craiglockhart Woods (Tuesdays) are suitable for young people aged 5-12.

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Art Buds In The Woods

Our new Saturday classes are a fabulous start to the weekend, these sessions in the magical setting of Craiglockhart Woods offer fun, friends and often fire ! 


Art Buds Online

Cant make it outside just yet? Join a different member of our team each week on a Thursdy afterschool  to get creative with everyday objects around the house.

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Art Buds After School

Our after school sessions are currently on hold in response to Scottish Government COVID-19 guidelines for older age groups. Please check back here for further information.

If you are interested in classes and workshops for children aged 8 and above, please contact us.

Art Buds Online

Online sessions will encourage children to find creative potential in everyday household objects and embrace a strong element of freedom and fun. All activities will promote sustainability and reusability in our making. 

Venue: Online via Zoom

Day: Thursday

Time: 4.30-5.30pm (age 5+)

Cost: £5/6/7 per class.

(Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment scale​)

Start date: Monday 1 March 2021

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Holiday Workshops


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.

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Term Time Classes


Art Buds Holyrood Park

Our Friday afternoon classes are designed to engage young people aged 4-12 in exploration, adventure and sustainable art making. 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. To book, please follow the link below.

Venue: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Dates: Friday 3rd February- Friday 31st March (inclusive) with a Half Term break 17th February 

Time: 2-3.30pm

Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class

To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system

Art Buds Portobello

Join us at the fantastic wildlife haven of Figgate park for our winter season at Portobello ! Our Friday afternoon  sessions are suitable for children aged 4-10 and offer a mix of creative projects, environmental learning and free exploration, under the careful guidance of experienced Artist Educators.  To book, please follow the link below. 

Venue: Figgate Park, Portobello

Dates: Friday 3rd February-Friday 31st March ( inclusive) with a Half Term break 17th February

Time: 2-3.30pm 

Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class 

To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a Fair Payment system

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Art Buds Saturday in the Woods

Join us for creative adventures in the beautiful setting of Easter Craiglockhart Woods. 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.

Venue: Craiglockhart Woods, Edinburgh

Dates: Saturday 4th February-Saturday 1st April ( inclusive) with a Half Term break 18th February

Time: 10.30am-12.00 midday (for ages 4-10) 

Cost: £8/£13.50/£16.50 per class.

To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment system

Art Bubs Creative Families

Our  Tuesday and 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 w/c 30th January to w/c 27th March.

Age: 20 months - 3 years

Venue: Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Friday 10-11am

Friday 11.15am-12.15pm 

Cost: £5/£7.50/£9 per class.

To improve access for all, Art Buds Collective operates a fair payment

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School Opportunities


Sciennes Primary Art Club

Open to children in P1-5 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. To book a place in this club, contact us using the form below.

Venue: Sciennes Primary, Edinburgh

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 3.30-5pm

Cost: £9.50 per class

(please contact the school directly if you require financial support with payment - this can be arranged) 

Art Buds Home Educators

If you are a Home Educator and know a group of children who would be interested in a bespoke Art Buds Collective workshop, please get in touch. Our Home Educator sessions allow children aged 5-12 to explore process art in the outdoors with a strong environmental focus. Art Buds Collective classes are led by experienced Artist Educators and support curriculum learning across a wide range of subjects.

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