Join us for our brand new class at the Food4Thought café at Thrift Farm on Monday’s during term time at 10am. A wonderfully creative hour to spend with your little one making art or doing crafts and leaving the mess behind! Pre-booking is essential.
Do you love the idea of your little one getting arty and expressing themselves creatively but you’re not so keen on the mess it inevitably creates? Come along to one of our classes and enjoy some quality time with your child then go home with their unique creation and leave the mess to us!
Parents don’t have to be artistic to sign up to a Stripy Monkey class. We provide the ideas, the materials and guide you to help your child.
Watch your child use their imagination to create a different personalised piece of art every week.
See how your youngster grows more confident with core skills such as recognising shapes and colours.
Your child can practice fine motor skills including using scissors, holding a pencil or using a paint brush.
We incorporate elements of messy play into every session so your pre-schooler can really get stuck in with their hands – or their feet!!
By spending time with you, your child will learn to communicate better and describe the world around them.
Young children can create great things in the right environment. We’ll provide all the tools and materials with plenty of space for your child to feel comfortable to enjoy the process of making art. It doesn’t matter what the final outcome looks like and as parents we have to embrace the act of just ‘doing’, having fun and celebrating all sorts of creative expression.
Not all children enjoy the experience of messy play, and most toddlers have a limited attention span. Built in to every hour long session is an element of sensory or messy play which your child can dip in and out of when they feel like they’ve completed the main craft. This provides those who are not so keen to get messy an environment that is predictable and in a regular class format that they will gradually get used to, and for those whose attention wanders, they have somewhere to go to have a little play.
Stripy Monkey is a brand new sensory art and craft fun class for Milton Keynes, created by local mum Lianne Tyers.
Lianne was an architect before having her two children aged 4 and 1 and as someone who worked in the design industry for over 10 years understands the need to be able to express yourself not just through words but visually too.