Arthropod Arts is based in Rottingdean just off the village seafront and along the coast from Brighton. Imagine an artist studio, toy shop and science lab and you are close to getting it!
Artist and Scientist duo Sharon and Anna run this fantastical art & science shop alongside children`s workshops & parties in the “Creativity Lab”. Look out for our family friendly Artist and Scientist in residence projects too.
Arthropod Arts was founded in May 2013 by Artist Sharon Mee and Scientist Anna Gathy. But it has been in our imagination for a lot longer! We were looking for a way to regularly connect children and young people with Artists and Scientists. Because we believe that these creative relationships will nurture the next generation of artists, scientists, inventors and makers.
Creativity and fun are at the heart of what we do! We believe in the power of the imagination and experimentation and that through the process of creating something, transformational things can happen!
Our name is inspired by the Arthropoda family because we are fascinated by the fact that there are over a million described species, making up more than 80% of all described living animal species! And they include our favourites the crustaceans, insects and arachnids.
You will see our logo is a cheeky crab character, this is Artie the Arthropod and he has lots of exciting things to share with you and your friends and family.
Brighton Science Festival 2016
MONDAY 15th FEB
to THURSDAY 19th FEB.
Anna and Sharon were involved in offering workshops for this years Science festival it was a wonderful week of art and science experiments in their ART LAB!
making slime, sherbet, bath bombs, soap monsters, volcanoes and more.
Our aim is to pass on fun, imaginative, creative, experimental play to all children!
We stock high quality yet affordable Art, Craft and Science kits from top brand names like Marbel, Make-do, Alex, Brainbox, Apples to Pears and Cheatwell games.
“Take away” a little bit of what we do and choose one of our Arties Make-a-Way kits. Look out for our Rockets and Robots, Owls and Butterflies or Teapots and Telescopes kits which all make great birthday presents”
For more information about Poddies, Arties or the shop call Sharon on 07701072761
or email: arthropodarts@ gmail.com
During term time we are open at the following times.
We do close briefly from 3pm- 3.40pm as we collect children from 2 local schools who attend our Art Club.
Please note sometimes we close the shop if we are having a big Birthday party.
Winter Opening Hours:
Mondays — 15.30-18.00
Tuesdays - 12.00-18.00
Wednesdays - 12.00-18.00
Thursday — 9:00 – 18.00
Friday — 9:00 – 14.00
Saturday — 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday — 11:00 – 16:00
Please note that we often run birthday parties on Saturdays between 2-4pm if its a small group the shop will stay open , however if its a large group we sometimes have to close the shop.