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“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change” Jim Rohn

You will change through art

If you are reading this, I am guessing you are someone who has always wanted to be creative. Over the years I have been teaching adults art I have helped and watched people change and grow, prove to them that YES!, they can do it. Art is a necessary thing for some of us. We want and need to be creative, to paint, draw, get our hands dirty, ‘mess about’., express ourselves in a different way. If that sounds familar, you are in the right place. Art is life changing.

“People who get the most out of art are those who do it” Grayson Perry, 2020.

If you are reading this, you are someone who has always wanted to be creative but didn’t have the time; didn’t give yourself the time; thought you would be rubbish because of something said as a child or any other reason personal to you. My students come to me with the need to express themselves in a non-verbal way, often fearful that art is beyond them, but they have come to the realisation that “I want to do it!!”

I know it is not beyond anyone to add creativity to their lives; it is a private skill that will build your self esteeem, allow you to feel a sense of accomplishment, let you see the world differently – it will change you.

Some people live such busy lives that they barely have enough time to breathe; others need an activity to fill a void.

Art can not only allow you to breathe it will fill a void, even if you don’t think you have one! Not necessarily a void of interests or tasks, but a void of headspace. Some of us don’t seem to have much headspace these days. I know that when I tap in to that creative side, become involved with making or painting or drawing and allow myself not to think about the pile of other work to do or the shopping list or dinner or meetings in the morning, it is a revolutionary and calming, private time; art is revitalising.

Art doesn’t suit everyone, some people run, cycle, walk, meditate, do yoga. All these activities are similar in that they give us headspace, it just depends on what you like to do. Art is not the sole activity for me either, I walk, I swim, but I do know I give myself time for my art, it is a crucial part of my existence and I miss it when I am not creating.

With art you produce something, it is amazing! You can look at it the next day and think, “Oooh, I did that, it’s pretty good” even though you might not have thought so at the time. You can give something to someone, a bit of you, should you wish. Or keep it private and show no-one else.

There are those of us who want and need to be creative, to paint, draw, get our hands dirty, ‘mess about’. If that sounds familar, you are in the right place.

My USP is that I can teach you to express yourself through your own art, in your own style. I want you to be you, you are not following my style, you are jumping on my lifetime in art and learning more quickly than I how to be yourself creatively.

I wish I’d found me earlier!

LH: “Jane does not prescribe to one method of doing things.

“She teaches techniques & then encourages her students to develop both their own particular style, and also their own use of a preferred medium.”

“Art Opens Your Heart and Feeds Your Mind”

AB: ” Jane is a very generous and attentive tutor.

“Her teaching strikes a balance between clear instruction, demonstration and a very flexible approach to encouraging individual styles to emerge.”

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