Franchise Opportunities ColourWheel Art Classes
Franchise Opportunities ColourWheel Art Classes

All artwork has been created by ColourWheel students.

Become a ColourWheel Art Class Franchisee!

Join our team and become part of an exciting, successful and friendly network of part-time people who want to run their own business but strike a great work life balance.
The inspiration behind ColourWheel Art Classes was to offer accessible, fun and creative art classes especially for people who think that they can’t draw or paint but want to learn. Our classes are taught by professional, well qualified teachers, and the level of customer service we deliver is exceptional. The classes are great value for money and we go the extra mile for each and every student to make sure that their experience surpasses their expectations. Our students come back again and again which is testament to the care and attention we put into everything we do.
With successful franchises already in place, we’re now offering the right people the opportunity to run their own business in their area, with the potential to earn a full time wage for truly part time hours!

You don’t need to be ‘arty’. Hiring a qualified, experienced art teacher is one of the first things you will do. You are, essentially, the course leader. You will facilitate the teacher so they can concentrate solely on what they do best, teaching your students to draw and paint. The fact that every student has a wonderful time is not only down to the pleasure they gain from learning new skills but also the fun, lively and creative ColourWheel ethos.
The role of the ColourWheel franchisee is, in a nutshell, to find an appropriate venue for your classes, engage your teacher, market the classes, take the bookings, set up the classes for each lesson, be the host or hostess at class for the day and aid your teacher where necessary. You and your teacher will work together as a team to provide wonderful art classes that are truly appreciated.

It is a very satisfying experience to host your own classes, the students are so excited to be there and it is a fantastic environment to work in.

Franchise Resale

Butlers Cross and Princes Risborough

A well established and profitable art class resale opportunity has arisen in Bucks. This is an exciting opportunity to run a successful business and there is huge possibility for growth going forward. If you would like more information about this opportunity please email Carly Ward at

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Our Windsor and Maidenhead franchisee, Rene talks about her experience running a ColourWheel art class.

Want to know more?

Talk to our friendly team about how you can start your ColourWheel business.

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Our Windsor and Maidenhead franchisee, Rene talks about her experience running a ColourWheel art class.

Want to know more?

Talk to our friendly team about how you can start your ColourWheel business.

Call: 01628 676 979
Request Callback:
(at no cost to you)

What’s in the package

As part of the Franchise Package you will receive:

  • You will have a dedicated Franchisee Manager who is experienced is setting up and running their own location and will be on hand to help you every step of the way. In person, by phone and email. They will be there whenever you need them, to offer practical advice and help or just for a chat.
  • Help with the recruitment of your teacher as well as a free recruitment agency candidate search.
  • Help with finding the perfect venue for your classes along with site visits to make sure you have the perfect location.
  • Comprehensive training showing you to how set up your classes and run them successfully and professionally. Spend time with an existing franchisee and their class, there is off site training too.
  • Access to personalised marketing materials and tools along with our extensive sales and marketing expertise.
  • Your classes listed on our exciting and professional website with full online booking and payment facilities.
  • Full training in all back office administration processes and procedures so that you can run your business effortlessly.
  • And that’s over and above the Operations Manual which covers all aspects of setting up and running your business.

What does it mean to be a ColourWheel Franchisee?

Our founder, Sarah Beaumont, explains why running your local ColourWheel business is such a rewarding lifestyle choice.

Sarah talks about what it means to be a ColourWheel Franchisee.

Frequently asked questions

If you feel you’d like to know more, below are some of the questions that our franchisees ask at the beginning of their journey with us.

How much time will I have to dedicate to running my business?

In terms of time, you will need to be able to commit at least one full day and preferably one evening per week, (during term-time only), to the classes themselves, plus you will need some ad hoc time for the admin. The day time classes are three hours each and the evening class is run for two hours, making this a truly part time business.

How much can I earn?

In return you have the potential to earn around £25k per annum for this part time opportunity. There is great potential for expansion. With rebooking currently at around the 50% mark, it is easy to add another class and earn more! Already, our franchisees are implementing new classes and enjoying this increased profit.

When do the courses run?

The courses run in term-time only, making it perfect for mums, dads and hands-on grandparents or simply those who like the idea of a short working week and taking long holidays!

What do I need to run a ColourWheel franchise?

You do need your own transport and, most importantly, you must enjoy meeting and helping people being prepared to fully participate in their experience – in other words, you simply need to join in the fun! You have to be flexible, organised too, have an eye for detail and be prepared to provide outstanding customer service for your students.

What is the cost of a ColourWheel franchise?

If you are feeling fired up, the details of the investment are simple. The cost for taking on the franchise for your area is £15,000 + VAT. ColourWheel is keen to recruit the right people and can offer finance to the right candidates. Is this you?

We are looking for partners who can deliver exceptional customer service. ColourWheel Art Classes are committed to providing an outstanding experience, first-class teaching and we go the extra mile for each and every student.The courses are of the highest quality and brilliant value for money.

ColourWheel students enjoy learning new skills and discovering a hobby that will give them pleasure for life. Confidence is gained, friends are made and serious fun is had. Currently, re-booking rates are approximately 50%, demonstrating the success of the courses and, therefore, the potential for your business to grow and thrive.

Who will I be working with?

You will be working with your teacher on class day but you will also be working closely with the ColourWheel team.

What is it like to run a local ColourWheel franchise?

Hear from one of our franchisees, Steve Hedges, who runs ColourWheel in Aylesbury.

Steve, our Aylesbury franchisee talks about his experience running and setting up new classes.

Meet our Franchise Management Team

You will get full support at every stage of the process, with your Franchise Team available whenever you need them to provide guidance, support, help and advice, wherever you are in your ColourWheel journey – from day one, ongoing… indefinitely!

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Sarah Beaumont

Founder, Operations Director

ColourWheel Head Office

Sarah’s background is in training and personal growth development in a corporate environment. Her professional experience is as an HR Partner working as part of the senior management team in various SME’s over the last 20 years. Sarah’s role is to develop the ColourWheel brand and grow the network. She manages the team and provides collaborative leadership to head office staff and franchisees alike, working as a single unit with a goal to achieve a wonderful work/lifestyle balance for everyone.

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Carly Ward

Franchisee Support Director

ColourWheel Head Office

Carly has worked with ColourWheel since its inception. Carly ran her own business successfully for many years before being instrumental in setting up the original ColourWheel classes from scratch. So she is ideally positioned to help you start and run your own classes. She has identified and overcome the challenges and her job is to help and support you every step of the way making sure it is a satisfying and successful experience to start and manage your own business.

Franchise Opportunities ColourWheel Art Classes

Faye Waddington-Ayers

Curriculum Development Manager

ColourWheel Head Office

Faye is responsible for writing and producing the curriculum for all our courses. Faye has degrees in Art History and Cinematography from Sao Paulo University and has won awards for production and direction in numerous countries. Working for many years as a training analysist Faye is ideally positioned and qualified to produce tailored art courses for our students. She holds an RSA Cambridge teacher training qualification as she wanted to specialise in teaching adults. Faye is a talented artist producing beautiful paintings and drawings and is a member of the Guild for Silk Painters. Faye’s work is exhibited and sold worldwide. A participant of the Bucks Open Studios Faye takes her inspiration for her work from traditional and contemporary art and artists and her course designs reflect this.

What’s the next step?

If you are still reading, now is the time to find out more. Call or email Carly, or request callback, for full information on how to start an opportunity that could quite literally change your life, as it has for our students and franchisees to date.

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Jo initially trained at Dartington College of Arts and she then worked in Community Arts for many years doing street theatre, painting murals and creating public sculptures. She returned to fine art painting, completing a BA Hons in Sheffield and also experimented in dance and performance art (Edinburgh Fringe). After becoming a mother she taught textiles and drawing in schools and colleges. Throughout this time Jo continued to paint large abstract canvases and exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions (RWA & National Open). She has recently enjoyed creating contemporary theatre sets for youth drama, but her passion is in drawing from life and experimental painting. She believes art is a restorative process, individually and socially.

Ewa is an enthusiastic, warm and encouraging teacher and is extremely popular with our students. Ewa studied Applied Art at Hertfordshire University. She is a talented artist and sculptress and her work promotes British culture and history. Ewa works with English Heritage designing costume and scenery for events. Her work is exceptionally detailed and is shown around the UK. As well as teaching art Ewa is a talented horsewoman and teaches jousting along with other equine combat techniques.

Rania lives in Didsbury since she came to England in 2006 and she is married with three children. Rania trained in design and art direction and studied for her Masters degree at Manchester Metropolitan University. Rania has since worked as graphic designer and also a teaching assistant. Rania loves art in all its forms, she loves to draw and graphic design is her passion. With three children she does not have much time for hobbies but when she does likes to swim, go the gym, read and travelling. Rania is delighted to be working with students to develop their skills and interest in art, it’s a passion she shares.

Sally is our Partner in Cheltenham. Sally’s background, before leaving to look after her growing boys was hospitality, she lived in Bahrain working with the airlines, followed by arranging and wedding planning; she has also spent time as a teaching assistant. Sally now looks after her family, she loves keeping active and spending time with her beloved chihauhuas, Saphire and LouLou. Sally loves design and has a special interest in art therapy, particularly in the area of mental health.

Chloe was born in Harrow and grew up in Buckinghamshire. She gained a BA (Hons) in Illustration from Brighton University and went on to complete a PGCE in Secondary Art and Design at Roehampton University, Surrey. Chloe has worked in the Education Department at Tate Britain where she supported learning programmes for school students, teachers and adults. She enjoys drawing on location, visiting museums, craft centres and art galleries. Chloe also likes to take inspiration from travelling overseas. These adventures include three days trekking along an ancient oxen trail with women from the red Hmong in Sapa, Vietnam. Chloe left her teaching job at Camden School for Girls, after eleven years to relocate to Exeter. Here, she is combining teaching workshops and continuing with her own art practice.

Joanne is our ColourWheel Partner in Exeter, Devon. She spent most of her adult life living and working in Madrid, Spain. Whilst bringing up her two sons she continued her career in education as a primary school teacher ending up as a head teacher of a British school in Madrid. She recently returned to the UK with her husband, took some time out and signed up for ColourWheel classes in Windsor. She has recently moved to Exeter and ColourWheel presented an ideal opportunity for her. She enjoys all forms of art with music being one of her main passions. She enjoys living an outdoor lifestyle and is never happier than being at one with nature in Devon’s beautiful countryside.

Jayne went to Cleveland College of Art and Design, then went onto Manchester Metropolitan University where she did her BA Hons in fashion. Moving to London following her graduation she worked in design for 4 years before having a ‘Damascus’ moment and completely changing direction in her career. Wanting to do something much more fulfilling Jayne retrained as a teacher passing her PGCE at Greenwich University. Jayne has taught art for many years, she is extremely active in her community and has a passion for the art and culture of the North East, particularly wanting to bring the heritage of her area to the local children. She has produced murals for the local area and also directed the Durham Ensemble’s performance in Stratford for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Schools Playmaking Festival. Jayne is currently fascinated by trees and her work is focusing on pen and ink but experimenting with watercolours. She is also planning to get back to life drawing.

When she is not teaching, working on her art or looking after her family Jayne loves to work on her allotment growing her own fruit and vegetables. She loves cycling, yoga and travelling in Northern Europe and Scotland where the landscape gives her inspiration. Jayne is married with a daughter and lives just moments from our Durham venue at Ushaw College.

Michael is our Partner in Durham, he will be hosting art classes in the City and surrounding areas. Michael grew up and has lived in the Durham area all his life, he is a husband and a father of two. He has spent a large part of his working life with the Royal Mail and is very much looking forward to a role where he works with people as they learn and grow their artistic skills. He is a natural people person and facilitator who will make sure the students have a wonderful class experience. Michael loves the surrounding area, he likes being outdoors and is a very keen sportsman, he loves running, cycling, fell-walking and is often accompanied by his faithful companion, a black lab named Dodge.

Steve is our Partner for the Butlers Cross daytime and evening class, he has a wealth of experience managing the teams delivering a first class customer service experience in often difficult situations. The move to ColourWheel is a breath of fresh air for him and allows him to work with his passion for art. As well as art, Steve has many hobbies and interests and he has recently completed an Open University degree in Humanities. He is a father of two and is very involved in the local community, serving on several committees that serve the local youth groups.

Kathy is our ColourWheel Partner in Stockport. Kathy lives in Stockport with her partner and son. She has spent 10 years working for local charities involved in health and dementia, supporting and managing volunteers. Kathy is also a trained English teacher, and enjoys working with people to help them achieve their best. She loves being creative, cooking and being outdoors and travels around the country in her campervan whenever she can. She welcomes everyone to her friendly, supportive art classes.

Shelagh is a painter, printmaker and teacher. After years spent working in the world of publishing, she went back to university again, gaining a degree in Fine Art from the University of Reading, followed by a PGCE in Art Education. She has taught in schools and in adult education, and strongly believes that everyone can reap the rewards of exploring their creative potential. Shelagh exhibits regularly in group exhibitions and attends as many workshops as time allows – she loves learning new skills and finding different ways to be creative.
Visit to see Shelagh’s work.

Antoinette is a freelance artist, fine art restorer and visual arts tutor based in Surrey. She graduated from Wimbledon School of Art with a BA (hons) degree in Technical Arts followed shortly after by her training as a conservator of easel paintings. She works predominantly in the medium of painting in both her art and restoration practice, but has worked on large scale installations and sculptural pieces for commissioned projects as well as film and theatre. This has included commissioned artworks for Goldsmiths University, London, Warwick University and other private clients. Outside the studio, Antoinette also enjoys teaching visual art workshops and classes in schools, museums and local community settings. Over the years she has worked with a wide range of young people and adults through organisations such as South Hill Park, the Tate Galleries and Woking College. She looks forward to the opportunity to meet new students and share her creative knowledge and skills.

Vivienne is our ColourWheel partner in the Reading area. Vivienne was born in Reading, returning there to study Mechanical Engineering at Reading University. She then spent most of her working life in Africa, most recently in Tanzania, where she was coordinating projects to provide clean water and sanitation to some of the poorest communities. She returned to the UK in 2016 and decided to take some time out to do something for her own personal development – she signed up for ColourWheel classes in Windsor. She was so enthralled with the classes and amazed at what she had gained from the experience, that she signed up for a second term and started to enquire about the franchise opportunity. The rest is history, as they say! Vivienne is a keen environmentalist and loves nature and animals, which are her main inspiration when drawing and painting. She believes that art is one of the best therapies for life and wellbeing.

Inge is a professional painter and enthusiastic teacher with 15 years teaching experience, including painting, life drawing, illustration for fashion design as well as art and design history. She completed her B.A. Hons. Degree in Fine Art and History of Art in Cape Town, after which she changed direction and became a qualified cabinet-maker, eventually starting her own furniture design business. Painting called her back however, and she has been painting and teaching art full time since 1999 working with people of all ages and abilities. She has had 3 solo exhibitions and many group shows, she was recently one of the finalists in an episode of Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year. Inge specialises in figurative, narrative oil painting.

Erica is a freelance illustrator, designer, artist and teacher. Erica is passionate about art, jewellery design, and visual communication. She has a PGCE in Art Education from Goldsmiths College and a BA (Hons) Illustration from Southampton Solent University. She has taught art in local schools for many years as well as teaching art to adults in various settings. Erica also facilitates workshops for clients such as The Tate and The Wellcome Trust. She is an author, her book Cutting Edge Fashion Illustration has been published both is the UK and US. Erica lives locally with her husband and pug Pedro. When not teaching in class, she works from her home studio creating illustrations and jewellery designs. Have a look at some of her art on this website:

Rene is our ColourWheel Partner in Maidenhead and Windsor. Rene has enjoyed a rewarding career as a Food & Nutrition teacher in secondary schools for 24 years. She lives with her husband in Windsor, with her daughter now grown, she transitioned into adult education for a change of lifestyle. Rene who is originally from South Africa has travelled extensively, living in the US and Australia. A very creative person, she continues to teach cake decorating and sugar-craft classes. Rene enjoys meeting new people, she creates a sense of community within her classes, believing the social aspect of art class compliments the tuition to create the perfect environment for creativity and friendship. She looks forward to welcoming you to class.

Katie Greenwood is an artist that excels in capturing the life and beauty of nature, particularly that of her home in the Turks and Caicos Islands. She moved to the U.K. in 2010 to complete a BA at Loughborough University for Illustration focusing on acrylic and resin work and continued on as a freelance artist creating for galleries and sharing her knowledge of various mediums through teaching. From there she acquired a job at a ceramic studio and became enthralled with the media that would allow her to combine her illustration with the 3 dimensional form. She went on to complete her MA in Ceramics at the University of the Creative Arts. She has exhibited her artwork at galleries in London and completed pieces for organizations such as the RSBP.

Coming from a family of actors and singers, Jane originally trained at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London as a scenic artist going on to work in professional theatre for many years. After finding having small children and the theatre didn’t mix, she later studied Figurative Sculpture at Stafford Art College and went on to set up her own professional art studio based in Cheshire where she now creates both commissioned sculptures and paintings. Jane has taught art within schools and community settings for over twenty years and has been “artist in residence” in both the UK and Europe for both charities and corporations. She lives with her husband Steve in Bollington in the beautiful hills of the Peak District and has four grown up children. Her sculpture can be seen at

Natalija is our teacher in Romiley. She is currently studying for her Masters at the Manchester Metropolitan University where she also gained her BA Hons in Art and Illustration. A freelance illustrator and designer, Natalija has been teaching art for several years. She has a broad knowledge of a variety of art techniques and loves helping people explore art and expand their creativity. She runs a number of workshops and classes and has a love of animation. She is enthusiastic and a wonderful communicator and her enthusiasm in class is infectious.

Shivani is currently undertaking a two-year artist residency at a boarding school in Surrey. She has a Masters in Painting from the Royal College of Art and also spent a year studying drawing and painting at the Cyprus College of Art. She has exhibited widely in the UK, Cyprus and New York, and is excited to help our students on their artistic journey.

Asia enjoyed teaching adults and children for 20 years, self publishing a book, and being a small business owner in the personal development industry. Asia loves playing with watercolor, working in her herb garden, and creating jewelry with precious metals. She is passionate about exploring a variety of mediums which attracted her to ColourWheel. Asia and her husband, James, have two grown sons. She lives near the North Carolina Coast, loves the outdoors, and enjoys visiting the beach every chance she gets. Asia loves meeting new people and creating a community space for people to get messy, make mistakes, and shine. She looks forward to welcoming you, supporting you and cheering you on in art class.

Lesley is our ColourWheel partner in East Cheshire. She lives in Poynton with her husband and son. Lesley had a successful career in education and training for over 35 years before deciding to make a complete lifestyle change and become a ColourWheel partner in December 2019. Before joining the ColourWheel family, Lesley attended classes as a student and was inspired by what she was able to achieve and the amazing people she met. She believes that art can be a great antidote to the stress of everyday life and is keen to help others find their inner creativity! As well as a love of football, Lesley enjoys walking and travelling, exploring new places both in this country and abroad. She is passionate about helping others to learn new skills – and, most importantly, have fun doing it! You will receive a warm and friendly welcome at ColourWheel East Cheshire!

Rekha has lived in Solihull all her life, she loves the area. She has always enjoyed art and she is a keen interior designer. Rekha has recently completed further education in management, wants to put her skills into a new venture and is looking forward to welcoming her students to her art classes. Rekha is a mother to two boys which keep her busy but when she has free time she loves to read and travel and explore new areas and exciting places.
Nadia is a socially engaged visual artist holding a first class Hons BA Degree and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts. She was born in Italy were she attended The European Institute of Design in Naples and the Intercultural Mediation BA degree Course in Padua University. From 2006 she started exhibiting at an international level, including projects involving communities in collaboration with other artists and art organisations. She is currently a project coordinator for Dartford Arts Network.

Audrey has followed a career as an artist-teacher since graduating from the University of Leicester in 1977 where she gained a B.Ed (Credit) in Art and Design and Certificate in Education. At the start of her career, she taught in a large comprehensive school in Bolton and extended her experience and expertise across the key stages to later coordinate Art and Design in a community school in Rochdale. This experience led her to becoming a Senior Lecturer in Professional Studies at Liverpool Hope University from 1998-2011, where she led and taught students on the BA undergraduate and postgraduate  Art & Design courses wishing to becoming teachers and art specialists, together with organising a series of annual community art workshops in disadvantaged areas of Merseyside as part of the ‘Aim Higher’ schools’ initiative.


The opportunity to continue her professional development led her to Switzerland to the College of Beaux Arts to continue her studies towards a Diploma in Stained Glass and Fine Art, which she successfully completed in 2015.


Audrey’s work is inspired by both the natural and manufactured world and explores the various ways in which the landscape has been shaped through history. She has exhibited her work in London and abroad, in Switzerland and NSW, Australia, and continues to paint in her spare time.


“My love for nature and for everything that breathes air has been a great source of inspiration for my own personal artwork and for inspiring my students in their personal art journey.”

Audrey Beaumont, 2019

Cecilia Lopez is a Visual Artist, based in London. She loves connecting with people and places, the passion of her life (and challenge) is to experiment with colours and materials. She has a Master Degree in Industrial Design and a PhD in Architecture. She has taught Design for many years as well as facilitated art workshops for kids and adults in various settings. 

When not teaching in class, she works from her home studio creating paintings and illustrations, gaining inspiration from nature and rich colours with lots of textures. Some of her works play with the characteristics of portraiture along with culture aspects as visual metaphors to express or to convey messages. Have a look at some of her most recent work at:

Karen earned her degree in Art from Florida State University on an art scholarship she was awarded from a contest through the state of Florida by designing the Florida Bicentennial Medallion. There she majored in Art and Design with additional Business Curriculum. Karen raised two daughters, owned a bridal business, taught K-12 art classes, worked in sales, management, and visual merchandising. Karen loves creating portraits…especially custom pet portraits! She enjoys working in Pencil, Pen, Ink, Pastels, and Acrylics! Her focus now is to give back to others while sharing her passion and love of art. Karen can’t wait to guide you step-by-step through every fun and creative art project!

Libby is a designer-maker, artist teacher living with her son in the Malvern Hills area. She has always worked within Art and Design, which has allowed her to create, build and develop with a broad variety of materials, techniques and processes. Libby completed my BA(Hons) degree in Design Crafts at Hereford College of Art and Design and found her passion for making contemporary antique furniture and constructed textiles based on a theme she called “working the magic”.
After her degree Libby completed a PGCE with Marches Consortium specializing in Design and Technology and taught Resistant Materials, Textiles, Graphics and Art and Design to a GCSE and A-level standard. She currently works in the busy Art and Design department of a local college as a Demonstrating Technician and covering Lecturer. Libby enjoys supporting others to achieve their outcomes and working within a variety of arts including Photography, Textiles, Fashion, Print, 3D and Fine Art.
In her spare time Libby enjoys spending it in the countryside, traveling, motorcycle touring with her partner and developing new ranges for her crafts business.

Jacquie has spent the last 20 years of her career in corporate logistics working for some of the industry leaders. Having always had a passion for art and regularly attending part-time courses she wanted to move out of the corporate environment to allow her creative side to flourish. Born in Scotland and moving to Sheffield for work before moving yet further south eventually settling in Hertfordshire she is thrilled to be doing something she is passionate about. Jacquie loves to read, paint, draw and cook, she restores furniture and lives with her beloved rescue cat Obi.

Linzi trained at Bradford Art College gaining her B.A. in Art & Design. She went on to become a named designer at Liberty’s and sold her hand-printed silks exclusively in Liberty’s of London. Linzi had always written and performed her own songs and she signed to Warner Chappell’s as a songwriter having won the Nordoff Robins singer songwriter award through Radio 1. She gained her teacher training and PG Cert in Fine Art & Professional Practice and went on to become Head of Art/Textiles in London. Linzi became Assistant Director for KW4K’s which culminated in a charity performance in aid of Anti-Slavery International at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House called ‘Break the Chains’. Her interest in art, theatre, set design and music has been a constant thread throughout her life. From set designing on London fringe productions to set design for a production at The Traverse, Edinburgh Festival she has facilitated community music and art projects both in the UK and abroad. In 2007 Linzi devised and led an Arts initiative in Banda Ache, Sumatra, following the tsunami. She worked with over 100 students who had been directly affected by the tsunami, creating artworks with the children to raise money for the Sukma Banska schools. Linzi worked at Compton Verney Art Gallery in the Learning Department, before becoming Head of Art at The Croft School for five years. She continues to work with ‘Stratford Youth Theatre’ making and designing sets and props for their productions.
Presently, working as a freelance Artist/Teacher she continues to make and exhibit her ceramic sculptures and prints. She is particularly drawn to textiles and drawing, selling her work at Narberth Pottery in Pembrokeshire. Linzi hosts and produces The Art Show on Welcombe Radio, Stratford upon Avon, a community radio station. The Art Show showcases and celebrates all art forms made in the community, and is an online space that enables creative people to share their work.

Rav is our partner in the beautiful, rural region of Worcestershire, managing classes in Worcester and Malvern, located at two of Worcester’s most iconic and characterful Abbeys, The Abbey Hotel and Stanbrook Abbey. She grew up in the midlands and studied finance and management. She has spent most of her career in sales and marketing working nationwide. She enjoys travelling with her husband and taking advantage of Worcester’s many walking trails. She has a very philosophical view to life and thrives on encouraging others to realise their true potential. She believes that through art people can express themselves in ways that they didn’t think was possible.

Emily is our Partner in Guildford, she is married with three children, all girls! Emily started her career as a dancer before studying for and gaining a qualification in interior design. Emily is highly creative but has an innate sense of customer service, she runs lovely daytime and evening classes at her beautiful venues in Godalming and Guildford.

Nathalie has always had a passion for drawing and she specialised in Art and Art History whilst studying in France. She did her Foundation course at Atelier de Sèvres Babylone in Paris and then attended the Olivier de Serres Art School. Moving to England at 23 she specialised in murals, taking commissions from schools, restaurants and also for homes. Nathalie developed a strong interest in portraiture exhibiting four times at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Award. Recent commissions include Sir Christopher Snowdon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Surrey and Dame Helen Alexander, Chancellor of the University of Southampton. Nathalie has been teaching for a number of years and enjoys encouraging her students to explore their artistic side and develop their skills.

Angeli is a Partner covering the beautiful villages in Runnymede and Surrey Heath. Born in Hampstead, London, Angeli grew up in Old Windsor on the Berkshire/Surrey borders and has lived, worked and studied across London. Initially a business graduate, her career followed various roles in buying, sales and marketing, mainly in the IT software industry, providing a rich source of skills for business support. Whilst working and looking after her family Angeli pursued her interest in developing her creative skills through part-time college courses, subsequently graduating with her BA (Hons) Fine Art from the Buckingham Chilterns University College. She enjoys country walks, pottery and DIY, including a project to set up a garden art studio.

Bhupen is our Partner in Richmond with classes starting in September 2019. Born in Kenya, Bhupen arrived in the UK aged 4 and he grew up in North West London. With a Marketing and Economics degree from the City of London Poly.

Bhupen volunteered on the Board of Trustees for the Royal College of Arts Student Union and was instrumental in the restructuring and development of the organisation over the three years he served. Bhupen is no stranger to running a business and he has successfully managed his own property refurbishment company and also ran his own bar and restaurant in the City.

Bhupen discovered an aptitude for drawing when he was encouraging both young and old to be creative. It is something that he enjoys doing and has a good eye for design and transforming spaces in properties, and is delighted to be able to marry his love of art with his entrepreneurial side. Bhupen lives in Hampstead and is hoping to make a move to Richmond shortly.

Rebecca has always had a love of art, from drawing colourful characters to ceramics. Because of this, she studied Art and Design before going to the University of Wales, Newport to do a degree in Animation, her favourite part was learning from the teachers of the Disney animators. Rebecca has worked in education for nearly ten years, from teaching art to children and young people that didn’t fit into mainstream education to traditional crafts and archery in an Iron Age village. She currently works in a museum and gallery organising events and hands-on activities for the visitors, alongside finding any excuse to be creative.

Heidi lives with her family in Romsey and her daytime and evening classes will be held locally. Heidi graduated from Portsmouth University with a BA in International Finance and Trade. She since met her husband and now has two children, aged 12 and 8. Prior to joining ColourWheel Heidi has experience of running her own restaurant business and is now very excited to be facing a new challenge. Along with her busy home life with her family Heidi loves to cook and tries to make time for sport. She has a love for art and her dream was to go to art school. Her practical side won the day but her creativity has never left her and she not only enjoys creating art herself but loves watching others grow and develop their skills.