Address: St Albans Church Hall Lindsell Road
Broadheath Althrincham WA14 5NX
Online interactive art class
Days of the week and times:
Thursday morning from 9.30am – 12.30pm
Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm to 4.30pm
Course starts: Thursday 15th October 2020
Course duration: 10 weeks
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I would highly recommend , I have learned so much in the 2 terms I have been attending.
In lockdown we have had detailed instruction via email and video, also zoom meetings to get feed back on the work we have all completed.
Everyone is friendly, Rania & Jane are very accommodating.
Can’t praise the enough
I Absolutely love these classes; using lots of different mediums and learning different techniques.
I’ve become more adventurous with my art now and even though we are in lockdown they are keeping us busy with different projects can’t wait to get back to live classes though.
I have subscribed to two Colour Wheel courses so far. Approximately 1 and a half of these were completed in the normal way before the pandemic. Since lockdown started, the class has remained in touch through WhatsApp and have had a couple of ‘conference calls’ where we have received limited feedback on our work.
The ‘normal’ classes were brilliant and something I looked forward to every week. We had an excellent teacher who is brilliant at getting ideas across and generating enthusiasm, but never lost sight of the fact that we were there to enjoy ourselves as well as learn. I am looking forward to these classes restarting when it is safe to do so.
During ‘Lockdown’, the Class has remained in touch and shared work through WhatsApp, initially in a group we created ourselves and subsequently through ColourWheel. Sharing work, comments, etc has helped to keep us stay sane. Through ColourWheel, various ‘assignments’ have been set and two sessions have been arranged where we have received some feedback on our work. The WhatsApp group and the ‘assignments’ have been invaluable in keeping us in touch and giving focus to our work.
Personally, you have supported us brilliantly and thankyou for all your help Rania.
I want to share this reflection about a painting Course organised by Rania Sultan (ColourWheelArt) I have participated during the last 8 months.
I have never dedicated to painting in my life. I know the importance of activities like painting, music, reading,… in the development and maintenance of our physical, emotional and mental health, something as well extremely important during the present pandemic circumstances we all are living.
I started the Course without any expectations and gradually I started to realise how beneficial for me it was, first because I was seen, following the guidance of the teacher, that I was able to free my inner capabilities and see with my own eyes the painting results, and second I was fighting the ghosts of the limitations I had regarding new challenges in life. I will never be a Leonardo or Raffaele, but for sure this is a starting point to bring out all we have inside, and I highly recommend this painting course to all that want to see that there is not limits and painting for me was an example.
Thanks Rania and the Course teacher for your patience, care and responsibility. I look forward to learn and practice more in the near future with a new live presence Course.
The ColourWheel classes I’ve attended over the past year have been excellent.
During lockdown their online course has been even more important for me. The weekly projects are stimulating, varied and hugely rewarding. They are well conceived and the demonstration literature & videos are extremely clear and easy to follow. They have involved differing techniques and helped me learn new skills.
Rania Sultan is excellent too, as administer and director of the programme. We receive a weekly briefing on our new project, regular feedback and encouragement. Rania has organised “zoom” conference calls where we review completed work with one of our teachers.
Our WhatsApp group not only enables us to share our on-going efforts, but to get stimulus and feedback from fellow contributors. The group has developed a life of its own, with a steady stream of comments, allowing us virtual contact with friends.
The ColourWheel classes are a welcome diversion and a source of huge enjoyment for me…I’d recommend anyone to sign up for the course.
Katie Tomlinson graduated from Manchester School of Art in 2018 and has since taught on the undergraduate Fine Art programme. Alongside teaching at ColourWheel and Manchester School of Art, Katie works as a freelance artist.
Predominantly Katie creates large figurative paintings, but her wider practice incorporates collage, drawing and sculpture. She has exhibited widely and most recently exhibited at Castlefield Gallery (Manchester) and has work for sale through Manchester Art Gallery. Katie is also the co-founder of collaborative project ‘Catflap Collective,’ a painting and curatorial collective based in Manchester.
These experiences have led Katie to have an in-depth knowledge of a variety of art materials, techniques and concepts. She is passionate, enthusiastic and strives to make every lesson fun, informative and unique.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.janerobbinssculpture.co.uk
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.
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 www.shelaghcasebourne.com to see Shelagh’s work.
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.
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.
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.
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 a finalist in both the 2017 & 2020 Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year. Inge specialises in figurative, narrative oil painting. Inge has been teaching with ColourWheel since May 2017.
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. Erica has been teaching with ColourWheel since January 2017.
Rene has been our ColourWheel Partner in Maidenhead and Windsor since September 2016. She enjoyed a rewarding career as a Food & Nutrition teacher in secondary schools for 24 years. She lives locally with her husband in Windsor, with their children grown, she transitioned into adult education for a change of lifestyle & the ability to travel often. Rene grew up in South Africa, has travelled extensively, living in the US and Australia. She visits South Africa 2/3 times a year to visit with family and dote on her gorgeous grandson Mikey. A very creative person, she enjoys making cakes for special occasions and sewing when she can. Rene is passionate about helping others, with her students help she supports The Princes Trust, Schools in Africa, Making Scrubs for the NHS & Age Concern. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Love these classes. So well organised and resourced. The atmosphere is so relaxed and everyone is so supportive. Amazing.
A graduate in Fine Art from the University of Hertfordshire, Susan is an artist and teacher who is passionate about the enjoyment and meaning gained through the practice of making art.
She says, “As an art teacher, I value the development of creative skills to explore feelings, describe experiences and generate ideas. The expressive nature of colour and the communicative power of drawing are fundamental aspects of visual expression that can be explored through a variety of techniques, media and materials.”
A practising and exhibiting artist, Susan works in both representational and abstract fields across a variety of subject areas, including the figure, landscape and natural form. She continues to develop and explore her own love of drawing and colour through her art practice.
As well as a tutor for the ColourWheel Art Classes in Welwyn Garden City, Susan is also the Artist-in-residence at an independent secondary school in St Albans.
I am a qualified teacher and have been teaching for 23 years.
I first graduated with a degree in BSc Hons Psychology before entering teaching. Whilst teaching, I returned to education to do a degree in BA Hons Fine Art. Subsequently I decided to do an MA in Fine Art as my passion for the arts just continued to grow.
I have always loved art since I can remember. My passion started as a child but only grows with age. I am also a practicing artist and have had many exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
I enjoy painting in acrylics but also enjoy drawing in all sorts of mediums and recently started as a textiles artist too. I carry out lots of public commissions and exhibitions but very much enjoy teaching art to adults which is why I enjoy teaching at Colour Wheel Art Classes so much.
Clare is our partner in Fleet and she is hosting classes in Hartley Wintney.
Clare’s background is in Finance and she is a qualified accountant. Married with a young son, Clare took time out to raise Joshua. When returning to work Clare realised she wanted a change of direction in her career and that she wanted to work in a creative field which led her to join ColourWheel.
Clare is very creative, she loves all crafts but especially sketching although she feels her painting could be improved. She is enjoying working on art and craft activities with her son. Clare finds art absorbing and relaxing.
When not working or being mum Clare is an experimental and adventurous cook. She loves to walk and travel and photographs her visits and outings, creating her own photo books. She enjoys planning and design in the garden and at home, often sketching out her ideas.
Clare is delighted to be combining her love of art and all things creative with her work and is looking forward to accompanying her students on their own creative journey.
Becca has been painting and drawing all her life, starting with primary school art competitions to the formative Art and Design Foundation diploma, then on to gaining a first class BA Honours in Fine Art Painting from Manchester School of Art, a year of post graduate study at the renowned University of Auckland (New Zealand)’s Master of Fine Art and then gaining a Professional Graduate Diploma in Education for Art and Design back in the UK at the University of Bolton’s teaching programme.
She has been teaching for 10 years in the North West and also Singapore, The Netherlands and the Manchester Museum. She has a cult following for her unique Stranger-Than-Life Drawing classes run from her studio in Macclesfield Museum’s Old Sunday School and brings this drawing experience to festivals and historical locations, pushing the traditional life drawing model to create theatrical, playful work.
Becca regularly exhibits with London contemporary artists’ collective The Tunnel, East Cheshire Tech-Art collective IDST! and works with Macclesfield Town Council to bring art to the community and local schools. During 2020 she gained a commission for a public artwork in the form of a large-scale mural in Macclesfield town centre and co-directed the Barnaby Festival’s Homemade Parade. She makes multi-media art works with her robotics-engineer partner Loz and together they have a baby daughter called Luna, who will be painting and drawing soon too!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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: www.ceciloel.com
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.
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.
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 Malvern in Worcestershire located at one the most iconic and characterful Abbeys, The Abbey Hotel. 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.
Michelle graduated with a BA(Hons) in Illustration from Manchester School of Art in 2019. She works in all mediums but specialises in fine line ink drawings inspired by animals, myth and the beauty of the inner magic of the natural world. She is lucky enough to live near the Peak District and takes a lot her inspiration from the landscape whilst out hillwalking.
Michelle feels that although drawing is essentially looking and putting down what we see, we all see things differently as our imaginations come into play. This is what makes every work of art unique. She believes that everyone has the power to create and making art is a means of tapping into our creative selves. She is passionate about teaching and helping people to discover their inner artist.
Michelle runs workshops and also teaches online classes for both adults and children in drawing and painting. You can see some of her artwork on her website at https://michelleshoreillustration.co.uk/.
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.
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.