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Discover your own creative path…

Carve time out for yourself and invest in the opportunity to learn, play and be inspired. I’m a qualified teacher and my experience covers all ages from 9 – 90. From working in schools, colleges, the community, art societies and for established painting holiday companies such as Arte Umbria and Shades of France I have developed an approach to art, painting and creativity that focuses on you making a connection with your creative spark. This will ignite an ongoing search for wonder in everything that surrounds you.

I run creative workshops and short courses in person and now online too. Please see below for links to my online courses and I hope to have some dates for my 2021 courses very soon.

Online Courses


My Indigo a go go course is now available to purchase online.

art workshop using indigo

Workshop materials with indigo

Would you like to join me on an arty creative Indigo exploration?
A few months ago a sample of a new art material arrived in the post – it was a large piece of the Indigo water soluble pastel from Wallace Seymour Fine Art Products – who incidentally (and rather conveniently) are based near me just over the border into Yorkshire!

Immediately I set to work and filmed myself experimenting with it onto some different paper surfaces, and the resulting recording led to requests to create this short course. So if you love to have permission to play, experiment and, in turn be inspired to investigate more, then do come and join this growing band of Indigo fans.

The course is structured to follow the pace of a real day workshop with progressive exercises that help to unlock a playful approach
alongside the sparking of your natural curiosity in the wonderful properties of the materials themselves.




Day Workshops

“Thanks for a great day. I feel your input into the day allowed my creativity to just flow, which is so reassuring.”

What you can expect

In small groups you will be encouraged to ‘play’ and to develop your techniques and approach using a variety of media. I love to share my love of colour, of life, of paint, as we celebrate the subject, the surface, the materials, the method, the results. Together we learn to connect, to go with the flow, to react, to leave, to loosen up or to attend to detail. The classes are suitable for all levels wishing to release and develop their own interpretation of the world around them. Recent popular themes have included developing mixed media responses to a floral theme and creating abstract collages using a variety of hand-made and found papers. Basic materials are usually provided but do check each workshop for full details.

For bookings for Art Group visits or one-to-one private tuition please contact me directly.

It would be impossible not to be hugely positive about Janette's workshops. You are encouraged to follow and experiment with a theme, often floral. Slowly and gently, Janette is able to both challenge and tease out of you a composition which you never thought you had in you. Quite an adventure in the aesthetic experience!