I started Creative Art Courses after teaching for Oldham Lifelong Learning for 13 years.  I wanted to challenge myself and my students in ways I was not able to do within the confines of traditional adult leisure art classes.  I wanted to raise the expectations of both myself as a tutor and the creative expectations of my students.  It was time to establish my own teaching and learning studio based on the principles I had come to value and cherish as crucial to supporting adults on their individual creative learning journeys.

I established Creative Art Courses in 2010 and have enjoyed seeing my studio grow and flourish ever since.


My vision for Creative Art Courses is of a studio where everyone (of all abilities) can come and be nurtured while learning art and being creative. Focused and structured teaching allows students to learn the technical skills and creativity they need to develop and grow as creative artists. Creative Art Courses is proud to be a part of the Adult Community Education sector that supports continued learning through all our life stages.

Love teaching art

I am passionate about teaching art. I have a love for the subject and for inspiring people to greater creativity.

“Being an artist requires us to find our voice and express our uniqueness and individuality.”

Teaching ethos

My teaching is designed to guide you towards reaching your goal 
of being a creative confident independent artist.

“Being an artist requires us to find our voice and express our uniqueness and individuality.”

As artists, we are always keen to develop our technical skills in the craft of drawing and painting – and rightly so.  But how much time do we devote to developing and nurturing our creative skills as artists?  You need both to truly develop as an independent artist.

Key Focus

Courses focus on 3 aspects of being an artist


Core drawing + observational skills
Master the technical challenges of observation
Draw with accuracy and detail


Materials + techniques
Enjoy a wide variety of materials
Develop a rich and vibrant visual language


Creativity + self-expression
Nurture your creativity
Develop your own artistic style

Courses are designed to teach
Creativity and Technical skills together – hand in glove.

Think about it!
Technical skill on its own, is not the pot of gold you hope to find at the end of the rainbow.
Learning how to make satisfying, personal and expressive artwork – probably is.

A bit of the legal stuff

I’ve tried to keep it as straight-forward, clearly explained, and short as possible!

Read the T+C’s

Read our policy documents

Fundraising for Kidneys for Life

I have started supporting Kidneys for Life and will be raising funds on their behalf, by holding events from time to time.  
A BIG thank you to all my students and supporters who are helping me raise funds.  Your support is much appreciated.


Kidneys for Life raises money for The Manchester Institute of Nephrology and Transplantation (MINT), the renal medicine and transplantation, research and development arm within the Manchester Royal Infirmary, to support their pioneering work.


via Virgingiving.com

CHARITY NO: 505256

Kidneys for Life
Renal Unit
Manchester Royal Infirmary
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

T: 0161 276 6671
E: fundraiser: kidneysforlife.org