Canvassing Happiness
Canvassing Happiness

The art of happiness

Let's get to know each other

What? Why? who.... are canvassing happiness?

"You wont find another art class run by artists with such immense passion"

WHAT?

What do we do?

Canvassing Happiness Ltd teach Art to Children and Adults through inspiration and confidence building. We want to give our students the tools, information, and inspiration to help them connect and grow through creativity. We love to share our passion for Art with the students. Watching them grow in confidence is incredibly rewarding. In 2020 were forced to rethink the business with the onset of COVID-19. We accepted the challenge to turn Canvassing Happiness into an online Art mentoring business and developed worksheets and tutorials, maintaining our current clients with LIVE online workshops. Now we are back with a vengeance in person! Running Art Club and workshops for adults and Children from our new venues: Haslewey Community Centre in Haslemere (Surrey) & Liphook Church Centre in Liphook (Hampshire).

WHY?

The importance of art for confidence and character building.

Creative opportunities, like those provided by Canvassing Happiness, stimulate curiosity, creativity, and imagination, and support the development of childrens' communications skills. Being creative helps children and adults cope with their feelings and fears, as well as managing their emotional states. Not only is creativity good for well-being, it can also lead to a fulfilling career. The UK has always prided itself on our visionary creatives. The creative industries are the fastest growing part of the UK economy, contributing over £100 billion every year. That is greater than automotive, aerospace, life sciences and the oil and gas sectors combined.

who?

your mentors : Zoe & Sophie

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ZOe oliver

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Sophie Claret

The Canvassing Happiness Team

1) Zoe Oliver - Founder
Background

I am Zoe Oliver (Acrylic Artist specialising in Abstract Animals) I am a mother of two children, ages 8 and 10, we live in the small town of Liphook in the leafy Hampshire countryside. I developed my passion for Art at school, but it wasn't until I became a parent that the pure potential of art and creativity gelled in my mind
My goal has always been to promote a relaxed and fun approach to art. Since I started my Art workshops from my kitchen 4 years ago I have tried to encourage children and adults to join in lots of interesting Art activities to help foster and develop their creativity. I like to let the students unwind and enjoy Art. I want them to have the freedom to create what they want within guidelines, experimenting with a diverse range of media with nothing holding them back from having a go. It’s hugely rewarding for me and the students. It can get a little crazy! I have grown the business and have taken on a new partner in crime, Sophie Claret, we have decided to extend further and diversify. We want to bring Art to the community with more classes, drop-in sessions, parties, mobile workshops, corporate and themed events, merchandise and Art supplies. In light of current circumstances much of these plans have been put on hold but we have started our diversification and relaunch

2) Sophie Claret - Partner
Background

I am Sophie Claret (Mixed media Artist and Mentor) I joined Canvassing Happiness in 2019 I rediscovered Art through my children I have always been passionate about Art and Design. I studied Art throughout school to A-level and then completed a Three Dimensional Design course at degree level. I went on to become an Interior Designer. This I enjoyed immensely for 12 years but always missed the creative freedom you get from Fine Art. I took a career break to have 3 children I rediscovered my passion for Art through encouraging them to paint, sculpt and build their portfolios. I knew I wanted a career that supported my family life and my creative passion. After my career break in 2019 I met Zoe Oliver when two of my children joined one of her Holiday Art workshops. I was so inspired by the dedication, love and enthusiasm she had for her Art classes and her students. I couldn't help but want to be part of the Canvassing Happiness 'World'. Zoe is a warm, deeply passionate and charismatic person to be around. I was particularly drawn to her unique teaching methods which filled her students with such confidence right from the start! I joined one of her Adult Art classes and we soon realised how we shared the same passions and goals and we couldn't help but hit it off as a team!

I am Zoe Oliver (Artist and Mentor) I set up Canvassing Happiness in 2016, the same time as I decided to focus on being a full time artist As an artist and a mentor you have the unique ability to inspire people…to help THEM become artists, critical thinkers, decision makers and creators.

My goal has always been to promote a relaxed and fun approach to art. Since I started my Art workshops from my kitchen 4 years ago I have tried to encourage children and adults to join in lots of interesting Art activities to help foster and develop their creativity.