The art of happiness
‘You won’t find another Art class that is run by working artists with such immense passion to share their dedication and skills.
You won’t find another art class where children will be creating a Fortnite character painting one day and a Van Gogh style textural landscape the next.
You won’t find another Art class where students get to use stencils, acrylic paints, fabric paints, patterned papers and magazine clippings, textural scrap items, polyfilla, oils, inks, gouache and vintage photographs to create original pieces of art.
Canvassing Happiness believe that creative opportunities stimulate curiosity, creativity, and imagination, and can support the development of children’s communications skills.
I am Zoe Oliver (Acrylic Artist specialising in painting Abstract Animals in acrylics) living in Liphook. I became a fully fledged artist in 2014 and I rediscovered a passion for Art through my children.
At that time I started art classes from my kitchen with a strong emphasis on learning through fun and inspiration.
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!
We survived the pandemic and delivered highly successful Zoom workshops for the children but we are so happy to be back in person, now operating from two sites so we cover both Surrey and Hampshire.
I am Sophie Claret (Mixed media Artist and Mentor). I joined Canvassing Happiness in 2019
I have always been passionate about Art and Design throughout school and my career. I started out as an interior designer but since children I have returned to my raw artistic roots and have been taking my own commissions focusing on people and pet portraits.
Two of my children joined Zoe’s Holiday Art workshops in 2016. 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!