Canvassing Happiness
Canvassing Happiness

What are Canvassing Happiness?

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

WHAT ....ARE CANVASSING HAPPINESS?

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think

We encourage our students to learn styles and techniques from other successful artists (both traditional and modern)

We go on many field trips to museums, galleries and sculpture parks with our Art club to widen our students understanding of art and to learn the different styles and disciplines. We look for inspiration outside our own environment and within our surroundings

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create

We work with numerous types of media and teach many different techniques to help develop skills and style

We like to encourage our students to prepare through initial sketching and concepts building. We help them to develop skills and techniques in painting, multimedia and sculpture with lot of trial and error.

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learn

Teaching through involvement

We strongly believe that learning is through inspiration and confidence building. Accepting and embracing mistakes. There is no such thing as failure in art. We learn to step back from our work and if at first we feel like we don't succeed we build the confidence to try, try, try again.
Watching our students grow in confidence is incredibly rewarding. want to give our students the tools, information and inspiration to help them

our students at work

Our work in action

Learning through encouragement and inspiration

Building confidence is key

Inspiring with Animated enthusiasm

Instilling the fun factor

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ART CLASSES TEACH PEOPLE TO:

Observe. Evaluate. Experiment. Use Different Materials. Reflect. Try New things. Respect Differences. Solve Problems. Appreciate Beauty. Trust Own Voice. Learn History. Innovate. Dream. Learn From Mistakes. Make connections. Clean Up Mess. Finish. Persevere. Share Work. Collaborate. Express Self. Engage. Design. Imagine. Celebrate Diversity. Develop Aesthetics. Tell Stories. Recycle. Make things Happen

What do we use?

Media choices

Acrylic Paints

A forgiving media that allows you to work in layers and with texture, it dries fast and is easy to work with

Painting in Acrylics

Both Zoe and Sophie Specialise in acrylics. Zoe has a huge body of acrylic works. We like to encourage the use of bold colours and textures

Sketching

Charcoal, Graphite and Pencil We stress the importance of working sketches

Sketching and planning

We encourage students to develop shading and toning skills to create depth and implied texture using just black, white and greyscale

Sculpture, relief and multi media

We introduce a series of additional media we like our students to try lots of different materials.

3D and Multi media

We encourage the use of wire, cardboard and clay to create 3D sculpture card, and household recycling to create relief work and paper clay, stencils and collage in our multi media work

WHY ?

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.

WHY DO WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF ART?

Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves and to explore what is possible.

Children are naturally creative. It is our job to give them the freedom, material and space to let their creativity blossom to its full potential

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.

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.

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Weekend Art club
Bi weekly Saturday (Liphook Church centre)
Bi-weekly Sunday (Haslewey Community Centre)
After School Club
Monday 4-5.15pm after school term time
Adult evening classes
Friday once a month (please enquire)

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