Are you unable to start a painting ?
Not sure about colour theory , proportion , perspective?
I can advise you in an informal environment. I like to think of painting as making marks and watching what happens with colour , layering and technique.
Learn how to really look at life, the small details make a huge difference.
Sometimes your mistakes produce the best painting detail.
Arrive 10 mins prior to working for tea/coffee , lets chat and I will do my best to answer those questions we all have .
Have a look at my work on this website , if you like what you see , great!
Animals are my personal favorite , and each and every painting has a story and comes from the heart.
I do not specialize in portraiture but I can get you started and help you find your own style.
£35 p.p for 2 hours for with own materials
£45 p.p. for 2 hours with paints supplied.
Sheila- Picasso color study
" I love my painting lessons with Carol! Her teaching is tailored to individual needs in a bright spacious studio filled with Carol’s creative work. I’ve learned so much already and I am inspired to discover so much more. She is a great coach , very creative , and makes learning fun".
Sheila – Dancer
" Carol taught me how to dance on a canvas , I was always running and wanted to get to the finish line as fast as possible.
You are amazing , I really enjoyed a lot , I love your happy vibe and was happy to be there".
“Carol has been a great art teacher and mentor to me. Over the past two years, I have been attending Carol’s Saturday morning classes. Through her unique style of teaching and encouragement, I’ve been making constant progress along my art making journey. Her style of teaching creates an experience each time, whether it was pushing me to test my own boundaries for an abstract art work, or teaching me the skills of portrait painting, I found myself growing as an artist during each experience. Thank you Carol!”
I am deeply appreciative of Carol for the individual attention and encouragement – in addition to teaching me the fundamentals, she’s gently pushed me to try new things and experiment outside of my comfort zone. As a result, I’m trusting my instincts and choices and loving the result. Thank you Carol! ❤️
“I had experience with drawing and little bit of painting. I loved detail and accuracy, and always tried to reflect with my pencil exactly what my eye saw.
Carol not only taught me about Color theory and the use of brushes and paint, she helped me understand how letting go of detail and my need to control the whole, could yield my best work. Not to mention making the whole experience much more enjoyable and fun.
In Carol’s studio I’ve felt like a child again; smearing paint with my hands and using all kinds of materials to create shapes and textures. I’ve experimented with different techniques guided by her hand, and discovered that what I thought was a weakness, could be the best part of a piece. This class made me remember why I felt in love with art in the first place”.
“I Thoroughly enjoyed Carol’s art class. Carol patiently took me through the basic steps of shapes, colour, hues and tones, before letting me loose on a canvas! Always a morning to look forward too, learning, painting, experimenting, great conversation and always endless tea!”
I recently started art lessons with Carol Greenwood. It began with not knowing how to even draw a stick figure and having no confidence in my ability to actually create art, but just something that I could do for me to break away from the demands of work. Those expectations were quickly changed into a safe place to translate feelings, ideas and creative thought into art. Carol has guided me to appreciate the beauty in what I see as mistakes and the courage to try things I would have never thought of. This evolved into even more special time with my daughter who is exploring her own creativity and learning techniques that has inspired her to lean into art at home and school. I am so happy that I have this time to learn from Carol and also have her provide the space to step outside our comfort zone and find a gift in creating something that is all our own.