Meet Carolyn

About Me

I share my home in Toowoomba with my 2 children, our cats Sonny, Max and Gingie, our budgies and our chook.

I run art sessions and workshops in my home studio, which is a gorgeous converted timber shed/cottage in my back yard.

Ever since I can remember I've been a creator and lover of anything art or craft. Making pom poms, handmade cards, drawing faces, sewing bits and pieces, going to pottery classes - it was what my childhood was made of - and I loved it. This is why I am so excited about opening my studio to like minded people. I want them to feel that inside happiness that I did (and still do).

I am a former display artist. I spent years hand building and painting oversized props for shopping centre and shop window displays. I learnt to sign write and paint large banners and other promotional material. I also learnt graphic design, screen printing and paper mache.

I am a lifelong learner, always wanting to add to my library of skills. I volunteer once a week as the Art Club coordinator at my daughters primary school, where I run 'Art Club' in the lunch hour.  I have also coordinated their Art Show (taking the art sessions with the students and then organising and hanging their pieces).

I don't take myself too seriously & I love to laugh hard.

About Clever Little Art Studio

This is my happy space - it's where I welcome people to come and create. I try and take the hassle out of the equation for anyone who wants to create something.  I'll organise the supplies, the space, the mess and the project.  I set the basis for a workshop and welcome anyone to adapt it to their skills and artistic impression. I believe that every person is creative in some space or form and I love to nurture and encourage that. The more individual and creative someone is the braver they are in my eyes. It takes courage to do something unique and different to the person sitting next to you, but this is such a wonderful skill to have in life.

I take time and pride in planning each of my workshops. I try and gather the best ideas and materials to create something unique and different to what is taught at school or online. Its important that anyone coming to my studio leaves with a new skill or trick or fact relating to the topic or style of the day. We paint, draw, collage, construct, sculpt, stick, up-cycle and paper mache our hearts out.

I've run workshops for birthdays and special occasions, such as: polymer clay earring making (which was nothing short of fabulous!!), watercolour moon painting (using gold and silver foil), watercolour monstera leaf painting (where even the shyest artists created amazing framed artworks), plus a huge variety of children's birthday parties (all themed to the birthday childs hobby or interests).

MY STUDIO is bright, inviting, nurturing, welcoming, fun, inspiring, safe, imaginative and creative...and quite often very noisy!

Email me for all enquiries :)  carolyn@cleverlittleartstudio.com