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In person and online tutoring, mentoring and teaching for you to Thrive.


Thrive Art Watercolour Buildings Class

"Thank you, Deanna, for creating such a fun, safe and encouraging space in which to learn.  Every class has been so well-structured and informative, with lots of individual hints and tips as we worked."

Laura Harrison

Smartphone Photography Macro Purple Flowers

"For a one-hour workshop on how to make the best use of my Smartphone's camera, I don't think this could have been better.  Deanna is a warm, supportive teacher with oceans of knowledge.  I'd certainly recommend this workshop to friends."

Chris Kell

Thrive Art Watercolour Buildings Class Castle Student Work

"Thoroughly enjoyed Deanna's recent watercolour course.  Lovely small, attentive group. Deanna is a thoughtful and enthusiastic tutor and has got me back up and running with my paint brushes. I'm going to sign up for another in the New Year. "

Shirley Mackenzie

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Thrive Art About Me Artist Business Owner

About Thrive Art

Hello my name is Deanna, I am a fully qualified and insured Art Teacher and I look forward to helping support you to learn and nurture your creative talent. I have a First in Illustration BA(hons), PGCE with distinction for Secondary School Teaching (Art and Design) and QTS from the University of Hertfordshire. 


I have been praised for my teaching of students with additional needs, specifically ADHD, Autism and Dyslexia, by creating a safe, clear and supportive environment for all students to flourish. I have many years experience teaching in Outstanding secondary schools across Hertfordshire from ages 11-18 teaching both GCSE and A-Level Fine Art, Photography and Textiles. 


I believe that a patient and supportive environment full of tips and examples is the best classroom environment whether that be online or in person. I have knowledge of Eduqas, AQA and Edexcel exam boards and have had great results helping pupils to improve their skills and grades in my teaching experience. I create a safe and supportive environment sprinkled with good humour and kindness so you can reach your goals at any level.

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