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Welcome to Thrive Art

My name is Deanna, I run Thrive Art, an art education business which operates online or face to face in Hertfordshire. I look forward to helping people access art and the benefits of being creative through my kids and adult art clubs, workshops, courses and tutoring. 

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. After years of working in Outstanding secondary schools in the county as an Art Teacher, I set up Thrive Art in September 2023 to give access to high quality, supportive teaching both online and in person. 

Deanna Founder of Thrive Art
Hi I'm Deanna, when I'm not teaching you will find me walking in the fields with my dog.

Being creative can be intimidating and challenging to know where to start. I have tailored my years of experience into accessible courses for any age and skill level, and have worked with many types of people including neurodivergent adults and children. Being creative is a fantastic way to boost confidence, create friendships and help build positive mental health and I have seen all these things in action throughout the courses I have run so far. Check the site for testimonials!

I wanted to provide an alternative art education environment which focuses on the journey of the individual. Many of my clients have not been creative since they were at school decades ago where teaching was often very prescriptive and dismissive. Many have a passion for art but, due to this style of teaching, felt like they were never good enough to pursue it, even as a hobby. I want to show you that you can create, you are good enough and there are so many people who have had a similar experience that you can meet. 

Watercolour art class Thrive Art
A sneak peak into a Thrive Art class.

If you would like to know more please sign up to the Thrive Art newsletter to find out about my one-off workshops and longer courses. I run a regular Kids Art Club on Tuesdays in Buntingford Library 4-5pm, and Adults Morning Art Club in Emily’s Kitchen 10-11am on Mondays. I also offer one-to-one tutoring at a time that suits you, including a FREE 30 minute online trial to see if you like my style of teaching.

If you would like to talk to me directly please drop me an email or message me through Instagram @thriveartofficial or Facebook Thrive Art - Buntingford.

I very much look forward to meeting you,


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