Proud to be a Frenchic Paint Stockist!

About Me


Clare Holmes

What more can I say but ‘I love my job!’  I have amazing students, a fabulous studio and lots of support.  I started Decorative Painting in 1996 and haven’t looked back.  In 2000 I began teaching in adult education at my local college; now I run 8 classes a week and do regular workshops and parties in my own studio in Tilgate Park, Crawley.  While my painting has evolved, I still love it now as much as I did when I began.  I still love to learn and develop new techniques to share with my weekly students and workshops.   I am a lucky girl. I've been fortunate to have had lessons with many teachers from around the world, picking up ideas and tips along the way. I love to try new things, and now i am a stockist for Frenchic furniture paint, which is simply amazing.


Workshops and Classes

I teach Workshop days (usually on a Saturday) and classes held during weekdays.  See workshops available below.


Our Mission

My mission as an art teacher is to develop and teach art from beginner level and beyond including art techniques that anyone can grasp and take forward in their own compositions. Art appreciation and visual awareness is fundamental to intellectual growth and creates self-expression.

Course Catalog

Click on a file to download.

Rosebud Template (pdf)


Clarabeau Workshops Summer 2019 (pdf)


Clarabeau Classes Times and Cost (pdf)


My Blog


Bamboo and Dragonfly

Belle Tutorial - Blending with Wisp

Demonstration to accompany Belle Tutorial Pack available on my 

Etsy Shop

Ballet Dress Tutorial

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

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Clarabeau's Art Studio

Units 2 & 3, Walled Garden, Tilgate Park, Crawley RH10 5PQ

07783 077888