It is always good to get feedback from clients about our art courses in Norfolk and the tutors. This not only helps us improve our services, but helps anyone looking for an art course to see what your thoughts are and to help them make a decision. The below comments have been left by the people who have been on an art course here at Norfolk Creative Arts.

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2017-10-11T10:35:29+00:00client feedback|45 Comments


  1. Lynne Rackstraw 24th February 2016 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    I have been attending the Mixed Media Course with Tod Evans as tutor for the last four weeks. What a brilliant venue you have. Fantastic light, good coffee and great biscuits. Tod is a great tutor too!

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind feedback

  2. Kay Lockwood 24th February 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Hans & Co for providing the most amazing venue for our fab new weekly art classes.

    Incase you haven’t seen it yet it’s based in a former school, in a wonderful setting, which has been recently renovated with light, bright rooms and easy parking right on the doorstep. We are learning loads in our marvellous mixed media classes with Tod Evans. There’s a chance for budding artists of all abilities to explore a range of media and even I have surprised myself how my confidence and ability has improved in just a few weeks. Classes are small and friendly and the refreshments are excellent. I can really recommend Tod’s classes and Norfolk Creative Arts. I’m really looking forward to next term and the weekend workshops throughout the year. Can’t wait!

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind feedback

  3. Sue Mellor 2nd March 2016 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I am really enjoying Tod Evans’ mixed media class, helped by such a lovely venue. Norfolk Creative Arts has provided excellent facilities in a beautiful rural setting. Light floods into the classroom and there is plenty of space for all of us and our many bits and pieces! There’s a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which artists of all abilities can feel at home, and a very tempting selection of other classes and workshops to choose from. Great refreshments, too. Definitely the very best place to go “back to school”!

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind feedback

  4. Linda Scott 14th March 2016 at 10:40 am - Reply

    I have found excellent facilities at Norfolk Creative Arts and a really friendly atmosphere. I’m so glad it was recommended to me. I am now nearing the end of my current course on which I have learnt so much and had such fun, and am trying to make up my mind which of the range of courses I might try next. I’m hearing good things about so many of the courses here that it is difficult to choose.

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:28 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind feedback

  5. Linda Grange 26th May 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Just completed a photography course with Nigel Downer . I wanted to get to know my camera better and what I could achieve . I am very pleased with the results and learned a great deal Nigel was very patient and generous with one to one time . Very enjoyable 6 week course with assignments . Very friendly and accomodating atmosphere . Thanks to Hans for the excellent coffee and chocolate ginger biscuits . Very sad course has ended and I will be looking to book something again soon . And hope to see some of my class mates too .

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind feedback. We hope to have another photography course running in the Autumn

  6. T Carribine 2nd June 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    I have just finished the “Digital Photography Course” and am feeling a lot more confident with my photography skills. The course was a nice blend of practical advice, technical knowledge passed on and Lloyd of practice with the camera. Thank you to both Nigel and Hans for creating a warm and friendly environment for learning. Bob Carribine.

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your Kind feedback. We hope to have another photography course running in the Autumn. Also thank you for the lovely home baked bread you gave me

  7. Chloe Asprey 9th June 2016 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    Just want to say what a great experience it has been to attend Elizabeth Fitzgerald Carter’s acrylic classes on Thursday. You have created a fantastic venue and have looked after me really we with delicious drinks as an added bonus. The classes have been very special to me as i can’t use my right hand and Elizabeth has been so encouraging and I alwayslearn something I didn’t know before. Had such fun exploring gels and will continue to experiment. Thank you xxx

    • Hans 13th June 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind feedback. Hope to see you in the near future xx

  8. Jill Cherry 4th July 2016 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Thank you for an enjoyable Marine Watercolour course last weekend with Bill Newton
    The venue is excellent with good light and equipment.The catering was superb.
    Certainly a venue to visit again.

    • SH 4th July 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you for the kind feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you and we hope to see you again soon.
      Kind regards

  9. Sue Smalley 4th October 2016 at 11:00 am - Reply

    I’ve only managed to attend a one-day course so far but have every intention of signing up for more courses. The warm welcome, splendid studio and excellent food makes this exciting new arts centre a wonderful asset for Norfolk.

  10. Kim Austin 4th November 2016 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I attended the botanical illustration course. The warmest of welcomes from both host and tutor. A wonderful venue and facilities. Almost a complete beginner, I managed to come home with a very respectable ink and watercolour painting. Fired up to do more. A lovely way to spend a weekend with lovely people. I would certainly recommend this art centre and I must join another course soon! Thank you to Hans for the excellent home cooking and Isobel for excellent tutoring.
    Thank you.

    • SH 7th November 2016 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Thank you Kim for the very kind feedback. It was such a pleasure to meet you. So glad that you enjoyed the course. We really hope to see you soon.
      Kind regards

  11. Amanda Hart 1st December 2016 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I also had a lovely weekend on the botanical painting class. Isabelle was a fantastic teacher and Hans a wonderful host and cook. My ink and watercolour study now hangs pride and place in my sitting room and I intend to practice my new skills this winter. I wouldn’t hesitate to book another course in the school. The light and space were fantastic and I was fortunate to meet some very talented class mates. It didn’t matter if we had loads of experience or just starting; everyone created a picture that would excite and please family and friends.

    • SH 2nd December 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you Amanda for the great feedback. We are looking forward to seeing you back at the school in the New Year.

  12. Laura Marchant 5th March 2017 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    I’ve just got back from a the taster upholstery weekend and i loved it so much i’ve already booked another craft course! Having not done any learning in over 20 years – Hans, the location and the tutor made me feel at total ease, thank you all !

    • SH 6th March 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply

      thank you so much for the feedback. it is very much appreciated. Hope to see you soon

  13. Mo Teeuw 4th April 2017 at 10:16 am - Reply

    The Norfolk Creative Art centre is very well appointed. Hans had provided easels, lights, paints and brushes . the building is an old school so the room is spacious and very light. We were welcomed with a delicious fresh coffee while Penny set up the still lifes.
    Once the group had arrived Penny demonstrated the technique of grisaille – a method of painting in grey monochrome. very useful for sorting out your tones in a still life. I enjoyed working this way and couldn’t wait to start putting the colour on.
    Lunch was a delicious home prepared meal provided by Hans followed by pudding and all dished up in the spacious dining room/gallery.
    The whole group really enjoyed the day and everyone including a complete beginner produced some great work under the guidance of Penny.

  14. Suzanne 9th April 2017 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a fantastic day sitting in the sun at a glorious venue making a willow pheasant. The course was super and Debs was brilliant at teaching whilst letting us make our own interpretation of these beautiful birds. We had such a lovely, social day. Hans was so welcoming and a fantastic host and chef. Being gluten free was also no effort for this fantastic team as with prior organisation they catered most wonderfully. Super food and afternoon tea and cake. Amazing garden sculptures to take home. What a brilliant way to spend a Sunday!! Here’s to many more courses at Norfolk Creative Arts!

    • SH 10th April 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope to see you soon

  15. Carol brown 12th June 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I have just had two very inspirational days on a workshop with Robert Dutton as tutor. Robert is so energetic and full of enthusiasm. He encourages everyone to loosen up and is very generous with his knowledge.

    If that wasn’t enough, Hans was always on hand with fresh coffee and biscuits and also cooked a wonderful meal each day.

    Lovely two days and great fun.

    • SH 14th June 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you very soon

  16. Laurence 25th June 2017 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    Attended the creative writing course 24th June. Came away buzzing with ideas. Cracking lunch and homemade cake for sustenance. Good tutor and friendly host.

    • SH 26th June 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you Laurence for the great feedback. Hope to see you again soon

  17. Jane 10th October 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Attended the drawing course on Sunday, was immediately made to feel welcome by Hans, I loved the practical exercises as it helped to build my confidence. Would have liked more practical drawing, but appreciate this is difficult in a day course. Lunch was fantastic made by the talented Hans, thank you so much, look forward to reviewing other courses and attending soon.

    • SH 11th October 2017 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Thank you for your kind words and feedback. Hope to see you again soon

  18. Lynn Milner 11th October 2017 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Had a fantastic day where my creative jucies flowed. We started by creating a felt rose then proceeded to create our own design felt pictures. We were all delighted with our pictures and I will be getting mine framed (it’s that nice)
    Also a big thank you to our host who looked after us (food and drink) with a two course lunch that was delicous.
    Hopefully will return to learn more.

    • SH 11th October 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

      Thank you Lynn. Hope to see you soon

  19. Lesley Williams 11th October 2017 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Sue is a wonderful teacher and guides you through the process of felt making from start to finish, encouraging you to enjoy the whole process. The range of materials available to use is phenomenal and Sue encourages you to experiment with colour and texture. I would thoroughly recommend this workshop

  20. Andrew Shaw 11th October 2017 at 10:22 am - Reply

    A really interesting and useful day. I had vague ideas about wanting to write, and left feeling very motivated to take things further. Sue was a brilliant tutor, and very encouraging. There were four of us in her group. It was all very friendly.

    The catering was also excellent, with a delicious lunch and lovely home made banana cake with tea.

    Highly recommended.

  21. Laura Marchant 11th October 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I’ve just got back from my weekend course, and i loved it ! Hans was the perfect host and Lee the perfect tutor, the environment puts you at ease, and we were totally spoilt with the delicious 2 course lunch, vast selections of teas and coffees, biscuits and cake throughout the 2 days.

    The course itself was really great, no pressure to keep up with everyone, you can go at your own pace, and Lee takes time to show you each step.

    I’ve really got the bug for upholstery now and i’ll be sure to book more if they arrive at Creative Arts.

    Thank you for a great weekend.

  22. Sue Angell 24th October 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Great location and facilities. Learnt lots and had fun. Tutor is an awesome artist. Good food and lots of tea and cake.Lovely people. I was warmly welcomed and well looked after. Thanks Sean and Hans. Would highly recommend. Looking forward to another event with you.

  23. joan smith 7th November 2017 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    Thank you for yesterday’s drawing animals workshop with Todd. It was full on as usual – a bit like speed dating in the morning – and after a lovely lunch the afternoon session made you appreciate the use of video for moving animals. I learnt a lot and as usual think that Todd puts so much into her classes and workshops that it makes it a very worthwhile one to attend. You go away with far more in your mind than you do on paper which is much more important for future reference. Thank you for organizing it

  24. joan smith 22nd March 2018 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    A brilliant workshop run by Todd Evans on Saturday 17th March. It was very inspirational and the time flew by. She always puts so much preparation into the day. I look forward to her next session in the Autumn. Hans always makes us very welcome serving us with tea and coffee throughout the day including a delicious lunch!

  25. Linda Scott 28th March 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I was so inspired by this workshop that I haven’t had time to stop and review it. The paint has been concealing and revealing in equal measures. Excellent tuition. Tod is always such an organised tutor helping us all get the very best out of the day. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere at NCA always makes for a great days painting and learning. My place was a Christmas present so thanks to all the participants, Tod and Hans for making it a memorable day.

  26. Linda Scott 3rd July 2018 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    Really enjoyed this weekend’s pastels workshop with John Tooley. As a novice with pastels I learnt a great deal from John, and appreciated the friendly support of everyone at NCA. As always the organisation, facilities and welcome were all excellent.

    • SH 10th July 2018 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kind words. So lad you enjoyed the workshop

  27. Sue Lovejoy 4th July 2018 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    I’ve just had two fantastic days Taking Risks with Pastels. Learned so much about shape, light and dark and now have the confidence to get the pastels out of the box! Really good course and Han’s hospitality was the best, as usual. Looking forward to going back some time soon.

    • SH 10th July 2018 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your feedback and kind words. So glad you enjoyed the course. Hope to see you again soon

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