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  • Videos & LIVE Zoom Sessions

    Regular Zoom Live sessions and recordings available.

  • Get artistic

    Everyone can create! Janet has a teaching style that can support anyone to create amazing things, even if you have never done art before. Janet uses techniques that will help you free up the barriers that have been holding you back allowing free expression to move that will enable you to achieve art you will be proud of.

  • Community chat page

    You can connect with Janet and others on your course within the community page. This heightens the online experience and creates a network of support, connection and sharing

Reviews

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Inspirational

Carol Hayden

I love Janet’s style. There is no feeling of pressure but lots of inspiration. Knowing the theme of what we were doing every week in advance meant that you c...

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I love Janet’s style. There is no feeling of pressure but lots of inspiration. Knowing the theme of what we were doing every week in advance meant that you could spend a little time thinking about what you might do, which was itself pleasurable. Being able to see how Janet herself works means you absorb techniques as you go. Brilliant. Thank you.

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an exciting and happy time following the different ways t...

Suzanne Attridge

I am having an exciting and happy time following the different ways to make Art in a none examined atmosphere. A game just for the pleasure of keeping head a...

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I am having an exciting and happy time following the different ways to make Art in a none examined atmosphere. A game just for the pleasure of keeping head above water in these peculiar times. A super leader. I actually showed my family on whatsap the things I am doing. Unusual because I hide everything in case it's awful. Don't mind if it is right now. Have trouble with the technical side though. I get help fortunately. Thank you

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Brilliant course

William Sutton

Hugely enjoying. Clear, well-thought-out classes. Makes art approachable and worthwhile. Friendly atmosphere and collaborative feel. Thank you.

Hugely enjoying. Clear, well-thought-out classes. Makes art approachable and worthwhile. Friendly atmosphere and collaborative feel. Thank you.

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Podcast

Janet Ayers

Janet Ayers is a Community Artist and Natural Voice Practitioner who has been running choirs and teaching people to sing for 15 years. She says that singing is a bit like swimming: to get the hang of it you just need to jump in!

Janet Ayers studied Art, Photography, Art History and Theatre Studies at school. After her Foundation course at West London College she went onto Portsmouth Art College where she gained an BA(hons) in Illustration. After graduation she began a career in Arts Administration and Publishing. When she moved back to Portsmouth in 2002 that's when her community music career took off and the art stuff was put on hold. Printmaking was a way back in for Janet to re-awaken her passion for art, attending courses at the Badger Press, Red Hot Press and Omega Printmakers. She has exhibited with the Society of Woodengravers (as a student entry) and also with Omega Printmakers. Many of you may know Janet for her Community Choir and singing for wellbeing work, circle dance groups and as a performer. Portsmouth University has recognised her contribution to the local creative music community by awarding her an honorary degree (rescheduled for May 2021) .

Since lockdown she's been able to carry on some of her singing work online, but not all. So as one door closes for a while, Janet is taking this opportunity to get back into drawing, painting and creating and would like you to join in too.

www.janetayers.org

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