“Leona’s pop-up workshop at our fundraising event was a massive success. We had guests coming back to us and saying that it was an absolute delight to be able to learn a new skill and how healing it was to express themselves in a very inclusive atmosphere. Leona was a delight to work with. She was well prepared, organized, very kind instructor and able to inspire people to get truly creative.”
“Thank you for an inspired afternoon, l really enjoyed learning how to Mosaic in 3D”
“We all had a wonderful time and all the children and parents have been so complimentary. I was so impressed by both of you and everything I saw. I am sure we will meet you again at one of your workshops or a party hosted by one of her friends, who asked her mum for a similar party next time!”
“Thank you. My daughter loves the Art Class. She’s creating so much and having many independent ideas about art at home. I sense stimulated by her enjoying her sessions with you.”
“Thank you for helping me host my daughter’s 7th birthday party. You and your assistant were absolutely brilliant and I have been recommending a “Biscuit Buildings” party to anyone who will listen! Eighteen 7 year olds were totally absorbed for an hour and a half. Boys and girls both loved it. A great concept for a party. Really wonderful. Thank you”
“Thank you so much for today. It was a lovely party and the children did some beautiful mosaics! My husband said what a great job you did managing them! ”
“As a beginner it was fun to make my first mosaic, Leona provided everything I needed for a positive creative experience. By the end of the workshop I had made a Mosaic art piece that I will treasure“
“Thank you so much for your contribution to the twins’ birthday party – it was a great success, everybody had a great time and this was thanks mainly to you and your team. To manage and keep quiet 45x 8-year-old boys and girls is a amazing achievement – we are in awe. We will happily recommend you to anyone who asks.”
“A huge thank you for making Saturday so special for my son and all those who attended!
You worked your magic getting all the kids to sit and enjoy designing and decorating their bags. My son was over the moon!
Thank you again, so so much”
“Thank you so much for your running such a brilliant birthday party yesterday!
I would have not believed it was possible for 30 kids to be so quiet and concentrated for so long! You proved me wrong and you’ve given us the most relaxed birthday party experience in years! Thank you”
“We just wanted to extend our gratitude to all the suppliers who contributed to making Air Charter Service’s Summer party on Saturday such a great success. It was a lovely day, and that was a result of the great activities and entertainment that was provided by all the suppliers who attended. The Arts and Crafts station was a great addition and all the creations ended up looking great. We hope to work with you again soon, and thank you again for your contribution to a great day“
“Thank you so much for doing such a great job at my daughters Birthday Party. Everyone had a great time and they loved their jungle creations! For once, I was able to relax and enjoy the party too! It was lovely to meet you and your team.”
“Thank you very much for the fantastic party on Sunday. The girls had so much fun and the mothers was very impressed with the art works.”
“Leona rolled out her fabulous Pop-up London workshop for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. All the kids aged from 3 to 7 had a great time and were really proud of the art they had created. I have never seen a kids party run so smoothly and with such focus from the attendees. I will definitely be asking Leona back for more craft parties.”
“Thank you so much Leona for providing my daughter and her friends with such a fun afternoon. They all had a lovely time and are very proud of their mosaic creations. Thank you also for setting everything up, keeping them busy for an hour and a half, and then clearing everything away at the end! It was lovely to meet you we would not hesitate in recommending you to anybody looking to organise a children’s birthday party”
“Thank you for a fantastic party for our daughter! The children really enjoyed paining their T-shirts and it was a delight to watch them working hard and taking pride in their new tops!”
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your wonderful team of helpers. Yasmin and the girls really enjoyed making the mosaics and you really created a lovely atmosphere. You were so easy to work with every step of the way and that led to a memorable and very enjoyable day. I will definitely recommend you.”
Would like to say massive thank you for organising my daughter’s 7th birthday party. Very happy with all the planning ahead and booking our event room as well which was massive help. Leona is lovely, patience, calm with the children. All children were very pleased with their mosaic and had a great time. Such a great and artistic idea for children’s party. Would very much recommended Leona!
“Thank you so much for making our daughters birthday party so special on Friday! You did a wonderful job of keeping the children interested and making sure that they could all finish and it was lovely to watch them enjoying a new craft together. It was exactly what our daughter wanted. Thank you for making it so easy for us too!”
“”Leona ran my 8-year old daughter’s Birthday Party. She arrived early to set up and with a big smile and very engaging manner she quickly had the girls enthralled. She was bubbly and warm and skilful at keeping them on track. At the end of the party there was no mess at all and 6 happy girls!”
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Leona over the last four years of Art in the Park. Leona has provided a range of art and craft activities during that time which have always attracted a wide group of people both young & old. I would highly recommend Leona who really does tailor her activities to suit your needs & budget. I look forward to continuing to work with Leona.”
“Thank you very much, my niece had so much fun doing Private Art Tuition with you all week and brushed up on her English too. I found a very confident and happy girl when I got home in the evening.”
“Thank you so much for providing a lovely party for my daughter. I can’t believe how calm and well behaved the children were! They all seemed to really enjoy the activity – My daughter is delighted with her masterpiece! “
“Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful wonderful job yesterday! I just thought the Art Workshop for the Party was so lovely and really magic! Thank you!”
“Thanks so much for taking part in our Wellbeing Day on Saturday and for helping make it such a lovely event!”
“Thank you so much for today – they all really enjoyed it and certainly some budding artists amongst them! Really appreciated your efforts.”
“Thank you so much for a great party, everyone had a fantastic time and love their t-shirts!
I’ve got a feeling that my twins will want you back for next year, so I might see you again then 🙂 You’re fabulous! ”
“We booked Leona for 4 Art Tuition sessions over half term which my daughter now can’t stop talking about and is very keen to do more. The different variety of ideas kept the children totally engaged. Leona managed to take their little minds to different places keeping excellent concentration at the same time, I cannot recommend her highly enough if your child is interested in Art!”
“My 11 year old daughter wanted to have an arts and crafts party at home and Leona was a brilliant choice, as she was very accommodating of location and time. She was prompt, organised and very experienced. My daughter chose to make mosaics and Leona kept the girls engaged and entertained throughout. Her time management was impeccable. I highly recommend her and would definitely book again in the future.”
“Leona ran a fantastic party for my daughter’s 10th birthday. She was very well organised – bringing everything the children needed for their mosaic project, including table covers, and clearing everything up afterward. She gave clear instructions and constant encouragement, so the children made lovely mosaics and had great fun doing them. She was also completely unflappable around a group of over-excited girls! Thanks for a great party.”
‘Leona hosted a fab party for my daughter’s 8th birthday. Keeping a group of excited girls engaged is no easy task! Leona was lots of fun and her enthusiasm helped the girls create some amazing tote bags which they were very proud of. Great take home gift too! Highly recommend!’
“Thank you very much for running such a successful Birthday Party. Our daughter’s verdict was that the party was “Great!” and we agree! Thank you in particular for incorporating the ‘cats’ theme in the mosaic-making activity – that was a big hit. Several of the other parents also commented on what an original and creative party it was, and how calm and engaged the children were! We’d have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”
“I wanted to thank you for a very special afternoon at our house for my daughter’s birthday. You had a lovely way with the children that was very relaxed, at the same time, still managed to encourage them to complete the ‘task in hand’ so to speak. I had great feedback from the others mums afterwards, that couldn’t believe how proud their kids were of their mirror creations. Thanks again for a super workshop.”
“Leona and her assistant ran a lovely craft session at my daughter’s 8th birthday party, where the girls all made glittery painted “stained glass” animals, to hang in their windows. Leona was very inspiring and a lot of fun and the girls all enjoyed the afternoon enormously.
Leona was also extremely good at sorting out the practical side of the arrangements, including identifying and booking a suitable venue and providing all the wonderful materials. It made for a very stress-free and fun experience for us parents! I would wholeheartedly recommend Leona and Artist’s Resource as providing an interesting and unusual party entertainment which was obviously much appreciated by the girls.”
“The children and families loved the craft workshop Artists Resource created to launch Globe Playground at Shakespears Globe Theatre. Leona was warm and patient with the budding artists. She fully integrated all the elements we asked for into a perfectly paced session. The children were encouraged to try a range of different activities. At the end the mess disappeared without a trace.. or us lifting a finger! We look forward to working with Artists Resource again”.
“Thank you so much for giving our son such a great birthday party. Everyone enjoyed it and it was so stress free! We’d love to have you back for our daughters birthday. And the photos – so appreciated and a terrific record of the day. We all wish you continued success and many thanks again”.
“It was so lovely to meet you and l really enjoyed the evening. You are a very good teacher.”
“My work is beautiful, thanks to my creative mind”.
“Thank you very much for leading an entertaining Art and Craft workshop for my friends and family. Many of them were really surprised about what they were able to produce. Everyone enjoyed it greatly.”
“The residents and everyone here had a fantastic time on Sunday afternoon creating some wonderful memories. The activity was a success and was very well organised. Thanks Leona.”
“Leona ran an Art Club with us at Bounds Green School for just over a year and it was always a well received club. The children really enjoyed the projects that they did with Leona, and they always created new and interesting work. Leona also ran some other sessions with us, including Christmas workshops, where the children could create their own Christmas cards and tree hanging decorations!”
“Artists Resource helped keep a group of hearing impaired children and their siblings amused whilst their mums were being ‘Pampered’ at our recent Well-being Morning. They were punctual, well organised, resourced and even tidied up after themselves – brilliant! During the session the children worked on a collective collage of a woodland scene to great effect and we look forward to hanging it up in a prominent place for all to admire. They were able to keep the attention span of a range of ages and abilities of children for several hours – amazing!
Leona was very warm and personable and everyone was made to feel welcome. She was able to keep the children engaged and is inclusive of everyone’s level of ability. I heartily recommend Leona and Artists Resource.”
“We were really pleased with how the whole Birthday Party went, especially the activity. You both managed so well with so many children and I think everyone was amazed with what they produced! You arrived on time (better than us!), sorted out the room and still managed to get everyone settled and finished in time! One boy said it was the best party he had ever been to! Another parent said what a fantastic party, their totally unartistic child really enjoyed it and is really proud of the artwork they made. We would be more than happy to recommend you”.
“A group of us have been making a mosaic to put on our community allotment building. Leona welcomed all our ideas of what should be in the picture and with everyone chipping in, she drew a fabulous outline ready to be filled in with mosaic tiles. Over the weeks different people have joined in the sessions, and Leona instantly makes them feel part of the group. She is so friendly and welcoming and she values everyone’s contributions, even those of us who feel we haven’t a creative bone in our body!
Leona is an instinctive teacher, she is very knowledgeable, helpful and patient, she listens and gives great feedback and manages to draw out the best in you. The end result is fantastic and we all feel very proud of our achievements. Mosaic with Leona has been a really good experience and I am greatly looking forward to the next one”.
“I enjoyed this team building workshop very much, definitely an eye opener and lots of fun….thank you for a great morning. You managed to dig some creativity out of all of us …love it”.
“We booked Leona for our daughter’s 5th birthday party and decided on decorating fabric bags. Leona and her team were fantastic – full of enthusiasm! We had 26 children all being creative (and the parents!). The children loved it and all went home with a great gift from the party. All in all a resounding success. We would definitely recommend”.
“I had Leona for my daughters 7th birthday party and 15 of her school mates. She was very helpful from the start in selecting the theme of the party to make sure it was the most suitable for the 6/7 year olds to running everything smoothly at the venue on the day. I was a little bit sceptical if the the art theme was going to keep the girls engaged but on the day all of them absolutely loved it. They created colourful mirrors which they got to take home as a souvenir. All the other parents were delighted as well. I would definitely recommend Artist Resource to anyone”.
“We asked Leona to do a one-to-one arts and craft workshop for our 9 year old boy for a term and he absolutely loved it. I can’t recommend Leona highly enough as to how she engages people creatively. She’s immediately friendly, resourceful, multiskilled and has exactly the right approach to getting kids to develop their own arts & crafts imagination”.
“Huge thanks for all your time and expertise. I have really enjoyed being part of creating our fantastic community mosaic and will miss the sessions. Even though it can be hard for an old dog to learn new tricks, dare I say I have actually learned something and am even feeling vaguely creative! You have been an inspirational “group leader”!”
“Leona did an art workshop for my daughter and ten of her friends for her 14th birthday party. There was a great choice of activities, and Leona was very flexible about coming up with something suitable for teens. My daughter picked an activity doing life-size self portraits. They had great fun drawing round each other then making the portraits. Leona was totally in charge of an (at times) boisterous group of girls. The end results looked great and they all enjoyed themselves. It was a really nice way for the girls to hang out together and have fun in a relaxed, creative environment. At the end, one of the girls said she wanted an art party for her birthday too!”
“Leona created the most wonderful mask-making workshop for my son’s 8th birthday party. She was calm, fun, gentle with the children and very organised – and we all had a great time. Everyone created amazing masks and had so much fun in the process. I have already recommended her to many friends and hope to ask her again next year. My son has said repeatedly that it was ‘his best party ever!’ – so what could be better that that?”
“Leona was fantastic with our Hen Party workshop. She was full of ideas but kept things relaxed and let the Hen have her say too! She got really involved and helped us create some fantastic favours for the wedding. Thank you!”
“Dear Leona, today’s Mosaic Making Evening Class was wonderful! Its so fascinating…I wish I could do more! I enjoyed every single moment and really appreciate your lovely instructions, the refreshing ginger-lemon tea/biscuit and last but not least your awesome friendliness with a smile on your face always….its really worth it!”
“We chose to paint cushion covers, and a wall hanging, between the 12 of us at our Hen Party, and the result is that the bride-to-be will have 5 unique cushions and one amazing wall hanging to take back to her home in Zambia as a reminder of her special day. All the girls were inspired by Leona’s enthusiasm, and all said they could happily have stayed for a few more hours as they enjoyed it so much.
I would certainly like to think we would be able to enjoy more time with Leona on another occasion – she has a vast array of options of things to make and do. I would very happily recommend Artists Resource to anyone wanting to organise a totally unique, fun, productive event . . . whatever the occasion (or just to treat yourself to some quality “you time”)”.
“Leona took our nature inspire brief and turned it into something wonderful for all the public to make, enjoy and appreciate. I would fully recommend Artists Resource to anyone! They have been the creative heart of many of our events, and always work hard no matter what the weather!”
“Leona made mosaics with my daughter and six of her friends for her birthday party. She brought along a gorgeous variety of tiles, and wooden plaques to mount them on, and set everything up very smoothly and efficiently. We felt that seven lively girls were in very safe hands and that we could relax and get on with organising the food etc. Leona was clear and encouraging in her instructions to the kids and had a great sense of humour. The girls all thoroughly enjoyed it and it was nice to be able to send them home with a lovely mosaic.”
“Leona was lovely. She organized our daughters 6th art based birthday party and all the girls had lots of fun painting mirrors. The activity was age appropriate and took just he right amount of time. Best of all, Leona provides all the materials. Thank you for a great party”.
“Leona provided a fabulous interactive workshop for children at our Christmas event. The staff were friendly and created a welcoming environment for the participants. The workshop was creative, engaging, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all the children”.
“Leona devised a wonderful selection of projects for our kids to do as a summer holiday art project. They used a huge range of materials and techniques and every child was able to learn a new skill and produce work they were delighted with. The teaching was exceptional, Leona encouraged the children to develop their ability to see, to look in detail and to work from both real objects and their imagination.
She handled the group really well keeping the pace perfectly pitched for them and giving every child individual coaching and encouragement. She also set up and tidied up incredibly efficiently and quickly. The whole thing was a great success, hugely enjoyable for everyone concerned and we hope we can do it every year”.
“We thoroughly enjoyed the day with you and all the things we learnt in the art workshop! Every one enjoyed it so much and gave me excellent feedback about it afterwards! Everyone was so proud of their creations that they will keep them for themselves, rather than give them away as gifts! Thanks again for all your help”.
“It was great working with you last week. Thank you so much for all your hard work, it was very evident and our guests loved your creative sessions“.
“My Son and his friend had a term of private lessons with Leona and they both got a huge amount out of it not to mention the fun they had and the wonderful creations they made! Leona is a great teacher and highly professional, I would thoroughly recommend Leona!”
“Thanks very much for last Sunday. Imogen and her friends had a great time and were really pleased to be able to take something they had made home with them. I’ve never known a birthday party to be so calm or for the ‘goodbyes’ to be so heartfelt! I would be glad to recommend you to anyone else”.
“What a fantastic arty party! My daughter and her friends enjoyed every minute. Great value for money, will definitely be using you again, thanks!”
“Natasha and her friends really enjoyed themselves that day. I was very impressed by how you managed to get every child to complete their paintings by the end of the session. They looked so happy with their beautiful finished work! We really liked the venue too. Thanks for great party!”
“Special thanks to you for making us feel so welcome. It gave me an opportunity to bond with my daughter and it’s something I will always treasure. We look forward to coming back!”
“We really enjoyed the session. Good location and good tutor, thoroughly enjoyed it”.
“An organised and fun Workshop. The time just flew by!”
“My children really love art club and the exciting, inventive projects you do”.
“A huge thank you for this weekend. You did such a fantastic job. I thought your set up was so good – the material you chose was beautiful and looked like you were flat out working the whole time. It makes such a difference when I’m running about the place at the event to know that someone is doing a great job”.
“My daughter really enjoys art club and her art club creations often become unique Christmas and birthday gifts for grandparents. They now live a second life in the country, much enjoyed by another generation!”
“Leona was commissioned to facilitate a giant octopus community sculpture at The Cally Festival. Her stand was dynamic, creative and enticing and really encouraged members of the public to join in with her work. We will be inviting Leona back every year to The Cally Festival to make a new animal”.
“The Seats were exactly what the Artspark needed! How well they have lasted given they were intended for a six month installation. I always believed that they were the start of the transformation of that area which has developed beyond recognition.”