Welcome to The Art Train
I'm Helen Evans, I have been teaching and making art for many years. I achieved a BA(hons) and MA( Textiles) from Manchester Metropolitan University and have been making art ever since.
I believe that art and creativity are essential to a well-balanced life. Being creative enhances our spiritual, emotional and mental well being.
Everyone is creative, I know many of you will be saying " oh no I'm not". You might need help to discover your creative spark, nurture it and then help it flourish. My philosophy is to give you all the information you need to make that happen.
My art classes are structured and designed to give you bite-sized pieces of information so that your knowledge and confidence grow exponentially. I encourage most students to start at the beginning, but if you already have a current practice, I am happy for you to bring your projects to the class and I can provide support.
My classes are relaxed and supportive. You learn at your own pace. I try to answer all of your questions. Everyone is at a different stage and you can start at any time. I like to be as flexible as possible so that you can find the space and time to fit creativity into your life.
The Art Train is a studio, gallery and classroom. I have weekly classes for adults during school term times. I also run Guided Painting sessions, Arty Parties, Corporate and Well being events and specialist workshops for adults.
The Art Train began in a renovated train carriage in Samford Village, north west of Brisbane in Queensland. In late 2018 circumstances changed and I moved the business back to my home studio. It's bigger, cooler and so tranquil.
A selection of my own work is in the gallery below. All is for sale