Clever Hands is an Art studio & small business based in Liverpool run by Artist Catherine Carmyllie. Here we draw, paint, print and work with textiles. A strong focus on shared learning, we offer different ways to be creative: purchase a kit online, visit the studio in person or watch the video tutorials, learning at your own pace.
I'm Catherine & was drawing before I walked.
With so much pressure to consume, to move and do everything fast, how are we ever supposed to choose arts in life? Those who get creative find themselves to be more open minded, relaxed & see things from a different perspective.
This is my art studio & packing unit for my online shop selling creative kits & materials. I teach workshops & share the studio with guest artists. Come along to a creative workshop and learn a new skill or simply to have time for yourself.
Creative kits & gifts
Prefer to learn at home in your own time? We created kits which have the materials & equipment you'll need to get started. A written guide is included, but you can also check out my videos to meet me in person and watch short tutorials.
Printing, felting, painting or willow weaving, we have something for every budget, these are packed by myself and 2 artist friends in the studio between classes. We wipe and check all the items, stamping by hand any boxes and stickers as we go. Each kit has a small batch, handmade feel. Don't need a full kit? We sell arts materials too.
A creative kit makes a special gift, we offer a gift wrap service with eco friendly papers and natural jute twine.
Video tutorials & private tuition
With years of teaching experience, I know we learn better by watching a demonstration rather than by reading a guide. The videos are short & easy to digest allowing you to work at the same time as watching.
It can often be daunting to join a group of unfamiliar people. Learning at home can be equally tricky to get started!
I offer private tuition at a time and place to suit you, can be in my studio or at home, in a quiet cafe. Reasonably priced, I cater for single person sessions and also groups up to 30. Happy to travel. I also love to work with charities and groups who would not typically access the arts, please get in touch.
We ship globally.....
We ship from the UK to almost anywhere please visit my Etsy shop for non UK customers. Etsy operates an IOSS service which calculates import charges for your country according to exactly the items you purchase! Pay those charges at checkout.....no packages get held at customs and no surprise fee when your order arrives.