About our Teachers

Paint Pots House The Boltons

Debs Hoy

Creative Director Following her passion for the arts, Deb Hoy graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2003 and has been working as a freelance artist and educator ever since. Her sculpture, drawing and paintings are exhibited both home and abroad. In 2008 Deb completed a Master of Fine Arts from University of Pennsylvania and went on to provide arts classes to children and young people in New York. Gaining experience in over 50 schools through the UK and USA and undertaking extensive professional development, Deb has settled with early years, believing that the first 3 years of life are the most formative and fertile for creative development. Deb’s child-led approach to creativity has been rolled out across schools in Norfolk under the Creative Partnerships scheme. She’s provided creative curriculum advice and training to senior leadership teams and led on large-scale participation projects in London and the South East. Deb keeps her personal art practice alive through continual study of The Artists Way, and her other interests lie in the great outdoors, writing and complementary therapies.

Michael Evling-White

Creative Classes Music Teacher Michael is the Music Teacher at Paint Pots House The Boltons. Michael plays the guitar and has a fantastic singing voice, which captivates the children. Michael is a qualified musician and outside of Paint Pots he teaches guitar to children.

Paint Pots House Bayswater

Michael Patterson

Creative Classes Manager
Paint Pots House Creative Classes, Bayswater

Michael Patterson has been part of the Paint Pots family for the best part of 5 years and is now leading the Creative Classes at Paint Pots House Bayswater. Michael also teaches music to the children in our Nursery schools. Prior to Paint Pots, Michael worked at Music House for Children as a music class co-ordinator and guitar teacher.  It was here Michael gained experience in working with children of all ages and has become adept at encouraging creativity and musicality in young people. His passion for guitar and live music and his natural ability to connect with children has given him a great platform to work from in regards to working with children and the early years environment. Qualified with a Bachelor in music and performance degree, Michael has a full understanding of music in its different forms and is also a seasoned performer in his own right. He has toured the UK, Ireland, and Europe with his band and released an album a few years ago.

Ana Lima Palma

Creative Classes Teacher
Paint Pots House Creative Classes, Bayswater

Ana joined our Creative Classes team in April 2016. She qualified with a Bachelor Degree in Art in 2008 and a Masters in Teaching Visual Arts in 2009. Since then Ana has been working as a Teacher and Artist. She strongly believes that stimulating children’s curiosity is vital to help them explore their creative potential and, subsequently, their vision of the world. Ana has a passion for culture, art and travelling.

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