Claire Leggett

Claire Leggett biography

Claire is a colour, pattern and print loving painter and designer, living in Birmingham UK.

She was born in London, studied a degree in Fashion & Textiles specialising in Surface Print at BCU, then trained as a Primary school teacher specialising in Special Needs provision.

Now, alongside her own commercial practice of Painting and Surface Pattern Design, she also delivers workshops and creative opportunities for all ages in the Midlands.

In the home studio you’ll find her inspired by colour, pattern, nature, printing, stitch and mixed media techniques.

Elsewhere, you’ll find her helping young and old alike to explore their creativity, access art opportunities and experience creative exploration.

Claire currently teaches adults and children at: MAC Birmingham and also at University Birmingham’s Winterbourne Gardens, where she was recently Artist in Residence and she runs workshops at other local art groups. 

She has also worked creatively in partnership with Mothership CiC working with Newly Arrived women; with Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery; with schools in partnership with Walsall Arts for All and also with Multistory as a Community Engagement Artist delivering creative workshops.

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"Claire is an excellent tutor: she is always encouraging, while also willing to share her vast experience and expertise. In fact, I have to blame Claire for my addiction to textiles; she is an inspiration!” Georgina (Textiles Techniques course participant)

"Having Claire's expert knowledge and creative industry experience really fed into this course - I learnt a vast amount of Photoshop skills to take me through to designing my own fabric. Just brilliant!”  Julia (Textiles Pattern Repeat in Photoshop course participant) 

"Claire's classes are a great combination of learning new techniques, but being able to develop your own style and responses. It was amazing to see the wide range of work that our group produced when we all started from the same point! Claire creates an atmosphere which is relaxed, fun and supportive.” Alison (Textiles Print course participant)

“Claire’s classes encouraged me to try different techniques and mediums and get me out of my comfort zone. Really enjoying them” Sheila (Painting & Drawing Flowers participant)

Courses taught by Claire Leggett