We are Adam and Liddy and together we are "Something Less Boring".
With close on 20 years of experience between us coaching, teaching and working with people of all ages. Our aim is to bring art and sport to everyone by creating a safe, friendly, inclusive and entertaining environment. You’ll find us in pubs, cafés, village halls, community centres, schools, and care homes.
When Covid-19 struck and the subsequent lockdowns curtailed our real life activities we began offering live online art workshops and activities via Zoom, which still continue
Liddy's passion for art was ignited at an early age, following her dream of creating art, Liddy achieved BA Hons in illustration and subsequently went on to complete a PGCE in ART Teaching. Liddy has taught all ages over the past 12 years gaining a wealth of experience in many disciplines. Liddy's passions are papercut art and abstract painting, she'll consider commissions in both techniques.
Her art has sold on Etsy and Not on the High Street over the last three years and was recently featured on Philip Schofield's ITV television show "how to spend it well at Christmas"
Adam has played football socially for the best part of 35 years and coached ladies and junior football in the Milton Keynes are since 2012. An FA Level 2 Qualified coach also with FA Youth awards 1 & 2 specializing in developing young players. Adam has also coached and facilitated futsal in Northamptonshire gaining Futsal level 1 coaching qualification also.
We've also won a Small Business Award from Theo Paphitis and been accepted on the prestigious Nat West Entrepreneur Accelerator Scheme...go us!
Naomi Rose Johnson is our wildlife and pet drawing guru, the Princess of the Pencil! She has her own business - NRJ Art & Commissions - a creative artist with a BA (Hons) in Illustration, She specialises in detailed, hand drawn portraits of pets, wildlife, cars and much more.
As well as our pencil drawing workshops, Naomi tutors the Macrame workshops too!
All our SLB representatives are DBS checked and First Aid Qualified.
At Something Less Boring our main drive is to provide interesting, fun, diverse activities for you to enjoy in safe, welcoming and quirky venues, and if you happen to learn some new skills then all the better!
Our online offer, follows much the same path. We'll offer a wide range of subjects in different media, both live (on Zoom) and in the form of recorded videos, standalone sessions and courses too.
See what a Something Less Boring art evening looks like here
We do quite a bit of other stuff too, from Macrame to Mandala Workshops and Printing to Life Drawing. But these events tend to be a bit less regular. You can catch up with our latest events by signing up for our Newsletter, checking out our Facebook page. We also offer private Sip & Paint events at various venues, details are on our booking system. Liddy will also offer private online courses in drawing, painting and illustration too. Liddy will also do commissions, she specializes in illustration and papercut artworks along with large scale abstract work in acrylic and oil. See details on the Liddy Parry Art page. Phew....that's it!