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Nichola Eddery Atelier logo | image of the horse head of Selene from the Parthenon

private 1-1 lessons with Nichola Eddery in her studio at the National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, Suffolk

Learn a classical approach to drawing & painting 

Discover how to capture still life, portraits, horses, dogs and more

Receive a bespoke personalised training programme to achieve your artistic goals

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Looking for a 1-1 in-person fine art course that works for you?

Below are 5 reasons to try 1-1 in-person learning with Nichola:​​​

  • A classically trained, dedicated, expert fine art tutor with over 10  years of teaching experience 

  • Provides personalised and structured 1-1 online lessons to adults, teens and children of 11+

  • Teaches her unique classical step-by-step approach to drawing and painting which is based on the 19th Century French Atelier tradition that dates back to the Renaissance training in Italy

  • Choose to learn the beginner programmes, or focus on a genre (e.g.portraiture, still life, landscape, animals including horses and dogs etc.), or develop your portfolio

  • Nichola is a well known equine artist and portrait artist but also loves painting dogs, still life, landscapes and figurative work. Nichola has been granted a year's residency from Jan 2024 at the National Horse Racing Museum, while preparing for her next solo. Learn in Nichola's beautiful studio overlooking the Rothschild's Yard, and be inspired by her new works and the museum.


Nichola' s Teaching Story


​2001-2003  Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy

2009-2010  Studio Escalier, Paris and Argenton, Loire Valley, France

2010  L' Ecole Albert Defois, Les Cerqeux-Sous-Passavant, Loire Vallery, France

2011  Ryan Wurmser, Westlake, California, USA

2014  JSS, Civita, Italy 

"I am a classically trained, professional and exhibiting artist who has studied for a number of years at renowned ateliers in Italy, France and America to learn traditional methods that originate from the Renaissance masters.  I am  passionate about sharing my knowledge and I have designed structured courses to teach the fundamental principles of drawing and painting, as well as genre and portfolio programmes.  I have taught my step-by-step approach to children, teens, and adults in-person and online for many years including London museum workshops at the V&A, British Museum and National Gallery. I have had the privilege to teach students online based in the UK, Ireland, USA, Japan, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I also taught regular weekly classical art classes for over three years at a private art school in London and in addition to I designed all their art courses.  I know the cost and commitment involved in learning at private art schools, so I have designed a more convenient and affordable way to receive expert atelier art training at your pace.

How does in-person learning work?

​Discuss your goals with Nichola and receive your personal study plan

  • Book your preferred time slots on the days available

  • Attend the lesson on your art materials.  A list will provided prior the first lesson.

  • Nichola will provide an easel, drawing board, chair and side table.

  • Receive exercise documents, reference material, demos, guidance, feedback and optional assignment homework.

  • For courses, Nichola recommends booking a lesson weekly, but extra time is allocated to each course, if you can't make every week or need longer to work on assignments.

  • Please bring an iPad or laptop when we are working from reference images.

​Please email Nichola at for more information.  


Clare, UK

“I was fortunate to find the Nichola Eddery Atelier back in 2020 after many years of feeling that the classical art training that I sought wasn’t accessible to me. To be able to undertake high quality training in classical realism with an exceptional artist such as Nichola through the ease of an online platform has been a dream come true. As a teacher, Nichola generously and thoughtfully shares the knowledge that she has gained over many years of studying her craft. Studying with Nichola has given me not only the skills but also the confidence to finally become a professional artist. “

Choose your Ideal study Plan

Nichola recommends drawing lessons first, as drawing is the foundation to all artistic disciplines and constitutes to three-quarters of a painting.

Charcoal and chalk on green paper of the horse head of Selene from the Parthenon


Learn the fundamental principles of drawing; line, shape, proportion, perspective, light theory, value, shading, form modelling, edges and composition. Nichola will personalise your study plan whether you are a beginner or someone more advance who wishes to learn Nichola's approach to drawing genres such as portraiture, still life, landscape, animals including the horse, the dog etc.

Oil painting portrait of lady with long dark hair with a flower head dress | Goddess Flora


Learn the fundamental principles of oil painting; value, colour theory, colour mixing, form painting, indirect and direct painting methods, oil painting techniques and composition. After you have learnt the fundamentals you can choose a genre of your preference.

Oil painting of a golden whippet lying down infront of Japanese screen of moon and blossom | symbolism for Goddess Diana


Nichola provides bespoke lessons to help achieve children/teens art scholarships, develop strong GCSE and A-Level portfolios, and she assists with personal projects. Nichola can also teach watercolour, acrylic, and pastels. Nichola also mentors students how to become a professional artist, from website content to pricing and much more.

How do I book a lesson?

  • For pay-as-you-go bookings, please choose your date and available time slot.  Nichola prefers no less than 24 hours notice.

  • Nichola also offers discounted course bookings options for an introductory drawing course of 5 lessons (1 hr per class) and drawing or painting courses of 5, 10 or 15 lessons (2 hrs per class).  To book, please choose your first date and available time slot for your first lesson, and then arrange with Nichola a mutually convenient lesson times thereafter.

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Would you like to book a free 15 mins consultation call or zoom call to discuss your perfect study plan

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Time - book your 1-1 online lesson on your preferred time slot on: ​

Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday and Friday: 10am - 5pm (The museum shuts at 5pm and is closed on a Monday)

Weekends: Please check with Nichola for availability at

Venue: National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket, Suffolk

Discounts: Up 35% discount on courses

For More info on lessons, courses & T&Cs:  Please read in lessons and courses below: click on 'Read More' 

T&Cs:  Terms and Conditions for Students


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