private online tuition
Learn a Classical approach to Drawing & Painting
Discover how to capture still life, portraits, horses, dogs and more
1-1 Live Online Lessons with Nichola Eddery
Looking for a 1-1 live online fine art course that works for you?
Below are 5 reasons to try online 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
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
Learn from home based anywhere in the world; all you need is Wifi and an area to set-up your home studio workspace.
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. whilst in the comfort of your home and at your pace
How does online learning work?o
Throughout history, art eduction has constantly evolved and live online is an excellent way to learn, especially when you are receiving live 1-1 tuition with guidance and feedback opposed to a pre-recorded video.
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 laptop or smart device. All you need is the Zoom link, meeting ID and password which you will receive in your booking confirmation.
Nichola will provide information on materials, equipment required and how to set-up your home workspace
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.
Nichola recommends using two devices for your lesson. Use your tablet or laptop so Nichola can send you information and share her screen during the lesson. You can use your mobile with a flexible arm so that you can point the camera directly at your paper during the lesson or to take images of your work to send to Nichola during the class. You can attach the arm to the back of a chair or a side of a table or a tripod light stand. The mobile camera will allow Nichola to see you draw or paint and provide optimal 1-1 guidance throughout the lesson.
For image references, you can print off but for better clarity Nichola recommends using your laptop or if you have an iPad you can clip this next to your paper on your drawing board. If you are using 3 smart devices, you only need to connect two devices to Zoom.
Please email Nichola at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“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.
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.
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.
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 prepare for live online ?
Easel - (the easel doesn't have to be fancy - a light-weight portable and fold-up tripod easel will be perfect and prices start at £15)
Drawing board either wood or foam board
2 drawing clips
Laptop/iPad, smart mobile and extension arm with clamp for your mobile phone
A large window (north facing is the most ideal) or artificial light
You can join the lesson with your laptop/iPad and your smart mobile.
Drawing materials: Sketch book A3 (strathmore paper pad, 400 series, medium), graphite pencils; H, HB & 2B (conte is Nichola's favourite), sharpener, hard rubber and putty rubber (the grey one)
Nichola will send you a list of painting materials
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.
Lesson examples & Student works
Time - book your 1-1 online lesson on your preferred time slot on:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday: 9am - 7pm
Weekends: Please check with Nichola for availability at email@example.com
Discounts: Up 35% discount on courses
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