What others say:
"After signing up for my first term with no real watercolour experience I soon settled in and was impressed by the variety of content and tuition that Nina offered. Classes were friendly and everyone in the group contributed with ideas and encouragement."
"I joined Nina’s watercolour class with some degree of anticipation. I really enjoyed painting as a child but had not picked up a brush since then. I assumed it would take many months to learn enough skills to paint something adequate, maybe years. But within hours we were painting landscapes, butterflies, birds and clouds and having a lot of fun in the process, as Nina is not only an extremely competent artist but a kind, friendly, gentle and patient teacher. After just a few lessons, it unlocked a long-hidden inner-artist in me, which came as a complete surprise. It’s been a wonderful journey of discovery, and a great way to spend Friday afternoons with some lovely people. Thank-you so much Nina!"
"Nina is an amazing teacher, extremely patient and imbued with an ability to impart an understanding of colour and how to use it to great effect. She bubbles over with ideas and an infectious enthusiasm, wonderful skills and a very thorough and hard-earned knowledge. From her I have learned so much, whilst thoroughly enjoying the process, as did those around me in her classes. I can now add a sparkling zing to my once monotone drawings and my confidence has soared."
"I had previously tried watercolour painting but struggled to create anything I was happy with. However, with Nina, I learned how important it is to use the correct materials, especially the correct paper. With Nina's help, my enjoyment of painting grew immensely and I was actually able to paint something I was happy with. I enjoyed the classes and the thorough way Nina teaches different aspects of watercolour painting. It was great to meet such a lovely group of folk with the same interests."
"These are watercolour classes that provide a broad experience of different techniques - both in and out of the classroom.
Colour and texture, impressionist or precise; you will gain new understandings of the colours available and how to get the best from them.
You can grow your skills in a friendly non judgemental environment. There is good teaching and frequent demonstrating of all you need to learn."
"I’ve been part of Nina’s Cambridge Watercolour workshop for the past year. It’s been challenging, formative and a complete delight. Two things, particularly, have transformed things for me. The first is an understanding of paper, colour and colour mixing that I never had before; I now use it all the time. The second is the confidence to sketch in the street. That is something that is giving me great pleasure this summer and will continue to do so."
"I started Nina's classes as a way of putting aside two hours a week for myself, to focus on nothing else but learning a new skill. I have always liked the look of watercolour but had only used it very occasionally before I joined and have never done any art classes before. The classes quickly became the highlight of my week. Nina taught me so much more than all the necessary techniques and, most importantly, gave me the confidence to explore and play, so by the end of the year I have begun to find my own style which is wonderful. My enthusiasm for watercolour through Nina's classes has rubbed off on friends who are now able to share my new passion. I can highly recommend Nina's classes to anyone, especially those who, like me, are sure they're not artists... Thank you, Nina x "
"I am delighted that I noticed Nina’s colourful posters just over a year ago
I have not painted since I failed my O Level over 50 years ago. I always had an idea that I would like to try art again but definitely needed the right class. Nina’s class is the right class for me. Nina is very encouraging and the class is a lovely way to spend 2 hours away from the rush of life.
I have found Nina’s enthusiasm for colour the best part and now the colours of everything I see seem more vivid and unique."
"Nina combines great enthusiasm and impressive knowledge and skill with humour and understanding of the different aims and levels of accomplishment of those in her classes.
I was very late in taking up watercolour or any form of painting, having been put off several decades ago by very boring and prescriptive school art teaching. I confess I only signed up to a class with Nina as two of my friends had joined and it took place a minute from my home! I was amazed at the inclusive, relaxed but stimulating atmosphere and the amount I learned. Above all the classes have made me more observant and sensitive to colour, form and texture in all I see. I strongly recommend Nina’s classes to everyone."