(1) Nicola's Studio - webinars, painting challenges., workshops and individual tuition

NEW for 2018 - subscribe and have more learning opportunities with Nicola. Take your painting to the next level and benefit from more from Nicola.

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NEW way to get more inspiration and support from me and your fellow artists by joining ‘Nicola’s Studio.’

Here’s what we will be doing together

  • Ask Nicola : Join me in a monthly LIVE video webinar where you can ask your questions about whatever's bugging you with your watercolour painting.
  • Painting Challenge: Each month I will suggest a subject and then you can paint your interpretation. This will be a great help to those of you who sometimes feel stuck and don't know what to paint.
  • PLUS:There will be regular workshops covering particular techniques.

For $20 per month you will be able to join in and benefit from the above events which will ONLY be available to our group.

So If you think this will greatly move you forward on your painting adventure join now and I’ll look forward to seeing you in the next webinar on Wednesday May 30 at 6pm (Paris France time), login details to follow. The size of the group will be limited


Your Instructor


Nicola Blakemore
Nicola Blakemore

Why choose one of my courses?

Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'.

Well, I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style which will have you feeling as if you standing next to me looking over my shoulder.

Here's a bit about me.

I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path working in the national media, travel and public relations in both London and Paris.

After sometime I returned to my creative roots full time, so to speak, and became a full time artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur.

The artist bit means I have worked in a variety of media, but am currently splashing about with watercolours. I love the magic they make when the pigments play with the water. And if you let them do their own thing, it's even better.

I have also painted murals in a child's bedroom or around a swimming pool, covering everything from fairies to Tuscan views. Painted furniture with decorative effects and designs and given walls specialist paint effects and stencils. All fun stuff for the discerning home owner

The teaching bit involved me teaching a 'Decorative Paint Effects' section of an interior design certificate course at Kidderminster College, Worcestershire, UK. Here they studied paint effects for walls and furniture, designing and cutting stencils, Period design elements and produced sample boards.

Then continuing the theme of teaching I have also tutored on many private workshops in the above subjects plus decoupage, gilding and trompe l'oeil (trick the eye painting).

Now, installed in the south of France I continue with all of the above but adding on-line courses to my creative portfolio. Flexibility is the name of the game in today's world


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.