It was a real experience and pleasure to paint in an authentic artist's studio. Nick is a lovely guy and extremely knowledgeable on art. He was very open to any questions on art and painting and didn't make you feel silly for asking! Furthermore, he is an expert on colour mixing and we ended up learning so much. The free lunch was a lovely touch, with fresh baguettes and cheese. If you're looking for some true guidance on painting and want to learn more about art in general, this is the place to go!
This Art Class is an excellent all round experience, where Nick enhances the painting sessions/lessons with an optional set of techniques to explore for the day, book references for inspiration, short videos about artists who deployed the presented techniques, his own extensive experience and expertise and an unlimited amount of material to use.
We were a little disappointed. Nick Malone was a nice man and clearly very clever but we felt at the end of the session we hadn't learnt very much ie how to improve our technique.Also we had no choice as to the medium.to be used. This might have been practical ie paintings would dry to take home by using acrylic.Lunch was very pleasant but it was not made clear that lunch would be provided so we had bought food.Overall probably felt the course was overpriced for the content. To summarise Nick should probably have asked us at the beginning what we wanted to do and also given a choice of medium if possible and maybe demonstrated some techniques. We did a sketching course previously which was brilliant.
Had an absolutely brilliant time with Nick. Bought this as a birthday present for a friend and it was an incredible, relaxing and enriching experience! Nick gave lots of interesting, thought provoking context to the act of drawing as well as a structured, useful way to begin practicing. We were both complete beginners in drawing and had never done life drawing before- so we were a little nervous!- Nick put us completely at ease and we felt we improved massively during the session. Thank you Nick!