With passion to inspire and inspiration to create...


Confidence to Create

Find the confidence to create through Nina’s passion to inspire. From where and how to start a painting, when to finish and every stage in between. Weather you are a complete beginner or an experienced painter grow your artistic skills.

Learn to build better compositions. Understand & master the balance of colour mixing creating mood & atmosphere in your paintings. Grasp the concepts of tone and texture learning to embrace, develop and express your own individual creativity,

With over 20 years experience teaching Nina delivers top quality instruction. Her enthusiasm and love for learning ensures that students get the best out of their class.

The Right Frame of Mind

Learn to create, to tell your own unique story through your paintings. Clear your mind, stepping into your inner artistic space, suspend time, let all of life’s trappings fall away. Think without thinking, calming the soul, until there is nothing left only light, colour and the flow of paint……. Let Nina guide that journey. 

Escape & Explore...... A Great Way To Relax

Treat yourself, take some time out. De-stress from the pressures of life. Working in a relaxed environment that is comfortable for you to create. Chat with others, look at work and learn to see, taking time to gather ideas. Relax, breath, laugh and let go. Immerse yourself in art.

It's about having fun....

Nina Delivers Three Types of Courses for Adults

Students can avail of online & instore discounts in selected art stores.

Online Classes For Adults Next Course Starts September '21

Structure & Content

Courses are delivered online via Zoom. Prior to class, ideas are sent to students to view for their upcoming class. Nina suggests images and materials that she will be working with. A post class video enables students to look back over the class as many times as they wish. Repeating the session if desired before the following weeks class. A private class WhatsApp group, enables class interaction, providing students with a platform to connect and share ideas, getting to know each other. Students paintings are viewed each week in class, where Nina gives tips and feedback. A themed plan for homework is provided for students who wish to continue to do more painting during the week.

Primarily Nina’s courses are practical, informative and are tailored to meet individual goals and abilities. No projects are repeated so students can attend each term knowing there will always be fresh ideas and inspiration.

Nina holds courses starting each month throughout the year.

Beginner/Intermediate

Students work in their preferred medium with whatever materials are available to them. Drawing materials could include pencil, charcoal or pastels. Painting materials could be watercolour, acrylic or oils.  Working on art paper, canvas boards or stretched canvas as students prefer. Each week Nina will suggest materials she will be using and will give a step-by-step demonstration where students are invited to paint along. Starting from the initial concept, through to the finished piece. Nina views and monitors each student’s work individually, giving personal guidance, tips and feedback. Usually a piece is completed each week, however more complicated pieces will take slightly longer to finish. Subject matter is varied and may include still life, interiors, scenery, animals, figures and street scenes etc.. Basic drawing, composition, colour mixing and painting techniques are covered as the course develops.

Intermediate / Advanced

This course is tailored to meet individual goals and abilities. More experienced students may wish, and will be encouraged to explore their personal expression, through their own choice of work, where Nina will guide and advise. Or, students may opt to follow Nina through a demonstration, working a piece from start to finish, in different styles and disciplines – oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pen, ink and pencils. Students can work in their preferred medium or diversify each week as they choose. The pace of this course is faster moving than that of the beginner / intermediate course with more difficult subject matter, composition, drawing and painting techniques covered. Nina views and monitors each student’s work individually, giving personal guidance, tips and feedback.

Thursday Evenings

Beginner / Intermediate - All Level Course

x Weeks – September xxx

7.15pm - 8.45pm

€.xx

Friday Mornings

Beginner / Intermediate - All Level Course

x Weeks – September

9.15am - 10.45am

€xx

Thursday Evenings

Intermediate / Advanced - All Level Course

x Weeks – September xx

7.15pm - 8.45pm

€.x

Friday Mornings

Intermediate / Advanced - All Level Course

x Weeks – September

11.00am - 12.30pm

€xx.00

Video Courses Coming Soon..

Face to Face or In Person Courses Resume September '21

STRUCTURE & CONTENT

Primarily Nina’s courses are practical, informative and are tailored to meet individual goals and abilities. This course is a mixed level course suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced students.

Fees include all materials for each medium. Therefore students are not required to bring any materials or equipment with them unless they wish to do so. Students are encouraged to explore and diversify availing of the opportunity to discover each mediums best characteristics.

Though the pace of this course is moderately fast moving it is designed for enjoyment and relaxation giving students time to explore their creative ability. Courses look at all stages of working a piece – from the initial concept to the finished work.

Nina gives step by step demonstrations in different styles and disciplines – oils, acrylics, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pen, ink and pencils. Subject matter is mixed to include still life, interiors, scenery, animals, people and street scenes etc.. Drawing, composition, colour mixing and painting techniques are covered as the weeks progress. No projects are repeated so students can attend each term knowing there will always be fresh ideas and inspiration. 

More advanced students may opt to work in their preferred medium on their own choice of work where Nina will guide and advise.

 A themed plan for home project work is provided for students who wish to continue to do more painting during the week. Nina views and monitors each student’s work individually, giving personal guidance, tips and feedback.

Fees includes all materials for each medium, use of equipment,  protective wear and complimentary tea / coffee.

Nina holds courses in Maynooth Co. Kildare throughout the year, starting  January, March / April and September. 

Monday Mornings

Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Running for xxxx weeks starting xxx until xxx, with no class on xxx.

Venue – Geraldine Hall, Leinster Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.                          G.P.S. 53.379692  -6.5914559

Eircode W23 ED86

10am - 12 noon

€xxx.00

 

Friday Mornings

Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced

Running for xxxx weeks starting xxx until xxx, with no class on xxx.

Venue – Geraldine Hall, Leinster Street, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.                          G.P.S. 53.379692  -6.5914559

Eircode W23 ED86

10am - 12 noon

€xxx.00

 

What People Say

McHugh House

I have thoroughly enjoyed attending Nina’s Art classes over the past few years. I was a complete beginner but I am now confident to work on pieces on my own. Nina is an excellent teacher who is always well prepared for class and takes time to help and guide each student with their work. The weekly art class is much appreciated and is a welcome escape from this crazy world right now.

5/5

Carmel Knott

I joined Nina’s class in December and love every minute of it. Even though we have the class on zoom it is still really enjoyable. Nina gives great instructions and encouragement to the class. We submit our completed work to our WhatsApp group each week. During the class Nina goes through the submitted work and gives constructive feedback, which is great. Looking forward to continuing with the classes and really looking forward to the day when it’s in person! Thanks Nina for the hours of enjoyment!

5/5

Susan McCormack

I thoroughly enjoyed Nina’s art classes, both in person pre pandemic and on Zoom during it ! Her classes are very relaxed and we are encouraged to try different media and explore options at our own pace. Having said that we are presented with challenges and are very much supported during the process of tackling them ! A really positive experience.

5/5

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