About Nichola Eddery
Nichola Eddery Atelier was founded by Nichola herself; a professional and exhibiting artist. Over several years Miss Eddery has studied under many leading classical art teachers at ateliers in Italy, France, and the USA. During and since her studies, she has exhibited in London and internationally. On moving to London in 2017, Nichola has designed a variety of workshops and short courses, offering her unique traditional drawing programs in three of London's most renowned museums. Nichola also offers a variety of private tuition through her home studio, online lessons and museum lessons at the V&A
Nichola Eddery Atelier workshops, short courses, private tuition, and online lessons are designed for all levels of drawing experience, including the complete beginner. Nichola welcomes adults of all ages as well as children from 12+, to learn and draw from classical antiquity in The British Museum, sculptures in the V&A and Old Masters paintings in The National Gallery, casts in Nichola's studio and Bargue plates. The half and full-day workshops are designed for people eager in learning introductory stages in traditional drawing. The short courses and block-booking half-days are intended for those who wish to receive a more informed and intensive drawing programme. Private tuition can offer all the stages of traditional drawing followed by traditional painting lessons.
Nichola's drawing lessons offer a unique blend of classical training and are intended to enable her to share her knowledge of the fundamental principles involved in traditional drawing. Through a step-by-step methodology, Miss Eddery will provide demonstrations and exercises to give students the ability to learn the vital stages of drawing. This includes how to start a drawing and learn how to achieve a clearer understanding of proportion, structure, gesture, form, value, light and shadow, through line and tonal gradation. The class exercises will help students to understand these concepts to enable them to work towards an informed and developed drawing, intended to make their draftsmanship considerably stronger.
Nearly every great painter from the past was trained and many would have drawn from ancient sculpture and their predecessors in museums. From Nichola's own training she knows the importance of continually learning and drawing from classical antiquity and old master sculpture, drawings and paintings. London has an abundance of these treasures and through these works, she believes her programs will not only give her students the skills and ability to become a stronger draftsman, but the confidence to return to museums to continue their own practice and inquiries from masterpieces.
In the near future, Nichola intends to offer traditional training in drawing and painting workshops through studio practice and paintings holidays, while maintaining the importance of drawing in Museums.
About Nichola Eddery
Nichola Eddery (1982)
Tutor in drawing
2001-2004 - Charles H. Cecil Studios, Florence, Italy
2009-2010 - Studio Escalier, Paris and Argenton, Loire Valley, France
2010 - L' Ecole Albert Defois, Les Cerqeux-Sous- Passvant, Loire Valley, France
2011 - Ryan Wurmser, Westlake, California, USA
2014 - JSS, Civita, Italy
Over the past seventeen years, Miss Eddery has dedicated many years to learning different traditional approaches that originate from methods used by the Old Masters. Nichola is passionate about sharing her knowledge and over the years, she has taught one-to-one, workshops, and regular classes for private art schools. Through Nichola Eddery Atelier, she will be dedicating more of her time to teaching, alongside her commissions and producing work for galleries.
Nichola specialises in representational equine art and portraiture which she has exhibited in London and internationally. She has had four solo shows, exhibited in many group exhibitions and been a finalist in the ARC Salon. She is currently a main artist at The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia, London. Her works are in collections all over the world.
All the drawings and paintings throughout this site are Nichola's work and please see more examples of her work in the gallery above. For more information and examples of her work please click on the link below: