Private Tuition

Private tuition for one-to-one and group sessions can be organised for all levels of drawing experience, including the complete beginner. One-to-one private classes can be offered at Nichola's private studio in Richmond, online Skype lessons, home visits and one-to-one & group sessions can also be offered in the V&A. Nichola welcomes adults, as well as children of 10+.  Bookings from minors of 16+ will need their parents or guardian's express consent and children must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Nichola studied for a number of years at different renowned ateliers in Italy, France, and America. Through her own studies, she knows the cost and commitment involved in learning at these ateliers, so Nichola has designed a way of learning the fundamental principles in traditional drawing and painting which you can take at your own pace.   

If you wish to book, please select an available date and time of your preference. 

Students in full-time education will receive a student 10% discountTo claim your 10% discount please enter this code at checkout: 10%discount

The V&A opening hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm and Friday's open until 10 pm


Prices for group tuition in the V&A for a minimum of 2 hours will depend on the number of students (POA).  For a large group the price per person will be priced similar to the day workshops.  For inquiries about private group tuition please email Nichola at

Nichola can also offer home visits (same price as private tuition 1-1 plus travel) and she charges £10 per hour for travel within the London tube area or near to Richmond.  To book a home visit please email Nichola at

*Special Offers* 


Block-booking 20% discount for 1-1 tuition in Nichola's studio, Skype lesson & home visits:


5 lessons of 2 hours -  £340                       

5 lessons of 3 hours -  £460                     


Nichola will charge £10 per hour of travel for home visits within the London tube area or near Richmond. This extra cost will be charged per lesson.  


Block-booking 20% discount for 1-1 in the V&A:


5 lessons of 2 hours -  £400                       

5 lessons of 3 hours -  £520     


Lessons must be used within 3 months. To block-book please email Nichola at and she will send you an invoice or a Paypal invoice.  

If you are interested in regular private lessons, Nichola can offer painting lessons after initial drawing lessons as one needs to master the drawing concepts to prepare one for painting. Painting classes will then be provided to teach the additional skills necessary to enable the student to undertake form painting with confidence. Exercises will be taught to understand hue, value, chroma, light, harmony, and space through painting from casts, still life and Old Master paintings. This will involve learning the poster study, the rounding study, form painting, and composition.


Nichola also welcomes block bookings. Payment for a lesson/s is to be made in full before the agreed date of the initial lesson by online, online transfer to Nichola's account or by Paypal invoice. Please read terms and conditions for the cancellation and refund policy.  Bookings made less than three days prior to the agreed date for the lesson is non-refundable.

Please see below examples of Nichola's work, Nichola's casts, studio, student's work and testimonials.  For more information about Nichola art and examples of her work please click on the link below: