Celebrating Inner Art in Reigate
 

It's been a real joy and absolute privilege to work with so many wonderful students at our art classes in Reigate throughout the years and see their individual journeys taking shape. The photo above is of Susan in her art studio. She started with Inner Art as a total novice and over two years flourished into an independent artist, converting her garage into her art studio, and was selected for The Little Painting Challenge too! There's been many special successes, including double Art scholarships, Brit School places, A level & GCSE results, art competitions, art portfolios and many more. But ultimately students' belief in themselves is our priority, and we know sometimes just gaining the confidence to share artwork with a friend can be an achievement in itself. 

Each art lesson we teach, we learn as much if not more than the students  - thank you all current and past students for being part of our developmental journey and keeping us forever learning! Thank you to the community groups we've had the pleasure to work with. And of course a special thank you to all the dedicated parents who support and encourage their children's appreciation of the creative arts on a daily basis.


Colour pencil

Laura

Thank you Amy for the Animal Print workshop today. James really enjoyed it and learnt some cool techniques :)

Claire

Just have to say the lesson with Jane surpassed what I thought it would be. I would love to book another 2 hour session when Jane is available. I can't stop smiling!

Ann

My friend and I love your inner art classes :)

Robyn

M. had the best time at her art lesson - I’ve never seen her so confident and it’s something that she really struggles with.

Alison

Bethany had a really good time on Sunday, it was a great party!

Parent

We absolutely loved it. I can't tell you the confidence it gave my daughter - she was walking on air yesterday afternoon. I was so proud of her picture too.

C. (mum)

H.

So lovely to meet you yesterday and enjoy your exciting new space. I absolutely loved the class and loved meeting Jo-Anne. As I said yesterday I think she was the perfect choice, so thank you.

Helen

You are one of the most "super" humans that I know. Not only are you an amazing artist, you are an amazing mother and teacher too!
You are also so demure, a quality that I admire. Thank you for being a wonderful colleague.

Laura

M. enjoyed the session and talked about it on the way home - I could see that Jo-Anne's encouragement made him feel confident.

Mrs M.

Thank you so much for the course today and my apologies for needing to leave. It was a great and informative session particularly the colour wash that I have never understood properly until today.

G

I've learnt so much from you like different brush techniques, how to use clay and how to do printing and much more. All this has made me a better artist. Thank you so much!

Young Student

More lovely feedback today on I Wish I could Draw from Ruth "I can do things I never thought I could! Jane is superb :o)"
She gave me a gorgeous orchid on Tuesday and said I was one of those 'life changing people'".

Ruth

Thank you so much for arranging my session with Amie and at short notice too. I had the most wonderful creative and relaxed time, much much needed!

Student

We’re delighted to let you know that our children won the art scholarships they applied for. Both were thrilled to bits that all their hard work paid off. We are immensely grateful for the part that you played Hannah in encouraging them creatively. We will forever be thankful for the great times they spent in the studio with you.

Jill

Jane is doing an amazing job. She has responded to everything we have thrown at her, and been a huge help to Alex for GCSE Art, please pass on our thanks as it has not been overly straightforward.

Alex's Mum

Lucy had fun at her monster workshop yesterday, thank you to Sarah !

Jenny

The 'Portaits in Colour Pencil' course has been amazing! I have learnt so much and been genuinely surprised at the outcomes. I would definitely sign up again. Thank you, Alison, for your endless warmth, patience and inspiration.

Student

The learning new skills was great, but the most important thing was that it was friendly and encouraging.

Michael

Avani was very delighted with her artwork too and I must say Hannah is a wonderful teacher. Thank you so much!

Avani

Amie - Thank you for all your help with Ella's art portfolio.

H.

I saw Max’s painting of my mum and dad’s retriever on your Instagram earlier - I’m sure he had lots of help but thanks to you and your helpers so much for helping him to achieve this, I would never in a million years have known where to start. He was so pleased when I sent a screenshot to my parents and they called to tell him how proud they are of him.

Mum

I have loved improving my art skills with Katie Beth and Hannah from Inner Art tuition. I was returning to art after a long time away and Inner Art 1-2-1 sessions and life drawing really helped. Both Katie Beth and Hanna are exceptional teachers - patient, insightful and really make you find new ways to express yourself and release your potential. Very much recommend this fab team.

Louise McLoughlin

The place where children who like art can spread their wings. Very grateful especially to my daughter's tutor Amie for teaching lots of artistic techniques, giving lots of inspirations and having excellent pedagogical approach.

Beata

Thank you so much for your time on the weekend. I thought your session was an enormous success and was really surprised by how calm, quiet and engaged the art group were when working with you. I look forward to potentially working with you again.

Rhian

M is really much more confident creating the pages following the work you did with her over the Summer and she even said her sketchbook has definitely improved using all your input - we’re so grateful for all your detailed planning, advice and creative teaching. M. got a 9 for her Summer assignments.

Mrs C.

Portfolio

Ella

Thank you for the clay modelling class yesterday - Phoebe really enjoyed it.

Mags

Alison is not only very talented but very supportive and encouraging. I thoroughly enjoyed the art class and I'll be back - beware Alison!

Christine P

Ella absolutely loved working with Jane and I think she will miss her very much. The effect she had on Ella was amazing - Jane is as you know such a lovely person as well as a very talented artist so I am so grateful to her for inspiring Ella with her Art and getting the grade she wanted at GCSE too.

L

A. loved the session this morning; she found Sarah inspiring and very motivating.

Helen

Mrs B

Katie has helped me achieve my art scholarship and helped inspire me for the portfolio which helped enormously, She also helped me see the small things in life and encourage me to persevere in painting when I wanted to stop. Thanks

Student

Excellent! Thoughful advice, support and encouragement. Would recommend.

Mrs B.

Great life drawing workshop tonight. Really enjoyed it :)

Jo

In Sofia's words when asked how the session went...

"It was amazing and I want to go back again!"

Sofia

To Ms Hooper, thank you so much!!! For all the advice you have given me over the past 2 years. You have always motivated me and inspired, even when I don't like my work (which is often!)

Emily

Afua says she really enjoyed her session with Hannah. Her words exactly were: energetic, encouraging and supportive. She said Hannah has helped her realise how much she could expand the range of materials she uses. She has learned not to focus on the fine details to start but rather work her way towards the details. She used charcoal today for the first time (on paper). She was also amazed by how much ground was covered in just an hour. She’s looking forward to her next lesson.

Afua (mum)

Just to say, there’s not enough people around that look to encourage kids and I saw with huge admiration that you encouraged the little girl to be brave. You’re a top lady!

Adrian

I wanted to let you know that C. really enjoyed the journaling workshop yesterday - thank you for arranging!

Parent of teen!

Portfolio prep

Lucy W

I have been really enjoying my art lessons (drawing essentials) and the tutor is lovely, welcoming and encouraging to all levels.

N. Turrell

I just wanted to say thank you for the party last weekend. It went really well and Amy was great with them. All the children seemed to really enjoy it and we had 11 amazing ferret pictures, many of which I have heard from parents are up in pride of place! Thank you very much and I'd happily recommend to others.

H.

We absolutely loved it. I can't tell you the confidence it gave my daughter....she was walking on air yesterday afternoon. I was so proud of her picture too.

C. (mum)

Hi, meant to say yesterday but Florence had the best morning yesterday with you. Thank you - it's her week highlight and as for that painting - wow! Have a good week xxx

Florence's Mum

Isabelle had a fantastic time - she has spent the afternoon working on more designs. We will definitely keep an eye out at inner art and she is desperate to do another one to one again - Sarah really inspired her and obviously pitched it just right. Thanks once again.

Cary

Facilitating

Hannah

Well done Grace and thank you Amie and Inner Art for all your professional guidance - Grace loves her time at the studio and I'm blown away by her work.

Student's Mum

Thank you Inner Art, especially my teacher Hannah, for making my time with you so enjoyable. I have learnt that I can do art. Hannah's patience, support and brilliant teaching have meant that I have achieved an amazing piece of artwork. Look forward to seeing you again in the New year.

Sam

Just a note to thank you for organising the Easter basket classes this week. Anna clearly had a wonderful time, and asked me this afternoon if she can go to Inner Art every day!

Michelle

I loved my session with Jane thank you and the end result! I found it calming, peaceful and relaxing.

Becky

You guys are the best and changed my life.

N. Fieldhouse

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