I had a really good day and John was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic it really helped me to confirm that this is what I want to do. Sue provided a lovely lunch & tea and biscuits. I would highly recommend to anyone interested in keeping bees 🐝 Thank you both for a great day.
I took a one-day beekeeping course with John and Sue on the 23rd of April 2022. There were six 'students'. The course was a mixture of classroom and practical. It was fascinating and informative in equal measure. It was a thrill to smoke the bees and inspect several hives very closely. It all felt very measured and safe under John's careful tutelage. Refreshments and a tasty lunch were provided. I recommend this course.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hello Phil, it was great having you on the course and thank you for your contribution. If you need any help or guidance with bees please do just ask. With best wishes, Sue and John
John was hugely knowledgeable and made the whole day really interesting. Sue made a lovely lunch and tea and coffee all day. Many thanks to both of you.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words, it was a pleasure to have you here. You know where we are if you need bee advice. Best wishes, Sue and John
I had a thoroughly enjoyable day with Sue, she is a brilliant host, and exceptionally good teacher. I was amazed that with her help, knowledge and tips I was able to produce a lovely oil painting that I am proud to display.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:What a fab and speedy painter you were, we had fun. Thank you for the kind words. Hopefully see you again soon. Best wishes, Sue
A really enjoyable two day course. We are two lovely copper and silver pendants. Sue was a great teacher who encouraged us to learn by doing but at the same time was always there to help when we needed . We learnt skills such as sawing, filing, soldering and polishing. The first day we learnt these techniques and the second day we worked on our designs. It went at an enjoyable pace and we were not rushed.
I recommend 10/10
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Jenny, thank you for the lovely words. It was a great weekend and all three of you did a wonderful job. Good students - gold star! Look forward to seeing you again one day. Best wishes, Sue
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thanks Alex, I hope to have the rings back in a few days, but will email when they are ready. Thanks again, Sue
Had the privilege to have a one to one workshop and throughly enjoy the experience.
Those 5 hours went so quickly!
Lovely vegan lunch too.
Thank you very much Sue😊
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hello Patricia, thank you very much for the positive words, it was fun having you here and see you soon! Sue
The day we had at Sue’s was absolutely incredible. Not only was she a wonderful host, but she was great at teaching us how to carve our designs, which turned out even better than we expected! We can 100% recommend this to anyone wishing to learn ring carving. It was a wonderful experience.
Thank you so much Sue! X
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Lily & Emily, thank you very much for such kind words! It was a lovely day, and your rings are wonderful, well done! Come back anytime for another go! Take care and happy new year. Sue x
I really enjoyed this course, Sue was so accommodating about my hearing impairment and made me feel really comfortable about doing the course. It was a great way to learn the basic core techniques for jewellery making and be really hands on. A relaxing and fun time in beautiful surroundings. Sue is an absolute delight !
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Sarah, I am so glad you enjoyed your course. You made lovely bangles to 'jingle' :)
My daughter in law and myself recently attended this one day art course. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Sue is an amazing teacher and confidence booster! Everything about our day was first class from the techniques that were so clearly explained to our coming away with paintings that whilst the subject matter was the same, showed our quite different personalities! In addition the lunch was super and the home made biscuits with coffee went down a treat!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Jane, it was lovely to have you both for the day, such a lot of giggles! So glad you enjoyed the day. Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Sue
I highly recommend Sue’s two day jewellery course, which was brilliant. You learn sawing, filing, pickling, embossing, burnishing, reticulating, soldering and hammering to name a few, but it all feels very relaxed and not hectic at all. I learnt so much in two days.
Sue is lovely and really knows her stuff, instructing you really well on to achieve the best results while giving you the space to unleash your own creativity. I’m so happy with the pendant I created, no one I’ve shown it to believes I made it by myself, but Sue made sure I did!
Thanks so much,
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Claire, thank you for the lovely words. You did well and the pendant is brilliant. So is the mad machine triangle piece!
The course was amazing, I had a great time with Sue and learned so much in the 2 days.
I was able to make a couple of pieces that I’m very proud of.
Would recommend greatly.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Kamila, I love what you made! Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Sue
My wife and I really enjoyed Sue's course! She knows her stuff and is great at teaching it. We'll be doing more of her courses! Thanks Sue!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Jim, you were both great company and it was lovely to see you both create accomplished work in such a short time. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care, thank you and best wishes, Sue :)
I recently attended the 2 day course and had a fantastic time. I learnt so much. Sue is an incredible teacher whose knowledge and expertise really inspired me. I have left with so many skills and ideas and am excited to start practising these at home. Sue was a lovely host and the course is held in a beautiful setting. Absolutely recommend this course - I shall be back to learn stone setting soon! Thank you Sue!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Julia! I do love hearing how happy students have been with the learning they have received while they are on one of my courses.
I attended Sue's one day oil painting course, I had a very nice day. The studio is set in lovely surroundings of woodland, and it is very tranquil. I had never really tried oil painting before and am completely new to this type of media.
Sue is an excellent teacher, she's very patient and guides you step by step, she will go over something until you have got it. I found the whole experience a very enjoyable and a very encouraging day.
Sue taught me everything from what materials and media to use to create the painting and showed me the techniques needed to use the brushes correctly. With Sue's guidance and support I was very surprised as to how I was able to create the painting. I was well chuffed with myself, with what I have achieved, thank you Sue.
I would definitely recommend Sue's course to anyone at any level, try it and see what you think.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words Marielle, you created a lovely painting so well done! It was great to have you in the Studio and hope to see you again another time, or maybe even in Spain! Best wishes, Sue
Excellent course. Sue is a mine of information and takes time to show you whatever you need or want to learn. The beautiful surroundings are an added bonus! I made a ring which i will treasure and skills which i am keen to add to now i have had a taste of what can be done.
A fantastic way to spend a weekend and im so grateful for Sues patience and experience.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Cheryl, thank you for the kind words. and anytime you want to come back it will be great to see you. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask :) Sue
Wonderfully thought out day course. Perfect for a beginner but one which really helps you hone your skill at crafting a one of a kind piece. Really pleased with the level of teaching Sue was able to offer me in a relaxed and friendly environment. Delighted with the finished product; piece of jewellery I'm really going to treasure. Highly recommend booking one of Sue's courses, whether you're planning on attending solo or with a group of friends. Will definitely look to book again!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Victoria, that is a lovely ring you made, well done! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Sue
This 2 day course was absolutely brilliant!
Sue was so patient and very helpful with anything you wanted to learn. I was so surprised because I wouldn’t think I would learn so so much in these 2 days, but I did! It was a brilliant 2 days and it was very enjoyable, thank you Sue!
I highly recommend!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Sophie, thank you for the lovely review. It was really good to have you on the course and I look forward to seeing you for your next phase! Best wishes, Sue
My 12 year old daughter Grace has completed a 6 week art class with the lovely Sue. The final two sessions ended up as a one-to-one day due to Covid.
I’ve been amazed at the standard of work Grace has completed under Sue’s tutelage. Grace thoroughly enjoyed learning many different techniques and is justifiably proud of her finished paintings. Sue has a lovely studio, with a very relaxing and homely atmosphere.
Thank you, Sue, for making Grace feel so comfortable and giving her confidence in her artistic abilities.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Lydia, Thanks for the lovely message. I hope to see Grace again one day soon. Sue
I was lucky enough to be bought a one day, introduction to painting in oils with Sue. Firstly, directions were great and she was easy to find. A warm welcome was then followed by a wonderful day immersed in the application of oils, mixing colours, applying to canvas using the right brushes and all delivered in an easy going, encouraging manner. I learnt so much in just one day and came home with a completed painting, my first in oils. She is an excellent teacher, an inspiration to all new aspiring artists. Highly recommended, the perfect introduction and I shall be returning for more!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Geraldine, thank you for the lovely comments. I look forward to seeing you again soon!!. Sue