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
The bee keeping course was fantastic. Some really informative talks and so much information I feel slightly daunted but really understand what would be involved and how to get help when starting to keep bees.
The practical session all dressed up in our beesuits was particularly good. The weather was poor so the bees were very agitated when we went through some hives. We were still able to have a go at lifting out and examining the frames which was a great confidence boost when the bees were not in the best of moods.
I would recommend this course to anyone
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Well done both of you! As you say not the best bee inspection day so it was good you all got to see the bees at work. Many thanks for the kind words. Sue and John
If you are interested in learning about bees and how to keep them, you wouldn’t find a better person than John to be with. My day was so informative and being able to get suited up to get up close and personal with the bees was magic. All of this took place in such a lovely setting and with a big thank you to Sue for providing a warm welcome and lovely lunch.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Lynn, we are glad you found it informative and helpful. Best wishes, John and Sue
Following lockdown Sue made the day of painting relaxed, fun and informative. Upon arrival Sue chatted about what we would be doing throughout the day and ensured maximum comfort at each stage of the painting experience. Encouragement and excellent tuition resulted in a great oil painting to take home. Sue is an extremely talented artist who is generous in sharing her wealth of knowledge and expert eye as she teaches each stage of your masterpiece. For anyone left handed that has experienced difficulties in technique, Sue was able to demonstrate brush position and tips that make sense.
I would absolutely recommend Sue to anyone considering a day of art whether you have painted before or have no previous painting experience. A definite 5* day and a huge thank you.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:So good to have you in the Studio for the day Laura, and great that you had a good time doing your first oil painting, you did a good job and understood the processes really well. I look forward to seeing you for your next project! Take care, Sue
Having signed up for the six week beginners course over a year ago, have now finally completed it. What a brilliant course and Sue such a good teacher. Very patient, helpful and inspiring. I have learnt so much and become so inspired and now have taken up oil painting. I had never painted before and had often thought about it but never felt confident enough to do it. So glad to have completed the course and done several paintings that I feel very proud of.
Lovely surroundings to be painting in.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Stephanie. I look forward to seeing you for your next project. You are always a welcome visitor to the Studio. Sue
I'd definitely recommend this course as a great general introduction to Bee Keeping! The course was really informative, clear and hands on; with a chance to be with the bees towards the end of the day and having an opportunity to both see and practically have a go at what we'd learnt. John is a great teacher, very knowledgeable and both open and patient to having lots of questions thrown at him.
Sue and John were lovely hosts, offering a tasty lunch, lots of friendly chats and the course was set in a sweet spot in Sussex. It was great to meet other like minded people on the course and was definitely a confidence boost in taking the first step towards getting my own bees. A great added bonus was getting a gift of honey and pollen chart reader at the end of the day. Overall, it was a wonderful day and Id definitely join more courses again with John and Sue. Thank you! xx
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you Shelly, it was lovely for John to have someone who asked lots or really good questions. Really glad you got a lot from the day, that's what it is all about!
Loved my two days on the jewellery course with Sue.
As a complete beginner I learnt so much , and am really keen now to use the skills and carry on creating.
Sue is super organised, patient and helpful and obviously extremely proficient in her field.
There is a lovely atmosphere in the studio and we were made to feel so welcome.
Thanks so much Sue, I will definitely be coming again !
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words Louise, I loved your focus and it was really nice to have you in the Studio. You have made excellent progress on your silversmithing journey!
This course was wonderful. Sue is a fantastic teacher, clear and patient, and I learnt so much. The jewellery-making skills that I gained on this course have enabled me to create pieces to sell, and has motivated me to practice and challenge myself further. I highly recommend this course!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:So great to have had you here for the course, and really satisfying for me to see how your skills have just grown and grown and you now have a lovely business. Well done Laura! Best wishes, Sue
What a great day Sue very friendly,
lovely location and a yummy lunch.
Throughly enjoyed carving rings and can’t wait
to see them.
Would definitely recommend any of Sue’s courses, she is very knowledgeable and made
us feel really welcome.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure to have you both here. Won't be long now until you get the rings in the post. Best wishes, Sue
I cannot praise Sue O’Mara’s Pet Portrait course highly enough. I had looked at various other artists’ web sites to commission a pet portrait, but after reading through the details of Sue’s course, felt that painting my pet would be more fulfilling, and it really was.
I am extremely grateful to Sue for nurturing my inner artist. Sue is lovely, and an excellent teacher. Her course is structured in such a way, that you see real progress during, and at the end of each day. Sue explains methods and painting techniques with each stage, and is extremely encouraging. I am an absolute beginner, and thrilled with the end result! The course is extremely enjoyable, and great value for money. The location of the studio is very peaceful, and the lunches provided by Sue an added bonus – they are delicious!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Hi Sara, thank you for your kind words. You did very well and the finished paining was fabulous! I look forward to seeing you again one day for the next painting :)
Brilliant - Would definitely recommend going on this course.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thanks guys, it was great to have you here.
What a great host, Sue really looked after us, she was knowledgeable not to mention patient. Sue provided a delicious lunch too.
I can’t wait to see my finished ring.
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:HI Sue, it was a pleasure to have you on the course and I hope to see you again soon. Ring will be in the post soon!
As a family we booked a beginners lesson with Sue, which was amazing! Ranging from a 12 year old sister to a 55 year old father it was safe to say we had very different ideas of painting, but the very talented Sue was a great teacher and really helped us to all achieve beautiful art which none of us thought we would be capable of! We had a lovely day painting and will definitely be back!
Response from Sue O'Mara Art:Thank you all and I look forward to seeing you again soon! Well done :)