"Thank you Nyree for a really enjoyable course, it was invigorating, very informative, fun and relaxing".
Hi, I’m Nyree and I run Paint & Ink Studio from my home in Guildford.
I left behind a job in PR & Publishing in London when I had my children and first picked up a paintbrush in my 40s. I soon discovered a creative side I never knew I had, and started experimenting with the skills I needed to revamp my vintage discoveries with paint. I now love teaching people how to transform all kinds of everyday pieces using simple furniture painting techniques.
I have also discovered a passion for modern calligraphy and brush lettering. As well as coming up with bespoke, handwritten details for events and special occasions, I teach fun and friendly workshops where I believe anyone can learn how to use a nib and ink and unleash their creative side (even if you didn’t know you had one)! You don’t have to be particularly artistic to master this life-enriching skill - it just takes a little practice and perseverance.
Get in touch if you’d like to chat about how I can lend a bespoke aspect to your special events, check out my portfolio and be inspired by some of my creations, or come along to one of my workshops and start your own creative journey.
YOUR LONDON WEDDING
WEDDING IDEAS October 2019
SURREY LIFE - December 2019 'A Handmade Christmas'
SURREY LIFE - March 2018 'Make Do & Mend'
SOME OF YOUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What calligraphy classes do you run?
I run Modern Calligraphy classes for beginners. I also run private group workshops and offer individual tuition.
I don't have great handwriting, can I learn calligraphy?
Yes! I promise that lovely handwriting isn’t needed to learn calligraphy, mine is atrocious! Calligraphy is about building up a series of shapes so a completely different discipline.
I'm not creative, can I learn to do calligraphy or use chalk paint?
Yes absolutely! I don’t have a typical creative background and so am very supportive of anyone wanting to try out a new skill. It’s all about having a go, with both types of workshops.
What chalk paint do you teach with?
I teach using Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, widely know as the best Chalk Paint in the world and having used a variety of products, I wholeheartedly agree!!