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Makings & Musings

Welcome to my colourful world

Makings and Musings drawing tutorials

Hi, I am Irene (iy-REH-Nuh),

Artist & Educator

I draw every day and teach others
how to draw and paint in my courses and community

Drawing Classes and
Courses

Fill your sketchbook with me

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IMG_7304 Medium

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How_To_Draw_A_Retro_Phone

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IMG_6547 Small

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How_To_Draw_A_Koala

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How_To_Draw_A_Koala_1

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How_To_Draw_A_Hen

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Puffin 2

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Puffin 3

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Untitled_Artwork 112

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IMG_3424 Small

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Upcoming Events

  • Online COURSE: Collage Illustrations: Creative Art with Pre-Painted Papers
    Online COURSE: Collage Illustrations: Creative Art with Pre-Painted Papers
    This is the pre-sale for the course: Collage Illustrations This course embraces the beauty of collage art using pre-painted paper pieces. It's perfect for artists and enthusiasts looking to explore new textures and compositions, while crafting personal and evocative illustrations.
  • Watercolour Week - for community members only
    Watercolour Week - for community members only
    WATERCOLOUR WEEK - community members only One week to fill a sketchbook with watercolour landscape paintings 5 live sessions on zoom I will share my progress in the community every day paint along and really get to know this art material.
  • Creative Community event- 4x a month  - How to paint in Line and Wash
    Creative Community event- 4x a month  - How to paint in Line and Wash
    How to paint in Line and Wash- Cute cottage Event is free for Creative Community Members (a membership starts at £15 per month)
  • Pre sale to course: Drawing Fundamentals: Measuring and Proportions
    Pre sale to course: Drawing Fundamentals: Measuring and Proportions
    In this course we will practice the basics to drawing. Measuring shapes and drawing in proportion. There are various techniques that we will practice such as using a grit, an outline, contour lines, negative space, Comparative Measurement and Plumb lines.

Community

Learn How to Draw, Fill Your Sketchbook & Join Live events

Time and time again, people come to me doubting their creativity, convinced they can't even doodle a simple stick figure.

 

But then, just a few weeks later, I get messages that warm my heart: 'My whole outlook has changed—I'm absolutely loving creating art now!' They've conquered that fear of 'getting it wrong' and found real pride in their drawings and paintings.

Come join our community today, and let's set your creativity free!

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Learn how to draw in my Creative Community.

  • Art Tutorials and Tips: Easy-to-follow drawing tutorials to ignite your creativity.

  • over 200 art class replays to watch back!

  • Daily Art Prompts: Stay inspired with our daily prompts.

  • Live Sessions and Workshops: two drawing fundamentals classes and two creative sketchbook sessions each month.

  • Monthly Challenges: Participate and share your work.

Curious?
Try a FREE Class

colourpencil flower class

colourpencil flower class

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featured artwork of a colourful watercolour fox painted in the Creatice Community. In the creative cmmunity we paint together and we welcome all women aged 35-60

Courses

Begin your creative journey from the comfort of your own home and at your preferred pace.

In every course I offer, you'll have the unique opportunity to observe my creative process in real-time.

Throughout each lesson, I guide you through my decision-making process, imparting essential creative skills necessary for crafting art that reflects your individuality.

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned artist, my drawing and painting courses cater to all skill levels. Plus, each course includes a curated list of recommended art materials to enhance your learning experience.

Workshops and Events

I am available for online and in-person events at your venue or in my studio space at Together Culture in Cambridge where I can host up to 15 people.

​I regularly host team building workshops, creative group events, corporate socials and I host art demo's at trade fairs.  If you have an idea of how to work together, please contact me with the details. 

Sketchbook drawing events for beginners
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My Youtube Channel​

On my youtube channel I share behind the scenes of my art business, drawing and painting tutorials, my podcast where I interview other creatives and I host live sessions too. 

It is the perfect place to find lots of my free content.