Hi, I am Irene (iy-REH-Nuh),
green Illustrator & art teacher
I am on a mission to
make our world a sustainable, inviting place that celebrates creativity.
I believe that everyone can draw and that anyone, of any age or background can learn this skill!
I illustrate for green organisations, I host Drawing and Painting Courses and in my creative community you can connect with other creatives
This is my latest course:
Art classes and courses
Hi there, my name is Irene and I am the founder of Makings & Musings.
With Makings & Musings I run art classes, host online courses and my illustrations have been used for articles, products and books. I create illustrations that are colourful and that tell a clear story in both digital and traditional mediums.
Many people that I teach believe they are not creative and they are nervous about starting to draw and paint by themselves. I want to show them that everyone is creative at heart, and that everyone can draw, all it takes is a little practice and confidence. Truly, when you try you can achieve so much more than you may think! With Makings & Musings I have built a creative community where people feel free to learn, connect, experiment and find inspiration in one another. I vlog about my life and work on Instagram, YouTube and I write a monthly newsletter full of creative tips, share behind the scenes of Makings & Musings and art tutorials.
A little more about me: I did not always work in the creative industry.
In the summer of 2019 I made a huge and scary decision. A life changing decision. I quit my well-paid job in the city to start my own creative business. Although there were many things I loved about working in the big city, I always knew that my real passion is art.
Painting, drawing, sketch-booking, journaling, colour pencils, markers, paint or charcoal, I love working with all crafts and materials and I thrive when I can help others find their creative spark!
I am looking forward to drawing with you soon!
Creative workshops for groups
Makings & Musings hosts creative events for team building events, conferences, birthdays or do's.
I can run painting or drawing classes and I have a number of package options available to tailor to your event.
Workshops can take place virtual or in-person. I am based close to London and I am happy to travel for an event.
How it started
Virtual and In-Person Art classes
Before I became an art teacher and a full time illustrator I worked in a corporate job. However, I found painting again after my grandmother passed and art helped me though this period of grief.
In 2019 I quit my job and started Makings & Musings to teach others how to use art for relaxation and stress relief.
learning to paint at Makings & Musings
step-by-step drawing tutorials
beginners painting workshops
charcoal drawing lessons
How to draw with colour pencil
watercolour painting courses
pen drawing basics
Online art classes
Art workshops for adults
Virtual team building activities