About The New School of Art

The New School of Art offers training in oil painting, drawing & art history. We pride ourselves on bringing together highly regarded painters from around the world to teach courses and Masterclasses at our HQ in London’s docklands creative quarter and in Sussex. This international melting pot means no house style, it means pushing our students’ work in multiple directions, so an individual artistic development can be made and a strong studio practice built. By attending classes and working alongside others, much can be gained. The New School of Art is proud to be able to generate connections and supportive networks between artists.

Since late 2013, The New School of Art has been hosting weekend painting and drawing courses in Lewes, East Sussex. These have been hugely successful and very popular. The class sizes are kept small, and the courses are held in beautiful surroundings, flooded with natural light. For those looking for more adventure, landscape courses are also held in inspiring locations abroad.


Camilla Cannon

Founder & Director
photo-on-28-09-2016-at-13-56-2Camilla is the founder and director of The New School of Art. She has been running the school since 2013. She relishes building a creative community and brings her vision and drive to the School. Running the school along side working as an oil painter and having a family makes sure life is always interesting.

Rhyan O’Sullivan

Head of Business Development


Rhyan has a background in business, founding the international training company, The TEFL Academy. In early 2016 Rhyan and Camilla became business partners, fusing their creative and entrepreneurial sparks together, to drive The New School of Art forward.


Head of Painting
louise-balaam-studio-copy-e1445758456834Louise Balaam is an abstract landscape painter who trained at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Canterbury, (BA) and at Christchurch University College in Canterbury (MA). As Head of Painting, Louise oversees course programming, whilst being an active tutor, regularly teaching Masterclasses and helping to lead the school in its pursuit of excellence. She brings positivity, energy and knowledge to the School.


Eleanor Darley

Host & Woman on the ground
eleanorEleanor is an artist and transpersonal arts counsellor. After studying art history at York University she worked in art and music event public relations for ten years before returning to her own artistic practice. Since then she has been working extensively with the traditions of Mexico as her muse, and completed a Masters in transpersonal art counselling. She brings her extensive experience of artistic facilitation and in-depth knowledge of the creative process to The New School of Art, hosting many of our workshops, supporting the students and tutors.

Luke Seall

Website Development
meworkLuke has worked as a web developer since 2012 and manages all the in-house web development for the school. Luke brings a high level of site development knowledge, an incredible eye for design detail and tech expertise. This means the School always looks sharp and beautiful online and gives our students a smooth and enjoyable experience whilst on our site.