Sam’s warmth and enthusiasm has made tackling my mental block with drawing a lot more fun than I could have imagined! I’ve learned a wide variety of practical strategies and techniques to help loosen up my drawing style. What I maybe wasn’t expecting is how rounded Sam’s teaching approach is, discussing what lies behind my fear of drawing, sharing lots of practical tips, and gently building up my confidence – all of which have enabled me to become more relaxed and experimental with my drawing.
Sam has proved to be an unbelievable mentor and coach to me for the past year. She listens and works with you on your needs and goals, is supportive, yet not afraid to challenge or question where needed. Despite a global pandemic and being 6000 miles away I achieved all my original goals – a completed body of work, an exhibition and obtaining a place on a specific arts MA course. I’m really thankful and look forward to continuing to work with her.
As a self-taught artist, I personally lacked the confidence and skills to improve certain areas of my practice. Having creative tutoring sessions with Sam has been the best decision I ever made regarding my creativity journey. Sam has come to know me as a person and guides me to make decisions and fulfil actions that are self-enhancing for me. I feel the progress I have made this year has been phenomenal – thanks to Sam. I look forward to every session and always leave taking something valuable away that I can implement. My confidence in my journey has grown immensely and this has been through Sam’s support, guidance and encouragement. Thank you Sam!
My sessions with Sam are so important for me, they help me improve my art skills but also help on a personal level. I can see how my drawing improves after every single session. Our sessions always open up new ways of thinking and new perspectives, that help me in my creative process but also in life. Doing this on a regular basis is the kind of commitment I need to keep going even in times I feel like giving up. I always feel like Sam takes time for her students and the coaching sessions are so encouraging, I always feel so good and motivated afterwards. I am so extremely happy to have found Sam as my mentor. For the first time in my life, I feel like a life as an artist isn’t completely out of reach for me.
Sam is so positive with me and very encouraging with my creative journey, she is great at keeping me on track with my artwork and is always there with suggestions and ideas to keep me moving forward.I first approached Sam when I was not sure where to go with my printmakingI started to have a couple of creative coaching sessions over a period of few weeks that were so supportive it gave me the enthusiasm to do more and motivated me to become more focussed with my artwork.Sam encourages me to think outside the box and gives me the confidence to be objective about my artwork and look at it as a whole package – photography, social media, markets and target markets and planning for the future.I look to Sam as being a friend and mentor, who is looking out for me every step I take, and I know if I have any questions or ideas I can run them by her and be confident in my own actions.