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.