Online Workshops

All the workshops are 3 hours and I limit my numbers to 11 students to ensure everyone get individual attention.

If a workshop is FULL then please do send me a message so I can add you to my email list for next terms workshops.

PLEASE NOTE ALL THE TIMES ARE UK TIMES – the Sunday sessions 4-7 pm are designed so that students from a different time zone can participate *

ALL INFO REGARDING THE WORKSHOPS WILL BE SENT OUT WHEN THE CLASS IS FULL

All workshops cost £35 and are conducted via Zoom

sam@sammarshallart.com

Introduction to Linocut

The introduction to linocut session is a great way to embark on your linocut journey. It is a 3-hour class where you will learn the basics of linocut – how to use the tools, create and carve your own design and ink and print it successfully. You will need your own kit but I will send you a list upon booking with suggestions on where to source the materials.

Reduction Linocut

In reduction linocut (otherwise known as suicide linocut), the design is produced from one single linocut block, layering up the colour each time the linocut is cut. This technique is a challenging way to produce an edition of prints, as by the end of the session there will be little to none left of your linocut block! Detailed instructions will be given before the start of the workshop so you will have time to prepare your design and be clear about what will be achieved during the workshop.

3 Colour Block Linocut

In this workshop you will be using 3 separate blocks for 3 different colours. You will learn how to design, carve and print a multi block linocut in the colours of your choice and how to register the layers. At the end of the workshop you will have printed a small edition of your print. Detailed instructions will be sent out beforehand.

Experimental Printmaking

In this workshop we will be experimenting with combining linocut and monoprint in exciting and innovative ways.

At the start of the workshop I will show you a selection of prints that use both techniques and explain how the artists created the works. I will then introduce you to stencil monoprint, repeat pattern linocut and demonstrate how to ink up your linocut in a variety of different ways. Under my guidance you will spend the rest of the workshop creating prints that mix the 2 techniques using your own imagery and inspiration.

I will encourage you to cut up and print linocut blocks that you aren’t attached to and to take risks with your work. It’s a fast paced workshop and you will produce lots of prints.

Introduction to Drawing

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners to come along and have a go at drawing in a relaxed and supportive environment. We will look at mark-making, ways of ‘seeing’ and draw from a simple still life set up. We will use a range of materials including charcoal, pens and pencils. I will also suggest ways to incorporate drawing into your life so that it becomes a fun way to document your travels and everyday life.

Drawing from Paintings

This workshop is suitable for those who have some experience with drawing or have done my ‘Introduction to Drawing’ workshop. In the workshop you will be drawing from a selection of paintings from art galleries around the world, this term we will be looking at paintings from the Prado Museum in Madrid. Working from the masters is one of best ways to look at art. By drawing from the paintings you will begin to learn how paintings ‘work’ and in turn enhance your drawing skills. We will also look at the paintings together and analyse them as a group.

Introduction to Monoprint

This workshop is suitable for beginners or for students with some printmaking experience. Monoprint is a very direct and expressive form of making one off prints, unlike other printmaking techniques where you produce multiple prints. You will find this technique very versatile, one that allows a lot of freedom and room for experimentation. During the three-hour workshop I will introduce you to a variety of monoprint methods including transfer, additive and reductive and you will spend the session exploring these methods utitlising your own imagery and ideas. Once you have booked onto the workshop I will send you a list of materials to source so you can maximize your experimentation and gain the most from the session.

Drawing your Space

This is an intermediate level workshop and is suitable for those students who have completed my ‘Introduction to Drawing’ workshop or for those with some drawing experience.

Artists throughout the years have used their own domestic space as subject matter and as a way to reveal more about themselves. This workshop is designed to build upon your drawing skills by introducing you to new ways to look at and draw space. The aim is to create an alternative ‘self portrait’ by carefully setting up your space before the workshop, thinking about how you want it to reflect your personality and then using it as the subject matter for the workshop.

At the start of the session we will spend time looking and discussing more artist space artwork. I will give you suggestions about how to approach your own drawing and you will then spend the rest of the time drawing your space. As always at the end of the workshop we will look together at everyone’s work and offer supportive and encouraging feedback. Before the class, I will send you out a selection of images for inspiration – ones that show how artists throughout the years have portrayed their own rooms and spaces.

The Print Clinic

The print clinic is a 3-hour session for up to 8 students who have completed my other print workshops or for those who are more experienced in printmaking. The session is an opportunity to work on your own printmaking projects amongst other students and to have the opportunity to ask me specific questions about your work and progression. You will each have a private 10- minute session with me in a break out room. These sessions run two or three times a term and are an ideal way to structure your practice and learn from others in a supportive and creative environment.