Online Workshops

Due to the current coronavirus outbreak I’m unable to run workshops from my studio but I’m happy to announce that I’m now offering my workshops online.

All the workshops are 3 hours and I’m limiting my numbers to 8 students to ensure you all get individual attention. Please use the booking system to book and I will send you out a confirmation email once I receive your booking.

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 workshops cost £35 and are conducted via Zoom

sam@sammarshallart.com

Individual Tutorials

I am now offering hour-long individual tutorial sessions whereby we can work together to achieve your creative goals. Dates and times are flexible and can be arranged at any mutually convenient time. Do get in touch for more details.

Introduction to Linocut

Saturday 16th January 11-2pm FULLY BOOKED

Sunday 7th March 4-7pm 7 places

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

Saturday 13th February 11-2pm 2 places

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

Sunday 17th January 4-7pm FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 6th March 11-2pm FULLY BOOKED

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.

Introduction to Drawing

Saturday 30th January 11-2pm 2 places

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

Sunday 21 February 4-7pm 3 places

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 Art Institute of Chicago. 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.

The Print Clinic

Sunday 13th December 4-7pm 5 places

Sunday 31st January 4-7 pm FULL

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 15- minute session with me in a break out room. These sessions will run bi – monthly and are an ideal way to structure your practice and learn from others in a supportive and creative environment.

Introduction to Monoprint

Saturday 23rd January 11-2pm 2 places

Sunday 21st March 4-7pm 3 places

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

Saturday 6th February 11-2pm 4 places

Sunday 28th March 4-7pm 6 places

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. Once the workshop is full 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. Before the workshop I will ask you to set up your space carefully, thinking about how you want your space to reflect your personality. I encourage you to think about this workshop as an alternative ‘self portrait’. 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.