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Go Sketch Emma Shannon

Emma Shannon

FOUNDER

Hi!

I am a qualified teacher who has always had a love for the arts.  This love of creative learning propelled me to set up a company that places the imaginative child at the centre of the learning process.

I qualified as a teacher in 2006 from The University of Brighton with a 1st class hons degree in Primary Education (with Qualified Teacher Status). I studied Fine Art up to A-Level and regularly attend art classes.

I am passionate about travel and have visited many countries around the world. I have now discovered the great city of Bristol, which I love!

I have a huge passion for the arts and I am constantly painting, drawing or creating with clay! I enjoy sharing this passion in my Go Sketch Fine Art workshops for children.

GO SKETCH welcomes all children regardless of needs or perceived ability. I feel that every child should feel the excitement of the creative process, without the fear of failure. GO SKETCH aims to inspire the imagination to help develop self-confident, art loving young people.

I hope to meet you and your child soon!

Emma 

GOSKETCH art workshop tutor in Bristol

Stephanie Tudor

ARTIST AND TEACHER

I am a practising artist and freelance teacher working in and around Bristol. I moved from London, where I studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins, to Bristol to set up my own practice creating bespoke surface designs and art pieces for interiors and architecture from my studio in Barton Hill. I am inspired by nature and creating connections between people and art, and I believe art should be fun and exciting and shouldn’t be confined to galleries! To see more have a look at my website at www.stephanietudor.co.uk.

I have always loved teaching children, and after spending 3 years teaching dressmaking and textile crafts to children in London, I was thrilled to start working for Emma at GO SKETCH. I have been teaching after school art clubs and parties for over a year and love it! It is a pleasure to work with children for a couple of hours each week, seeing their creative flair and watching their confidence grow in their art work in a fun and stress free environment!

Emma Burleigh

ARTIST AND TEACHER

I’m a practising artist currently working on a graphic novel project in my studio at Hamilton House on Stokes Croft. Last year I completed an MA with Distinction in Authorial Illustration at Falmouth University.

Teaching has always been a key part of my practice and until 2010 I was Head of Art at Didcot Girls’ School, a large comprehensive in Oxfordshire, where I taught Fine Art and Art & Design for ten years, along with extra curricular courses in life drawing and other topics. I now work as a freelance art teacher and tutor, including tutoring for GCSE and A level Art. I have a PGCE in Art and Design from Oxford Brookes, and my BA is in Fine Art and English (First Class) from Exeter University. 

I’m passionate about teaching people to draw, which I believe is a skill that everyone can learn. For me making art is a contemplative practice and so my particular interest in both my teaching and my personal artistic practice is the relationship between mindfulness, spirituality, and creativity. I began meditating in 2003 to help me manage my stress as a teacher in a busy secondary school. From 2010 to 2012 I lived as a member of the Buddhist community at Gaia House in Devon and my meditation practice is very much at the centre of my life.

Elisabet Prieto Orellana

ARTIST AND ASSISTANT

I am an artist running my own little project called, Pocket Size Paintings. Follow this next link to see my page on Facebook. I studied the Fine Art Degree and a Master Degree in Education in Spain, where I am from. My specialities are painting and engraving but I am open to all new techniques and love experimenting with new materials and styles. At the moment I am mixing my two passions, art and children. I have been working with children for 10 years in different contexts like schools, summer camps, secondary schools etc. When I moved to England I did my Diploma Level 3 in Early Years and I also work as a practitioner in a local nursery in Bristol letting the a little ones develop themselves through our messy and creative activities.

Liz Bath

ARTIST AND ASSISTANT

I am an artist specialising in printmaking and drawing. I loved studying and completed an MA with distinction at UWE in Bristol in 2013. I have enjoyed working with the Hauser and Wirth education team in Somerset, and have worked in universities, colleges and schools. One of my most fulfilling projects involved students and prisoners making collaborative artist books, a poignant correspondence through drawing. Recently I have been painting onto steel plates with homemade egg tempura paint. I spend most of my time outdoors, and my etching plates have often been developed through leaving them in the landscape where I walk and run with dogs. If you would like to see more, have a look at my website.

Ella Bryant

ARTIST AND TEACHER

I have been working as an Artist and Teacher for the last 7 years. I deliver innovative and imaginative projects in schools, galleries, community centres, museums and festivals. In my workshops children have the opportunity to express themselves, experiment with different art mediums, take risks and have fun in an environment that is safe and supportive. I am mad about printing and photography. I love building my photos from scratch in the darkroom, getting lost in the process of mixing up chemicals, coating papers, washing my prints and seeing the magical masterpieces that come out the other end! At the moment I particularly love printing on giant balloons!

Charlotte Johnson

ARTIST AND ASSISTANT

Charlotte lives in Trowbridge and works in Bath as a Gallery Assistant. She graduated Fine Art, BA in 2014, at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. To see some of her art click here: www.charlottejohnsonart.com

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