Our Team

Go Sketch Emma Shannon

Emma Shannon

FOUNDER

Hi there!

My name is Emma and I have loved art from a very young age. I qualified as a primary teacher in 2006 and soon discovered that, due to timetable restraints, there was not enough time dedicated to the arts at school. I was often seeing children with low confidence being taken out of a rare art lesson to do more maths and English.

I believe that we should value art as a subject more as being creative makes us feel good, increases our self confidence and helps us think in different ways.

As an artist and a teacher, it was the logical choice to bring my two passions together to create Go Sketch Club!

I believe in teaching children that there is no such thing as 'good art' and 'bad art', only art we like and don't like. Everyone likes different art! We celebrate 'mistakes' as 'opportunities' within the creative process.

Go Sketch Club aims to develop young artists into self confident, imaginative and creative thinking adults of tomorrow.

I hope to draw with you 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!

Cai Burton

ARTIST AND ASSISTANT

Hi there. My name’s Cai. I believe that art has a positive impact on our lives, and so, I aim to create and share artwork in order to build a happier and healthier society.

Which basically means I draw things (and I think that's pretty cool!)

 
I create striking illustrations originally drawn by hand, focusing on linework. From them, I make beautiful products and bespoke commissions. You can see my work at www.caiburton.co.uk.

 

 

Bev Cavender

ARTIST AND ASSISTANT

I have been passionate about art and nature since I was very young. A self-taught artist, with a work background in environmental policy, I started my design business 'The Knitted Pea' in 2014 to pursue a more artistic championing of all things green! Based at my home studio in Horfield, I draw inspiration from time spent adventuring in nature with my young family, and from the other worldliness & geometry often found in nature. My work varies from small pen and ink drawings, to large scale public murals. 
 
I love to inspire people of all ages to give art a go, helping them to relax into the therapeutic process of creativity. I am experienced in running craft groups for families, am a Trustee of Children's Scrapstore and have recently taken part in Gromit Unleashed 2, painting a dragon themed sculpture to raise money for Bristol Children's Hospital.

 

 

Lois McKendrick

ARTIST AND ASSISTANT

I am a multidisciplinary artist, mainly working with found and recycled materials to create sculpture/ installation. I graduated from Brighton University with a BA First Class in Fine Art: Critical Practice, and my focus is on community projects and participatory artworks. After being inspired by a recent trip to Mexico; at the moment I am mainly working with textiles, and creating large pieces for installations. I aim to create spaces that encourage people to engage with one another and the environments we live in or visit. I am interested in the positive effects of creativity for our mental wellbeing, and through workshop facilitation I hope to present participants a chance to take notice to their surroundings, be present in the moment and improve concentration.

 

 

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.

Sophie Osborne

ARTIST AND TEACHER

I am a qualified primary school teacher who has always had a passion for the arts. I studied fine art up until A-Level and have kept it as a hobby ever since. I love attending art and craft workshops myself and in my spare time you'll almost always see me with one of my many projects in my hand! I like to paint, draw, sew, create papercuts and most recently I have taken up textiles using a range of hand embroidery techniques and creating scenes using different fabrics and free motion machine embroidery.

I am delighted to be part of a team that gives children the opportunity to engage in the creative process. I believe that art is a way for children to investigate their imaginations; it is a therapeutic process and a way to express oneself. It is a pleasure to see children learning and developing their confidence on this creative journey.

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