Margaret Shaw - Tuition & Workshops

I'm a professional associate of the SAA.  I have tutored art beginners classes/workshops, creative workshops and mentored/coached people to develop their skills.  I work one to one with both beginners and more experienced artists, introducing them to media and techniques. 

If you're interested in how I approach each piece of artwork, visit the artwork in progress page on this web site.  You'll see my processes for recent pieces (mistakes included).

I'm happy to demonstrate my approach to artwork and deliver workshops.  I also give talks on my photography from an artistic perspective.

I live in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria so if you're looking for a workshop/tuition within my vicinity contact me to discuss what I can offer you.

At Warcop Art and Craft Exhibition
A beginners pastel workshop " After the Sunset". 

One to One with a young artist
"Silver Horse"
by Joshua aged 6

Working with At the Helm, I ran photographic workshops for children in Kirkby Stephen.  One for primary school age and the second for secondary school age.

Lets Draw

Part of Create to Connect - Eden

During the time of Coronavirus social isolation & distancing,
I decided to produce free on line tutorials. 
The idea is to use a minimum of art materials that most people will have to hand. So Let's Draw.

Using just one pencil
"Summer Grasses"

Using just one pencil
"Pendragon Castle"

Using just one pencil
"Three Cats One Moon"

Using just one pencil
"Tones of Ullswater"

© 2023 Margaret Shaw

Also at Warcop Art and Craft exhibition,
I invited visitors to make a bookmark with their choice of paper, design and materials.

From Christine Goodwin

Margaret Shaw has a knack of showing you how to draw or paint without patronising. Her online tutorials are set out in a step by step formula which takes you from gridlines, to finished and signed, in a simple, easy to follow way. It's almost as if she's looking over your shoulder as you do it and saying "have you just thought about darkening that shadow a bit more?".
I had lessons with Margaret and can recommend her to anyone, whatever their level of experience.

Using just one pencil

Using just one pencil
"Portpatrick Lighthouse"

Using just one pencil
"Decorative Butterflies"

Using just one pencil