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.  On this page are some examples of my tuition and some on line pencil tutorials.

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.

A beginners pastel workshop
" After the Sunset". 

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

Lets Draw

As an introduction to my pencil tutorials
there is a one Pencil workshop.

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"

© 2024  Margaret Shaw

Making a bookmark with a choice of paper, design and materials.

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.

During the time of Coronavirus social isolation & distancing,
with Create to Connect I decided to produce free on line tutorials. 
The idea was to use a minimum of art materials that most people will have had to hand. These tutorials can be accessed below.

As an introduction to my pencil tutorials,  I've developed a one pencil workshop

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