A Palette of Possibilities - Encouragement & Critique
A Palette of Possibilities - Videos Only
Ways of Seeing - In Person
Ways of Seeing - Email
Ways of Seeing - Videos Only
The Creative Workout
Samson Art School - Videos Only
A new series of classes, suitable for everyone who wants to explore visual art.  Learn how to capture a wide range of subject matter using diverse drawing and painting media and techniques. Develop an understanding of how to express yourself visually and build confidence in your artistic skills!
Samson Art School - with email encouragement & critique
A new series of classes, suitable for everyone who wants to explore visual art.  Learn how to capture a wide range of subject matter using diverse drawing and painting media and techniques. Develop an understanding of how to express yourself visually and build confidence in your artistic skills!
Samson Art School - In Person Classes
A new series of classes, suitable for everyone who wants to explore visual art.  Learn how to capture a wide range of subject matter using diverse drawing and painting media and techniques. Develop an understanding of how to express yourself visually and build confidence in your artistic skills!
The Creative Workout + Email Critique
The Creative Workout + Online Class
The Creative Workout + Face-to-face Class
The Art Student\'s Handbook
The Art Students Handbook
"The Art Student's Handbook' will build into a exhaustive online resource covering a range of visual art equipment, subjects, media and techniques. This first volume will explore foundational skills such as: composition, mark-making, colour-mixing, working from 'life', choosing the best equipment and surfaces, developing your own style and looking at how to abstract visual elements from our studies. As ever we'll explore a wide range of drawing and painting media, including some basic Oil Painting techniques. Our subjects will include figures in context, still-life, land and seascapes. Included: 10 video tutorials with subject matter. Materials: Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft Pastel, Acrylics and Oil Paints. Subjects: Seascape, landscape, still-life, flowers and abstraction.
The Art Student\'s Handbook + Email Critiques
The Art Students Handbook + Email
"The Art Student's Handbook' will build into a exhaustive online resource covering a range of visual art equipment, subjects, media and techniques. This first volume will explore foundational skills such as: composition, mark-making, colour-mixing, working from 'life', choosing the best equipment and surfaces, developing your own style and looking at how to abstract visual elements from our studies. As ever we'll explore a wide range of drawing and painting media, including some basic Oil Painting techniques. Our subjects will include figures in context, still-life, land and seascapes. Included: 10 video tutorials with subject matter + Email Critiques! Materials: Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft Pastel, Acrylics and Oil Paints. Subjects: Seascape, landscape, still-life, flowers and abstraction.
The Art Student's Handbook + Online Art Classes
The Art Students Handbook + Classes
"The Art Student's Handbook' will build into a exhaustive online resource covering a range of visual art equipment, subjects, media and techniques. This first volume will explore foundational skills such as: composition, mark-making, colour-mixing, working from 'life', choosing the best equipment and surfaces, developing your own style and looking at how to abstract visual elements from our studies. As ever we'll explore a wide range of drawing and painting media, including some basic Oil Painting techniques. Our subjects will include figures in context, still-life, land and seascapes. Included: 10 video tutorials with subject matter PLUS access to Mike’s online, weekly, drop-in art classes. Materials: Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft Pastel, Acrylics and Oil Paints. Subjects: Seascape, landscape, still-life, flowers and abstraction.
North Coast
North Coast Video Package
Join me as we follow the inspirational coastline of Northern Scotland. Sketching atmospheric landscapes and seascapes, historic buildings, creatures and exploring Scottish culture. Ten weeks of art projects filmed on location and in the studio, using a variety of media and techniques. Included: 10 videos tutorials with subject matter Materials: Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft Pastel, Mixed Media Techniques and Acrylics Subjects: Mountainscapes, Seascapes, Castles and Architecture, Still-life, Flora and Fauna
North Coast + Email Critique
North Coast Video Package + Email Critiques
Join me as we follow the inspirational coastline of Northern Scotland. Sketching atmospheric landscapes and seascapes, historic buildings, creatures and exploring Scottish culture. Ten weeks of art projects filmed on location and in the studio, using a variety of media and techniques. Included: 10 videos tutorials with subject matter and email critiques Materials: Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft Pastel, Mixed Media Techniques and Acrylics Subjects: Mountainscapes, Seascapes, Castles and Architecture, Still-life, Flora and Fauna
North Coast + Email Critique + Online Classes
North Coast + Email Critique + Online Classes
Join me as we follow the inspirational coastline of Northern Scotland. Sketching atmospheric landscapes and seascapes, historic buildings, creatures and exploring Scottish culture. Ten weeks of art projects filmed on location and in the studio, using a variety of media and techniques. Included: 10 videos tutorials with subject matter, email critique and weekly online art classes Materials: Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft Pastel, Mixed Media Techniques and Acrylics Subjects: Mountainscapes, Seascapes, Castles and Architecture, Still-life, Flora and Fauna
Tuscany
Tuscany
Join me on a virtual art tour of Tuscany!
The video tutorials will explore the light and form of Florence and the surrounding countryside. En-route we'll be adapting some techniques by Rennaissance painters and brushing-up on our drawing skills.
Included: 10 detailed video tutorials with subject matter. Materials: Pencil, Pen, Acrylics, Watercolour, Charcoal Subjects: Still-life, Figurative, Landscape
Inspired by India
Inspired by India
A general drawing and painting course using the art and culture of India, inspired by a trip with Anti-Slavery Charity International Justice Mission. Included: 8 detailed Videos and subject matter Materials:  Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft pastel, Mixed media techniques, Impasto Acrylics Subjects: Hands, Street Scenes, Water and Reflections, Temples and Festivals, Animals, Foliage and Jungle  
The Colour of Summer
The Colour of Summer
A course that builds your confidence in embracing colour, using a variety of materials and subject matter both in the studio and out on location! Included: 10 detailed Video tutorials with subject matter Materials: Acrylics, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour Subjects: Still-life, landscape, figure-drawing, portraiture.  
Inspired by India + Email Critique
Inspired by India + Email Critique
A general drawing and painting course using the art and culture of India, inspired by a trip with Anti-Slavery Charity International Justice Mission. Included: 8 detailed Video tutorials with subject matter PLUS access to email critiques from Mike. Materials:  Pencils, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour, Soft pastel, Mixed media techniques, Impasto Acrylics Subjects: Hands, Street Scenes, Water and Reflections, Temples and Festivals, Animals, Foliage and Jungle  
The Colour of Summer + Email Critique
The Colour of Summer + Email Critique
A course that builds your confidence in embracing colour, using a variety of materials and subject matter both in the studio and out on location! Included: 10 detailed Video tutorials with subject matter PLUS access to email critiques from Mike. Materials: Acrylics, Pen and Ink, Charcoal, Watercolour Subjects: Still-life, landscape, figure-drawing, portraiture.  
Tuscany + Email Critiques
Tuscany + Email Critiques
Join me on a virtual art tour of Tuscany! The video tutorials will explore the light and form of Florence and the surrounding countryside. En-route we’ll be adapting some techniques by Rennaissance painters and brushing-up on our drawing skills. Included: 10 detailed video tutorials with subject matter PLUS access to email critiques from Mike. Materials: Pencil, Pen, Acrylics, Watercolour, Charcoal Subjects: Still-life, Figurative, Landscape
90.00
The Art Student's Handbook Vol 2
Each week a new video will appear in your account area on my website, with instructions, subject-matter and a detailed demonstration of our project for the week.
105
The Art Student's Handbook Vol 2 + Email Critique
You’ll receive the videos and subject-matter (as above) but in addition you’ll be able to email me photos of your completed artwork for a personal critique, with any questions that occurred to you during the creation of your masterpiece!
125
The Art Student's Handbook Vol 2 Videos & Online Art Classes
In addition to all the above, you’ll also be given a link to join me every week in my studio via Zoom where I’ll be able to give you one to one advice as your artwork develops. These have been such good fun over the past year and the groups have been a great support to each other.
145
The Art Student's Handbook Vol 2 Videos & Face to Face Classes
This is what we’ve all been waiting for… Not only will you receive the videos, subject-matter and access to email critiques but you’ll also be able to attend classes in person! For this term the classes are limited to a few locations. In each location there is extensive parking, great lighting, heating and plenty of space for ‘distancing’ as required.
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge - Face to Face
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge - Email
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge - Email
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge - Online Classes
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge - Online Classes
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge
TASH: Sketchbook Challenge
90
The Art Students Handbook: The Masterpiece Challenge
The Art Students Handbook: The Masterpiece Challenge - Email Critique
90
The Art Students Handbook: The Masterpiece Challenge - Online Classes
100
The Art Students Handbook: The Masterpiece Challenge - Face to Face Classes
90
The Great Inspiration - Videos
110
The_Great Inspiration - Email
145
The Great Inspiration - Face to Face
Into the Light
Into the Light Email Critiques
Into the Light Face-to-Face Classes
85
AAUYC SELF-PACED
105
AAUYC EMAIL
125
AAUYC CLASSES
A Palette of Possibilities - In Person
Make Your Mark - Videos Only
Make Your Mark - In Person Classes
Make Your Mark - Videos Only and Email Encouragement and Critique
Drawing Essentials
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