Teaching is one of the best things about being an artist. I look upon all the teaching I do as an opportunity for me to pass on the skills of printmaking while in turn seeing my techniques through the fresh eyes of my learners. It is a huge privilege to be able to engage with so many different people, all with different agendas and ambitions. All those ‘what if’ questions keep me on my toes and help me to extend my skills as well.
I’ve taught children as young as four, teenagers with special needs and adults of all ages. I have yet to meet a student who hasn’t got something new and worthwhile to say with their work. I keep my workshops small and friendly and I try to give my learners something of the teaching environment I experienced in Japan, where learning is both respected and regarded as an art form in itself. I like to give my students plenty of follow up advice on suppliers and equipment and am always at the end of an email for advice. I love to think that there may be more printmakers about thanks to my workshops.
Sample schemes of work and session plans available on request.