Summer Workshop 2017 with Sam Mitchell


With Sam Mitchell

3 days (Tuesday 17 - Thursday 19 January 2017) – 9.30am to 4pm


Level: Beginner to Intermediate

A material list will be emailed with the enrolment confirmation letter

About the workshop: 

“I usually get the question: What to Paint? And then the follow up is: How to paint it?” In this course Sam Mitchell will guide students through the process of finding visual documentation and curating it in order to use it in paintings. Using family photos, books, magazines, and online images, students will construct narratives or compositions that are then turned into finished paintings. This is not a collage workshop, but a painting workshop to get the students thinking of all the imagery around them and narrowing it down to make a comment or create personalised work. This course will pave the way to developing their own personal style and narrative. This class is geared towards people who are starting out painting as well as to people who are already painting and need a fresh approach to their practice.

About Sam Mitchell:

Sam Mitchell was born in America and lives in Auckland. Sam won the James Wallace Art Award in 2010 and judged the Award in 2012 and 2016. She graduated from Elam School of Fine arts in

1997, and has gone on to be exhibited widely throughout New Zealand and internationally. Sam works as a Mentor for the Artists Alliance and her art work is used in secondary schools throughout New Zealand as a curriculum Artist Model. Sam Mitchell is exhibiting with Melanie Roger Gallery, Auckland, Bartley & Co, Wellington and Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown.


Eventbrite - Summer Workshop: Painting With Sam Mitchell

(Enrolment to this course will close on Monday 9th of January)

Please read our terms and conditions on the short course page.

Please note: Students do not need to have completed a course in the previous term in order to enrol in a current or future term. Fees quoted are for the full course.