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Amelia Bowman

Amelia is our new print tutor.

“I create intaglio collagraph prints and hand-drawn, digitally coloured pattern designs which I incorporate into my collagraph prints using an additional technique called chine-collé.

I learnt collagraphy almost by accident while working in secondary art education in 2006. Watching as students were shown a smattering of printmaking techniques by a guest tutor I was intrigued. Given that a collagraph plate can be made with relatively unremarkable materials I thought I would go down that route although not having a print press presented a bit of a problem. My solution was to convert a decrepit vintage mangle into a press, but it was a solution that has endured to this day with only the odd disagreement and firm whack with a rubber mallet to get things going again!

At the time I learnt collagraphy I was regularly to be found sketching on the Norfolk and Suffolk coast and began to covert my coastal sketches into collagraph plates. The coast is in my blood as I have a Cornish Father with a passion for sailing. This coupled with an artist Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother sealed the deal. I doubt I could have escaped a creative career if I had tried but of all my creative endeavours, it is printmaking that has stuck.”

Amelia Bowman. Print Tutor at stART Studio in Wymondham, Norfolk.
Sarah, stART studio, Norfolk.

Sarah Campbell

“Leaving the teaching profession in 2019 I couldn’t wait to make my dream of building a community studio a reality and as soon as I saw 16 Market Place in Wymondham I knew this was the place to stART.”

Having studied fine art at Loughborough University School of Art and Design I moved on through higher education with a real passion for art. Painting and drawing in my free time I continued making art for myself, family and friends. Often pet portraiture commissions or watercolour gift cards, I found a love for gouache and acrylic and constantly strive to develop my own style and experiment with different mediums to continue to develop as an artist.

In 2005 I trained as a primary teacher at Bishop Grosseteste College in Lincoln before working in primary education for many years, leading schools in the arts and delivering arts awards to children who wished to receive a step towards qualifications. Seeing the teaching of the arts becoming largely overlooked in schools due to the focus shifting to “core” subjects, children are left without a creative outlet, without a way to express themselves or feel a sense of achievement outside of maths and english.

stART studio began as a mobile art studio in April 2018, with determination to getting art valued in the community from a young age, I ran baby groups in different areas of Norfolk, taking my little girl with me to join in the fun. In July 2018 I started our Art Nights and rented rooms in local pubs for adults who wanted to do something different in the evenings, get together with friends or meet new people.

Join stART studio as a Tutor

We’re always eager to hear from passionate artists and creative makers with ideas for interesting classes and workshops.

We can work together with you to enable you to start small group classes and workshops at our fantastic studio space in the heart of Wymondham, Norfolk.

Whether you’re an experienced tutor looking to expand your teaching practice, or a talented creative looking to get into artistic tutoring, we’d love to hear from you!

Please start by completing the form below to enquire.

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