PRINTMAKING -GALLERY -EDUCATION
Merchants Artspace is a printmaking studio specialising in stone lithography and with facilities for etching, relief and screenprint. Its a learning space for professional artists, beginners and school children as well as art teachers to explore the world of print through workshops, tuition and the beautiful gallery space which hosts exhibitions from leading printmakers as well as an impressive collection of contemporary British and European art.
Michael Gill graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in 1997 & then trained for his PGCE at Goldsmiths and was awarded AST status in 2003. He provided training for Art teachers in St Helens at both primary and secondary school level. Since 2005 he has been Director of Art at the prestigious Merchant Taylors' Girls School in Liverpool, where he is currently a part time Head of Art. He ran the Vitreum Gallery at Merchant Taylors' between 2009 -15 & then the Intensives Gallery - collaborations between European artists from 2015-2018.
RESIDENCIES & GALLERY SPACE
OPEN TO ALL PRINTMAKERS AT AN EXCELLENT RATE. ENJOY EXCELLENT FACILITIES INCLUDING PRINTING ON LA BETE A CORNES - AN ANTIQUE FRENCH PRESS. SOME TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE WILL ALSO BE GIVEN.
BASED AT THE BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED SILK MILL IN THE HEART OF CREATIVE FROME. RESIDENCIES INCLUDE AN EXHIBITION OF WORK IN THE STUDIO GALLERY. ARTIST -PRINTMAKERS' PROPOSALS ARE WELCOME FOR EXHIBITIONS WITH A PV INCLUDED AGAIN AT AN EXCELLENT HIRE RATE. PLEASE EMAIL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
KIDS & YOUNG PEOPLE
ART CLUB / GSCE & ALEVEL ART TUITION & DROP IN SESSIONS
M.A.S. OFFERS SESSIONS AFTER SCHOOL AND ON SATURDAYS SUITABLE FOR AGES 9 - 14, THE PROGRAMME INCLUDES ALL ASPECTS OF ART & DESIGN CELEBRATING CREATIVITY WITH STRUCTURED LEARNING FROM RESEARCH, RECORDING OBSERVATIONS, EXPERIMENTATION AND PERSONAL OUTCOMES. ALL STUDENTS DEVELOP IDEAS IN THEIR COMPLIMENTARY SKETCHBOOK AND EXPLORE THE CHOSEN THEME BEFORE MAKING A PERSONAL RESPONSE. EACH TOPIC LASTS A HALF TERM APPROX.
GSCE & A LEVEL TUTION IS ALSO AVAILABLE EITHER IN SMALL GROUPS OR 1-2-1. AVAILABLE AT HOME OR AT THE STUDIO. PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
MICHAEL GILL CURRENTLY LEADS THE ART DEPT AT MERCHANT TAYLORS, CROSBY & IS FULLY DBS CHECKED & A FIRST AIDER.
MERCHANTS' GSCE & ALEVEL RESULTS ARE CONSISTENTLY IN TOP 25% OF THE COUNTRY ( ALPS DATA ) WITH AQA EXAM BOARD FEEDBACK OF "EXEMPLARY PRACTICE" AND THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE 2015 -"TRULY STUNNING ART"