Shelly Perkins Wildlife Artist

Contact name: Shelly Perkins
Total bookings
over 3 years
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Shelly is a freelance wildlife artist working using a mix of traditional drawing and painting techniques coupled with contemporary digital collage. Shelly works for a range of clients producing conservation-themed pieces as well as showcasing her work in a range of Galleries throughout the UK. Shelly teaches students the mysteries of Adobe Photoshop on her 3-day courses ran from her lovely home in rural Worcesteshire, delicious homemade vegetarian lunches are provided.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Photoshop - an artist's guide for beginners
Next date: 10th Mar 2023

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
14 Jan 20'

Jane Ameghino reviewed: Photoshop - an artist's guide for beginners

"I took a 3 day course with Shelly last summer and I had no previous knowledge of Photoshop. The course was fantastic and was pitched at the right level, allowing me to progress at my own pace. Shelly was really welcoming and I couldn’t have asked for a more hospitable and caring tutor and host. Totally sold on digital art now and having a go myself. I am even confident enough to share my knowledge with my own pupils and colleagues."

Shelly Perkins Wildlife Artist responded:

" Thankyou for the lovely comments Jane! Lovely to have you on the course and Thankyou for the glowing review!"

2 Sep 19'

Hannah Day reviewed: Photoshop - an artist's guide for beginners

"I've just returned from 3 days of excellent tuition from Shelly, with lots of ideas and a vastly increased level of confidence in using Photoshop. We received a very warm welcome into Shelly's lovely home, and were fed extremely well! Highly recommended."

Shelly Perkins Wildlife Artist responded:

" Thankyou Hannah for being such a great student and thankyou for your lovely comments!"

15 Apr 19'

Charlotte Hale reviewed: Photoshop - an artist's guide for beginners

"I took a 2-day course a couple of years back and it was a really enjoyable experience down at the Nature in Art museum near Gloucester. The other students were a mixture of artistic and business types so there was a good atmosphere. Using Photoshop for the first time gave us a fair amount to get to grips with so Shelly had prepared useful notes to cover the main features of the tool to help us get started and use as reference. First of all we had a demo on how Shelly creates some of her work which was very inspiring. She had also prepared some images which we could layer together ourselves to give us an idea of how to create interesting collages. We progressed to collecting together our own images and drawings to produce individual pieces of work. I was impressed by the breadth of work produced by the students and it was a nice forum for sharing ideas. In retrospect I would have pre-prepared more textures such as photos of leaves, bark, rock, fir etc. and to scan some of my favourite drawings and images to incorporate into the collages. In fact, since I took the course, it has become quite a hobby to capture different textures and build up my own library of images. Shelly is a great teacher with a warm and friendly manner and her house makes a great venue. I would certainly recommend this course - you'll love it."

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