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Exploring drawing all abilities

explore draw (002)

Start date: 2nd Mar 2022

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £89

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Richard Squire

Course code: SP221010

A course for everyone of any ability.

We have all drawn 'stuff'' but where does drawing start?

How can we develop our existing skills?

Here's a chance for a fresh look from the bottom up.

A chance to go from where you are towards where you wish to be.

 This course will aim to cover the fundamental aspects of how to improve drawing skills.

  • we will assume nothing and explore drawing step by step in a relaxed way.
  • we will aim to develop observational skills and individual ways of seeing.
  • we will use a range of drawing materials, papers and techniques.
  • there will be no right or wrong way to do things just your best way forward.
  • you will have the chance to ask all those questions about drawing that you want answers to.
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All materials will be provided but you may wish to bring along some of your own favourite materials to try out.

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Richard Squire

Richard Squire

A wartime baby born in Halifax, failed my 11 plus but passed every subsequent exam. Had to prove my abilities. I still trying to.
I’m a retired Art College graduate. An ex High School Art teacher who’s lived in Harrogate for some many years.

My training covered many areas from; academic, classical style drawing and painting across a range of mediums; to casting, pottery, print-making including lino, etching & lithography plus lots more things for eight brilliant years.

I’ve taught Art to people of all ages and experience for 56 years.
I love to work with anyone wishing to develop their Artistic selves whatever their age, experience or ability.
We’ve all got Artistic potential. Art is in me and makes my life complete.

In a mid-life career change I trained to teach the Deaf; another visual world. For many years I fought with Deaf and Hearing people for the rights of Deaf children to access their education via Sign Language and Interpreters. A fight that is still going on.

In retirement I was a volunteer worker at Henshaws Arts and Crafts, Knaresborough for 15 years until I had to care for my handicapped wife. I’ve also run local Art Clubs and Groups for around 20 years.

That’s about it so far, I think.
I’d love to see you and to help your Artistic self forward

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