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Exploring Expressive Blooms Artwork

floral dvlpt 2

Start date: 12th Sep 2022

Time: 14:45 - 17:15

Cost: £83

Day: Monday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Katharine Ruddock

Course code: 22AU179

Either drawing, painting or multiple sketching. Come spend some time on your floral work, developing your techniques with guidance & encouragement.

An Intimate Class with Limited Places.

A course aimed at those with perhaps some existing floral skills, with a hankering for a change of direction, or just some guidance on how you might develop your work. This will be a small group of like minded floral fans, so there will be plenty of time to discuss, and the collaborative, intimate atmosphere will hopefully be inspiring and fruitful for all. Whether you are a returning student, or new to us…you are welcome to join the ‘blooming’ fun!

 I ask that you come with an open mind, and prepare to let loose! You may be feeling something like “I want to be less tight” or “I find I keep making the same looking pieces” or “I can’t put my finger on why, but I’m not totally happy with my pieces!”, and no problem there… I’m here to discuss that with you, and offer possible solutions, perhaps prompting you to try a new approach or technique.

Provided art materials, that I may suggest you try could differ from what you ordinarily use, but please don’t be concerned… rather, prepare for an adventure…

Whatever occurs, I want us to have a fun & be creatively free. (Materials available in class will be - suitable papers, various drawing mediums, and water based paints & inks. We will not be working with oils).

I really do look forward to seeing you in class.


1: Really pleased with my change of directionthanks to you. Youre very perceptive Katharine! Great to meet a real artist & designerI will enjoy trying out all the new techniques. Ill sign up for sure, if next course timing suits. See you soon I hope. Caroline E

2: Im seeing more detail, whilst also loosening up my work - I didnt think the two could go hand in hand. Youre teaching me how to see AND how to put it onto paper in my way. A good feeling, thanks K.” SS

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Katharine Ruddock

Qualifying with a BA Hons from Edinburgh College of Art, and Post Graduate Diploma from The London College of Furniture, my initial working life involved developing design & business skills at an interiors company in London. Later, self employment had me fulfilling creative briefs in illustration, small business logos, and occasional portrait drawing. Concurrently, commissions for domestic interiors grew, and over 23 years I built a successful interior design & decoration business, based largely in London.
More recently, a long held desire to concentrate on my own creative ideas had me return North, progressing my art and sculpture activities. Currently represented at a small gallery in the North East, fulfilling private commissions, and thrilled to be building this new chapter.
It’s exciting being part of Rossett Adult Learning - a really happy piece of life’s creative jigsaw - a lovely opportunity to share in artistic enthusiasm, and such a pleasure… meeting my students!

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