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Multi Media Madness

mixed med

Start date: 29th Jun 2022

Time: 09:30 - 14:00

Cost: £28

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 1 weeks

Tutor: Richard Squire

Course code: 22SU031

Mixed Media Madness involves using a wide range of materials and techniques....... and messing about creatively whilst focusing on Summertime themes.

The workshop is aimed at people of all abilities from beginners to budding Picassos. A variety of Mixed Media Painting and other materials will be introduced and combined in creative ways. There will be demonstrations of practical work, methods and materials regarding mixed media and painting. The practical demonstrations will help you secure a sound starting point whilst encouraging freedom to generate individual ideas.

You can bring along any materials and work you wish to develop and/or pre-prepare items for the day. You may wish to bring along a piece of MDF, Card or a Canvas to be developed further on the day. Your work may be the starting point for a series of mixed media works possibly. During practical demonstrations I will try to give a number of visual presentations on methods and ideas. These will give you a broader understanding of painting and mixed media practice. One to one support will be given as well as group presentaion and discussion. Your unique ideas and our shared enthusiasm for Art is paramount in making the workshop a pleasant Summer experience.

The course provides an opportunity for you to:

Please note that materials are included in the day course, however as per the information above you may wish to bring some things with you.

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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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