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Pastel, Pen, Ink and Watercolour

Pastel Pen and Ink summer 24

Start date: 6th Jun 2024

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £84

Day: Thursday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Richard Squire

Course code: 24SU012

Pastel, Pen and Watercolour 

Your chance to explore combinations of a range of materials with a variety of subjects. This class will aim to promote your self expression and experimentation so that you come away feeling refreshed! 

A course for those just starting out or getting back to Art once more.

We will look at the qualities of each material plus; observational skills, composition, layering plus an introduction to the tonal, colour and textural qualities in our work. We will examine the works of other artists in relation to our own work.

The tuition will be focused on the needs of each individual as we all have different levels of experience, expectations and goals.

All materials will be supplied. However you may wish to bring along your own materials and images in addition to work with if you wish.

What will I learn?

During the course you will:
● Learn to use a variety of techniques

● Plan compositions and develop your skills
● Investigate the properties of a range of materials 
● Learn to use new combinations of materials

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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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