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Art, Design and Crafts

Portrait drawing and painting all abilities


Start date: 2nd Mar 2022

Time: 12:00 - 14:30

Cost: £89

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Richard Squire

Course code: SP22011

A course for people of all abilities, and a chance to find out how to do that portrait you always thought of starting.

‘Your chance to learn how to draw or paint portraits from your own; photographs, computer, phone images etc irrespective of your current level of ability.’

  • we will go through a step by step series of techniques for carrying out portraits.
  • we will start at your individual starting point.
  • we will take you forward by developing your observational skills.
  • we will cover a range of techniques.
  • we will look at aids to helping your observation and accuracy of portraiture.

 I hope that you will produce a portrait you wish to take home and maybe develop further.

 All materials will br provided however you may wish to bring along your favourite materials to work with.

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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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