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Still Life Revealed

Still Life Summer 24

Start date: 5th Jun 2024

Time: 12:00 - 14:30

Cost: £84

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Richard Squire

Course code: 24SU010

Still Life revealed

Still Life drawing and Painting is a traditional subject for artists. 

Through observation and experimentation using a range of materials so you can develop your skills. You can work at your own pace and in your chosen materials and styles.

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

We will examine ways of improving skills in; Observation, Composition, Drawing Layering and Handling Materials. We will look at the tonal and textural qualities in our work. We shall look at the different styles of Still Life Art by examining the work 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 to work with in addition if you wish.

What will I learn?

During the course you will:
● Improve observation skills
● Use a variety of techniques
● Use a range of materials 
● Plan composition
● Investigate the properties of each material
● Investigate papers

● Select appropriate tools and materials for each task. 

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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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