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Watercolours for Beginners and Returning to Painting

watercolour abs

Start date: 11th Jan 2024

Time: 09:15 - 11:45

Cost: £112

Day: Thursday

Duration: 8 weeks

Tutor: Richard Squire

Course code: 24SP007

Watercolour painting is a very mindful and creative medium that can help wash your worries away. This class promotes expression and experimenting so you can come away feeling refreshed! A course aimed at those just starting out or getting back to painting once more.

There will be a chance to examine different painting materials and equipment. Colour mixing, layering and handing will be included plus an introduction to tonal and textural qualities in paintings. We shall look at different styles of painting and 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:
● Mix watercolours
● Use a variety of techniques
● Use colour theory
● Plan composition
● Investigate the properties of watercolour
● Investigate papers
● Stretch paper

Select brushes, paints and paper

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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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