Learn How To Draw
A Two Day Course with Richard Box
Day One (17th November) – Monochrome
Day Two (1st December) – Colour
Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Have you not picked up a pencil since junior school? Do you think you’re no good at art?
You are not alone. On this course the very lovely Richard Box will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step which will build your skills and, more importantly, your confidence.
The course programme starts with your experimenting with the particular methods of learning how to see perceptually. Thereafter, you will be able to record your observations on the first day in monochrome and then, on the second day, in colour.
To keep your terrors at bay you will remain with this simple still life group for the duration of the course. Once you have learned that certain principles and practices of drawing perceptually, you will be able to draw other subjects at home with renewed inspiration, enthusiasm and skill.
After all, this course is your first step towards a lifetime’s adventure. As John Ruskin said, ‘I would rather teach drawing so that my pupils may learn to love nature, rather than teaching the looking at nature that they may learn to draw’.
You are guaranteed a fun day with a whole new skill at the end of it.
This course will be held on two Saturdays: 17th November and 1st December 2018. The cost of the course if just £120 and will include your lunch on both days.
Please choose “Click and Collect” at the checkout so that you are not charge postage and packing.
A Little About Richard Box
Richard is a Painter & Embroiderer, Teacher & Lecturer, Author and Art Historian
Trained at Goldsmiths’ School of Art and went on to be ‘Senior Lecturer’ and finally ‘Head of Art’ at Avery Hill College of Education. In 1985 he resigned from the position in order to develop his own work.
He is a regular exhibitor and demonstrator at the Knitting and Stitching shows and other craft fairs. He gives talks to textile groups; particularly to branches of the Embroiderers’ Guild throughout the country. He runs courses in drawing, painting and his particular system of textile art which combines fabric collage with both machine and hand embroidery. He teaches these at various adult education centres as well as independent organisations.
Wearing another ‘hat’ altogether he lectures in the history of art to NADFAS (The National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Society).
He has written seven books and made two DVDs about drawing, design, colour and embroidery. Some are still in print and available one way or another.
Although well past the ‘official’ retirement age, Richard aims to continue to develop his art work as long as he is physically and mentally capable. Furthermore, he aims to continue lecturing and teaching so long as he behaves himself and is still invited.