Drawing for the Terrified - in MonochromeProposed CourseCourse Cancelled
Tutor: Richard BoxCourse Code: 3420-06


Are you terrified of drawing but have a secret longing to learn how to do it? Then enrol on this course where Richard will guide you through certain processes slowly, gently and step by step. If you follow his 'recipes', you will be amazed at what you will be able to draw.


Because you are 'terrified' you will stay with a simple still life for the whole day.  The main focus will be upon learning how to SEE at what is often merely glanced.  Once this is understood and put into practice you will be able to try many and various drawing techniques at home and apply them to any subject you like.

If you think this is going to be the most exciting experience you have ever encountered, you might consider also booking onto Painting for the Petrified on the following day, Friday 21 August.  Please contact us for residential arrangements for the Thursday night, if required.

Please bring with you

A drawing board or a 16 inch x 20 inch ( approximately ) off-cut of MDF or plywood.*
Drawing board clips or bulldog clips.*
A pad of of A4 size ( approximately ) white cartridge paper.
An eraser. Putty rubbers are excellent They do not scuff the paper.
A 2B pencil.
One orange, one apple, one onion and a VERY small bunch of grapes.
Two more bulldog clips or, even better, four clothes pegs.*
Two right-angled 'corners' cut from stiff card (eg empty cereal packet) in the shape of the capital letter "L" . Approximately 8 inches in both directions and approximately 1 inch wide. (It is to become your 'view-finder'.)

* Means that Richard, your tutor, will have some spares of these items for you to borrow at no extra charge.



Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Richard Box

Richard Box

Richard is an artist and art historian. He has painted in oils and watercolours for many years and is now exploring acrylics. He continues to develop his textile work which involves fabric collage with both machine and hand stitching ('painting' with fabric and thread). Richard has written seven books on drawing, design and embroidery.  He gives lectures to branches of the Embroiderers' Guild; Women's Institutes; Probus, and the National Association of the Decorative and Fine Arts Society.  Richard has been teaching for 55 years and has a missionary zeal to help people to overcome their terrors of drawing.

Website: Richard Box

20th Aug 2020

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9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"A wonderful course, thank you Richard." (Summer School 2019)

"Excellent course - cannot wait to do my next one." (Summer School 2019)