Painting for the Petrified
Tutor: Richard BoxCourse Code: 3420-07

Summary

Are you petrified of painting but long to try watercolours and have been deterred by the erroneous myth that they are supposed to be difficult ? If so, this course is for you!

Description

Are you petrified of painting but long to try watercolours and have been deterred by the erroneous myth that they are supposed to be ‘difficult’? Richard will dispel that myth and teach you, step by step, how to paint a simple still life and achieve marvellous effects with numerous layers of translucent colours without ‘getting mud ’in just one day!

 

Please bring with you

  •  A watercolour paint box that contains  six colours:  ultramarine, cerulean blue, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow or gamboge, scarlet and crimson) ( The following make is worth considering: it has all six colours, can be bought on line and is reasonably priced……Winsor & Newton Cotman Sketchers Pocket Box Watercolour Paint 12 half pans. )
  • Two good quality paint brushes :sizes three and eight approximately. Pro Arte round brushes are excellent. A set of five can be bought on line at reasonable price.
  • One apple, one orange, one onion and a very small bunch of grapes.
  • A pallet with at least six indentations.
  • Two water jars
  • Some tissues
  • Richard will supply watercolour paper already stretched on drawing boards for you at no extra charge.

Level

Beginner

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD

Tutor

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

21st Aug 2020
Friday

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Timetable

Friday
9amCoffee on arrival
9.15amWelcome and tutor introductions
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1-2pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session
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"Excellent course - cannot wait to do my next one." (Summer School 2019)

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