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Helen Hanson – Landscape in Ink & Coloured Pencil

  • Yorkshire-born, Lancashire-bred so says she can pass as a northerner despite living in the far south!
  • taught languages for about 17 years before becoming an artist and printmaker, maintaining a teacher’s approach to planning, presentation and encouragement
  • prefers coloured pencil and also working in ink in a creative way
  • interestingly, advocates an approach as printmaker rather than painter, using line + soft colour in a way that is reminiscent of etching and aquatint to teach landscape as subject matter with appropriate plants in context.
An effective ‘bridge’ between various discrete art disciplines. We think the way that larger scenes can be brought to life employing some of the influences from both printmaking and botanical illustration, can satisfy the desires of both creative and scientific appetites. Helen has a unique approach that has evolved from her teaching and professional work.

January 2019


Monday January 21, 2019 at 18:30 to Thursday January 24, 2019 at 13:30
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

Combine the impact of ink with the softness and subtlety of coloured pencil to describe the winter landscape. Practise techniques for mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in coloured pencil. Integrate the two media to build up a harmonious image which will be admired. Enjoy the varied shades of winter with patient guidance from an inspirational tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £324 Non-residential: £226

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