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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.
FEEDBACK FOLLOWING HELEN’S COURSES:
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“Approached this course with some apprehension as had never used ink or coloure dopenicl before. I have now been converted due to Helen’s excellent teaching and enthusiasm.”
“A very enjoyable course with a completely different combination of mediums. Excellent demos and advice how to proceed.”
“Thoroughly enjoyable and instructive”
“I have learned a great deal and have enjoyed the new experience.”
“Enjoyed the course enormously, and gained a great deal from it. New techniques, new ideas and different perspectives. Excellent tutor”
“Taken me out of my comfort zone. Once overcoming my initial fear I enjoyed the course.”
“Excellent course with very knowledgeable tutor.”

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http://www.helenhanson.co.uk

HELEN’S WORK

STUDENT WORK

July 2020

LIGHT ON THE LAND: LANDSCAPE IN INK AND COLOURED PENCIL

July 19th at 18:30 to July 23rd at 09:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom

18:30 Sun 19 Jul - 9:00 Thu 23 Jul 2020 The changing Lake District light always surprises, revealing dramatic contrasts and rich colours. Using mark-making in ink and blending, embossing and lifting out in pencil, build up a landscape full of life and light. Be encouraged to follow your own style. Patient guidance from an inspirational Tutor. Suitable for all. Helen Hanson (Kent www.highamhall.com/Helen-Hanson) Residential: £399 Non-residential: £254

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