Richard Box

Introduction :

The workshops described here provide the opportunity for those who are interested in developing their skills.

Richard provides careful and attentive guidance. His workshops are packed full of amusing insights for those interested in art, textiles and colour.

Please see the venues that list the regular places where Richard delivers his workshops.

For further information, please contact Richard Box.


Reviews :

"Thank you for such an interesting course. I have learnt so much. Everyone remembers a good tutor and I will remember you !" - Kate

"Thanks so much. Now not so terrified, realising I can draw as long as I follow the 'recipe' and stay relaxed. Looking forward to showing you my masterpieces next time." - Helen

"A wonderful few days full of laughs, inspiration and expertise. Many thanks." - Gill

"Thank you for a great few days and for all your patience, humour and help. Hope we meet again." - Barbara


Are you terrified of drawing but secretly long to learn how? Richard Box has an approach that will steady your nerves and build drawing ability and confidence. You will be amazed at what you will be able to draw by following his method. Richard is the author of a number of books on drawing and design.

Above all, the course is to be considered as your first step towards a lifetime's adventure discovering the nature of colour and tone; as John Ruskin said, 'I would rather teach drawing that my pupils may learn to love nature, than to teach the looking at nature that they may learn to draw'.

Drawing for the terrified image 1
Drawing for the terrified image 2


This course is for all who long to paint in watercolours but have been deterred by thinking it is 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. Richard is an experienced teacher and the author of a number of practical art books.

Painting for the petrified image 1
Painting for the petrified image 2


This course is for all who love textile art. Discover Richard's method of combining fabric collage with both machine and hand embroidery to make sumptuous pictures.

Picture it in collage and stitch 1
Picture it in collage and stitch 2
Picture it in collage and stitch 3


Produce stunning pictures by using your sewing machine and coloured threads in new and creative ways. The step-by-step instructions enable you to draw using the thread as if it were your ink and the needle as your pen.

Picture it in collage and stitch 3