Information About Mike - Wisbech teacher
I have been a teacher all my life and now I am retired I still enjoy teaching. On Monday afternoons, I run a class where people are encouraged to paint and draw. I attend a life drawing class monthly where I draw the nude. I have been painting and drawing now since 1974 and am now pretty competent at it.
Do you know what? I still get a thrill out of colour. I still laugh with the exhilaration of getting a likeness in a couple of pencil strokes!
I have written a couple of novels and lots of short stories too and I know how to publish works for no money too.
My strength is that I understand the writing process and also that I have been popular as an artist - for a couple of weeks. I hated it! Freedom to paint when and what I like is so important.
If that rings any bells, do get in touch. If not - please do enjoy your creative ability.
I have been attending classes since 1974. Lincoln Art School, Norwich Art School were offering night school so I went along. Since 1974 there has never been a time when I have not drawn or painted weekly. Other people take cameras on holiday: I take a pad and some 2B pencils.
I have, of course, got a degree (MA Cantab), a certificate of teaching and years of classroom and one to one experience. But that isn't important.
What matters is getting you going on a lifelong adventure.
I have also made every mistake possible, I think. So I am a useful person to know. In the first lesson, we can go through what you need to get economically and how to handle the palette so it doesn't all turn into khaki sludge. I reckon that, usually, I can save you the money for the first lesson by showing you what to economise on and what to buy. My aim in teaching is to let you get on with what you like while I paint away myself as an example. After a bit, there is a crit where we both look at each other's paintings.
Over the years, I have picked up a few helpful tips which I can easily pass on.
Drawing, watercolours, acrylic and oils are what I do.
Additional Languages: French, Greek, Latin
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: No (✘ Not On File)
- Birmingham (1963) - Cert Ed (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Cantab (1962) - M/A (College) (✘ Not On File)