On Demand: Embroiderers' Guild THREAD TALKS: Richard Box

On Demand: Embroiderers' Guild THREAD TALKS: Richard Box

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This is a recording of Richard's talk about his adventures in painting and embroidery which he gave on November 27th 2021.

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Richard studied painting at Hastings School of Art and then at Goldsmiths School of Art, where he discovered embroidery as a textile form of art.

Since then, he has been developing and exhibiting his work in both these complementary disciplines. He also studied art history and the psychology of education as a mature, part-time student.

He has had experience of teaching children of all ages from three to ninety-three: some as a full-time teacher and lecturer, others as part-time invited visitor.

He retired from being head of art at Avery Hill college of education in 1965 and then became a free-lance agent.

On Demand: Embroiderers' Guild THREAD TALKS: Richard Box image

As an art historian, he lectures to the arts society (formally Nadfas) and to other societies. As a practising artist, he gives talks and runs practical workshops and courses to interested groups as well as established adult educational colleges.

Although well past the official retirement age, Richard continues to practice his art, to teach and to lecture so long as he behaves himself.

On Demand: Embroiderers' Guild THREAD TALKS: Richard Box image

The recording will be available for at least one month after the purchase of your ticket.

A closed captioned version of the video is also available on request.

Comments from people who attended the live event

I very much enjoyed Richards talk yesterday afternoon. He speaks well and presented his slides well. They illustrated perfectly the topics he discussed. The talk was interesting and stimulating.

Thank you for this Thread Talk, I really enjoyed it. In fact, I liked it so much I would have liked it to be longer!

I enjoyed listening to Richard Box again . It was a very stimulating and inspiring presentation . In the past he has visited us here in Dundee lecturing and teaching at a day school. It was so lovely to learn that he is still as much fun and as enthusiastic as he was all these years ago. A real tour de force!

Yes, I did enjoy the lecture. Having heard Richard before and attended workshops with him many, many years ago I found him as informative and entertaining as always.

Great to see Richard in such good form and braving the bad weather. Richard is a for a wonderful teacher and every time I design textile work, I use what I learnt on ‘ Drawing for the terrified course’ about design and use of colour. Thank you EG thread talks.

Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed the session & especially Richard’s generosity in sharing his knowledge & techniques; it was good to hear how he’d learnt through practice. I’d definitely listen to more sessions.

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