For Art Lessons Call 07837 991041 or email Rick at rick.hardcastle@yahoo.com.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Rick now provides online lessons through video and Zoom interactive classes. This has proved every bit as good as face to face lessons. Rick can show you close up techniques through zoom and can easily give advice whilst watching pupils paint and draw.


Rick provides art lessons to GCSE, A Level and Degree level students. If you need a little extra help with your art technique, whether its portraits, animals, landscapes or abstract, look not further. With over 2 decades of experience, look no further for an art tutor in the Northwood, Pinner area


The innovative curriculum emphasizes learning through individual attention in an inspiring environment. Career aspirations of each student are nurtured and cultivated by tutors with extraordinary academic credentials and valuable professional experience. Rick's drawing classes are an ideal way to get to grips with basic techniques, helping you create beautiful images.


Whether you consider yourself a non-artist, want to return to art after years without practise, or already have some knowledge of drawing technique, Rick's art lessons will unlock hidden skills and unleash your potential. We recommend that you start with How to Draw-Beginners course to refresh and develop your skills. You can then progress to our How to Draw-Improvers course where you will experiment more in color and refine you technique.

This course is also suitable for those who already have a little experience, or who are more confident in their drawing skill. Portrait Classes This exciting course introduces you to basic techniques for drawing the human face. Using pencil, charcoal and paper you will look at proportion, shading, expression and capturing facial characteristics. Learn about human skeleton and muscle mass and anatomy, and understand more about drawing and mark making. Everyone from beginners to more advanced artists are welcome- this class is open to anyone with and interest in learning how to draw portraits. All materials are provided, and you'll receive plenty of guidance and friendly feedback.

This course explores basic art techniques that you can use to improve your work, and will introduce you to skills that will enable you to continue developing your portrait drawing outside of class. PORTRAIT DRAWING - COURSE CONTENT Exact course content may differ according to the course length and students' needs. Topics covered include:        

  • An introduction to the human facial proportions and anatomy         How to capture expressions and facial characteristics        
  • Skeletal and muscular anatomy       
  • An introduction to the idea of light and shade, and how to depict shading on the human face.        
  • Perspective and foreshortening and how this is drawn in a portrait Pencils, charcoal and paper will be provided, but please feel free to bring a sketchbook if you like.
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If you are looking for art lessons from an expert? Rick Hardcastle, a painting and drawing expert, can provide painting lessons. Starting with learning how to draw, you will learn how to set out a drawing, learn how to use light and dark, how to create dimensions of the subject, whether it is and animal, portrait or landscape.

Rick will teach you how to use focal points, how to use colour, how to mix colour, how to use colour combinations, complementary colours, how to use the brush, types of brushes to use and much more.

From portraits and animals to landscapes and abstract painting, Rick will teach you how to paint any kind of scenery.