Mixed Media Still Life
Full Fee: £50 + material costs
Concession: £25 + material costs
Mixed media is a great way to explore the arts for all artists, both new and experienced alike. It encourages experimentation, and helps you see familiar objects in a new light. Experiment, explore, relax… Create!
Over the course of 5 weeks, students will produce a finished piece per week using mixed media such as collage, acrylic, charcoal etc to create abstract images.
Working on small and large canvases, you will experiment with different techniques such as
painting with a pallet knife by applying paint directly on to the canvas, sketching and brush work
Exploring colour, tone, shapes, lines, textures and compositions and the relationships between different objects such as fruit, cups, pots and vases.
What topics will you cover
1. Using charcoal and white chalk, shapes tones. texture
2. Direct observation, looking at dark and light shadows
3. Composition and relationships
4. Painting the values and underlying shapes
5. Impasto painting with a pallets knife
By the end of the course you will have
1. Learned how to use different media and techniques to create abstract still life work
2. Learned how to mix colours and the relationships between them and different media
3. Understood the distribution of light and dark play on objects and how to reflect this
4. Gained confidence in experimenting, exploring and risk taking with your work.
How will I be taught? What kind of activities will I be doing?
You will be taught how to paint a still life using three colours
Students will be abstracting from still life
Practical activities, using materials, paints, drawing
Developing observational skills and thinking about shape/colour/tone
Basic design elements inc composition / layout
Referencing other artists work through books or internet.
What will I need to bring? Where can I get this? What do we provide?
Students will need to bring their own materials; a basic pack including xxx is available at a special rate of £xx from Portobello Arts and Stationery on proof of enrolment. We would encourage the use of found materials such as wrappers or fabric for experimental collage
We will provide space, props, easels and canvas of various sizes
Will I get feedback? What could I do next?
You will receive individual and group feedback from your teacher, and each session will include a group crit.
Your teacher can advise on submitting your work to exhibitions, or galleries