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Vibrant mixed media art

Art for Beginners - Mixed Media

Day of week:
The Cube (KAE), Folkestone
Level 1
10:00 - 12:00
11 weeks

On this exciting course, you have the opportunity to explore a range of different mixed media and collage techniques. The emphasis will be on combining water-based media such as watercolour and acrylics, with a variety of drawing media, e.g. pencil, charcoal, pastels, etc. Reference will be made throughout the course to contemporary and historical artists who have used mixed media and collage techniques.

By the end of this course you should be able to:
Select and use a range of water-based painting media in combination with dry drawing media.
Experiment with combinations of media and collage techniques.
Explore formal elements (line, tone, colour, texture, etc.) to develop visual ideas.
Produce a series of compositions that use mixed media and collage techniques.
Work to health and safety guidelines.

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson BA Hons Fine Art, is a highly respected artist and teacher, with many years of teaching experience across all education sectors, including Head of Art at the English College in Prague. Stephen continues to exhibit work regularly and maintains an active presence in the Folkestone Art scene.

View all courses taught by Stephen Thompson here

How will I be taught?

The tutor will use a combination of skills based learning as well as a more expressive approach to using mixed media. There will be demonstrations of technique and examples of other artists’ approaches to the subject being studied. You will also receive group and one to one tuition. Learners will be encouraged to discuss art and art practices and to learn from one another.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. You will need to provide your own materials and these will vary in cost according to the course requirements. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but bring along to the first session anything you have already that you think will be useful.

What can I do next?

A further mixed media course. If there is enough interest, we hope to be able to put on another course.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join this course

Getting to your course

Find us

The Cube (KAE)
Tontine Street
CT20 1SD

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/118300/M/LC.