Mixed and other media

Paint and process – mixed media with Veronica Slater

Ref: S3D10427

Suitable for all

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About this course

Explore generating ideas for your personal art practice, working with impasto and glazing in both acrylic and oil paint, whilst using collage and photomontage to stunning effect.

Course Description

The course provides a basis for the development of a personal practice, generating ideas through process, whilst exploring a range of methods and materials. It will act as a sort of sketchbook brainstorming hub, where you will investigate techniques and experimentation to instil a process of enquiry.

During the course, you will explore the different properties and juxtapositions of collage/photomontage. You will then prepare light coloured impasto grounds, using acrylic paint and PVA as a base for your paintings. These will be used to apply techniques of glazing with oil paint over impasto and collaged/photomontaged surfaces, building a skill base that enables you to unlock the creative and expressive potential of paint.

By the end of the course, you will have gained confidence in working across a wide range of media to generate ideas. You will have acquired a diverse set of skills in working with collage and photomontage plus an understanding of using impasto and glazing with acrylic and oil paint. This will result in being well versed with the different properties of paint and its application to working with images in mixed media.


Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above

Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.

6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).

8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.

Daily timetable

Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.

From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).

Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.

Last day

Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.

Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.

(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)

Course Materials


  • On this course the College will supply some of the materials including some cartridge paper and newsprint, PVA, some acrylic paints and odourless white spirit substitute (Zest-it) to share amongst the group.

What students need to bring

  • Any items from the list below that you may have.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Oil paint - medium tubes
  • Alizarin Crimson, Viridian Green, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Ultramarine Violet, Lemon Yellow, Spectrum Orange, Burnt Sienna, Lamp Black, Titanium White and Cadmium Yellow
  • Linseed oil and Liquin
  • Acrylic paints – system three (or equivalent) medium size (500ml)
  • 2 x Cadmium Yellow, 2 x Cerulean Blue, 2 x Emerald Green, 2 x Cadmium Red, 1 x Spectrum Orange, 1 x Violet
  • Palettes for acylic paints and palettes for oil paints
  • Brushes:
  • Hoghair brushes including a half inch hog hair brush
  • 1.0 sable brush
  • Cheap decorator's brushes – a range of 2inch to 4inch wide
  • Rags, jam jars
  • Overalls are essential as it’s going to be very messy
  • Newspapers/magazines and old rejected photographs that can be worked on - blurred ones are great
  • Available from tutor:
  • The tutor will bring some items that can be purchased from her.


Veronica Slater

Veronica Slater trained at UAL, Northumbria University, MAFA and Cardiff University, PGCE. Her teaching experience is extensive, including The City Lit, London with international exchanges. She has been in prominent UK touring shows and is featured in Dammed Fine Art and Outlooks. Work in public collections includes The National Library of Scotland.


Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

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