Mixed and other media

Mixed media landscape painting with Jo Dixon

Ref: SLW08818

Beginners/Intermediate

£392.00
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About this course

Develop your own interpretation of landscape with acrylics, inks, pastels and collage. Learn to build richness to the surface of your work with expressive drawing and mark-making, layering, colour, pattern and texture whilst exploring collage and simple printing techniques.

Course Description

Explore mixed media and creative approaches to develop your own interpretation of landscape through recorded, remembered and imagined themes. Working inside the studio and outside in the inspiring West Dean environment (weather permitting), learn mixed media techniques and then develop them in your painting.

You will expand your visual language through experiment and with guidance. Looking at line, composition, colour, pattern and texture you will be encouraged to develop your own artistic ideas to express a personal vision.

You will develop an awareness of colour through studies and combinations and will work in a variety of scales using mixed media including acrylics, inks, pastels and collage materials. You will learn to build a richness to the surface of your work with expressive drawing and mark making, layering, colour, pattern and texture, whilst exploring collage and simple printing techniques.

The tutor will support you with a series of demonstrations plus one to one guidance to help you discover how to apply techniques to your own work. You will complete a series of experimental studies or work towards a finished piece(s).

Bring an open mind to experiment and a joy of colour, pattern and texture.

Timetable

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

Included

  • The course fee includes the cost of providing some materials shared amongst the group:
  • Basic paint media
  • Some drawing tools and materials
  • Basic oil pastels, chalks, charcoal
  • PVA glue
  • Printmaking materials
  • Printing inks
  • Basic paper

What students need to bring

  • Landscape photos/ images for inspiration
  • Camera /download lead for printing if you have one
  • Bring any collage materials/papers you may like to use
  • Apron /old clothes
  • Outdoor clothes and footwear

Available to buy

  • Basic drawing materials (good pencils - 2B +)
  • Sketchbook for working outside and recording (A4)
  • A3 pad watercolour paper at least 140lb
  • Any acrylic paints you already have
  • Watercolour paint box (for outdoor use)
  • Small bottle for water
  • Palette / or old plate
  • Variety of brushes suitable for acrylic paint and watercolour
  • Craft Knife / or scalpel knife
  • Scissors

Tutors

Jo Dixon

Jo Dixon trained in Textiles and Print at Winchester School of Art and also completed a Foundation in Art Therapy at Bath Spa University. She has a PGCE and many years' experience of teaching adults and children of all ages and abilities. She exhibits her work regularly and has a series of limited edition Giclee prints available.

Accommodation

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

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