Mixed and other media

Mixed media images – paint, print, collage with Jo Dixon

Ref: SLW09439


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About this course

Study colours, patterns and textures and learn techniques for applying paints, dyes and inks to develop your ideas into samples or a finished piece.

Course Description

This course is about exploring ways to express observations of colour, pattern and texture that surround us. It is designed to encourage your creative expression through experimentation in a relaxed manner to find a personal vision.

The development of a theme around which to work, and an awareness of design, will structure your work, achieving sample ideas to develop or work towards a final piece.

It will offer you an introduction to various materials and an opportunity to explore their possibilities including paints, inks and dyes, printmaking from lino, polystyrene and card, designing and cutting stencils and exploring the surface with collage and relief techniques.

Each day processes and ideas will be offered giving you choice and a freedom to combine them to produce original images and surfaces.

The course will look at colour mixing and combining, with a wealth of possibilities sampled and applied onto many surfaces, papers and fabrics.

At the end of the course you will take with you a range of studies from which you can continue your own work in future and at least one final piece. You will also have gained increased knowledge and skills in working with a range of mixed media materials and techniques.

It is suitable for complete beginners or those with some related experience - a joy of colour and an open mind to explore with guidance will be encouraged.


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


  • The cost of providing basic general materials (printing materials, acrylics, glue etc.) which the tutor will bring for use by the group as a whole.

What students need to bring

  • Bring any imagery of inspirational help or just your imagination.
  • Optional:
  • Any collage materials you would like to use
  • Any papers and surfaces to work on
  • Special media and materials you have
  • Most importantly bring an open mind and a joy in experimenting.

Available to buy

  • Available from shop:
  • Lino, lino cutting tools
  • Scalpel / blades 10a
  • Acrylic and gouache paints
  • Selection of papers, Tissue paper white, Stencil paper, Special papers
  • Sketch book or paper A3 minimum
  • Calico and cotton fabrics
  • Selection of brushes

Student Review

" Great combination of teaching and inspiring by the tutor. Plenty of opportunity to explore own creative ideas with support, encouragement and advice from the the tutor "

Helen 2019


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.


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

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