This course is about exploring ways to express observations of colour, pattern and texture that surround us. The programme 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.
You will be introduced to various materials and allowed 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 to give you choice and 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 the 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.
This course 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.
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.
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)
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.