Community Wellbeing: Exploring Mixed Media
This engaging and relaxed five week mixed media course will introduce you to the work of celebrated artists and the materials they have used to express themselves through their exciting work. Each weekly workshop will enable you to create and experiment with your own creativity.
In visual art, mixed media describes artwork in which more than one medium or material has been used. Collages and assemblages are two examples of art using materials including paper, cloth, wood and found objects combined with paint.
It’s well known that art and creativity have a positive effect on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing and our Community Wellbeing programme has been designed to include courses that will develop your skills, confidence and promoting a sense of wellbeing.
Each weekly workshop will be delivered at a gentle pace with lots of tutor support and is suitable for beginners and more experienced creatives.
Our Community Wellbeing programme offers a series of free*, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental wellbeing for adults aged 19 and over (at the start of the course).
These courses are separate from our main adult learning courses and are tailored to support your wellbeing. *Please visit our Community Wellbeing page to see if you are eligible for a free place.
- Your tutor will introduce you to the work of a variety of artists, whos’ exciting work will inspire and show the diverse possibilities that can be achieved. How texture, mood, light and emotion can be expressed using mixed media.
- You will learn about a variety of painting materials and how to use them.
- You will experiment to produce a variety of collage and textural effects, enabling you to develop your creative skills.
- You will be introduced to landscape, portrait and abstract compositions.
- You will be encouraged to express yourself through experimentation.
- There is no right and wrong way to express yourself, but endless possibilities.
- We will discuss mindfulness and its benefits in helping to manage our daily lives in a positive way.
Teaching methods include:
- tutor demonstration
- individual guidance and support
- hands-on experience and experimentation
- formal instruction
- discussion and examples to see
All basic materials and equipment will be supplied but you may wish to bring your own:
- soft Pencils 2B or 4B
- brushes, three of various sizes
- PVA glue or pritt stick
- paint of your choice; acrylic, watercolour, or coloured inks
- A3 cartridge pad, approx.200gsm
- fabric, tissue paper, any small objects like tickets, greetings cards, newspapers or magazines that can be cut up and used
- any other used objects or ‘rubbish’ can be used
- other basic materials will also be supplied
You will need:
- Apron or wear old clothing