Art Workshops 6 - Mixed Media

Ref: C3741237

In this course we will experiment and enjoy the many different techniques offered by Mixed Media, using all the things that we have covered in previous classes ( though anyone can join in, no previous experience is necessary ). In visual art this refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed. Mixed media" tends to refer to a work of visual art that combines various traditionally distinct visual art media—for example, a work on canvas that combines paint, ink, and collage can be called a "mixed media" .

Course aim

Mixed Media this course will cover diverse artistic techniques and the use of various materials: work on paper and canvas using combination of paint, ink, etc.. And collage.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • To understand the combination and use of different techniques and the use of diverse artistic materials.
  • To have experimented and used different techniques and materials.
  • To show a basic understanding of composition, perspective, the use of colour, form and light.
  • A selection of finished art work.
  • To enjoy the freedom of expression and creativity.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • It is enormously satisfying when students develop their own work outside of class, and many do but I understand that not everyone has time there are other commitments.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be weekly open discussion with the tutor, and personal monitoring of progress throughout the course. We learn by experiment, and group critiques (crits) allow everyone to explore results and provide critical feedback.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Additional materials of all different sorts will be needed ( paper, newspaper cuttings, old books for scraps cloth anything that is to be incorporated in the art works).

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Art Workshops 6 - Mixed Media


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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