2 day course Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September
Over the two days of this Mixed Media Weekend you will produce two different works using a host of materials and techniques. One day will incorporate the use of paint, ink, crayon, pastel, mediums and pastes, whilst the other will use some of these, but with more of an emphasis on collage. There will be lots of advise on colour use, composition and importantly how to create appealing marks and textures. You can work from Mitzie’s reference material, but you are also welcome to bring your own sketchbooks and photographs.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea both days
About the artist
Mitzie has a BA Hons degree in Painting & Printmaking, as well as qualifications in textiles and embroidery.
She says about her work: I have a strong bias towards tactile effects and a sensuous expression where visual dynamics and structure are being explored. At times I scrape into the paint using a variety of tools or I paint with unconventional items – anything that will make a mark. This creates a variety of textures and enables me to follow my feelings, painting in a loose manner rather than dictating what I am going to paint. This instinctive approach creates a visual experience. My subject matter is landscapes, townscapes, flowers and abstract. In this I am influenced by the Fauves and Expressionists like Kandinsky and Nolde.
What you will need to bring
Acrylic brushes – various shapes and sizes
Tear off palette
Acrylic inks and/or tube acrylics
Water dissolvable crayons or oil pastels (optl).
Texture paste – my favorite is Golden Fibre Paste.
Strong w/c paper 200/250lb
Different types of paper eg. magazines, wrapping paper, newspaper, coloured tissue etc..
PVA + brush/spatula
Most materials and equipment will be available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact us for more information.