Mixed media: texture
The Mixed media: texture 2-day course covers a wide variety of techniques to build up tactile, textured relief surfaces and visual textures. You will leave with a wealth of ideas that will give your paintings a new dimension and depth, along with developing your creativity and artistic self confidence.
17 – 18 June 2017
Days: Sat + Sun
Time: 10 – 4pm
includes most materials
My courses are suitable for everyone. But why?
Mixed ability classes are dynamic and offer increased learning opportunities.
Beginners are inspired by working alongside more experienced learners.
Experienced learners build self confidence by sharing their knowledge and skills.
Streamed classes can put a ‘glass ceiling’ on your learning and limit your progression.
Adult learners bring a life time of skills and experience to the class. This can’t be streamed.
I believe in leaving the opportunity open for unexpected leaps of learning and creativity that can propel students beyond the narrow definitions of ‘beginner, intermediate or advanced’.
This is why – We draw. We learn. Have fun – together.
Essential items to bring
Pencil: 4B, 6B, 8B or 9B
Kneadable ‘putty’ rubber
Winsor & Newton, Medium Surface Cartridge Pad – A2, 220gsm -or-
Daler Rowney Fine Grain – heavy weight drawing pad – A2, 200gsm
Optional items to bring
Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
Rag (old cloth) for smudging charcoal or paint when drawing
Wear old clothes or bring an apron
Pen and notebook for taking notes during the course
“I learnt lots of tips and ideas and ways of using everyday objects to create two lovely paintings which without the teaching from Brian I would not have thought I was capable of or had the confidence to try. I am happy with the resulting paintings.”
“I found the course very good. Brian encourages but doesn’t push, he gives you the idea and then lets you get on with it.”
“Good fun, it’s nice to explore and play with different materials”
Weekend Course: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond
Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced, adults
Min 6 – Max 10
Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.
Have a look at the Course gallery.
MATERIALS YOU WILL USE
Apart from your sketchbook and essential drawing materials, all the following are included as part of the course fee.
- Charcoal (compressed and willow)
- Chalk pastels
- Oil pastels
- Soft pencils
- Emulsion paint
- Acrylic paint
- watercolour paint
- Wax crayon
- All the equipment, brushes, etc you need
The following items are provided
Other materials: eg, acrylics, drawing ink, etc.
You will discover a new rich textural language that when used in your drawing and paintings bring a rich tactile quality that makes your work infinitely more interesting and engaging. You will learn how to create relief tactile surfaces using acrylic paints and mediums alongside other techniques. All techniques are demonstrated before you have a chance to try it out. By the end of the 2-days you will leave with a wealth of ideas and techniques that may very well change the way you work in the future.
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to see what you need to bring.
The morning is spent exploring and experimenting with different consistencies of acrylic paint learning how it behaves when painted over a variety of surfaces. You will learn how to create textures using a variety of application methods using emulsion, glues, gesso, collage and ways of layering your mixed media that will result in stunning looking textures. The afternoon is spent using your new skills in creating your own abstract textured art work on paper, using one of my paintings as inspiration..
The morning continues with new texture demonstrations and more chance for you to experiment and learn. Today we will use cardboard, moulds, and print methods to create more stunning textures. The afternoon is spent using your new set of skills to create another abstract textured art work on paper, using one of my paintings as inspiration.
“I learnt lots of tips and ideas and ways of using everyday objects to create two lovely paintings which without the teaching from Brian I would not have thought I was capable of or had the confidence to try.”
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What can I expect
Part of the Be more Creative series of courses the Paint with Textures course is designed to support your ongoing development as an independent and confident artist. You will have the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques, processes, artistic best practice, all sprinkled with a dose of good old fashioned inspiration!
- Loads of individual 1:1 tuition, and teaching by demonstration and examples.
- Short Courses that will encourage your independence, self-confidence and creativity.
- Flexibility to explore your own ideas.
- Honest and supportive feedback through tutor-led and group ‘critiques’.
- Encouragement to take chances in a supportive and learning-led environment.