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Mixed media: landscape

The Mixed media: landscape 2-day course covers a wide variety of techniques to build up tactile, textured relief surfaces and visual textures to create imaginative and personal landscapes.  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. 

Suitable for beginners, improvers and intermediate.  Everyone is welcome.
Sat + Sun weekend course


Key Information


17 – 18 June 2017

Days: Sat + Sun
10 – 4pm


includes most materials

3 places remain
  • 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
    Drawing paper:
      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

  • Diaries from previous courses

  • “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.”
    Carol H

    “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”
    Kerry W

  • Weekend Course: 10 – 4pm
    Tutor: Brian Raymond

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced, adults

    Group Size
    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.

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    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
    • Inks
    • Cardboard
    • Fabrics
    • Moulds
    • All the equipment, brushes, etc you need
    • Newsprint

    The following items are provided
    Drawing boards
    Masking tape
    Bulldog clips
    Newsprint paper
    Other materials: eg, acrylics, drawing ink, etc.

Course structure

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, particularly in the creation of abstract and imaginative landscapes.

Click the blue Materials to bring tab
to see what you need to bring.

Day 1
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 textured art work on paper, with guidance and inspiration from my own landscape-inspired paintings.

Day 2
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 a second textured mixed media painting on paper, with guidance and inspiration from my own landscape-inspired paintings.


“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.”
Carol H

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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. 

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  1. Donna Black
    28 September 2015 @ 9:19 pm

    Hi. Have you got other dates coming up for the Painting with Textures course? Really want to do it but can’t make the October dates. Thanks


    • artfulantics
      29 September 2015 @ 7:44 pm

      Hi Donna

      Good to hear from you. The next dates for this course are planned for April 2016. Booking for this will be available from November.
      Look forward to seeing you again. Are you joining us for the Autumn social in my studio? Details were in the newsletter I sent out yesterday.
      Best regards


      • Donna Black
        3 October 2015 @ 9:47 am

        Hi. I won’t be able to make it to the social I’m afraid. Looks good though! I’ll look in Nov for the booking info. Looking forward to it.


  2. Kate Hardy
    11 September 2015 @ 9:18 am

    Dear Brian,

    I am really glad to have found your website, as I would really like to begin to paint.

    I have never been very arty (although I write professionally), but I feel like I would really like to develop some representational skills and particularly work with colour.

    I am 100% beginner. but can it do the ‘Begin to draw and paint’ session, so thought I could try the ‘painting with texture’ class. Do you think this would be appropriate?

    The other thing is that I have M.E., which makes my health quite unreliable and inconsistent. So there would be a danger that I would book and be unable to attend. Is there any way around this? For example, booking and paying and deferring the course last minute if I was unable to make it. I know places are limited, so this is a complicated ask.

    I really look forward of hearing from you.



    • artfulantics
      11 September 2015 @ 9:25 am

      Hi Kate
      Great to hear from you – welcome on board! All my courses are suitable for beginners to experienced artists so you can start with any course that intrigues you. Obviously the Begin to draw and paint is specifically for beginners, but as you can’t make that date – don’t worry. The Paint with textures is a really fun and experimental course and will teach you loads of ideas and techniques you can use when painting. I’ll email you with more details. Regards Brian


    • artfulantics
      5 October 2015 @ 5:16 pm

      Sorry you won’t be able to make the social – but I look forward to seeing you next year on the paint with texture course.
      Best regards


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