ONLINE Mixed Media: Little Layered Landscapes - Wed 29th March 2023 at 10am
BOOKINGS CLOSED: Wed 29th March at 8am UK TIME
Due to the interactive nature of this workshop, we would encourage students to participate live and work along with the tutor, if possible.
A video playback service will still be provided to all students for 60 days.
Wed 29th March 10am - 12pm
This LivePlus™ online workshop is suitable for everyone. There will be work-along elements and so we would encourage students to have their materials to hand, ready to participate live during the class.
A fun workshop creating little layered landscapes with collage and mixed media. Gather all your scraps of paper and a basic set of paints and oil pastels and prepare to play!
We will explore different approaches and starting points using found, repurposed and handpainted papers. Cut, stick and layer then add in a splash of paint, a flourish of linework and a smattering of spattering! Work backwards and forwards through the processes – this is a very forgiving way to create an image – until you have produced a series of small samples.
We will be working across several images simultaneously exploring colour, layering and mark-making, allowing for ‘happy accidents’! These can be used as starting points for a bigger piece, sketchbook studies, or be little pieces of art in their own right – a perfect way to experiment with techniques and explore a theme through a mix of serendipity and intention.
Specific skills you will learn at the workshop
- Creative approaches as starting points for landscapes
- Using a variety of media in combination with each other
- Choosing and using colour palettes
Equipment & materials list
Materials are not included in the course fee. All the materials and equipment you will need are listed below.
- Medium weight watercolour paper (cold-pressed or ‘Not’ surface) or mixed media paper as a base.
- Lightweight cheap paper such as photocopy paper
- Old book pages, any lightweight printed patterned papers or handmade papers, brown parcel paper etc (You don’t need much, so just collect small offcuts and scraps)
- Optional: Wet-Strength Tissue paper (Carnival paper available from Amazon) or Deli paper (available from Handprinted)
- Acrylics in basic primary colours plus any others you may have
- Black acrylic ink (Daler-Rowney FW is a good make, but any waterproof ink is fine)
- Acrylic Matt Medium (the gel sort – Pebeo do a good cheap one)
- Oil pastels – basic cheap set
- Posca pens if you have them – not essential
- Reference photos of landscapes as starting points
- Brushes – whatever you have (including scraggy old brushes!)
- Feather or stick
- Small roller / brayer or pieces of card for scraping paint around
- Kitchen roll, water pots, kitchen sponge
Links to suppliers
All Ardington ONLINE classes and talks are accompanied by their own online blackboard. Helpful and easy to use, they enable students and tutors to share resources, ideas and photos with each other – just as you would in a classroom environment.
Karen will offer personalised critique / feedback via the blackboard for any work uploaded by students within thirty days of the class ending. You will be sent the link to access your blackboard in the week before your class begins and will have access for at least sixty days after the class ends.
After the live session has finished on Zoom, we will share the link to view the recording on the blackboard. You can watch the recording as many times as you like for sixty days.
We suggest that you do not buy any specialist materials more than one week in advance as, occasionally, a class may be cancelled due to low enrolment.