Introduction to Mixed Media Painting

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These 8 week sessions intend to be fun with a relaxed environment where creative skills can flourish.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or have experience this introduction to painting and mixed media course is for all abilities.

The course is designed to boost your confidence, personal achievement and ability to draw and paint.


Week 1 Colour – Theory and Colour Mixing

Learn to mix colour, tints and shades. Develop knowledge of Colour Theory and some painting techniques.

Weeks 2 and 3 – Mixed Media Experimentation, Painting Techniques and Mark Making

Impasto, Blending, Sgraffito and stippling.

Weeks 4 and 5 – Composition Arrangements and Collage

Developing your own composition arrangement using a collage whilst getting ready for a painting based on two artists studies.

Weeks 5 and 6 – Developing composition arrangement and painting skills

Final design.

Weeks 6, 7 and 8 – Acrylic Painting on Canvas

Using the above techniques learnt over the course you will create an acrylic painting on a canvas,

Basic Materials needed (some provided)

  • HB, 2B, 4B pencils
  • Acrylic paint
  • Water pot
  • Mixing palette
  • Kitchen paper towel
  • Paint brushes (varied sizes)
  • Old plastic credit card or cut up plastic lid
  • Old comb
  • Palette and palette knife
  • Scissors
  • Small sponge
  • Water colour paint
  • Ink
  • Masking tape and wax
  • Range of A4/A3 Cartridge paper or quality A3 ring bound sketch book
  • Large old gentleman’s shirt or apron


You must be 19 or over to access this course.