Mixed media drawing and collage

Course Dates: 13/03/22 - 03/04/22
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Explore mixed-media techniques and composition using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artists' work and developing personal themes, you will experiment with materials, processes and image making. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.
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Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00

Course Code: VH476

Available start dates 

Sun, day, 13 Mar - 03 Apr '22

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to extend your experience of mixed-media and composition, with traditional materials (pencils, charcoal, pastels), and the manipulation of collage, paint and paper relief. Looking at artist’s work and developing personal themes you will experiment with materials, processes and image-making, in an expressive and creative way. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.
Projects may be interpreted in either an abstract or more literal manner.

The course may appeal to anyone interested in mixed-media drawing, but also suggests common links with fine art, sculpture and textiles.

What will we cover?

- Abstract and observational drawing techniques, with line, tone, texture, colour
- Methods of mark-making
- Mixed-media techniques – drawing, painting and collage
- Looking at artist’s work and selecting subject matter
- Composition in 2D and relief.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Look at artist’s work and select subject matter
- Develop mark-making as a personal means of expression
- Explore mixed-media techniques and materials (collage/relief)
- Develop a composition or series of images.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for students who have some drawing experience (ie have completed at least one course of 'Drawing 1' or equivalent) and those with a more specialist interest.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Handouts, presentations, demonstrations, practical work, individual and group tutoring and group discussion.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All basic materials provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You may wish to develop your work in collage and mixed media on one of the 'Contemporary collage and mixed media' courses, 'Abstract drawing', 'Large scale sketchbook' or 'Large-scale drawing and painting' courses.

Ruth Franklin

Ruth Studied Ceramics at Harrow College of Art, and MA Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art. From 1978 Ruth began as Art College lecturer, where she discovered her great love of teaching. In 1982 she began teaching regularly at Camberwell College of Art, on the Foundation and Degree Courses, and in 2002 she moved to City Lit, where she has been teaching regularly on Ceramic and Mixed Media Courses. Inspired by the expressive qualities of different mediums and techniques, Ruth’s work has moved from hand-built clay forms, to mixed-media sculptures, sewing, collage and drawing. Looking at personal experiences for inspiration, Ruth has been making sculptures inspired by her family history and professions. Ruth’s teaching aims to ignite students’ own personal expression, through diverse set projects, expressive materials used, and techniques taught. On-going encouragement of students’ strengths, enables confidence and self belief to develop. Ruth has exhibited extensively, and has her work in several Art Collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Crafts Council, London. Website: www.ruth-franklin.co.uk Instagran: ruthfranklin_artist

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.