Sketchbook: ideas, materials and techniques

Course Dates: 18/07/21 - 25/07/21
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
A fantastic introduction to creative processes using a variety of different media to develop an exciting sketchbook. A sketchbook is a great place to try things out, make mistakes and take risks - all in the nature of experimentation. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some previous drawing experience.
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Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00

Course Code: VH775

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Sun, day, 18 Jul - 25 Jul '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Explore experimental mixed-media techniques in a sketchbook, using drawing, painting and collage. Looking at artist’s work and developing personal themes you will experiment with materials, processes and image-making. Some drawing experience would be an advantage.

This course aims to develop the experience of experimental mixed media in a sketchbook, through the use of drawing, painting and collage. By 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, but also suggests links with fine art, sculpture and textiles.

What will we cover?


• Mark-making and creating surfaces for collage.
• Experimental drawing using line, tone and texture.
• Mixed media using drawing, painting and collage.
• The sketchbook seen as an art object.

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

• Explore mark-making as a personal means of expression.
• Experiment with expressive drawing techniques.
• Work with mixed-media techniques, combining drawing, painting and collage.
• Create individual themes.


• Explore mark-making as a personal means of expression.
• Experiment with expressive drawing techniques.
• Work with mixed-media techniques, combining drawing, painting and collage.
• Create individual themes.• Explore mark-making as a personal means of expression.
• Experiment with expressive drawing techniques.
• Work with mixed-media techniques, combining drawing, painting and collage.
• Create individual themes.

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

The course is for all levels. Beginners are welcome but previous drawing experience is useful.

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

• Demonstration, group discussions, handouts, practical work, one to one tuition.

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

• You will be required to bring one A4 sketchbook, for the course. Book bound or spiral, portrait or landscape with good quality cartridge paper is appropriate. Any other sketchbooks you may have, of a different scale or surface, (such as watercolour) can also be used. All other basic materials will be supplied, but if you have additional drawing or colour materials you would like to try, please bring them along.

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

contemporary art sketchbook walk, large scale sketchbook courses, sketchbook introduction to visual journey, mixed media and drawing projects and more.

Mario Lautier Vella Tutor Website

Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary, award-winning artist who began his art career at City Lit. After completing a number of short courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles, Mario went on to do the two-year City Lit Fine Art course before going back to university to gain his Masters degree. Mario regularly exhibits in the UK and abroad and his work can be found in private collections around the world. Mario has enjoyed teaching at City Lit since 2011. For more info go to mariolautiervella.com

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.