Scratching the Surface – Mixed Media - Basingstoke Discovery Centre - Saturday 3rd and 10th August 2024


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Scratching the Surface – Mixed Media

Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Saturday 3rd and 10th August 2024

10.30am to 1.00pm

£30 tuition, and £12 materials fee, payable directly to the tutor

An introduction to the exciting world of 2D mixed media artwork.

Techniques explored include creating handmade decorative papers using mark making processes, developing mixed media samples and creating mixed media artwork. You will also explore formal elements/visual language, mark making, 2D construction techniques and investigating how other artists have explored similar themes/subjects, materials, processes and techniques in a similar way.

  • Identify a range of 2D/3D mixed media techniques, media, tools, and equipment associated with 2D mixed media artwork
  • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in selecting, using and applying a wide range of 2D mixed media techniques, media, tools and equipment effectively and safely
  • Select and apply a variety of mixed media techniques to create unique completed and finished 2D artwork
  • Identify, explore, select, and apply a selection of 2D formal elements, visual language and composition techniques to create exciting mixed media artwork
  • Explore and identify how mixed media artists have used a variety of mixed media materials, techniques, processes, tools and equipment within their own work and how this can support and inform your own creative practice (artist examples and group discussion)
  • Annotation and reviewing own creative practice (keeping and maintaining notes throughout the short course)

About the course: This course is designed to introduce you to the exciting work of mixed media and to develop your own creativity and sense of wellbeing, within this short course.

Who is this course for: Anyone who would like to try something new and to work with likeminded people developing their creative practice, health and wellbeing.

Previous knowledge or experience: None required, all abilities welcome.

How will I learn: Tutor demonstrations, questions and answers, practical activities.

How will I be assessed: Formative assessment only through Q and A, learner annotation/note taking, practical activities/samples/artwork (outcomes)

What shall I bring: Apron or wear old clothing. Box file to store mixed media papers and a note book.

Next steps: further craft activities at Basingstoke Discovery Centre- Craft & Chatter every Friday 10am-12:30pm; Knit & Natter every Monday 10am-12pm. Or other workshops and courses at the centre

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made:

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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