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Mixed media courses and workshops all across the UK. Create art with textile, colour, paper, glass, metal, plastic, wax ... and anything else that inspires you! Learn from mixed median artists, sculptors and tutors.

Image for  Machine Embroidery- Stitch Doodling with Julie Brand from Tigley Textiles in Worcester
Next course on 30th July 2017
Machine Embroidery is now such a popular art form and can be done in so many different ways. Rather than make one finished piece and learn one technique, Julie aims to show you many ways that machine embroidery can be used with plenty of examples to inspire you. Suitable for beginners, sometimes even easier, as you have to forget everything you’ve previously learned about precision and just go with the flow. You will need to...
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Courses run weekdays only - Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm. Contact Phil to book a time to suit you. During the workshop you will learn the techniques of encaustic wax painting. Phil will demonstrate and show you how to use this fantastic medium and you will produce several wax paintings which are yours to keep. By the end of the day you will be able to use the tools of encaustic wax painting to...
Image for Mosaic Making with Montet Designs
Next course on 30th June 2017
An introductory mosaic class that will be taught using glass and ceramic tiles. Within the 2 hour class you will be taught how to cut and place your tiles and will be given direction and resources to best support you in the design and layout of your mosaic. There's nothing quite like a beautifully handmade piece of art for your home or garden. Come make your own and enjoy your work of art for many...
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Next course on 1st July 2017
I enjoy inspiring and encouraging others to try a new art form, or to develop their existing skills with fabric and stitch. At the workshop we experiment with free-machine embroidery 'drawing with stitch', and cut out and applique fabric shapes onto a background fabric, to create a series of samples and a finished piece to take home at the end of the session. Let me know if you already have an idea of the type...
Image for Wire & Mixed Media Sculpture Courses with James Ort
Come and make sculpture out of less traditional materials. Wire is so expressive and gives you endless possibilities. It’s like drawing in air! Join James Ort for this inspiring and practical course that will teach you free-form wire sculpture techniques to bring your ideas to life. You can make animal or human figures, abstract forms or decorative pieces – basically anything goes! The wire used is surprisingly easy to handle and can be cut and...
Image for Contemporary Encaustic Introductory Workshop
A one day introductory workshop for a maximum of TWO persons £120 per person. Sessions are planned on demand, so please contact me for a mutually convenient date. I run the day from my new workshop on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. I provide all materials, a light lunch and drinks throughout the day. During the session you will work on a hand-crafted cradled birch ply panel. You will learn about the tools, materials and...
Image for Mixed Media and Stained Glass Mosaic Classes
Chrissy Webster runs this three hour Mixed media and Mosaic art class for adults at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Other venues will be added later in the year. Chrissy is a qualified tutor with experience in schools,colleges, community art settings and at visitor centres and galleries. Mixed Media Mosaic classes feature the use of specialist glass techniques using tempered glass, stained glass, or vitreous glass. For example, in the tempered glass mosaics students...
Image for An introduction to drawing with free machine embroidery. All abilities welcome.
In this friendly Friday and/or Saturday half day workshop, students are helped to find an area of interest such as painting, drawing, mixed media and machine embroidery that they would like to experiment in. Tasks are set which are fun to do but structured, offering maximum support and allowing enough freedom for individuals to develop ideas as their work progresses. In the first hour students will try out a variety of art and textiles methods....
Image for Decoupage the modern way - Essex
You get to decoupage a white frame with a mirror insert, a white wooden coat hanger and a candle, using serviettes. This is an enjoyable and relaxing class, for all levels of craft experience. The class, includes many techniques and tips, to achieve, beautifully decorated items that you keep. The items can be decorated using matching or different serviettes, and can be for your own home or as gifts.
Image for Drawing Course for Complete Beginners
This is a complete beginners' class. Maybe you've always wanted to learn to draw or just get some tips to improve your drawing skills then this could be what you've been looking for. Lots of people have a slight fear about drawing usually brought on from bad school memories, well fear no more as this is a relaxed way to gain confidence in your drawing skills with some simple tips and techniques to show you...