Delightful Decay: Acrylics and Mixed Media Workshop

Delightful Decay: Acrylics and Mixed Media Workshop


Using a variety of acrylic pastes and collage, we will work through a series of stages creating layers & textures. Having constructed an interesting base we will then work in a combination of washes, thicker paint and drawn marks to create a lively atmospheric image, adding more collage as needed and sanding back through paint to create distressed surfaces. A fun day with plenty of demos and step-by-step instruction.

What to bring:

Heavy watercolour paper (approx. 350gsm) or mountboard / back of sketchpad (painted white if you’re using this) or MDF (painted white).

Lightweight handmade papers /tissue paper/packing paper/book pages /music scores etc (whatever you have – we will be using it to create texture & pattern)

Drawing pencil; Water-soluble pencils / crayons / oil pastel if you have them (don’t buy specially)

Acrylic matt medium (the gel sort, not the fluid medium– Winsor & Newton, Pebeo & Liquitex all make one)

Acrylic paints – whatever you have – if buying specially just buy primary colours and white

Mixing palette, brushes (whatever you have), glue brush

Kitchen roll, water pot, scissors

Inspiration / source material of old buildings (these could be farm buildings, urban or industrial etc

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Any other materials not specified for the students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops


Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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