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Mixed Media workshop with Clare Cosens

Duration: Two and a half hours

Price: £25

Run by: Clare Cosens
at Clare Cosens Designs

39 Fern Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6PA

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About the Course

This two and a half hour workshop provides the perfect opportunity to develop your Gelli Plate prints into a mixed media work of art. The workshop will be divided into the following stages:

Stage 1 - Inspiration
We will look at different artists work to gather inspiration for your mixed media piece.

Stage 2 - Design Tips
We will explore possible layout designs and experiment with composition, focal points, choosing a colour palette and balance.

Stage 3 - Sampling/Techniques
We will experiment with a variety of mixed media techniques, developing your Gelli Plate Prints using collage, creating texture with modelling paste and using distress inks to add colour. You will also learn how to die-cut shapes to build embellishments. We will also explore stitch and adding text/phrases.

Stage 4 - Creating your own mixed media piece
You will then apply your preferred techniques to create your own unique mixed media piece that you will present in a 10” x 5” mount.

Clare will support and guide you through this process and help you to achieve your desired results.
This workshop is suitable for both beginners or people with more experience that are looking to develop their skills.

This workshop is designed to develop your Gelli Plate prints created in a previous workshop with Clare but you are more than welcome to attend the workshop and bring your own images to work with.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

You will need to bring along your Gelli plate prints, but all other materials will be provided including a 10"x5" mount and backing board to frame your mixed media piece of artwork. Tea, coffee and biscuits will also be provided.

Want to review this course?

Really enjoyed this course. Clare is an excellent teacher and is happy to share her extensive experience and flair for design. I had attended Clare's Gelli Printing course first (also excellent) so had several background sheets to use on the day. All participants did something completely different and we learnt lots of techniques and different approaches to producing a finished mixed media project. Can highly recommend this course.

- - #16314

This was the follow up workshop to a gelli printing session I had attended earlier in the year. I've done a fair bit of mixed media but I still learnt some new tips and techniques that I hadn't considered before. Clare is exceptionally generous with her time, energy and resources which makes all of her workshops fun and inspirational. I walked away with a picture that I am proud to hang on my wall.

- - #15877

This was the 2nd workshop we attended,as a follow up from the gelli printing. Clare showed us some mixed media techniques we could use, and we set about making our own pieces. Loads of inspiration was provided,and Clare guided us through the processes. We had a great time and we’re all delighted with what we produced.

- - #14810

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Suitable for beginners

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