Buy a Gift Voucher
In-person course

Mixed Media workshop with Clare Cosens


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 you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the 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.


Clare Cosens at Clare Cosens Designs
39 Fern Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6PA
See more from this course organiser All reviews for this course organiser
Platinum Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.

Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners

Available as a gift

Learn about gift vouchers




2 hours (flexible times to suit)

Please select available date:


In-person course
- - #26023

Wow! what a great morning I had. No clue what to do before I got there. Clare had so many options for us to use. She showed us so much to generate our own thoughts. Once I got myself together with my thoughts, Clare helped me put my own slant on things. My piece was a Parisian type of theme with some text, now I can go home and have the inspiration to do something again.

Clare is so friendly, helpful, kind, knowledgeable and wanted us to go home knowing that we could try something again at home on our own. Will definitely definitely being attending more of her workshops again. Thank you Clare for giving me the confidence I needed.

In-person course
- - #26021

So much food for thought. I know I will be experimenting with the techniques that were taught. Clare is an excellent teacher. She is very knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to constructive ideas to make your work better. The tips on what makes a composition strong were particularly helpful to me. Very easy workshop to attend because she provides so many and so varied supplies——you can just show up.

In-person course
- - #16314

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.

In-person course
- - #15877

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.

In-person course
- - #14810

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.

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?