Mixed Media - Collage to Canvas

A painting support or canvas can accommodate much more than just paint alone. Join us for a hands-on exploration and learn to effectively use mixed media in your practice. We’ll show you how to use a range of techniques including collage and photo-transfer processes, combining text, texture, paint and found objects onto canvas and board, with the intent of creating exciting mixed media works...

Taught by: Caroline List.

Description

A painting support or canvas can accommodate much more than just paint alone. Join us for a hands-on exploration and learn to effectively use mixed media in your practice. We’ll show you how to use a range of techniques including collage and photo-transfer processes, combining text, texture, paint and found objects onto canvas and board, with the intent of creating exciting mixed media works. 

With guidance from a professional artist, you will undertake a series of exercises examining a range of methods, as well as undertaking your own self-initiated project. You will also take a look at the history of mixed media painting and the artists who use it – including, Robert Rauschenberg, Kurt Schwitters and Chelsea College of Arts Alumni such as Chris Ofili and John Latham.

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you will have gained confidence in using mixed media and you will have learned a number of techniques for doing so. You will also have an understanding of how mixed media painting has evolved through the 20th century and how to incorporate it into your work.

Who Should Attend
Anyone who is excited by the idea of taking a painting beyond the surface of a canvas. You may have some experience of painting or be a complete beginner.

Course Level
All levels welcome



Tutor information

Caroline List is a practicing artist, who has exhibited internationally and in the UK, her work has been collected by a number of private and public collectors.  Caroline has worked as a visiting tutor at several eminent art schools such as The Royal Academy, Chelsea School of Art and Design, Bath Spa University and Central Saint Martins. She currently lives in London and her studio is with Space Studios

You can view examples of Caroline's work on her website, www.carolinelist.com and on Instagram.






Materials

Please bring the following items with you on the first day:

  • A selection of magazines/ found images

  • Black & white colour photocopies for photo transfer, laser copies are better than inkjet for photo transfer, bring A3 and A4 images

  • Scissors

  • Craft knife

  • PVA glue

  • 2 part epoxy adhesive – such as ‘araldite’

  • Drawing materials (pencils, charcoal, erasers etc...)

  • Current or new sketch book

  • Painting equipment, brushes, palette knife, rollers, sponges, combs etc.

  • At least 3 painting supports such as canvas, mdf board, or birch ply panel.

  • A smart phone or iPad to source images (if you have one)

A selection of materials will also be provided. 

Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.




Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
11/12/2017 - 14/12/2017Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
09/04/2018 - 11/04/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket
09/07/2018 - 12/07/2018Monday - Thursday10:00 - 16:004 Days£545Available Atterbury St - SW1P Add to Basket