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Mixed Media Photography

Mixed Media Photography

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Estelle Vincent


Join Mixed Media Photography and using the photographic image as a starting point, this three-day course will enable you to develop a project that explore expressive possibilities across a range of hands-on mixed media techniques.

During the three days you will cover various mixed media techniques including embroidery, paint, weaving and collage. The sessions will cover project proposal development, basic digital camera skills, editing, demonstrations on different approaches to mixed media as well as tutor and peer feedback on the development of your work.

Topics covered

  • Critical consideration of hands on manipulations and use of mixed media in contemporary art/photography practices
  • Photomontage
  • Collage
  • Weaving
  • Acrylic paint and palette knife
  • Acrylic paint and wide dry brush
  • Hole punch
  • Sewing & embroidery
Course outcomes
You will acquire knowledge and understanding of artists, themes and practices associated with mixed media photography and increase your confidence in experimenting with a range of techniques and materials. You will also develop your camera and editing kills in order to produce good quality images to work on and develop your personal mixed media photography project. 

Who should attend 
Photographers, artists, students and anyone looking to develop a project using photography as a starting point and enrich their art practice through hands-on techniques combining photography and mixed media. No previous experience is needed in this area, only an enthusiasm and an open mind to working with creative manipulations. Suitable for both beginners and students who have attended the one-day course in Photography and Mixed Media.


All Levels Welcome

Courses are typically taught by one or more of the tutors listed below.

Tutor Description

Estelle Vincent is a photographer and experienced tutor who has worked in photography, education and community arts for over 10 years. She holds a BA (hons) from Camberwell College of Arts and graduated with distinction from a Master's in Sociology: Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths University. 

She has recently completed her teacher training at the Institute of Education and currently divides her time between teaching adults on a broad range of photography courses at Morley College and UAL, running arts community projects for children and young people as well as developing her own practise. 

Estelle tends to work mainly with analogue photography and like to experiment with toy cameras; darkroom based alternative processes such as liquid light, photo etchings and embroidery on found photographs. 

Take a look at Estelle's work


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

  • Your digital camera (fully charged with memory card and usb cable / card reader)

  • Tripod if you have one

  • Imagery to experiment with: a set of printed photographs (any size, inkjet, C-Type or RC coated suitable), or postcards, magazine cut outs.

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • A notepad and pen

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.

Available dates