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Acrylics & Mixed Media Art Class – Spring 2016

Birch Trees by Christine (Demo)
Make a fresh start to 2016 with acrylics & mixed media, “Essence of Spring” themed workshop. Learn how to combine various mediums and techniques to create patterns and texture to reflect the elements of springtime.

Starts: Thursday January 21st for 5 weeks 

(All dates will include Jan 21, 28  – Feb 11, 18, & 25)

Location: Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham

For this block we will take a look at acrylic & mixed media techniques for:

a) representing ice / water
b) reflective, refracted and shiny surfaces
c) texture, pattern and design

The idea behind this block is to have fun and explore creating either a realistic, semi-abstract or abstract piece of work representing the “Essence of Spring” using acrylic paints, mediums, pastes and gels combined with some stencils collage and other ephemera. Other dry or wet media may also be combined e.g. pastels, charcoal, inks etc to produce different marks or patterns (depending on your painting).

Birch Trees by Christine

Bring with you any sketches or pictures you would like to use as reference for your paintings, also any items you may want to use as collage for texture or pattern.

The outline plan for the block will be:Wk 1 & 2 – plan & prepare composition, prepare support and lay down initial layers of collage, texture and pattern

Wk 3-5 – Develop further layers, add further marks & effects, refine and adjust composition to finish stages.

If desired you can also work on more than one piece at a time as some mediums take a while to dry.

All supports, materials and other equipment is provided.
Please feel free to bring your own materials for this workshop (artist quality is recommended for best results).

Fee is £12.50 per week pay as you go or £67.50 to book the full 5 weeks.

Free parking, coffee & tea provided.

For more information contact Midge at

PLEASE NOTE: This block is now FULLY BOOKED! However I can take advance bookings for the summer/autumn mixed media sessions so please contact me to be added to my waiting list.


Mar (4 weeks) 10, 17, 24 & 31 – Life Drawing & Portraiture with Mixed media, Pastels, Acrylics or Oils

April (4 weeks) 7, 14, 21, 28 – People & Places, Exploring Urban & Rural Scenes with Mixed media, Pastels, Acrylics or Oils.

For more information, pre-booking please contact me at
Please note: Places fill up fast so please book in advance.

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