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Exploring Drawing in Mixed Media (Autumn 21)

Experiment with drawing techniques over six weeks and produce a portfolio showing individual development in a variety of monochrome mediums such as charcoal, ink and wax, conté crayon and collage. You'll learn composition, scale, tonal drawing, expressive mark making and surface and texture.

Week one: Create a series of monochrome drawings using mixed mediums focusing on one small object from every surface and angle.

Week two:  Explore composition, as well as positive and negative space with still life drawing using multiple objects, continuing to experiment with surface and texture in monochrome media.

Week three: Create pictorial space and perspective through line and tonal relationship.

Week four: Explore composition from multiple angles, viewing points and light/dark contrast. 

Week five: Discover botanical studies of plants applying a variety of mediums.

Week six: Produce a final piece of work focusing on any aspect of the course and deliver a presentation on a portfolio piece to receive feed back from tutor Noel and group. 

What you need: We cannot provide equipment at this time. Please bring...

  • Biro
  • Rubber
  • Pencil
  • Coloured felt tip pens
  • Coloured pencil crayons
  • Charcoal  

Paper will be included for each session.  

Tutor: Noel Holmes

Noel has a broad based experience in Art and Design which underpins her teaching practice In a variety of contexts.  Noel trained in both Fine Art and textile print design, her career includes commercial print design for a variety of textile companies for interiors. She is currently producing her own range of fabrics, wall papers and light shades. Understanding colour relationships is a very importance element in her work.

In parallel to her practice Noel has worked as a free lance art and design tutor primarily at Arts University Bournemouth where she has taught on the Foundation Course, Textile Degree and running classes for the short courses programme in drawing, life painting, landscape painting and textile print. 


Tickets: £60 for six sessions or £12 per week 

Sessions: six week term from Monday 13 September - 18 October 1pm - 3pm

Book your space on Exploring Drawing  in Mixed Media at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

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  • Exploring Drawing in Mixed Media (Autumn 21)

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