Mixed Media Art

370 TUTOR: Martina Cobbson


This mixed media art course will give you the opportunity to paint, draw, create collages and prints and give you an understanding of the basic elements of art. You will be encouraged to use a sketchbook as a visual diary, use different materials such as paints, charcoal, pastels and inks and discover different styles and techniques. The wide range of projects will be structured, but at the same time will give you the freedom to generate your own ideas and develop them in your own direction. This course is inspiring for anyone who wants to develop their art skills.


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Course Notes

Day 1 (letterform)

You will uniquely design the front page and first page of your creative sketchbook concentrating on letterforms. Using pencil, markers, watercolour and ink, you will use thick and thin strokes to create textures, patterns and rhythms. You will explore shape, size and colour and become familiar with letterforms which can portray their own personalities.

Day 2 (sketching)

Depict reality by simply using lines and tones. A simple introduction of how to sketch structures and different forms will be given, showing scale and casting shadows. You will use pencils, oil pastels, soft pastels and charcoal.

Day 3 (collage)

Make a collage using all kinds of materials, photographs, found objects, magazines and paint. You will create mixed media art that will make you think like an artist and designer. You will express yourself using composition, colour, texture and shape.

Day 4 (printmaking)

Make a print that you can use for a card or as a part of a mixed media piece of art. You can use lino cut or poly-card and ink for printing.

Day 5 (painting, drawing, mixed media)

Choose one of the projects that you enjoyed most during the week.

Course Tutor

Martina Cobbson

About Martina

Mixed media artist, architect technician and teacher Martina, has positive, enthusiastic way of approaching art and expresses this in all her projects. She inspires all her groups to appreciate and enjoy being creative. Martina studied at 'Beaux Arts' in Paris (1994), exhibiting at Kensington and Chelsea College in London where she got BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (1996) and while working for London architects and as a piano teacher she also achieved 'BA (Hons) Degree in 'Mixed Media Art' (2000) at the University of Westminster in London.

Studying psychology and art therapy after her art degree, Martina uses art as a therapeutic and very important medium to discover, express, understand and inspire one's inner self and the surrounding world. Since 2000, Martina has been organising art and music workshops and exhibitions, teaching foundation courses for Adult Education in London, running mother and toddler therapeutic sessions, preparing relaxing art projects for people with mental health issues, running children and adult art summer schools in UK and around Europe, set up courses for home educated students in Wiltshire, and other art and mixed media activities.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM