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Mixed Media Experimentation Workshop

22 February @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


In this Mixed Media Experimentation Workshop, easily create beautiful semi abstract paintings using a variety of paints and mediums. Explore and experiment with colour, form, and expressive techniques.

Course aims and skills/knowledge to be taught:

  • To experiment with different paints and mediums to create beautiful semi abstract paintings.
  • Using various paints including Watercolour painting techniques , watercolour paper and various brushes and tools.
  • Acrylic painting techniques using various paper based surfaces including prepared surfaces.
  • Use of inks.
  • Charcoal, chalk and oil pastels.
  • How to choose a colour palette and mix colours.
  • Surface preparation.
  • How to start a painting.
  • What makes a successful painting.
  • When a painting is finished
  • How to evaluate and critique your work.

Course outline for the day:

Morning activity 

  • Zarina will introduce the aims and content of the workshop.
  • The group will begin with abstract imagery aesthetics. Composition, balance, colour palette.
  • Zarina will talk about; surface, palette, mediums, and the best paints to use for the best results.
  • Zarina will demonstrate step by step, creative semi abstract techniques using paint to visualise photography in paint.
  • The group will paint along, completing all the painterly tasks.
  • Zarina will explain how to evaluate the created works and what makes a good painting.
  • The group will have opportunities during the session to ask questions and evaluate each other’s work.

Afternoon activity

  • Zarina will talk about colour and tone, light and dark, composition, balance and colour palette.
  • The group will continue completing all the painterly tasks.
  • Zarina will explain how to evaluate the created works and how to build on what you have created in this session.
  • The group will have opportunities during the session to ask questions and critique each others work.
  • At the end of the session there will be a group critique.

After you book a place you will be emailed the full workshop outline which includes the material list and a list of the materials provided by the workshop.

To book a place, either visit the RBSA Gallery website or call us directly on 0121 236 4353.


22 February
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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RBSA Gallery
4 Brook Street
Birmingham, B3 1SA Birmingham
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