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Collage & Mixed Media Course

Tutor: Mary Chapman
Location:  Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date: Thursday 20 April 2017

Explore your creative side with beautiful pieces made from recycled paper, embellishments and found materials. Perfect for beginners and professionals alike, this course will give you an excellent grounding in different techniques from collage to printing . It's also a great way to meet like-minded and creative people in a fun, friendly and supportive environment.

Materials list can be found below

Images: Artwork by former students on the course - Mask above by Annette Routledge, artwork below by Matti Zunec, Liz Milner, Dipti Frankel & Ali Cardosi.  Click the images below to see larger version.

About the tutor

Mary trained in Printed Textiles at Winchester School of Art.  She has always had a great love of decorative art, texture and colour.  While studying at Les Arts Appliques in Paris, she was inspired by the great collage artists, appreciating the diversity and freedom found working in this way.  The intense, bold colour and often humerous dynamic forms make her work instantly recognizable.  Cut and torn paper collage shapes are glued down with paint and/or monoprint line added.

Since 1988 she has exhibited her work extensively in galleries and trade shows, including in London, Paris, New York, as well as close to home in Sussex.  Her teaching experience ranges from one-to-one mentoring to teaching at art centres and colleges.  Find out more at www.marychapmanarts.co.uk

Click Here For Materials List

I would suggest bringing the basic materials to the first session and then we can discuss more fully what you will need later on. I can show you examples of papers etc I use and recommend. You may like to share these amongst the group rather than buy individual packs of paper or fabric remnants, tubes of ink or rollers. You can get a 10% discount at Clarkes in Bond Street if you show your printed booking confirmation. I also buy from the Works in Brighton Marina for cheap papers, sequins, paints and other decorative items. Tiger in North Street and Churchill Square has become a firm favourite with the groups... plenty of choice and very reasonably priced. Some items are optional or could be shared. I will bring images etc but start looking for images from books, postcards etc that appeal to you.



Please bring on Day One: 


White cartridge paper (can be purchased in the class)
Newsprint  (can be purchased in the class) 
A selection of coloured papers, of different thicknesses, some shiny if you wish 
Pritt stick or PVA (Marvin Medium or similar) 
Glue spreader or brush 
Kitchen roll or old rags 
Scissors 
Old newspapers 
Magazine images, textures and colours you are attracted to 
Folder or portfolio  or large plastic bag - to transport artwork 
Apron or old shirt 


Later on in the course, you are likely to need: 


A wide variety of coloured papers of different textures
A range of pencils and other drawing instruments such as twigs 
Black water soluble block printing ink e.g Daler Rowney (  a small tube would be enough, or wait and buy a large tube between you) 
Ink roller ( I have some available and there are often others in the group who bring to share) 
Glitter glues in colours of your choice (optional) 
Sequins (optional) 
A few basic acrylic paints in primary colours (red, yellow, blue plus black and white) 
Water jar or container 
Screw top container for PVA glue if you want to take home 
Basic brushes 
Recycled packaging e.g colourful cardboards, wrapping papers, greetings cards etc to cut up
Basic set of oil pastel (optional) 
One or two canvases .... to be discussed (Tiger, Clarkes or the Works) 
Fabric remnants