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Portrait in Mixed Media]


Tutor: Amy Alderson
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: Saturday workshop, 07 July 2018


Learn skills to improve portrait drawing technique.  We will then practise various original exercises to experiment with mixing materials including- collage, acrylic, ink, pastel, wax resist. Work with a model on short and long poses using mixed materials.

Amy Alderson is a practising artist with 24 years experience

Materials List

Pritt stick or PVA glue for collage

A set of basic acrylic paint

One ink in black

At least one oil or soft pastel




Various brushes- ideally soft hair

Optional -

A favourite postcard

Any interesting cuttings from sheet music, old books, newspaper/ magazines or


Board or canvas to work on

About the tutor

Amy Alderson is a freelance artist with her own company providing art for film, media, galleries, art spaces and by commission.  She studied art at Hampstead School of Art and St Martins College London and gained a BA Hons in Visual Arts and Dance at the University of Brighton.  She has a strong working knowledge of teaching gained from current role as a further education art teacher and from previous positions including tutoring at Sussex Downs College.  Her commissions include the British Museum, key artist on award winning film, Peter, Praslin Pictures; galleries include the ICA the Naked Eye Gallery and In-house Artist at the Brighton Artists Gallery.