Art for Beginners: Mixed Media

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Course code: PL1256F

In this class you will use a variety of art materials to learn a range of creative techniques, within a relaxed and supportive environment.

When and where


From 13 Jun 2024 to 11 Jul 2024
Thu 10:00-12:00

5 weeks

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13 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:00

20 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:00

27 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:00

04 Jul 2024

10:00 to 12:00

11 Jul 2024

10:00 to 12:00


King's Park Leisure & Learning Centre 

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre, Kings Park Drive



Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £65.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £65.00, the concession rate is £33.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This course is fantastic for those just starting out using mixed media to create pieces of art. </p>

<p>Topics may include: </p>

<li>Use a variety of different art materials, such as acrylics, watercolour paint, inks, pastels, watercolour pencils and much more. </li>
<li>Combine some of these materials to create a painting in a subject of your choice. </li>
<li>Create many special effects using the above mediums plus additives and provides lots of opportunities to experiment with techniques such as marbling, mono printing, wax resist, collage and impasto. </li>

<p>A range of subjects can be included seascapes, landscapes, animals and birds, underwater scenes, people, and abstracts. </p>

<p>All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. </p>

<p>Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. </p>

<p>Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. </p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. </p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. </p>

<p>Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you. </p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.   </p>

<p>There is no qualification or examination attached to this course. </p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This is a Beginners course, and you will be expected to have no experience in the subject or very basic knowledge of the subject, including some memory of the subject from school. </p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.</p>

<p>You should also bring any relevant art materials that you have available to the first session, but before buying expensive materials and equipment please discuss their purchase with your tutor.</p>

<p>You are advised to wear old clothes or an overall to protect your clothes. </p>