A Beginners Guide to Mixed Media with Sarah Hunt

Five week Creative Course


21 June, 28 June, 5 July, 12 July and 19 July 2021


We are booking up to 12 people on this course, on the understanding that from 21 June all social distancing measures will be relaxed. If this is not the case, we will ask the last 6 people who joined to transfer onto the next available course. 

We are committed to working with our artists and communities in continuing to provide opportunities for creativity during these challenging times. Together, we have been working throughout lockdown in reconfiguring our courses to ensure the safety of all concerned without compromising on quality. Find out more about our new safety measures.

Gift vouchers available

Please read our Covid-19 Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.

Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for complete beginners or anyone just needing a creative ‘jumpstart’ welcome.

What will be covered in the class?
Mixed media is such a broad, all-encompassing topic that it is easy to become overwhelmed before you even start experimenting. During Introduction to Mixed Media, Sarah Hunt will take the mystery out of mixed media and help you get started making art.

This 5 week course is designed to encourage a playful approach to creating images in mixed media, while being guided through elements of colour theory, composition and application. It is perfect for beginners who are looking to build confidence and skills.

The first three weeks you will explore different mark making techniques using a variety of tools and media, working from both your imagination and observational studies. You will build up a folder of resources, which you will use to develop a final piece inspired by an image of your choice. Why not use the Arts Centre’s historic parkland setting as a resource for your studies, gathering natural materials and drawing inspiration from the plant life and buildings which surround our art workshop.

What will I need to bring?
  • Drawing pencils (HB, 2B, 6B are a good start)
  • Rubber
  • A set of basic brushes suitable for watercolours or acrylics (not needed first week)
  • A set of acrylic paints including black, white, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and ultramarine blue (not needed first week)

Art Room, only accessible using stairs.

Sarah gained her Master’s degree in Contemporary Crafts from Falmouth University in 2009. Alongside creating her own work, she is an experienced tutor, leading art and textile workshops for both children and adults for nearly 10 years. Sarah has also worked for arts and health charities promoting the benefits of creativity for well-being, and travelled in South and Central America learning about their textiles and culture. She is passionate about experimenting with new creative skills and sharing them with others in a relaxed and playful way..

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance refunds will be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.

In acknowledgement of these exceptional times, Milton Keynes Arts Centre has amended its refund policy on a temporary basis. Students are now entitled for refunds in the following circumstances:

  1. If you are unable to attend a class as you are showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  2. If you are unable to attend a class as someone you live with is showing coronavirus-like symptoms
  3. If Milton Keynes Arts Centre cancels or postpones classes.

Refunds shall be made on the basis of every class students have missed.

In all other instances outside of these circumstances, bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
As a registered charity, it can sometimes be necessary to share photos and videos of our community outreach in printed matter, social media, press releases and funding applications. By taking part in this event you grant Milton Keynes Arts Centre full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming to help achieve our charitable aims.

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