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Mixed Media: Still Life

Our mixed media still life course is for all levels of students with an interest in working from direct observation but in a more experimental way than a traditional drawing or painting class.
  • Who is it for?

    The mixed media still life course is for all levels of students with an interest in working from direct observation but in a more experimental way than a traditional drawing or painting class.

  • What does it cover?

    By attending this course you will: reference both historical and contemporary artworks and observe, record and explore ways to layer, add depth, texture, tone and pattern to your work.

  • What will it be like?

    Using collaged papers and a variety of drawing materials which may include graphite, paint, wax, bleach, glue as well as mono-printing. Students will produce artwork from still life displays set up in the classroom.

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    All basic materials and media will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own paints/brushes and collage paper, plus there are some heavy or textured papers that can be bought in class at cost prices.

  • What could it lead to?

    Your tutor will be happy to advise on suitable follow-on courses or project ideas for home/studio work.

Available Courses

Mixed Media: Still Life

Our mixed media still life course is for all levels of students with an interest in working from direct observation but in a more experimental way than a traditional drawing or painting class.

25 September 2024 – 30 October 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1252
£153 / £53
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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06 November 2024 – 11 December 2024
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1253
£153 / £53
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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15 January 2025 – 19 February 2025
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1254
£153 / £53
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 February 2025 – 02 April 2025
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1255
£153 / £53
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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30 April 2025 – 04 June 2025
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1256
£153 / £53
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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11 June 2025 – 16 July 2025
Wednesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1257
£153 / £53
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing And Painting

Traditional skills and experimental approaches to working from the life model. Suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. Each week will explore different themes to give participants a comprehensive set of strategies for working from the model.

10 June 2024 – 15 July 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1221
£166 / £60
6 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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26 September 2024 – 12 December 2024
Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1261
£339 / £119
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Over 60s Art

Use simple, fun techniques, and gain skills and confidence in a range of materials while developing a personal style. This course is not suitable for absolute beginners as much of the work is advanced, experimental and/or relates to exhibitions visited by the class. There are many other painting and drawing classes at the Mary Ward Centre or Blackfriars Centre which would be more suitable.

26 September 2024 – 12 December 2024
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:10
£130 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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16 January 2025 – 03 April 2025
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:11
£130 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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01 May 2025 – 17 July 2025
Thursday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:12
£130 / £46
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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Life Drawing and Painting

A course suitable for those new to life drawing, using short and long poses, experiment with various drawing and painting media while learning traditional skills.

23 September 2024 – 09 December 2024
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1212
£339 / £119
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 September 2024 – 09 December 2024
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1215
£366 / £128
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1213
£339 / £119
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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13 January 2025 – 31 March 2025
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1216
£336 / £128
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 April 2025 – 21 July 2025
Monday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:1214
£312 / £109
11 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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28 April 2025 – 09 June 2025
Monday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:1217
£182 / £63
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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For more information contact The Departmental Administrator at admin@marywardcentre.ac.uk

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