Visual Art

Colourful Mixed-Media Illustration

From: £60.00

Tues, 21 March 2023


Incorporate drawing, painting and simple mark making techniques to create a colourful nature themed illustration.

There will be an additional £5 fee to be paid directly to the artist on the day to cover the costs of materials used.

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During this creative illustration workshop, you will learn how to combine different drawing and painting media to add layers to your gel printed image.

You will have the chance to explore both watercolour paints and inks, along with a range of drawing tools. These can be incorporated into line and wash images.

Inspired by the beautiful ever-changing natural environment of the grounds at Shambellie House and the local Solway Coast, we will draw and paint plants, birds, and animals in an illustrative style.  




Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Julie Stephen

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Julie Stephen is a freelance illustrator, fine art printmaker and art tutor. Julie worked as an art and design teacher for over 20 years but is now focussing on her own visual art business, The Artful Corner.  Julie also creates ethereal hand pulled gel prints, layering colours, shapes and textures inspired by forest walks, trips to the shore and sunlight through trees.

About The Day

Full day 10-4pm

Start 10am Welcome and Introduction

10:15am Sketching demo and ideas with pencil.

10:30am Attendees sketch out and share ideas

10:50pm -11am Short Break

11am-12pm Outline drawings with pen and allow to dry. 

12pm-1pm Colour theory demo, followed by time for the attendees to create a colour harmony and experiment with the different painting media.

1pm-1:45pm Lunch

1:45pm-2pm Demo of completing the mixed media illustration. 

2pm-3:45pm Attendees add colour to their final artwork. 

3:45pm-4pm Evaluation and discussion. Payment of any extra materials used

Essential information

Please wear old clothes or bring an apron/old shirt or overall. The inks and paints although washable, will stain clothing. 

There will be an additional £5 fee to be paid directly to the artist on the day to cover the costs of materials used.

This workshop is suitable for all.

The workshop takes place in the Ground Floor Drawing Room.  There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.


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