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Mixed Media Art Class – Belper, Derbyshire

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Mixed Media Art class – Belper, Derbyshire

Course description: During November & December artist & tutor Stephanie Sian Coley will be running 6 weekly mixed media art classes. All of these sessions will take place at The Strutts Centre, Belper, Derbyshire.  All ages & abilities are welcome. Subject matter and art materials will vary throughout the course. Each week Steph will select a suitable photographic image to work from and she will try to vary these as much as possible. Steph will email everyone the image prior to each class, so that people can print this out or get it displayed onto another device if possible. Each week Steph will also share what art materials she’ll be working with during the class. Again these will vary. People can then either select the same art materials as Steph, or use something entirely different. It’s often really interesting when people work on the same subject matter in a variety of different mediums.

During each class Steph will discuss the chosen image with everyone and she’ll also run through exactly how she plans to tackle it. She’ll create her own artwork and she’ll describe her process during the class. People can then work on their own artwork while Steph is creating hers. Steph will answer any questions if anyone has any, she’ll constantly check up on everyone’s progress during the class and generally everyone has a rather relaxing few hours.

At the end of each class Steph usually posts a link onto her Facebook Page for people to post their finished artwork onto. It’s always nice to see how everyone has got along and it’s also a really nice way for people to share their thoughts on everyone’s artwork.


Week 1

Tues 9th November

10.00 until 12.00


This will be a wildlife week. I’ve selected a rather lovely head shot photo of a giraffe. The image has bags of character and plenty of texture too, which should make it a fun little image to tackle.



Week 2

Tues 16th November

10.00 until 12.00


This will be a fiddly little architecture week. A lot of detail in this photo, plus a wee bit of perspective too, which is always handy to tackle every now and again.


Week 3

Tues 23rd November

10.00 until 12.00


The third session will feature some figurative drawing and some lovely folds of fabric. There’s also some lovely shadows and negative spaces in this week’s photo.


Week 4

Tues 30th November

10.00 until 12.00am


Week number four will incorporate a spot of nature, landscapes, trees, moody skies, which is not always my preferred subject matter. As a photo this does have a rather nice atmosphere about it, which should make it an interesting subject matter.


Week 5

Tues 7th December

10.00 until 12.00am


This will be a portrait session, so plenty of proportions, measuring, angles etc.



Week 6

Tues 14th December

10.00 until 12.00am


My final session will be an anything goes session. Something a bit abstract and a lot more playful and experimental than the previous sessions.


Location: These art classes will take place at The Strutts Centre, Belper, Derbshire DE56 1UU

Dates & times:

  • Week 1 – 9th Nov – 10.00 until 12.00am
  • Week 2 – 16th Nov – 10.00 until 12.00am
  • Week 3 – 23rd Nov – 10.00 until 12.00am
  • Week 4 – 30th Nov – 10.00 until 12.00am
  • Week 5 – 7th Dec – 10.00 until 12.00am
  • Week 6 – 14th Dec – 10.00 until 12.00am

Cost: £12 per 2 hour session

Select how many sessions you’d like to book onto and pay accordingly. Please contact me if you would like any further information regarding these classes.


Phone: 07966586613

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