Mixed Media Sketchbook Course

June 05, 2024 - June 19, 2024



Discover how to refine your creative process, spark new ideas, and strategically plan projects through engaging hands-on mixed media techniques. Acquire essential skills to transform your sketchbook into a powerhouse tool for all your artistic pursuits. This course is suitable for all levels.
About your instructor:
Drawn by the endless offerings of painting as a medium, Mitchell Villa’s process begins months before his brush makes the initial mark on his canvas, with each composition beginning in a singular idea. Rooted in the expression of figurative painting, Villa draws from a variety of art historical movements, including the Rococo and Baroque, to underpin both his aesthetic modalities and conceptual leanings. His paintings develop in a series of sketches, studies, and collages, and transition into painstakingly detailed photoshoots using live models and props whereby Villa articulates his specific vision for his larger-than-life paintings by hand-selecting each element of the composition. This methodology results in a familiar, yet surreal sensibility verging on the excessive.
Mitchell Villa is a self-taught artist residing on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Special Instructions

Three Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19 from 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM.

Registration Details

Register online: https://www.ladysmitharts.ca/event-details/mixed-media-sketchbook

Suppy List

  • Mixed media sketchbook
  • Pencil and sharpener
  • Fine tip Sharpies
  • Your choice of felt pens, oil pastels, or crayons
  • Ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Glue stick
  • Exacto Precision Knife
  • Scissors
  • Shop towel or paper towel
  • Water bucket
  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • Reference and collage material (photos, old magazines, books, printed images)
  • Paint - Please bring a selection of your favourite acrylic paints
  • Brushes - Please bring a range of your favourite brushes, including #6 and #14 flat brushes

June 05, 2024 - June 19, 2024
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Arts Council of Ladysmith and District
444 Parkhill Terrace
Ladysmith, , V9G 1V6