Mixed Media Drawing (Intermediate)

1. Overview

This course explores experimental drawing techniques through the application of a variety of mixed media art materials, techniques and supports - ideal for portfolio building.

Students will be introduced to and encouraged to explore the properties of a variety of exploratory new media possibilities.

2. What you will study

Development studies and personalised projects will encourage the investigation of individual creativity and awareness through experimental mark-making, variety of paper surface, and the use of combined tonal and colour drawing media.

Students are encouraged to begin a sketchbook, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and the work of other mixed media artists. This becomes a visual diary of their development during the course. Class talks, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice are all methods of delivery.

The course includes drawing on location, studying directly from a life model and the opportunity to spend a taster session learning a printmaking process in the Gray's School of Art printmaking workshop.

This course runs alongside students from the Drawing Colour: Application and Composition course.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Drawing course or who have equivalent experience.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £310

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional information

This course includes three location classes requiring students to travel to alternative venues: on campus and within Aberdeen City.

Students must provide their own drawing materials. Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided. Paper for exhibiting purposes will be provided in week 16. A life model is provided during the course.

View the Mixed Media Drawing Materials List (PDF 102KB)

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 5 Oct - 23 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 11 Jan - 1 Mar 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Friday 7:00pm - 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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