Mixed Media Classes

New classes starting in April 2018 Monday evenings and Thursday afternoons at Holy Apostles Church Hall in Cheltenham. Contact me now to reserve your place!

Have fun experimenting with mixed media in a relaxed and friendly environment. In 2 hour sessions over a course of 6 weeks we will use various types of mixed media so you can try out different materials and techniques to which you enjoy the most.

These classes are suitable for all levels. From experienced artists who just want to try out some different materials and techniques, right through to absolute beginners. I will give regular to attention to each participant and help you to have fun and develop some exciting new skills!




Here are just of some of the exciting mixed media subjects that will be covered;

  • Acrylic & mixed media – mark marking & the use of colour
  • Collage techniques
  • Oil pastels, charcoal & soft pastels
  • Figure drawing & sketching with mixed media
  • Flower painting with mixed media
  • Watercolour – techniques & using the medium in a fresh and free way

Inks, oil and soft pastel crayons, coloured pencils and charcoal and mark –making materials will be provided for you to use during the workshop, so all you need to bring is a few tubes of acrylic paint, a watercolour set and some brushes.

You can bring your own existing brushes, or I can recommend the Royal and Langnickel sets shown on my Workshops page, which are brilliant value at just a few pounds per set.

Please wear clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on, or maybe overalls as it can get a bit messy!


Annie – Professional Artist ” Being a well-established professional Artist, I’ve sold my work very successfully over many years to Clients far and wide. I wanted to broaden my knowledge and explore some new mixed media techniques to add a new dimension to my portfolio. I really enjoyed learning to be more free with my brushstrokes, to have fun and to paint with intuitiveness. As a result of painting alongside Celia, I have discovered a new enthusiasm and  re-ignited my passion for painting. I am also absolutely delighted that I have already sold some of the pieces created in the workshops, so it really was money well spent!”

Pete – Hobby Artist “ I have mostly concentrated on drawing and I always felt that everything needed to be very detailed, symmetrical and accurate. I hadn’t really done much painting at all beforehand,  and I was particularly interested in finding out how to paint loosely. One of the biggest things Celia taught me was not to keep going over  my work, not to fiddle, otherwise you just end up with mud! When we  painted a café scene,  I was amazed that there wasn’t much detail, it was very simple and yet it was really effective. You completely created the effect of lights and movement in the café window with just a few freely applied brushstrokes. I particularly liked that Celia never once interfered with my painting, she just demonstrated techniques and strokes alongside, so that I could use them to enhance my own work. I can’t recommend Celia’s classes and workshops highly enough. it’s given me a real buzz and I’ve found myself itching to paint again all week!”

Tea and Coffee will be provided. Please email me on celia@artbyceliabennett.com or telephone me on 07766 240503 for more details of forthcoming classes.

Price is £15 per class, which means a total of £90 to be paid at the time of booking. Credit cards accepted.

Please contact me for a quotation for any of the following;

  • 1-2-1 lessons
  • Small group tuition (2-3 people)
  • Corporate team-building sessions
  • Hen parties
  • Children’s parties



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