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Introduction to Journaling

Tutor: Amy Alderson
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start date: Monday 16 September 2019

Delve into and design your ideas through mixed media materials. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of methods:- daily writing, ink, watercolour, collage/mixed media - referring to various art and journaling practices. You will research creative methods and approaches such as collage/ pen and ink, design, illustration and mind mapping, and explore composition, style, colour and using postcards, art books and magazines, helping you gain confidence in creating a journal.


Materials List


Pencil - 2B or softer


Paints- red blue yellow and white- suggested acrylics - but any other water based paints would be fine.

Paintbrushes - a selection



One or more pastels - ideally oil

Pva and pritt stick

Other materials - optional -

Ideally approx A2 sized board, otherwise canvas - a cheap one from Tiger or similar.

Wear clothes you don't mind getting paint on!

Extra materials provided during the day may cost up to £2

About the tutor

Amy Alderson is a freelance artist with her own company providing art for film, media, galleries, art spaces and by commission.  She studied art at Hampstead School of Art and St Martins College London and gained a BA Hons in Visual Arts and Dance at the University of Brighton.  She has a strong working knowledge of teaching gained from current role as a further education art teacher and from previous positions including tutoring at Sussex Downs College.  Her commissions include the British Museum, key artist on award winning film, Peter, Praslin Pictures; galleries include the ICA the Naked Eye Gallery and In-house Artist at the Brighton Artists Gallery.