20-21 April: Mixed Media Techniques for Creating Textural, Contemporary Art. Workshop with Dawn Cawthra

Mixed Media Techniques

for Creating Textural,

Contemporary Art.

Workshop in the Long Room, Logie Steading on 20-21 April

led by Dawn Cawthra



Dawn is very excited to announce that her signature one-day course, Mixed Media Techniques, is not only returning after a 5 year break, it’s now a two-day course as she has added even more content! 

Whether you're new to mixed media and just taking your first steps, or an established artist looking to refresh or explore new art techniques, this course is designed with you in mind.



We’ll start by learning how to create successful colour combinations, painting our own charts and swatches, which we’ll use as inspiration for the foundation layers of our artwork.

Then we'll explore how to add layers, using collage and printing techniques to give depth and textural detail. We'll experiment with making simple stencils and masks that will add definition and focus to your background colours and patterns.


Here you will have the choice to continue to work with the samples from day one, practicing with the different elements of colour, collage, stencilling and printing, which can become the start of your own Creative Techniques Resource Book. Or, if you prefer, you can focus on creating a larger, finished artwork, using the techniques learned throughout Day one. If you have enough time, you could even do both!


Not only will you feel confident in how you choose and use colours in your art,  you’ll have gained skills in making your own stencils and masks, learned how to utilise patterned rollers and sponges, and how to use ordinary objects for printing and mark making.

Many of the materials and tools will be provided. These include specific paint supplies that youll use throughout the course (and then take home with you).

In addition, it would be useful if you brought a sketchbook: this can become your resource book of ideas, and you can keep on adding to it in your own time, so you can refer to it again and again. I will also send you suggestions of other optional supplies you may want to bring.

For further information, watch the video at:


 Location: The Long Room at Logie Steading, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QN  (About 10 minutes drive from the town of Forres, on the B9007, sign-posted off the A940, Forres to Grantown road).

Dates & Time: Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st April 2024. 10am to 4.30pm each day (I’m flexible if we need to stay a little longer to finish a process).

Fee: Early bird £160 booked before 18th March, £180 thereafter.

To book: email dawncawthra@icloud.com

Places are limited and a deposit of £80 is required to secure a place. (Please see * note below). 

Parking: There is plenty of parking at the Steading and easy access.

Refreshments: Teas, coffee & biscuits will be available throughout the day.  However, please provide your own lunch - The Cafe at Logie Steading serves delicious cakes and lunch!

*Please note courses are subject to run according to a certain number of bookings. If these bookings are not met then the courses will be cancelled on a 5 day notice. You will be offered a transfer onto a new date or a full refund.  However no refunds can be given if you cancel less than 10 days before.

Biographical notes

My training is in art, interior and textile design. With over 25 years experience, I have taught hundreds of students, inspiring them to let go of their doubts and limitations and find their own creative voice. I am passionate about colour and pattern, using both in abundance as I create playful artwork that is designed to bring joy and delight to the viewer.

More details can be found on my website:







Dawn Cawthra

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20-21 April: Mixed Media Techniques for Creating Textural, Contemporary Art. Workshop with Dawn Cawthra

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  1. Fishing on the river is restricted to 2 rods per beat and is to be by fly only. All fishing is from the right bank. By arrangement with the neighbouring estate there is no left bank fishing on the Relugas Middle and Top beats.
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