Annabel Tilley

West Dean College Short Courses with Annabel Tilley


Experimental Collage

27 Feb - 1 March 2022

Explore collage as a creative force, in itself, and as an inspirational tool in other art forms such as drawing and painting. Experiment with technique, colour, composition and the drawn line using a range of paper-based materials. 

Suitable for all

Ref: S2D11433


Extended Sketchbook

11 - 14 January 2022

A natural follow-on course from: The Instant Sketchbook, although you don’t have to attended the former to attend this. A predominate part of the course will revolve around using old books to create alternative sketchbooks. Working from your imagination the course will start with a series of rapid sketchbook exercises to develop topics of interest and explore how to work quickly and open yourself to serendipity. You will then proceed to creating an extended sketchbook, in an old book, where you develop and expand your own themes and motifs.


Ref: S3D11329


Experimental Mixed Media Collage and Drawing 

12-15 April 2022

Look, find, photograph, print, cut, collage, draw
Starting with a photograph, develop your approach, ideas and momentum to make new art through mixed media drawing. The course will provide you with unique ways of thinking about your subject matter, and the means to make new work with momentum in future.



The Instant Sketchbook

14-16 September 2022

Reboot and re-energise your art practice with an instant sketchbook. Make one, fill one and make another. Experiment with drawing, collage, composition and colour.


Paper Cut-Outs

30 June 2022

Explore the symbiotic nature of colour, line and form in the paper cut-out. Try your hand at drawing with scissors, cutting freehand and creating anything from a portrait or still life to an intricate pattern.


Introduction to Drawing and Painting with Pattern

29 June 2022

This mixed media drawing and painting course uses the motifs and patterns found in our everyday environment as a starting point for a series of drawn, painted or collaged abstract or semi-abstract works. 


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