Phoenix Brighton

Textile and Mixed Media Sculpture – Phoenix Art Space (

Course Details

  • 18 & 25 February 2024
  • 2 Sundays, 11:00 – 17:00
  • Red Room, Phoenix Art Space
  • 2 Sessions
  • 10 Maximum Attendees

Transform your salvaged family heirloom textiles and loved but longer needed objects into semi-abstract sculptures, mythical 3D characters, memory boxes or mixed media wall hanging.

This two day course will show you how to exploit the narrative potential and emotional value of things you cannot bear to throw away and use them instead to create a work of beauty, comfort or magic. We will use a wide range of inspirations from the sculptures of Louise Bourgeoise, Meret Oppenheim and Joseph Cornell boxes to medieval reliquaries, Guatemalan worry dolls and shamanic masks.

This course is suitable for all levels including beginners.

Develop Your Own Project – Phoenix Art Space (

Course Details

  • 19 February – 25 March 2024
  • 6 Monday mornings, 10:00 – 13:00
  • Red Room, Phoenix Art Space
  • 6 Sessions
  • 10 Maximum Attendees

This course is designed to help you to unleash the potential of a project you may be carrying in you but don’t quite know how to translate into a tangible outcome. It is also aimed at those craving creative time but needing an informal structure to identify their areas of interest and an opportunity to enhance their practical art skills. This course is also for anyone interested in building an art portfolio or wanting to develop their own visual language and art practice.

It is suitable for all levels and interests areas including drawing, painting, collage, character and costume design, illustration, mixed media 2D and 3D work.

Throughout the six lighthearted but stimulating sessions you will have an opportunity to:

  • Learn how to respond to fine art and design briefs
  • Use mind maps and mood boards to generate ideas
  • Establish your own themes and areas of interest
  • Create design sheets, mock ups, prototypes and experimental swatches
  • Create a final outcome such as a painting, mixed media work, a set of illustrations or designs, or a sculpture

Designed and facilitated by Phoenix artist and PT 19+ Art and Design Foundation Leader, MET College, Dagmara Rudkin.

This course is suitable for all levels including beginners.

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