Young People: Mixed Media Design with Nicole Line

Opening: 29 Jul 2024, 10:30 - 15:30

29 Jul 2024 – 31 Jul 2024

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:30
10:00 – 17:30

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Leighton House Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328
  • Underground: High Street Kensington, Olympia or Holland Park
  • Coach/Car: Coaches may drop visitors off outside the Museum but cannot park.
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This three day course for young people (11-18 years old) focussing on surface design and will explore a multi-disciplinary array of artistic skills and techniques.


This three day course for young people (11-18 years old) focussing on surface design, will explore skills and techniques, including experimental drawing, fashion illustration, mark-making, printing onto textiles and garments, and developing mood-boards and sketchbooks for your current projects and portfolio. Who should take this course

  • 11-18 years old.
  • Curious minds with an interest in art, fashion, textiles and design, or those who fancy doing something a bit different.
  • Suitable for anyone studying art,  and those considering college application or a Foundation course.

Topics Covered

  • How to use visual research as a source of inspiration for your designs.
  • Experimental Drawing, inspired by the museum and garden.
  • Drawing development for textiles.
  • Designing and cutting paper stencils.
  • Screen printing onto fabric / own garments with exposed screens and with your designs.
  • Fashion illustration.
  • Developing sketchbooks and concept mood-boards.
  • How to present your work in a portfolio.

The course includes a private tour of Leighton House and a garment handling session with the museum's curators.

Useful information

  • The course takes place on Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 July, 10:30am - 3:30pm at Leighton House.
  • Bring a packed lunch.
  • All materials provided, but bring scrap fabrics and old garments to upcycle and transform through print. 

Mix techniques and combine unusual qualities together, creating a collection of small samples to take forward into future projects.

Course Outcomes

  • Compile a collection of work for future projects.
  • Understand and combine printing processes, and use of colour and pattern. 
  • Collaborate and work  independently, take part in multidisciplinary discussions and share techniques, skills, experiences and materials.
  • Learn the good practice of how to document your creative journey through photography and film. 
  • Last but not least... have fun experimenting!


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