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Events & Courses

Mixed Media Collage & Canvas with Seana Mallen

Saturday 9th July - Sunday 10th July | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mixed Media Collage & Canvas with Seana Mallen

Mixed-media  Collage on Canvas
An Exuberant Celebration of the Prairie Gardens
for artists of all abilities

July 9/10



Indulge yourself with a fun, beautiful & creative weekend! 


Day one. gelli-printing and watercolour


Inspired by the garden, we gather and create our materials,  first working collaboratively to watercolour the tissue paper that will become layers of colour and light   and then individually gelli-printing directly from grasses and foliage to make evocative impressions for collage. NO drawing necessary! (Unless you want to, of course!)


Day two. Collage and acrylic on canvas


With all the beautiful sheets of coloured tissue and array of botanical prints  ready, today we will play and experiment with compositions and combinations, layering the tissues and prints into your personal interpretations, your visual poems and songs that capture your response to the gardens.


Two days for £120.


Price includes:

All the materials for the gelli printing. 

1 A5 Seawhite’s concertina sketchbook

All tissues, glues and mediums

1  20cm x 50 box canvas.

to enroll, please email seana at

Or call 07787 – 621063

When you enroll, I’ll send you a short materials list, and optional list of things that could personalise and enhance your artwork, but all you really need to bring is an open mind and an enthusiasm to play!

Seana Mallen is an internationally acclaimed artist who loves to share her passion for  watercolour. She has exhibited her work in galleries from California to the Middle East, including the Royal Academy. She has over 30 years teaching experience at university and adult education level. Her favourite thing in life, along with painting, is watching her students blossom and thrive.

 To see more of her work and read students’ testimonials, please visit her website,,

 or find her on instagram @seanamallen

 and feel free to get in touch with  her there  or by email at if you have any questions.

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