Still life painting with mixed media

From £28

Wednesday 20th July  7:00 – 9:00pm (BST)

  Online – Zoom

  • Category: Workshop
  • Experience level: All abilities
  • Tutor: Abigail Harris

16 spaces available

- +


This class is supported with products from our sister brand Winsor & Newton.

What you will get from taking this online workshop: 

  • Experimentation with mixed media, working with watercolour, ink and pencil 
  • An understanding of how to compose a still life scene 
  • Knowledge of how to capture texture, form and light, specifically when illustrating food 
  • Your very own artwork – an illustrated still life painting  
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: Design a still life painting from a scene of your own creation 

Fancy trying something a bit different, learning new illustration and painting techniques, or simply having a bit of fun? This workshop might just be for you! In this one-off workshop tutor Abigail Harris will guide you through the process of creating a still life painting. Beginning with a few warmup exercises, you’ll have the opportunity to play with watercolour, ink and crayon (or anything else you fancy!). Abigail will then move on to teaching the main part of the workshop where you’ll create your own take on the still life photo provided. You can choose a section to illustrate or recreate the whole thing – the choice is completely up to you! The focus of this workshop is to not only learn technical skills when handling different media but to have fun. Whether you have developed an illustrative style already or are completely new to creating art this workshop will provide a friendly, chilled environment to play, have fun and expand on your creative skill set. 

Abigail is a freelance illustrator and pet portrait artist who graduated with a degree in Illustration from the University of Plymouth. Abigail now works in her home studio, working on a range of commissions as well as running a small Etsy shop.  

Additional materials you will need: 

  • Pencil 
  • Rubber 
  • Sharpener 
  • Jar of water 
  • Kitchen roll or tissue

Materials bundle includes: 


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.