An opportunity to explore and use different painting, drawing, collage and mixed media skills and techniques in a 2-hour session. Each week participants will be asked to respond to a brief set by Mario using their preferred medium. During the 2 hour session they have an opportunity to explore and use different techniques under the expert guidance of Mario.
Materials will be provided and Mario will continue to advise the best equipment to purchase for you to continue at home.
About the tutor:
Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary artist working with drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, book arts and performance and has exhibited across the UK and abroad.
His current work explores ideas around suggestion, speculation and second guessing – of presence and absence, invasion and evasion, concealment, protection, surveillance, identity, intimacy and the space between our public and private lives. Snatched glimpses, fleeting images, a sensation of constant flux and an array of hybrid, multiple, morphing forms all leave their mark, creating a sense of play and evocation and allowing for further narratives and interpretations to emerge.
Graduating with a Master’s degree in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster in 2012, Mario has been teaching since 2011 and enjoys delivering a variety of courses and workshops at City Lit and Watford Museum for both adults and children.