Mixed Media Basics

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Mixed Media Art is the ideal medium to explore your creative side without the pressure of having to be artistic or create a perfect piece of art. Have fun using a variety of mediums and techniques. By combining collage, acrylic painting, layering, found objects and more, you’re free to experiment and be spontaneous in whatever you create. During the process we invite accidents or mistakes to happen, while finding beauty in the imperfections.

In my mixed media class series you will have the opportunity to create multiple pieces through the class, with each week building on each other so that your pieces will have dimension and richness.

This workshop will cover the following:

Creating Visual Balance – Learn basic layout composition & color principles to create visual balance and impact as a foundation.

Creating A Background – Creating a background is the foundation of your artwork. Learn quick & easy applications with acrylic paint.

Layering – The essence of mixed media is working with multiple layers. Layering collage, text, paint and handmade papers only creates more depth and richness to the artwork.

Collage & Adding Text – Learn how to discover patterns, themes and putting together multiple images to create interesting collages. Also have fun incorporating handwriting, words, favorite quotes or text.

Image Transfer – Transferring your own photographs or images directly onto your art is the perfect way to personalize your artwork. Learn an easy technique to transfer images and experiment with different surfaces like wood, cloth or directly over your artwork. We will also cover how to prepare the surface for a successful transfer.

Texturizing with Special Effects – Add interest to your artwork by creating  depth from different surfaces with patterns and textures. Learn easy and fun special effects techniques such as crackling, splattered patterns, gesso texturing and sanding.

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