Book of Creative Discoveries
Next class to be scheduled soon!
LIVE on Zoom (requires a computer, tablet or smart phone with a camera enabled).
In this class series we will be exploring different mixed media techniques such as watercolor effects, mark making, paper fabric and much more. These techniques will free up your creativity by staying spontaneous, abstract and organic. We will explore how to combine different mediums & materials to create textural and artistic pages for a book you will then bind together. This class is about having fun doing something spontaneous without having to be artistic or perfect in what you create.
If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing for the duration of the class.
New to using Zoom?
Here is a quick video on how to join the classroom
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live? No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so I also offer a Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.
This is how it will work. After each class session you will receive an email from me with a link to the recording of the class. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for viewing for the duration of the class only.
Below is a list of materials you will need. I’ve tried to make it some what easy so only a few items may need to be purchased.
You will not need all the materials on the first week and will have some time to order items you don’t have.
Upon registration, you will receive an email with a detailed schedule and what materials you will need at each class session.
9 x 12 in. (98 lb., 90 lb. or less) Watercolor Paper or any paper that can handle mixed media applications
Watercolor paints (tube or pan set)
Acrylic Paints (Variety of Colors)
Matte Medium or Mod Podge
Instant Coffee & small plastic cup to mix in
Paintbrushes (a variety of different sizes)
- Paint palette, butcher tray or plastic plate (for mixing paint)
- Cup for water & brushes
Variety of mark making tools (credit card, putty spreader, palette knives, old worn out paint brush, old comb, branches, leaves, twine, etc)
Spray bottle with water
Tissue Paper (usually used for gift wrapping, white or any light color)
Thin Twine or Embroidery Floss
Brown Grocery Bag or mailing Kraft paper
Awl, single hole puncher or something to pierce holes into your pages
(3) 1” Binding Rings
Special Effects with Watercolor
Mark Making | Colorful Cheesecloth
Through the Holes
Putting the Book together | Apply design
Show & Tell