Mixed Media Basics

5-Week Class
Wednesdays April 21-May 19, 2:00-3:30pm (PDT)
$95 Non-member | $85 Members
Live Zoom Workshop

Hosted  by Art Center Morro Bay

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. In this live Zoom workshop you will combine acrylic painting, collaging, texturizing and adhering found objects. You will also learn the basics such as working with acrylic paints & medium, basic color mixing and composition. You will end up with 2 final mixed media pieces by the end of the class. Have fun blending a variety of mediums and techniques to create art that is rich, dimensional & unique. The magic happens when we welcome accidents and mistakes to happen. In this class you are free to discover what organically unfolds. This class is ideal for anyone with little or no prior art experience and is the perfect introduction to mixed media. Adults 18+

Week 1 | Intro to Acrylic Paints & Mediums
Week 2 | Intro to Composition: Creating balance & harmony with paint & collage
Week 3 | Textured Surfaces
Week 4 | Begin Working on Final Project
Week 5 | Integrating Found Objects

Below is a list of materials you will need for this class.

  • 9 x 12 in. (140 lb.) Watercolor or Mixed Media Paper
  • Acrylic Paints (Variety of Colors + Unbleached Titanium White OR Buff)
  • Paintbrushes (1”-1/2” wide + variety of sizes)
  • Paint palette, butcher tray or plastic plate (for mixing paint)
  • Cup (for water & brushes)
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Gesso & Palette Knife
  • Matte Medium, Decoupage (Matte) OR Mod Podge (Matte)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Hairdryer
  • Collage materials
  • Mulberry Sampler Packet
  • Scissors
  • Plastic Putty Spreader or equivalent
  • Tissue Paper (white or any color)
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate (OR E6000-keep in mind this is toxic and should be used in ventilated areas)
  • (2) 8 x 8 inch preprimed art boards (you’re free to work on more then 2 completed pieces)

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 during the duration of the class, plus a week after the class has ended.

You must register directly through Art Center Morro Bay – Click here to grab your spot