Mixed Media Collage: 6 week class

APRIL 4 - May 9 
139 N Liberty ST SUITE 101

In this beginner to intermediate level class, you will learn to use drawing materials, acrylic paint, magazine images, paper and other materials to create a ready-to-display mixed media work on cradled wood panel.

Students will:   

  • Discuss composition, visual balance, texture, and other basic art concepts 
  • Learn about mixed media supplies and techniques 
  • Experiment with a variety of art materials
  • Learn proper techniques for application of media and layering
  • Walk away with at least one mixed media artwork worthy of display


Included with registration fee:

  • 9x12 cradled wood panel 
  • Gesso
  • Masking tape
  • magazines
  • paints
  • drawing materials
  • paint brushes 
  • foam brushes

Supplies to bring:

  • An X-acto or craft  knife with 5-10 extra blades 
  • A pair of sharp scissors 
  • Cutting mat or an old cereal box 
  • Mod Podge (matte, satin, or gloss - whichever you prefer) 
  • An envelope, folder or container to keep all your cut pieces in 
  • Paper media to cut up: Magazines, maps, sheet music, book pages, drawings or paintings on paper that need a new life, old motivational posters that no longer serve you, etc. 
  • Optional flat-ish stuff: embroidery thread, lace, ribbon, puzzle pieces (from a puzzle already missing pieces, or else you're a monster), dried leaves or flowers, you get the point
  • Stuff you may have or want to get: specific paint colors (craft paint in the tiny bottles is perfect and cheap, or leftover latex house paint colors work), favorite paint brushes or drawing supplies, etc.


DAY ONE: Please come with supplies listed above

  • Introduction to your supplies 
  • Introduce mixed media techniques
  • Prep your surface
  • Begin building layers


  • Continue building layers
  • Collect interesting images/materials for composition 
  • Talk about color schemes, composition, creating order form chaos
  • Learn cutting tips and tricks


  • Test layout options and compose your design
  • Find your theme
  • Begin planning your application


  • Add details and finishing touches
  • Bring harmony to your composition
  • Add your hanging wire

DAYS FIVE & SIX: Open studio time to work! I will be available for guidance and problem solving

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