Basic to Intermediate Class
This is a play-filled class series focused on the goal of experimenting with a wide range of art products, techniques and tools while tuning into your artist’s voice, and perhaps even re-imagine your inspirations. The “Exploring Mixed Media & Collage” series is a safe guided journey of intuitive, start anywhere and follow it everywhere art-making processes. The format is a fast-paced experiential progression of discovery and sharing that will be enjoyed by artists and non-artists of any level of experience.
In each month’s class series you’ll use several and various Media, Mediums, Tools and Substrates. You’ll learn about and document their personalities; viscosity, transparency, luminosity, weight, absorbency, potential, limitations, etc. You’ll experience how they can work together for you. You’ll also learn about art making elements – composition, color, values, patterns, mark making, shapes, and layering.
The concepts and techniques can be applied to any goal or art-making style. In each class series you’ll plan, start, and perhaps finish, thee exciting artworks.
Class Series #1 – Experience! – Prepare to create with many different materials
Media: gouache, ink, water soluble materials, high-flow acrylic, colored pencil, oil pastel & dry pastel
Binders: Acrylic and its many gel mediums
Substrates: Mixed Media sheets and sketchbook
Shapes: incorporating shapes into your artwork
Tools: fluid mark makers, scrapers, resists, transfers
Color & value: dominant vs supportive elements
Collage: patterns, images, ephemera, decorative papers
Composition: four classic compositions
Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to set-up your station ready with your supplies from the supply list. You’ll be jumping right in using your art materials!
Collection of Paper/Elements for collage (start collecting if you aren’t already doing it.) For class bring a collection of elements that work with your chosen palette (see palette options).
This series of classes will be exploring the many uses of mixed media art materials.
Instructor: Debra Owen, staff
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Supply list can be found here.
**Minimum: 4 students and Maximum: 7 students
Please remember to register at least three days prior to the start of class!
You can also request to be added to our courtesy call list on any material workshop or class you wish to be contacted for by emailing us here or calling us at 928-443-0749.