Mixed Media is the key to expressive, exciting artwork! Join us as we embrace the process of creating! We'll be drawing, painting, collaging and cultivating wonderful works of art learning new techniques. Join me for this six-week class which features one lesson per week. You'll learn to embrace the process and not focus on the final product.
Lesson 1 – Whip into Shape
In this lesson we will go over some basics about drawing stylized faces, flowers and continuous patterns. You'll learn how to transform ordinary lines and simple shapes into key elements of your art through the use of interesting composition, layering and--of course--mixing medias!
Lesson 2 – Paint Play
We'll start this lesson with learning a bit about how colors work together and how to achieve bold, lively strokes without muddling colors and creating confusion. We'll experiment with watercolor and acrylic paint as a base for artwork. Then a quick, exciting activity full of bursts of mark making will transform our canvas into an extraordinary artwork.
Lesson 3 – Bold Blooms
Today is all about making mixed media flowers. We'll mix oil pastel (or crayon!), watercolor, pencil, and acrylic to make a bouquet full of visual and tactile texture, wild patterns, bold lines and exciting details. You'll
Lesson 4 – Modern Faces
Now it's time to learn to create and utilize a modern, simplified face in our work. We'll start with bold backgrounds and work our way to the focal point of the piece. We'll do some exercises to create beautiful, interesting faces and then apply them via collage to our work. We'll dive right in and explore the possibilities with color and line and how they can make artwork pop!
Lesson 5 – Tape Frenzy
Once again we are on the lookout for interesting, new ways to explore media mixing. We'll start by learning how to make washi tape a unique piece of your artwork. We'll rip, cut and apply the tape to our substrate and then venture into layering different medias on top of our tapes. To tie it all together, we will freely create a collage element to affix to the top. Remember, this is all about enjoying the process and the big idea is to push you towards new art techniques and making possibilities.
Lesson 6 – The Grand Work
Now it’s time to take all the starts and explorations and create a large, displayable work to showcase your growth! You will look at everything you have created thus far, pick what you love and work your way to a final piece. Use bold pops of contrast and hone in on your favorite medias. From this last lesson, you'll hopefully discover your own style that sticks with you for years to come which keeps your creative mind thinking and growing.
THE NITTY GRITTY
Here’s how this online class works:
• During the six weeks of class, you will receive an email every Monday with a reminder to visit the class blog for that week's lesson.
• A password-protected blog dedicated to each class will serve as our clubhouse and where you will find all the class materials as they are uploaded.
• A Facebook group will be created for you to share your paintings, and collaborate, discuss and learn from the work of your fellow classmates. Don't be shy about sharing your work! The process of creating is the most important part of this course and by simply creating, you're jumping over the most important hurdle!
• The class materials will be available for download indefinitely, if for some reason you need to miss a week or two!
• After registration, you will receive an email within 24 hours confirming your sign-up. On the Sunday before your session begins, you will receive your class codes and a video to make sure you can download and view all the essentials of this class.
• Class fee is good for a single participant.
Here are the supplies needed for this class! If you don’t have the exact materials, you can definitely substitute many items with things you already have on hand--make the work your own! Email Avery with any questions: email@example.com
• assorted paper with patterns, such as scrapbook paper
• small stash of found papers from books or journals
• synthetic brushes
• acrylic paints
• assorted markers and pens
• graphite pencils
• glue stick
• various washi tapes
• white pencil, pen or white conte crayon
• oil pastels or crayons
• 2 stretched canvases 11x14 (or something similar if you have it)
• phone camera or camera