Exploring Personal Themes in Mixed Media
Evening Class (dates to be determined by interested students), 6:00-8:30 pm or 6:30-9 pm
This class will involve many mixed media techniques, with an emphasis on developing a composition of a personal theme.
For the first class, students will bring in source imagery that they'd like to explore which may include drawings or photographic sources. For example, subjects might include one's interest in insects, birds, botanicals, portraits or landscape elements, etc. We'll then explore a variety of ways to transfer and/or enlarge an image onto your canvas, paper, or panel surface. With a basic composition supplied by your chosen image, we'll then explore various surface techniques will add interest through sponging, scraping, pouring, or using pastes and gels to build up surface texture. Students will also be encouraged to incorporate collaged papers, monoprint techniques, stencils and metallic leaf application. Water-based paints used can include acrylics, watercolor, gouache, or latex paints. You may also wish to employ drawing media, digital imagery, found objects, organic material, cloth and three-dimensional objects.
To see images of works created from a recent mixed media class, please view the following blog post,
Mixed Media Class Progress.
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artwork by student, Jutta Reichardt
artwork by student, Linda Nagy