Mixed Media Painting

Learn how to create an original mixed media painting series. In this course, we will use various drawing and painting techniques and a cut-and-paste collage mentality. Students will discover contemporary methods for layering various 2D materials and mediums to create an individual series of self-directed mixed media paintings.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place in our building with strict social distancing protocols and reduced student capacity. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

What you will learn:

  • Techniques for working with found, collected and appropriated art materials

  • How to create a coherent mixed media painting series using a variety of 2D materials

  • How to layer, integrate and combine various drawing, painting and collage techniques

Required supplies:

  • Three canvases of your choice of size (can be three different sizes for each) 18×24 inches max canvas size

  • Palette knives (2)

  • Reusable cups for painting/gluing/rinsing (yogurt cups, jars). SAVE YOUR RECYCLED ITEMS FOR THIS!

  • Assorted basic watercolor and acrylic paint brush sets: flat, round, bristle, soft fine point, house painting (you want a variety of different tips and sizes of brushes to experiment with)

  • White eraser

  • Scissors

  • Watercolor set

  • Sharpies, assorted tips

  • Modgepodge glue (matte) at least 8oz.

  • X-acto knife

  • Basic acrylic paint set 120 ml (4oz) tubes recommended of the following colors:

    • Titanium White
    • Mars Black
    • Cadmium Red Medium Hue
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Phthalo Green
  • Assorted pens, markers and drawing pencils and tools (feel free to use what you already have)

  • Palette paper or wax paper

  • Access to materials to collage with (fabrics, textiles, newspapers, magazines, etc.)