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 onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

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.)