Mixed Media Mechanics

MIXED MEDIA MECHANICS

 

Registration Opens Saturday 12/17 at 1:00pm eastern

 

Get out your tools and join me for Mixed Media Mechanics - a once-monthly, year-long, online workshop series starting February 2023.

 

The Lowdown

Mixed Media Mechanics is a series of 12 2-hour workshops that focus on many of the techniques that are the basis for mixed media art. Think of these classes as back to basics - although they are geared equally toward beginners and seasoned pros. In addition to the specific technique, every session also includes a brief, unique warm-up exercise that you can easily incorporate into your own practice. 

Classes are held on the first Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm to 3:00pm eastern, starting on February 7, 2023 and ending on January 2, 2024. Only exception is July when, due to the Fourth of July holiday in the USA, class will be on July 11 - the second Tuesday of the month.

You have the option to take all 12 classes as a bundle or to go a la carte and choose only the individual classes that appeal to you most. Participating the entire year will give you a very strong overview of mixed media while picking just a few classes will allow you to enhance your skills in the specific areas of your choice.  

Classes are all held live on Zoom but will be also available to watch over and over on private recordings on my YouTube channel. Registration for the live classes is limited to 90 attendees.

Cannot make it live? Registration will re-open for the recorded workshops following each live presentation. Registration for the recorded version is unlimited.

Supply lists will be provided and posted 3 weeks before the start date of each class.

Cost to register for any single workshop is $35. Cost to register for the full bundle of 12 courses is $385 - meaning you get 1 class for free.

Register through my online shop with payment accepted via PayPal only. Your PayPal receipt is considered confirmation that you registered. 

There are no refunds once registered.

Supply lists will be provided and posted 3 weeks before the start date of each class.

Zoom links will be emailed in advance of each class.

 

The Curriculum

February 7, 2023:  Book Arts. We will make a book with a sewn binding that can be used as a journal throughout the workshop series so you end up with a literal Mixed Media Mechanics manual to refer back to following the classes.

March 7, 2023: Tool & Supplies. You cannot be a mechanic without a tool kit and this class focuses on a review and demonstration of both standard and more unusual tools and supplies used in mixed media.

April 4, 2023: Wet Media. Everything you ever wanted to know about using paints, inks, glazes, and all the wet stuff in your mixed media work.

May 2, 2023: Gel Plate. Basic and advanced techniques to broaden your approach when using the magical printing tool.

June 6, 2023: Stencils. Getting the most out of stencils and masks in both traditional and innovative ways.

July 11, 2023: Stamps. All things stamping including a review of inkpad types and unusual mediums that also work.

August 1, 2023: Mark Making. A key tool to make your mixed media art your own, learn how to let loose and create your own mark making language. 

September 5, 2023: Image Transfers. Learn multiple approaches to create the magic that is the image transfer.

October 3, 2023: Fiber & Stitching. Integrating fiber elements and hand stitching into your paper-based mixed media art.

November 7, 2023: Rusting & Dyeing. Easy approaches to creating surface changes using commercial products.

December 5, 2023: Embossing. Adding layers and texture to your mixed media art using embossing powders.

January 2, 2024: Collage. Using paper, fiber, metal and more to bring depth, texture, layers, details, and interest to your work.

 

And stay tuned for Mixing Media: a weekend-long, online workshop event in 2024 that will enable you to put into action all the skills from Mixed Media Mechanics!

 

Registration Opens Saturday 12/17 at 1:00pm eastern

 

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