classes

Mixed Media

All of the classes at ArtWorks are energizing and fun, and are for people of all experience levels.

Current Mixed Media Classes

Sketchbook Journal for a Pandemic, Art Oasis Retreat

Multimedia Masterboard Magic, Art Oasis Retreat

Nature & Art Stamping Play, Art Oasis Retreat

Mini Book: Splash of Color, Art Oasis Retreat

 

Sketchbook Journal for a Pandemic World

Escape to a personal sketchbook journal practice we develop together.
Art Oasis Retreat
These are online classes via Zoom.

Part One: October 5, 12, 19, 2020
Part Two: October 26, November 2, 9, 2020
Times: Mondays, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $90 for 3 sessions
Materials Fee: $0
Minimum Students: 3
Maximum Students: 10
Prerequisite: None. Anyone can attend just Part 1, or Part 2, or both sessions.
Instructor: Carol Adelman
Contact: cmadelman@gmail.com

Create a sketchbook journal that can become a pleasurable escape or the basis of an ongoing practice. Respond to creative prompts, demos, compositional and other ideas. Using inexpensive materials, this pandemic-friendly project can be done in even the smallest home space to build drawing skills and spark creativity. Class will begin using tonal materials, but will progress into the use of color and collage. Build community through group discussion.

Bring to Class:

  • It is suggested that you have these items on hand for the class
  • Sketchbook 9″ x 12″ minimum size, pages should be heavy enough to support wet media. Can be a bit larger or different shape, but please consult with the instructor.
  • Minimum materials:
    – pencils
    – kneaded eraser
    – pink pearl or plastic eraser-glue  stick or rubber cement
  • Pens, inks, brushes of your choice and collage and other materials as needed
Part 1 and/or Part 2
By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of class. Email meredith@artworks-edmonds.org to make special arrangements.

Multimedia Masterboard Magic

Using supplies you already have, make a stunning multi-media background “masterboard” that can be used for several projects. Learn effective collage principles, use of found objects, and color “rules” that will help enhance any artistic endeavor.

Art Oasis Retreat
These are online classes via Zoom.

Dates: October 17, 18, 2020
Times: Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $25, each session
Materials Fee: $0
Minimum Students: 5
Maximum Students: 15
Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Nan Robkin
Contact: alhrobkin@aol.com

Multimedia Masterboard Magic will get your creative juices flowing, using materials you already have to create stunning backgrounds to use for postcards, trading cards, art journal embellishment and more!  The first day is all about creating your ‘Masterboard’ mark making, collage and color.  The second day is about creating from your Masterboard!  Think Artist Trading Cards, postcards, or whatever you can imagine

Bring to Class:
Any or all of the following can be used, plus anything else you have handy that might be interesting in a collage. The one necessary item is a piece of watercolor, multimedia paper, or recycled  paper bag that can take a lot of manipulation and layers, at least 8.5×11 inches. Mark-making tools of all kinds (i.e. oil pastels, watercolor markers, all-surface graphite pencils, sharpies, crayons, colored pencils, etc.); glue stick (preferred), pva glue, school glue, or acrylic medium; wax paper or deli paper for palette; recycled tissue paper, patterned, colored, and while; random objects for mark making, i.e. bottle caps, odd plastic shapes from packaging; scrub brush, old tooth brush, pine cone, silicone mats with texture, bamboo coasters, textured wallpaper, etc.; acrylic paint (craft paint is OK); old magazine pages with smallish images, words, and phrases for embellishment. A sealer like acrylic or collage medium is needed for postcards

This is a 2-session program
By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of class. Email meredith@artworks-edmonds.org to make special arrangements.

Nature Art & Stamping Play

Fun & playful workshop exploring mark making, layering, color mixing and stamping with leaves.

Art Oasis Retreat

These are online classes via Zoom.

Dates: November 7, 2020
Times: Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Cost: $30
Materials Fee: $0
Minimum Students: 3
Maximum Students: 35
Prerequisite: None
Instructor: Rohini Mathur
Contact: rohiniartworld@gmail.com

In this fun workshop, the participants will have fun playing with colors, layering, mark making, getting messy and stamping with leaves. This is a beginner-level friendly workshop where we’ll explore our creative freedom and carefree expression. The participants will learn how to stamp with freshly picked leaves in an abstract, expressive way and will sketch and paint a bird with some detailed and intricate zentangle type doodle designs and finish off with some paper collage work.

Bring to Class:

  1. Freshly picked leaves in various sizes and shapes (8-10 in count)
  2. Thick white cardstock paper/Mixed media paper/Watercolor paper – 1 sheet in size 8.5”x11” or 9”x12”
  3. Acrylic Paints in various autumn colors (craft paint is ok)
  4. Black Sharpie (Fine point, Ultra fine point)
  5. Brushes (flat, round in different sizes)
  6. Water cup
  7. Pencil
  8. Eraser
  9. Glue
  10. Scissors
  11.  Construction Paper/Origami paper scraps (green, yellow, orange)
  12. Plastic fork/wooden skewer
By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of class. Email meredith@artworks-edmonds.org to make special arrangements.

Mini Book: Splash of Color

Art Oasis Retreat

These are online classes via Zoom.

Part One: To Be Rescheduled this winter
Part Two: To Be Rescheduled this winter
Times: Saturdays, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cost: $25, each session
Materials Fee: $0
Minimum Students: 3
Maximum Students: 10
Prerequisite: None. Anyone can attend a single session, or both sessions. Part One is not a prerequiste for Part Two.
Instructor: Bea Grob
Contact: bea@beagrob.com

 

Part One: the first 2-hour session: Explore creating layered prints with paper onto transparencies using just two stencils and acrylic paint in contrasting colors. The results will be your book pages. Then discover how to make your own beautifully patterned Washi tape which will be used to bind the book. Unfamiliar with Washi tape? If you paint, collage or love to work with mixed media we guarantee that you’ll love using your own Washi tapes in your art!

Part One Supplies: making the pages and hinges for your little book.

  • Gelli plate 5″ x 7″
  • painters tape white or beige
  • strong carpet double sided tape
  • 3 of sheets card stock, mixed media paper or light watercolor paper size each 5″ x 7″
  • 3 pieces of overhead transparency foils
  • 1 stencil with circles (rather small) and one stencil with larger pebbles. There is a pdf.
  • file with a traceable for the pebbles to make your own from the transparency foils in the size of 5″ x 7″
  • complementary colors of acrylic paint for example 3 shades of reds and 3 shades of blues
  • 1 to 2 metallic acrylic paints, for example gold and copper coordinated to your other colors

Part Two: the second 2-hour session, is all about assembling our books, adding elements like doodles, packing tape transfers, and using more of our unique Washi tapes, etc. A downloadable PDF is included once you have registered. At the end of this session everyone will have all the information they need to create more of these luscious art books!

Part Two Supplies: assemble and embellish the book.

  • Acrylic markers for doodling, at least black and white, if you have also some coordinated colors.
  • 1 circle punch 1/2 inch for making your own faux washi tape circles any release paper (I keep all sorts of release papers from stickers) or wax paper
  • clear packaging tape, the thinner the better for tape transfers.
  • rub ons, stickers, little collage elements for further embellishment
  • There is another pdf file, with some quotes and words for you to cut and glue (or you print it on sticker paper)
  • on the same pdf as the quotes and the pebbles there is one of my own drawn faces for some tape transfer
By registering on-line you agree to the Cancellation Policy. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of class. Email meredith@artworks-edmonds.org to make special arrangements.

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