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Mixed Media

​NOTE: Classes meet once a week

​All About That Space

Participants will use stamps, stencils, papers, and acrylic paint to create a mixed media background on canvas board. A subject will be drawn onto the board and then defined by painting the negative space around the subject. No experience is necessary. All supples will be provided. Ages 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

​Art and Adulting

Want to welcome more creativity into your life and beat the mid-week blues? Creating art can be a great way to relieve stress and have fun. Students will explore different art mediums such as printmaking, still life drawing, clay handbuilding, glass mosaics and more. If you are new to art, not sure of what kind of art you enjoy or just want to nuture your inner child - this class is for you! All supplies included. Ages 16+.

Collage and Book Making

Participants will create a ten page collage book by making their own collage papers. They will learn how to use color, motif, and layout to give the book a unified appearance. The book will be assembled using a slip-knot method.  Students will need to bring a large permanent glue stick. A good brand is Uhu but others are acceptable.​

​Dia de los Muertos Paper Masks

An event for the whole family, open to all ages. Participants will get to decorate their own paper skull masks for Dia de los Muertos to wear. There will also be a tutorial on making paper marigold flowers to add to the masks or be made into a small bouquet. The instructor will also talk about the history of Dia de los Muertos and the importance of the calaveras iconography used in the celebration. Bilingual class in both English and Spanish. Age 6+; Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.

Heart Works - A Fiber Art Workshop

Participants will use muslin, tissue paper, acrylic paint, stamps, and stencils to create a unique piece of fabric. The fabric will be cut into hearts, sewn together, and stuffed to create a hanging ornament. Participants are encouraged to bring charms, buttons, or decorative ribbon to enhance the final product. All supplies, except decorative items, will be provided. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

​Mixed Media Collage

Create an amazing piece of art, rich with texture and layers. Using multiple techniques, students will get to work with a variety of materials like deconstructed items, photos, traditional craft supplies, repurposed items and more. Students will learn about composition, placement and visual appeal while creating collages. All supplies included. Age 14+​

Mixed Media Bison

Participants will create a bison collage on a 12 x 12 canvas. Collage papers will be created using deli sheets, acrylic paints, and stencils. All supplies will be provided. Age 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

​Sassy Sunflower Collage Painting

​Participants will use acrylic paints, stencils, and deli papers to create a unique mixed media sunflower collage on a 12x12 canvas. No experience is necessary. All supplies will be provided. Age 12+; Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.​

Self-Portrait Collage

In this class, students will be making a self-portrait collage using assemblage, mixed media techniques and a variety of other materials. Students will also learn how to construct and stretch their own canvas. Students should plan to bring any found objects or personal items they'd like to include. Ages 12+

Tea Bag Art

Participants will use tea bags to construct an 8x8 inch design by staining, stamping and stitching. The design will then be adhered to the canvas. All supplies will be provided. Ages 12+; Children under 12 must be accomanied by an adult. 

​Wearable Art - Head Sculptures

Learn how to create a wearable bust or head sculpture! Students will learn the process of wire sculpting, cutting and shaping; as well as fabrication, paper mache and assemblage. Supplies needed: fabric of students choosing, additional embellishments and found objects. Ages 12+​​

Art and Adulting1/17-2/7Wed6-7:30p$90R. McDaniel
Art and Adulting2/14-3/6Wed6-7:30p$90R. McDaniel
Collage and Book Making 3/2-3/16Sat10a-1p$75B. Haynes
Heart Works - A Fiber Art Workshop 2/10Sat10a-1p$50B. Haynes
Heart Works - A Fiber Art Workshop2/11Sun1-4p$50B. Haynes
Mixed Media Bison 1/27Sat10-1p$50B. Haynes
Sassy Sunflower Collage Painting Workshop1/28Sun1-4p$50B. Haynes
Self-Portrait Collage1/15-2/5Mon1-3p$85S. Gales
Self-Portrait Collage2/12-3/4Mon1-3p$85S. Gales
Wearable Art - Head Sculptures 1/15-2/19Mon6-8p$130S. Gales
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