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Mixed media painting workshop for beginners (Let Loose!)

Easily create an abstract painting using only acrylics, marker and brushes. No experience needed!
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Created by Mimi Bondi
Last updated 4/2016
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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What Will I Learn?
Discover & enjoy the process of painting even if you have NEVER painted before!
Build a colourful background and have fun in the process!
Add a variety of marks to give interest to your painting
Understand how layering creates depth
Conquer the fear of the ''blank space'' monster!
Build confidence as an artist
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  • No painting or drawing experience needed
  • Acrylic paint: yellow, red, turquoise, magenta, viridian/forest green, white, black, purple, skye/light blue (or use what you already have!)
  • 1/2 inch (2cm) square paintbrush + fine tip paintbrush (or use what you already have!)
  • A fine tip black marker (such as a Sharpie)
  • A surface to paint on: sheet of acrylic paper, canvas, canvas board, art journal...
  • Optional: gold + iridescent blue acrylic paint if you want to add shine, foam brush

Prepare your supplies and follow me along for the next hour to create your first mixed media painting!

I explain the entire process verbally and with notes as we go along, step-by-step, from start to finish so you know exactly what to do and how to do it.

This super easy and fun tutorial will show you that you too can be an ARTIST, whether you have zero experience or just want to try a new style of painting.

Once you are done and realise how easy painting can be, you will:- have built a lot of confidence- no longer be afraid of the dreaded ''blank space'- now have the perfect recipe to create great backgrounds for more complex paintings!

So, what are you waiting for...? :)

Who is the target audience?
  • Beginner artists who think they can't paint, don't know how, feel overwhelmed
  • Traditional style painters who feel stuck creatively and would like to try a completely different style
  • Anyone with a limited budget and limited art supplies
  • Children and adults (create a painting together as a family!)
  • Anyone curious about trying intuitive painting
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 11 Lectures Collapse All 11 Lectures 01:14:10
Before we start...
2 Lectures 10:14

Hello and welcome to my Let Loose mixed media workshop!

Preview 10:14

Download my suggested of supplies (acrylic paint and fine tip black marker) or use colours you already have!

Download supplies list
2 pages
Now let's get painting!
9 Lectures 01:01:56

First we will create a background by spreading colours everywhere! That's why it's called ''Let Loose'' ;-)

Building your background

Learn how to apply colours with your fingers and how to make interesting marks on your painting

Finger painting and adding marks

Create marks and lines simply with your paintbrushes, you don't need expensive tools!

Marks and lines with brushes

I love adding a layer of mystery and shine on my paintings, let's try that with some gold, although this step is optional if you don't like it.

Adding gold for a subtle shine...

Let's add more layers to create more depth...


Just like with gold, iridescent paint is a great and simple way to add that little ''extra'' that makes your art stand out from the crowd... Again, this step is optional if you don't like the shine.

Create interest with iridescent paint

Let's loosen up a little more with some doodling! Don't think, just let your hand guide your pen accross the painting and have fun with it!


Adding more layers of colour will make our painting really vibrant and interesting...

More layering

Time for final touches, we will add a few marks that will really draw the viewer's attention and make him/her feel curious about looking at the rest of the painting!

Final touches!
About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
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44 Students
1 Course
Artist, Teacher, Author

I have been a professional artist (with a background in graphic design) for 15 years, selling my art all around the world.

Like most people, I felt overwhelmed and shy when I decided to launch myself into the world of painting and since I couldn't find the style I liked, I simply created my own and you can do the same!

I am here to share and teach my passion through fun and exciting tutorials that will build your confidence as a beginner artist, and will take you in new directions if you are already experienced.

Join my tribe of over 1400 followers on YouTube, 1200 on Instagram and 1600 on Facebook if you would like more inspiration and support!

And if the videos aren't enough, watch out for my upcoming mixed media tutorial book (soon to be published) and e-course, it's going to be epic! Visit my website to learn more :)

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