Mixed media collage art made easy

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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 2/2015 English

Course Description

Mixed media collage art is an introduction to the world of collage. This easy step-by-step guide will take you through the process of creating an art work. All the materials used are explained in conversational terms that anyone can understand.

You will be able to see each step in video format. The other information is explained with text, voice and photographs of artwork created in this manner. The course is structured in a series of easy to follow lessons. The whole course, if followed according to each step can take a minimum of three days. First, we create our own painted papers that have to dry overnight. Then we collage the papers and those have to dry overnight too. On the third day, we add details and embellishments. You can take as much time as you like for each step but drying time is needed in between steps.

This course is for anyone interested in creating artwork that is unique. Each piece created is different and totally personal.

What are the requirements?

  • An interest in art.
  • A love of unique artwork.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create artwork unique to their personal tastes.
  • Know all the steps to creating mixed media.
  • Have enough skills to work on their own after the class is done.
  • Realize that creating mixed media collage artwork is easy and fun.
  • Learn about all of the painting tools you will need and how to use them.
  • Learn to create with confidence.
  • Learn how to collage your own papers to create a painting.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who loves creating artwork. Basic painting skills help but are not needed.
  • Someone who likes artwork with a difference.
  • Someone who wants to know the basics of creating with mixed media.
  • This is a level one class. You will learn introductory techniques.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the class

An easy step by step guide for beginners.

Why I a made this course. Mixed media is my favorite for of painting. I love the exploration of textural elements and color. I am here to teach you all about it.

Section 2: The Materials: pencils, brushes, paint and painting surfaces

A general explanation of the kinds of pencils, brushes, paint, and painting surfaces available and what you need.


A look at the different kinds of surfaces you can use to create your painting.


How to choose the paint you need.

Section 3: My technique for making collage papers.

Examples of the kinds of papers we will create.


A quick review of the first step towards collage.


Painting our first papers step by step.


A trick to taking the paper off the plastic once it is dry.


A text you can download so that you remember the steps.


The steps leading your first painting. First, creating mama, papa, baby shapes, second creating a composition and lastly creating the actual painting.

Section 4: Photocopy transfers explained

The transfer pen as a means of creating a photo transfer.


The first step with gel transfers done with gel.


Taking the paper off the gel sandwich is easy. Watch this video.


What you do if you end up with air bubbles on your painting.


More example of paintings done with collage and ideas for you to try.

Section 5: Conclusion
PDF of course
74 pages

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Instructor Biography

Doris Charest, Contemporary Fine Art Instructor

Mixed media and contemporary art are my specialty. I love color, texture and a more contemporary art. I am here to teach you to abandon yourself to exploration and experimental techniques. I have been published in Somerset Studio and Leisure Painter. I have been the recipient of the Sylvie Brabant award and received awards for my art work.

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