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Mixed Media Madness

Roxanne Padgett
9:00 - 4:30
Mon April 17

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$ 185  

In my mixed media art, I like to say that I start with a broom and end with a needle, meaning I start big and free and end with small meaningful details. We will spend the morning painting, drawing, collaging, and printing on various substrates, such as paper, copies, mag pages, folders, and fabric scraps, to create your mixed media stash. We will create pieces that are layered with scribbles, mark-making, stencils, and stamping with lots of fun and unique tools. You will also explore color, texture, and pattern in mixed media mark-making. In the afternoon, we will use your mixed media stash to create a hard-covered collaged accordion fold book utilizing your unique mixed media papers and fabric scraps.

You will walk away with a stack of pieces that can be used later in other personal projects and your accordion fold book. I will be bringing lots of stencils and stamps to work with, but if you have your favorites, you can bring those to play with.

Materials Fee $ 20 cash paid at beginning of class includes:

Book Boards and cut paper for the accordion fold book
Paper, B & W copies, folders, fabric scraps & other materials to paint on
Gesso and matt medium
Roller brush and sponges
Items to make mark-making tools
Printed instructions

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

UHU Glue stick
Acrylic paint: no heavy body; whatever colors you like, I recommend at least the primary colors of primary Yellow, Magenta, and Cyan (or turquoise) and Black and white.
Big and small paint brushes or two, inexpensive brushes work best for this class.
A pencil and favorite drawing tools: I use Crayola crayons, china markers, POSCA pens, sharpies, etc.
A brayer to flatten down the collaged layers.
A bone folder
Blow dryer
Water Container, paper towels, or a rag
Pad of 80lb weight drawing paper, any size you want. I use Strathmore drawing series 400
Random paper ephemera to paint on, tags, envelops, text pages

Apron & gloves
light and extension cord
Journal for note taking


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