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Introduction to Mixed Media

Lesson 1 of 12

Overview of Supplies


Introduction to Mixed Media

Lesson 1 of 12

Overview of Supplies


Lesson Info

Overview of Supplies

Hi everybody, I'm stephanie human and like vanessa said, this is intro to mixed media I know everybody thinks mixed media is this whole big mystery that has to be solved and it's terrifying we're going to de mystify it for you today we're going to do some deco posh, we're going to do a lot of work with acrylic paints their very forgiving sze we're going to that gonna teach you how to use wax. We have all sorts of stuff that we're going to jump in and get making with today, so I hope you guys are excited and ready to make a mess and have some fun, so we're going to first go through the class kit to make sure everybody has what they need so you should all have a canvas. I think everybody has that we have some quotes for you. These are just some fun, inspirational quotes that I kind of picked out this project really is going to focus on just getting you inspired to do mixed media and so that's what the quotes are supposed to help with you guys should have a nice kit of vintage papers in f...

ront of you at home you guys can use vintage papers or if you've just got scrapbook paper or things like that you want to use, you can use that to your scissors a plethora of sponge brushes were using acrylic paints today and jess. Oh, we've got decco pas je a nice bottle of water to spritz everybody with. We're going to sense als. We've got our heat tool to dry with, and then later on, we're going to also be using a hot pot with some bees. Wax a nice big box of ninety six crayola crayons, because what's better than ninety six colors of crayolas and a heat tool. That's, actually, for wood burning, but we're going to use that for something else. So, for those at home, hopefully have everything here. If you don't have everything, holler because I packed extras of everything, so we should be good.

Class Description

Mixed media is such a broad, all-encompassing topic that it is easy to become overwhelmed before you even start experimenting. During Introduction to Mixed Media, Stephenie Hamen will take the mystery out of mixed media and help you get started making art.

In this class, Stephenie will cover all the basics and teach you how to lay out a mixed media art piece, step-by-step and item-by-item. You’ll learn about common materials and how each media within the piece works and interacts with the others. 

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a collage base on canvas
  • Affix crayon wax and beeswax to a piece
  • Use stencils to add texture and/or imagery
  • Add texture with gesso

Stephenie will discuss the different types of acrylic paints, how they work, and how they react when water is added. You will learn which materials work well together and get lots of tips you can use when creating pieces in the future.

Even the most inexperienced beginner will develop a new appreciation for the art form and learn skills they can use to start making their own mixed media art.


a Creativelive Student

I really enjoyed this class. Stephanie was fun and relaxed which made the learning fun and relaxed. I can't wait to get my hands dirty and give it a try!

Carol Harlan

Great class. Stephenie is a fun teacher. I really enjoyed it and loved the idea of using melted crayons.


I absolutely loved this class! It gave me some great ideas and like another reviewer jogged loose some creative fears and opened up some new possibilities for creating art in a fun and authentic way. I can't wait to get started!!