Candace French – Exploring Mixed Media

Duration of Class: Two Days (12 Hours) // Medium: Mixed Media by Pébéo // Skill Level: All

Cost: $435-$500


Explore the amazing world of Mixed Media by Pébéo! Experience texture, different mediums and new techniques. Discover surprising ways to create exciting effects. Aspects of abstract composition and what makes an abstract piece “work” will be shared. Participants will complete or have a start to two works of art and ideas for continuing the exploration. This is a wonderful workshop for the beginner or an experienced artist wanting to broaden their use of acrylics and mixed media.


• Overview of materials used
• Preparing the surface
• Texturing
• Layering
• Shading
• Blending
• Adding and deleting
• Revealing and Concealing
• Using different palette knife positions
• Creating compositions that hold the viewer’s attention
• Knowing when your artwork is complete
• Preserving your artwork


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Day 1 - 2 (8/2/19 - 8/3/19)

Class Size

Min # of students: 4
Max # of students: 15

Supply List

    Please make use of what you already have on hand. There is no need to buy all new art supplies. Check with me if you have any questions!
  • Photos or book images that make your heart sing as painting reference material
  • Acrylics: At least 6 - 8 acrylics in colors and brand of your choice
  • Brushes: Bring a selection of your favorite sizes and shapes
  • Palette Knife with rounded tip about 3” in length for the flat part: This can be metal or plastic. The shape resembles a pie server as it has a bend in the metal handle
  • Paint Palette: A palette with a large flat surface works best for using the palette
  • Substrate: Two or more of 11” by 14” or 12” by 16” or 10” by 10” or 12” by 12” stretched white canvases or canvas panels. For example, one 11” by 14” canvas and one 10” by 10” canvas
  • Paper Towels
  • Container for water
  • Small spray bottle with water
  • Paper towels
  • Notepad and pen or pencil
  • Smock or apron
  • Optional (but recommended):
  • Disposable plastic gloves
  • Small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol for cleaning the palette knife
PLUS KIT FEE: $25 per student (payable to instructor at class time)

Provided by the Instructor:

  • Hand-outs on abstract composition, examples of mixed media artwork and “How to know when your artwork is complete.”
  • A selection of Mixed Media by Pébéo art materials to share
  • Charcoal, Foil
  • Masking tape
  • Construction paper

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