Candace French – Exploring Mixed Media

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


Explore the amazing world of mixed media! Experience texture, 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. Take away four works of art and ideas for continuing the fun!


• Applying texture
• Painting with a palette knife
• Pouring acrylics to create “cell like” effects
• Shading and blending with charcoal to create special effects
• Composing in abstract


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Day 2 - 3 (9/29/18 - 9/30/18)

Class Size

Min # of students: 5
Max # of students: 20

Supply List

  • 5 (or more) - 2 oz. or larger bottles of Golden Fluid Acrylics in colors of your choice
  • 2 oz. bottle of Titanium White and Mars Black Golden Fluid Acrylics
  • 8 oz. bottle of Liquitex Pouring Medium or Golden GAC 800
  • 3 (or more) brushes in 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)
  • Paint Palette that is flat (this shape works best for palette knife painting) Options include disposable palette sheets, a large glass palette and a plastic palette container with or without a lid
  • 10” x 10” wood panel painted black
  • 3 Canvases or wood panels. Sizes can be a mixed selection of 10” x 10”, 11” x 14” or 12” x 12” (For examples, one 11” x 14” canvas, one 12” x 12” canvas and one 12” x 12” wood panel)
  • Roll paper towels
  • 2 Containers for water
  • Small spray bottle with water
  • Small spray bottle with rubbing alcohol
  • 4 Pairs of disposable plastic or non-latex gloves
  • Notepad and pen or pencil
  • Smock or large shirt to protect your clothing
  • Kit Fee: $35 per student (payable to instructor at class time)
  • Provided by Instructor:
  • Hand out on “Abstract Composition”
  • Hand out on “Tips for Working with Mixed Media”
  • 12 oz. container filled with texture and lid
  • 100% no odor liquid Silicone
  • Charcoal
  • Stir Sticks
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Masking tape
  • Construction paper
  • Additional plastic table covers
  • Disposable plastic mixing or drinking cups
  • Box lid with large plastic bag

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