Mixed-media painting class
Learn how to paint beautiful fantasy flowers!
In the video lessons (3 hours in total) I will show you various mixed media techniques that you can use right away. From preparing your canvas and creating a layered background, to choosing your colours and a composition. And of course how you build up the fantasy flowers step by step with for example paper, markers and textiles.
You can participate in this course if you have been painting for a while, but also if you have no experience at all. The course encourages you to play and, most of all: to enjoy the process. A perfect result is a nice bonus! Do you also want to lose yourself in a dreamy flower field? Then join me!
What you’ll get with this painting class:
- Duration: approx. 3 hrs.
- Self-paced painting class
- Direct access
- Video lessons easily accessible via your standard internet browser on Mac, PC, smartphone or tablet
- Experience level: all
- Printable workbook included
- Feedback from Luz and your fellow students via our own private classrooms
Price: USD 95
Create flowers from your imagination!
In this painting course you see me working on two panels of 40×20 cm. You think about your composition in advance, or it happens when you’re working on your piece(s), depending on which way of working you prefer. It’s also up to you if you want to paint larger close-up flowers or you want to suggest a large flower field. I’ll explain different techniques for creating a layered background. In this background you can often already discover shapes that you could use for your flowers. The flowers are often already there, you are the one to discover them and work them out.
You design your fantasy flowers by either painting them, or by gluing pieces of torn paper, that you may or may not have drawn on in advance. Making the flowers is very intuitive. You don’t have to think about it and you don’t have to copy real flowers. Everything comes entirely from your imagination! If you still find it difficult to get started, I will give you tips how to find inspiration. You will notice that once you get going, you’re unstoppable!
- different techniques to set up a layered background;
- how to choose a balanced colour palette for your panels or canvases;
- to work with multiple compositions that you could use;
- design colourful flowers in a playful way;
- all the secrets of creating a cohesive piece of art step by step with mixed media techniques.
Mixed media techniques
What I love about mixed-media, is you don’t need many materials to work with. As a basis, all you need is a canvas, acrylic paint and paper for your pattern-work. The rest is up to you! You could add pre-patterned paper, fabric, tea bags… or even dried flower petals. I encourage you to think out of the box, as there are many resources you could use in your piece. Having said that, you don’t need much in order to follow the class.
Painting for all levels of experience
Whether you are an experienced artist searching for a fresh approach or have no art experience at all, this course is suitable for you! The lessons are designed to help you open up to new techniques, getting confidence in your own process and (re)discover the joy of painting.
What you’ll get with this painting class
Alongside the course you will get a downloadable and printable workbook with extra information and inspiring pictures.
The freedom to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser.
You’ll get instant access to this class’ private classroom where you can meet other students, ask questions, share your results, and get valuable feedback on your work.
Main requirements for this class
A substrate to work on, for this class I use 2 panels of plywood, measuring 40x20 cm, you could also work on thicker paper or on canvas.
Acrylic paint. In this course I use paint from the brand Winsor & Newton Galeria: Mixing White, Buff Titanium, Green Gold, Olive Green en Burnt Umber and from the brand Royal Talens Amsterdam: Carmine and Persian Pink. Of course, choose your own favourite colour palette!
Brushes varying in size and shape. I use the Rafael series, size 10, 4 and 0.
A soft seam wallpaper roller (you can buy it in the hardware store at the wallpaper department) from Stanley or Perfax
A tear-off palette or other palette
Water tin or jar to clean your brushes with and a towel to dry your brushes.
Different types of paper for your flowers or to draw on.
Glue, I recommend you to use a gel medium (for example from Royal Talens Amsterdam). In the videos I use a glue that is similar to wallpaper glue.
Something to protect your table, and an apron to protect your clothes
Acrylic ink; in this class I use the colours Titanium White, Primary Yellow, Olive Green Light, Olive Green Deep, Burnt Umber, Primary magenta and Quinacrodine Rose from Talens.
Different mark making materials, such as markers, fineliners, pens. I use the following Copic markers: RV19, RV34, E49, BG99, YG97 and V09.
Threads and wool
Tissues and kitchen towels
Real flower petals and leaves
Other organic materials
In order to dry your work in a fast way, you could use a hair dryer
Day light lamp