Mixed Media Block Party with Mary Peterson


Tuesday Nights /  May 12, 19, 28, June 2nd / 6:00pm-8:30pm

Each block is a 2 hour class.  Register for all 4 workshop blocks for $135 or take individually @ $40

Choose One to Four weeks of fun, interactive classes designed to let you explore and develop a variety of techniques using mixed media foundational building blocks. 

May 12 / Block 1- Printing with Gelli.  Prints and monoprinting with acrylic paints; explore printing on paper and fabric with these easy techniques.
May 19 / Block 2- Mixed Media Collage.  Apply layering techniques using paper, paints pens and stamps. Learn the uses of different adhesives and acrylic mediums.
May 28  /Block 3-  Image Transfer.  Take your favorite images and learn how to make them transfer onto fabric, wood, and paper using some fun easy techniques.
June 2 / Block 4- Assemblage totems!  Take your “bits and bobs” and tell your story through an assemblage figure. We’ll learn how to adhere found objects using several techniques, adding dimension to your mixed media art.

Mary Peterson is the ARTspot mixed media maven!  She knows how to combine, create and inspire! Each class offers a super fun project to get your creative juices flowing and will give you lots of ideas to continue playing at home. You will end each class with a delightful project. 

She brings scads of art supplies for you to try and share, but please note there is a supply list of goodies we need you to bring also!

SUPPLY LISTS:  You can purchase all your quality art supplies at ARTspot. Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies during the course. All items on this list are available at ARTspot.

May 12 / Block 1- Printing with Gelli.
3-6 colors of acrylic paint (preferably Studio by Pebeo)**
Gelli plate 6”x6” or larger 
Bristol board for printing or other mix media paper 8 ½”X11” or larger
OPTIONAL- Premade stencils, other materials for making  pattern ie: bubble wrap, corks, leaves.

May 19 / Block 2- Mixed Media Collage.
1 jar matte medium
3 colors of acrylic paint ( any kind)
Papers, ephemera, photocopied images. ARTspot has Ephemera kits for $10
Optional: Stencils, gel pens. (Also Rubber stamps and Stayz On ink pads - but these are not available at ARTspot)

May 28  /Block 3-  Image Transfer
Toner copies ( make copies on copy machine at grocery store or copy place that uses toner)  of pictures or images for transferring no bigger than 6”x6” ,matte medium, 2 -3 colors of Lumiere Metallic acrylic paints 
Size 1 -3 round acrylic brush. 
Small canvas 4”x4” -6”x6”.

June 2 / Block 4- Assemblage totems! 
Found objects of your choice ie: coins, screws, wood bits, buttons, scrabble pieces, keys,  chopsticks, old jewelry,  
20 gauge craft wire 1 small spool
Wire cutters, needle nose jewelry pliers
1 jar heavy gel medium. Comes in variety of sizes, and in Gloss or Matte. Your choice.
OPTIONAL: yarns, threads, fabric, papers.