Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media Art
Grades 8–12

Friday 1:45–3:10

Teacher: Christina Stephenson
Class and Material Cost: $390
Canson XL Mixed Media Pad 11 x 14 or larger (Michael’s #10145803)
Pentel Clic Eraser Pen
48 ct. or larger colored pencils such as Prismacolor brand, Faber-Castelle or any other brand that is of artist quality, (not scholar/student-grade). Amazon has the best prices by far! If one pencil wears out, only one needs to be purchased and can be found at Michael’s unlike other brands.
Handheld single or double hole metal rectangle/wedge pencil sharpener (Staedtler, Kum brand, or similar)
Occasional canvas, scrapbook papers, or other small decorative items (buy only when or if needed determined by your child’s choice in project)

Fine Arts Credit
No Prerequisite Required

This class is a low homework enjoyment class. It is designed to bring out creativity and self-expression within the student’s art with a relaxing and fun approach. It is helpful to already have some drawing skills but is not necessary. Mixed Media is not only fine art but can also be considered arts and crafts. Students create mixed media art on a variety of papers, canvas, wood, and other creative surfaces.

What we will learn: Unusual painting, printing and ink techniques, collage, assemblage (both 2D and 3D), altered objects, the use of words and writing in art, the process and use of pop-ups, tags, and origami, and the experimentation of add-ins with found objects including those from nature, fiber, and texture mediums as a way to elevate their art.

Students will use: Inks, pencils, crayons, markers, pastels, and polymer clays papers, glues, buttons, fabrics, found objects, photos, metal, fibers, and things from nature, to name a few.

There is a $30 material fee included in the cost of this class.