Want to add portraits to your mixed media art but feel discouraged and don't know where to start? Do you get frustrated with trying to get the proportions right and just want to give up? Do you have the basics down but want to push your mixed media portraits to the next level? Do you just want to have fun, relax, and learn to enjoy drawing faces and playing with new techniques & media at your own pace?
You're in the right place!
We will create several mixed media portraits on various surfaces inlcluding:
art journal, canvas, and wood panel
as well as explore various media such as:
oil paint sicks, acrylic paint, oil pastel, stabilo 3-in-1 pencil, spray ink
You will learn:
*The basics in face proportion
*How to draw simple-yet-expressive portraits
*How to create your own mixed media collage paper
*How to create luscious, layered backgrounds
*How to incorporate your portrait into your composition
Join me on this 5-week adventure as we dive into creating mixed media portraits that are luminous, layered, and luscious!
Fall session began November 1!
"I just love Nicole's teaching style, it's very calming and I'm always inspired to try something new. She has a fun and caring approach and makes whatever she's teaching easy to apply. And while there's fun to be had every time, she is detailed and gives great instruction so that you can create something truly beautiful."
- Shawn Petite, www.shawnpetite.com
Nicole Austin, aka "Kinueko," is a self-taught mixed media artist, designer and instructor with a BA in Creative Arts. A life-long learner and lover of the arts herself, she strives to provide her students with quality lessons that are geared toward self expression and exploration. With over 20 years of combined teaching experience both in-person and online, she is dedicated to helping others fulfill their creative passions, at any step of their journey as an artist.
I learned such fun and innovative techniques that stretched my skills! Nicole’s expertise totally put me at ease and she gave me the confidence to try something new. Her knowledge helped me improve my art and I’m looking forward to taking another class from her soon!
Robin Liefeld, www.robinliefeld.com