mixed media monday

Expand your arts learning through mixed media monday online sessions! You are encouraged to make your own artwork expressions once you understand how the materials work best for you.

Open to adults of all skill levels. A material list is posted for the month and each week’s session will focus on a different use or style of the technique.

You’re also invited to post your artwork to a private greenwater Facebook community. As you develop your practice in the company of others, you will find support, encouragement, inspiration and friends!


FOCUS OF STUDY: Gouache (or Watercolor if you prefer) / A Study in Decoration

The session will include a review of the materials used, a mixing and use demonstration, a warm-up exercise and guidance through making a small-format painting. You are welcome to follow the mixing directions, practice and paint along with the instruction. Attendees are invited to ask questions, share your work and treat this as an in-person workshop.

Supplies needed for all sessions in April:

  • Mixed media or watercolor paper (9 x 12) OR a bound journal or tablet of same
  • Gouache paints (brand of your choice) in a set or at least 5 individual colors— Titanium White, Black, Red/Vermilion, Yellow, Cerulean/Ultramarine Blue, *Purple or Violet, *Orange, *Green, *Yellow Ochre (*optional additions to your color palette)
  • (Optionally) Watercolor paints in a variety of colors; these can be tube/pan/cake or sets
  • 2-3 flat brushes [sizes 3-12]
  • 2-3 round brushes [sizes 3-12]
  • Micron pens or other waterproof ink pens in black or white
  • Smooth, white palette surface
  • Container for water
  • Cloth rag or paper towels
  • Masking tape
  • Smooth painting board, clip board or surface where you can tape down your paper if you are not using a booklet

The format of the greenwater garage online workshops is casual, conversational and interactive. You are encouraged to join with your mic and video on in order to interact with the instructor and the other members of the workshop. This is a great way to try out a new technique!

Dates & Subject matter

Apr 5 – Decorative Beetles

Apr 12 – Decorative Moths

Apr 19 – Decorative Frogs

Apr 26 – Decorative Turtles

Email | kristin@greenwatergarage.com

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