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Mixed Media Collage for All Levels

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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 10
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. 

Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Class Delivery:

The class will be held via Zoom

Teacher: Ginger Lou

What you'll learn in this mixed media class:

Mixed media collage is the utilization of more than one medium in a single piece of art and may include paint, glitter, crayons, fabric, magazine/book images/quotes, found objects, ink, watercolor, oil pastel, chalk pastel, colored pencils, etc. 

Mixed media art brings together all of your artistic skills, even if they’re not as good as you’d like them to be, to create pieces that will release your creativity. This art form is perfect for all those who are beginners as well as those who are not very good at drawing, but still want to make something. Fulfill your inner need to create and receive the lasting health benefits of art such as relaxation, stress relief, and mental clarity. You have unlimited potential!

Because most artists are visual learners I teach by example so I will teach cutting techniques while cutting and working on a project simultaneously with the students, gluing techniques while gluing, how and when to add different layers by example as well.

Students will learn how to choose images and text for their art, cutting techniques, gluing types and use, layering the project with as assortment of mediums, balance, form, combining colors, adding found objects etc. in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Sign up now to learn how to combine different mediums (using collage as a primary medium) in a no wrong way/perceived mistakes are just an opportunity to learn mindset, virtual classroom.

Materials Needed to Fully Participate:

  • A surface to create on may include any of the following: cardboard, heavy-weight paper, canvas or wood.
  • Paint and brushes or palette knives
  • Magazine, book images and/or quotes
  • Scissors
  • Glue. My favorite stick glue is Elmer's clear stick glue or for liquid glue clear gel glue

The following materials are optional:

  • Small found objects
  • Ink
  • Watercolor
  • Oil or chalk pastel
  • Colored pencils
  • Glitter
  • Crayons
  • Fabric

About the Instructor:

I have been teaching art as well as crafts at a private art school for 6+ years and have been a professional artist since 2001. I have also earned my master teaching credentials from the state of CA. My style is intuitive and free flowing which leaves room for individual student creativity and flexibility. My classes are a fun way to learn new skills and develop the independent intuition needed to keep the creative process alive for years to come.


Virtual Class FAQ


What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

How many people is my purchase good for?

Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.


Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Students may cancel any time 48 hours or more before the class to receive a refund. Students canceling less than 48 hours before a class will receive a full credit towards rescheduling or purchasing a different class.

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Reviews of Classes at Ginger Lou (76)

(76 Reviews)
Mixed Media Collage for All Levels
Reviewed by Jan G. on 8/22/2021
Class was very good, informative and instructor shared lots of good ideas. More specific information on design strategies of ideas she chose for the collage would have been great. She shared her notes and suggestions for supplies she likes, all great. More interaction with participants, like checking in every 30 minutes after people were working, or encouraging people to try something. Asking us to show progress along the way, rather than the big reveal at end would be encouraging also. I like music, background healing, piano, jazz music would be helpful and encouraging. Helps people reduce stressful feelings in trying something new. I will recommend this fun class to others looking for something new and engaging to do this fall.
Mixed Media Collage for All Levels
Reviewed by Adele B. on 5/24/2021
The workshop encouraged me to be creative and not to overthink what I’m doing. I also loved The encouragement to mix with black and white pictures, what I did, and what I would have never done without it :D it truly revived my creative energy and I am already working on another collage.
Mixed Media Collage for All Levels
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/16/2021
A pleasant way to spend an afternoon but a bit too free-form for me. I'd say the teacher narrated more than she instructed. And she used a ton of a product (modge podge?) that wasn't named among the materials for the class so it was hard to match the experience at home.
Mixed Media Collage for All Levels
Reviewed by Cathy H. on 4/19/2021
I logged in a bit late, so some of my questions or comments below may be resolved and I just don't know it. I would love to have the class start out with diverse examples of what collage artwork could look like. I would love to be sent the following resources that I could save and refer to later: 1.) Recommended tools (glues, sprays, what materials make a good "canvas" etc.) 2.) Techniques (like how she spray painted over rubber bands to make a certain effect. As much as she can share here would be great!) 3.) Recommended sources for content. Or asking the class to chime on on where they find great content. This would be esp useful for me right now bc I have some materials for a collage, but I need to match them with complementary materials that are not so "childish or saccharine sweet" in tone. I would love to be able to connect with the other classmates after this class is over. IE: could there be a follow-up Zoom call where we show each other what we've made! The price for the course was pretty steep (in my opinion). A follow-up class would balance that out a bit. The facilitator was very knowledgable and encouraging, I just wish she had monitored the chat window more often. I had no sound so that was the only way I could ask questions or make comments. Generally, I really enjoyed the class! Thank you for offering it!
Mixed Media Collage for All Levels
Reviewed by Laura B. on 4/18/2021
It was just what I was looking for, I learned a lot and it inspired me to stop just thinking about making collages and to actually make some.
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