In this class you are going to learn about all those fantastic techniques you’ve been seeing in mixed media art these days. Joanna Grant(AKA Joanna Banana) will take you step by step where together you will explore how to achieve the rich depth of color, texture and interest that all the best mixed media artists demonstrate in their art.
If you’ve ever wondered, “how did they do that?” then this workshop is for you!
And, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind reference art journal as you learn these techniques so that you’ll always have them at your fingertips whenever you sit down to create art. As well, Joanna will focus on using what supplies you have on hand, rather than buying a whole lot of expensive stuff that you aren’t sure you’ll use again. Joanna will show you how to make the most of what you already have.
Here are just a few of the topics covered in this workshop:
• Backgrounds for your mixed media art and art journal pages
• Texture, texture, texture!
• Mark making
• Using stencils and masks
• Making your own inexpensive tools to create unique effects
• Using recycled materials in your art
• Principles of collage
• Production techniques to maximize your time in your studio
• Using technology with your art
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Joanna Grant (aka “Joanna Banana”) is a Canadian mixed media artist who specializes in using recycled materials in her colourful, funky art. For the past 20 years, she has been reclaiming material that would otherwise end up in our landfills and turning it into one-of-a-kind artistic treasures for others to enjoy.
While some would find working with such material limiting, Joanna is fearless in experimenting and successfully incorporates wildly divergent media into her unique art. She is well-known in the mixed media art world for her bold use of colour and uplifting, hopeful themes. She draws inspiration from her love of music, nature and travel.
Joanna is a published artist and her art can be found in collections worldwide. In addition to a full time professional career, she enjoys sharing her love of mixed media and art journaling with her students in classes all over. She also enjoys sports and motorcycling. She divides her time between her desert homes in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, BC, Canada, and Sun City, Arizona.
Find her shop at: www.joannagrantart.etsy.com