Online Class

Mixed Media Essentials: Color, Design & Texture

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Combine simple techniques and fun materials to create three radiant works of art!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Tracy Jacobs
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Discover the no-rules approach to creativity as artist Tracy Jacobs guides you through essential mixed-media art techniques. Start the class with a black-and-white composition, and explore pencil, pen and ink techniques to create bold textures. Find out how to mix stunning shades of a single hue as you progress to a monochromatic work, and experiment with rubber stamps, paint washes and markers for eye-catching designs. Dive into basic color theory with your final project and learn how to select a captivating, cohesive color scheme. Play with stickers, stippling and collaging to complete your third composition with vibrant style. In just one class, you'll finish three beautiful pieces you'll be proud to hang in your home!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Achromatic, Part One
Meet your instructor, mixed media artist Tracy Jacobs, before diving into the first of three projects you'll make in class. You'll explore achromatic (black and white) techniques as Jones walks you through transfer methods and ways to play with value in pen and ink, graphite and more.
2. Achromatic, Part Two
3. Monochromatic, Part One
4. Monochromatic, Part Two
5. Full Color: The Chair
6. Full Color: The Floor
7. Full Color: The Wall

Taught by

Tracy Jacobs
Tracy Jacobs
Tracy Jacobs discovered her love for mixed media when she was studying for her MFA in Painting at the University of Maryland. She works in a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional media, and her art has been exhibited regionally and nationally. She loves the creative freedom of working with multiple materials and is thrilled to share this exciting art form with Craftsy students!

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