New! Mixed Media

Instructor: Gabia Ferguson

Date: Mondays October 23rd and October 30th                 10:00am – 4:00pm                    $100.00

Date: Saturdays February 3rd and February 10th              10:00am – 4:00pm                     $110.00

This mixed media workshop will aim to bring out the inner artist which resides within all of us, with the  focus being on enjoying the process of painting, co-creating with the canvass and staying open and in the moment with an intuitive response to your art work as it evolves. A sense of wonder and discovery is the happy byproduct of this form of artistic creation. 

In this class you will learn how to use a variety of media to create not only texture and depth, but also a variety of interesting visual effects adding a whole new exciting dimension to your work.


No previous art experience is required. Just bring your imagination and an open mind and be ready to play and experiment.


Materials List:

  • 2 or more canvases (or canvas boards) – reasonable size giving room to play
  • Acrylic paint and a variety of brushes (sized small to large including 1” to 2” flat)
  • Modelling paste OR heavy gel OR heavy gesso
  • Any other mediums you may have available; Clear tar gel, Glass bead texture gel, etc. (available for purchase at The Painted Tree)
  • Any scraps of textured fabric, string, small pieces of tile or mirror, dried egg shell, sea shells, bark or bits and pieces that might make an interesting imprint or shape that you may have laying around (these are optional)
  • Gel medium
  • White Gesso
  • Lead pencil
  • Wax pastels and Colour pencils (if you have them — don’t worry if you don’t)
  • Pallet knife