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Mixed Media Essentials: Color, Design & Texture

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

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!

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Lesson 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.


Lesson 2. Achromatic, Part Two


Lesson 3. Monochromatic, Part One


Lesson 4. Monochromatic, Part Two


Lesson 5. Full Color: The Chair


Lesson 6. Full Color: The Floor


Lesson 7. Full Color: The Wall

"Really enjoying this course so far. Teacher runs the course at the right speed for me. I've learned about quite a few new art products, and some not so new (...) Also some new techniques. Looking forward to part two."
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