Mixed Media Explorations with Jean Pederson

$270, $230 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)

Students will meet in the third floor Kat in the Hat Classroom, 533 Eaton Street

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Mixed media multi-colored abstract still life of a vase of flowers.


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Class Description

Students will explore various combinations of mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums. During the workshop, students develop a variety of surfaces and backgrounds grounds. These techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter, to create a unique artistic statement. Pederson emphasizes design, personal style and beautiful surface quality using both abstract and referential subjects.

Meet Your Instructor

Jean Pederson is the author of “Expressive Portraits: Creative Methods for Painting People”. She has been painting for over twenty years, balancing her strong teaching abilities, and writing with her continuing aspiration to convey her ideas in visual form.

Jean’s traditional practice includes referential imagery of people, still life, landscape and abstraction. The layering of a variety of media offers Jean an assortment of possibilities within her work; quality of edge, line and texture all play a role within her imagery. Although Pederson is well known for her mastery of watercolours, mixed media has become an important venue for her creative expression.

Supply List

  • Paints
    • As an artist with experience, you will probably have established colour choices that you enjoy painting with. I encourage you to continue to be true to yourself and use the paints that you are comfortable with. I have some basic colours that work for me. You may want to experiment with them if they are not part of your pallet already. Workshops are designed to gather information and to try new ideas; if you do not have all of these items you might share with your neighbor or try it when you get home. I have 6 transparent colours, a warm and cool red, yellow and blue with supplementary pigments for good luck! Minimum colour range warm and cool red, yellow and blue.
  • Brushes – an assortment of sizes in round and flat shapes. I do recommend that you have some larger brushes in your assortment (1”, 2”).
  • Your choice of Paper, Canvas or Board – use an artist quality rag paper. 140 lb or heavier.
  • Drawing paper, sketchbook.

Other Supplies (You may want to share some of these items with friends)

  • Inks
  • Coloured pencils
  • Water bucket
  • Sponge
  • Board for paper to clip onto. Bulldog clips.
  • Drop cloths
  • Pallet
  • Easel
  • Pencil
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper Towels
  • Masking Tape
  • Two Elbows of a Mat (mat cut on diagonal to frame image)
  • Collage paper

Supplies available at Books & Books with a 10% discount.

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