Course Description

Welcome to Mixed Media Kickstart!

What is Mixed Media Kickstart all about?

If you're a beginner or intermediate creative and are starting on your journey of mixed media, I want to share with you the things that I've learned over the years to help you get creating faster and to help clear up any questions you might have.

I've put together a series of workshops that will help answers all your questions, when it comes to how to start, what paints to use, what kinds of mediums you should have, what is gesso and so much more!

This is Mixed Media Kickstart # 1 and it's free to you!

But let me tell you a little bit about ALL the modules in this workshop series. And a bonus for you!

Get the Bundle HERE

Mixed media kickstart #1 (YOU'RE HERE) We'll talk about what is mixed media (my art soulmate)

Brushes, palettes

Substrates - what works best for mixed media

And Paints - All the types of acrylics and what I use the most and why

Mixed media kickstart #2 - It's all about color!

A non boring approach to color theory

Where to find Color inspiration

How to get the right color for a project

How to tone your paints

Mixing the perfect color

Why complementary colors could be your answer to finishing your project

Mixed media kickstart #3 Mediums

Gesso, super heavy gesso

gels, fluid matte medium, collage

how to use them

what's the best to have in your tool box

image transfer

modeling paste 

Mixed media kickstart # 4- Watersoluble products

Soft pastels

art crayons, Stabilo woody, neocolors

charcoal pencils, stabilo all pencil

watercolor and intense pencils

When to use water-soluble products in your project

how to make them permanent

the difference between soft pastels and oil pastels

how to use watercolor in mixed media

Mixed media kickstart # 5 workspace set

10 ways to use your stencils (we'll be painting, spraying and using our gel plate for some fun techniques with our stencils)

How to seal and fixed your projects. This is an important step to keep your creations perfect.

How to set up your workspace for large and small spaces and a tour of my space. 

How my mentor told me to set my space and why it helps

Mixed media kickstart bonus projects

Two great projects start to finish using what we've learned over the 5 workshops

Enjoy this free workshop and I hope it gives you an idea of how all the workshops will be.

I would love to see you in one or all of the other workshops.... I created them as individual workshops so that it you have just one question you can take just that workshop. 

Maybe you'd like a refresher..... then the bundle would work for you.......and don't forget the bonus and discount if you get them all.

All the workshops bundled together are only $49.00

If you purchase them individually, they would be $ 69.00

Get the bundle HERE

All videos are closed captioned now! AND there is also a transcript of each video!

There's a discussion area and community area to share your progress, ask questions and discuss where you are in your progress. And I'm always available when you need help.

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do I have to be at my computer at a certain time? No, this is a self-paced workshop, so you can learn when the timing is right for you.
  • How long do I have to take the workshop? You have lifetime access.
  • Can I share my workshop with a friend? No, these are for personal use and really honor your integrity to keep these as just yours.
  • High-speed internet will help with your video watching
  • Are the videos downloadable? YES!
  • Can I get a refund? Unfortunately no because you will have immediate access to all the material, unless there are special circumstances.

Artist/Creative Soul Shawn Petite

Well Hello There! And thank you for allowing me to join you on your creative journey! My name is Shawn Petite and I’m a mixed media artist. I've been teaching and creating for over 26 years in many different mediums but found my art soulmate in mixed media. One of my greatest joys is to know that I've encouraged YOU on your path to creativity. My favorite quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou Let's have fun creating together!

Course curriculum

    1. This is just for you .... Welcome!

    2. How to get the most from this workshop

    1. What to expect from Mixed media kickstart #1

    1. What is mixed media

    1. What you can create on and what is the best

    1. Before paint lets review brushes and palettes

    2. Don't forget your heat tool

    1. Overview of types of paints

    2. Heavy body acrylic paints

    3. Medium body, soft body, craft paint

    4. Fluid acrylics

    5. Acrylic inks and High flow acrylics

    6. Markers, spray paint and recap of acrylic paint and what I think is the best paint to start with.

About this course

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content
  • $49.00

    Mixed media kickstart bundle

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