Mixed Media Zoom Workshop with Tony Thielen waitlist


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  • Waitlist - Mixed Media Zoom Workshop w/Tony Thielen - please sign up to be on the waitlist in case a space opens up
    Instructor – Tony Thielen
  • The class meetings are through ZOOM
  • Dates: March 14, March 21 and March 28
    (you will have a week between classes to complete your home assigment)
  • Limited to 12 students ONLY.
  • Due to a limited number of students no refunds after February 14, 2023.
  • If you are buying this workshop as a gift – please email us with the receipt and the details to pyhas2018@yahoo.com
  • Price: USD 275

Course Outline:

Week 1 (March 14, 12PM – EST) :
Talk about reference, inspiration, sizing, and prepare our support with an underpainting.
Week 2 (March 21, 12PM – EST):
Reference transfer and basic painting sketch, Beginning mixed media, continue modeling, painting the portrait, adding layers.
Week 3 (March 28, 12PM – EST):
Continue with mixed media application, mixed media techniques, continue to paint and model the portrait, finalize the portrait.

Course Description:

In this three week workshop, students will learn to create multi-layered mixed media portraits.

This workshop merges representation, abstraction, and self-expression. Although we will be working primarily with acrylic paints and water based mediums, we will combine them with various mediums such asoil paint, spray paint, collage, ink, oil sticks, oil pastels, etc. We’ll experiment using different methods of paint application and mark-making. We will look at other artists for inspiration and a deeper understanding of merging representation,  abstraction and self-expression.

Some painting knowledge is required as we will not be covering basics.

We’ll be meeting virtually through Zoom, If you do not already have it, please download Zoom on your device.

The first half of the class will be dedicated to demo/ instruction, the second
half will be for questions, discussions and open critique.

Highly recommended course materials:

Round bristle brush(es) – Robert Simmons Signet brushes #4 round & #6 round
Golden High Flow and/or Fluid Acrylics – Have at least one red, blue &
yellow available.
Golden High Flow Medium 
Heavy body Acrylics: Titanium White & Burnt Sienna
Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium
White Gesso
16”x20” wood panel or stretched canvas. (I prefer a wood panel because it’s
more durable).

Suggested Materials:
Acrylics (colors other than the “highly recommended” ones above).
Various mark-making tools (i.e. scrapers, stencils, brayers, pencils, ink, sticks,
fingers, toes, etc.)
Various collage materials

Optional Materials:
Spray Paint, Oil Paint, Oil Sticks, Colored Pencils, Oil pastels, Crayons

Course overview and supply list PDF: Mixed Media Portraits

More examples of Tony Thielen’s work:

What to expect once you’ve purchased the course:

The ZOOM invite will be send 24 hours before class starts, on March 13th.
Have a question – drop us an email: pyhas2018@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

We are looking forward to creating with you!


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