Online Class: Mixed Media Art

Welcome to the Mixed Media course. This is a specialized art course in which you will be using a multitude of art mediums and supplies, maybe get a little messy, create new art, but most of all, you will have fun! So bring your creativity and imagination to add to the mix and let's get started.

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Course Description

Unleash Your Inner Artist in the World of Mixed Media!

Step into a vibrant realm where art knows no boundaries! Welcome to the exhilarating Mixed Media course, your passport to a universe where diverse art mediums dance together on the canvas of creativity. Here, the melding of distinct art forms will awaken a fresh perspective within you. And yes, as the symphony of colors and textures unfolds, prepare to get delightfully messy, rediscovering the joy of art in its purest form.

So, are you ready to embark on a journey where your imagination becomes the compass and creativity, your guiding light? Pack your enthusiasm, wear your passion, and let’s dive deep into the heart of artistry!

The Enigma of Mixed Media

But wait, what truly is mixed media? At its core, mixed media is the art of harmoniously blending two or more artistic mediums to birth an entirely unique masterpiece. Think of it like a beautiful dance – diverse yet in sync, distinct yet unified.

Picture this: you paint a serene watercolor landscape, capturing the delicate hues of dawn. Once dry, you etch in intricate details using a fine-tip pen, adding depth and life to your scene. Voila! You've just dabbled in mixed media without even realizing it!

But that's just scratching the surface. The world of mixed media beckons you to explore further, experiment more audaciously, and elevate your work by integrating myriad items. From beads to fabrics, from metals to paper, every element has the potential to inject layers, texture, and dimension, making each creation larger than life.

It's not just about crafting art; it's about telling a story, expressing a sentiment, and most importantly, pushing the limits of what art can be. So, are you ready to rewrite the rules of creation and embark on the most thrilling artistic adventure of your lifetime? Let the Mixed Media voyage begin!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.8 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(205 votes)

Lesson 1: Introduction to Mixed Media Art

What is Mixed Media Art? How is it different from Multimedia? 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1A
  • Complete: Assignment 1B
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Understanding Your Supplies

In lesson one we created a list of supplies that you will need to complete the assignments. 30 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 2
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Mixed Media and Acrylics

In this lesson we will be focusing on acrylics to create our next mixed media project. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 3A
  • Complete: Assignment 3B
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Watercolors

Watercolors are important because it forces us to become almost like scientists. We need to observe the world around us and put those observations down on paper in the form of art. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 4A
  • Complete: Assignment 4B

Lesson 5: Oil Pastels

We are moving on into the world of pastels. For many of you, this may be the first time you have ever worked with pastels. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 5A
  • Complete: Assignment 5B
  • Assessment: Lessons 4 & 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Markers

The rich, bold color of a marker seems more exciting than a soft, waxy crayon. But there are limitations to markers that crayons and colored pencils do not have. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 6
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Crayons

he idea of a crayon goes all the way back to the Ancient Egyptians who used a method of fixing color to a surface. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 7A
  • Complete: Assignment 7B

Lesson 8: Using Substrates and Gouache

In all the previous lessons you may have heard mention of using a substrate. A substrate is the support piece or material that goes under your art work for support or it could be the material (like paper or canvas) that you are actually doing your art project on. 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 8A
  • Complete: Assignment 8B
  • Assessment: Lessons 7 & 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Art Journals

The practice of journaling has been around for a long time. People have been writing down their feelings and documenting their lives for hundreds of years. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 9A
  • Complete: Assignment 9B

Lesson 10: Colored Pencils

Colored pencils often fall into that same category as crayons and things that elementary school children love to use but don't hold much artistic merit. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 10A
  • Assessment: Lessons 9 & 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Altered Books

An altered book is just how it sounds. A book that is altered from its original form. 26 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 11
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Collages

If you like to rip paper and get your hands messy with glue, then you are going to love creating a collage. 47 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 12A
  • Complete: Assignment 12B
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Inks, Stencils and Stamps

If you dig back in history, you will always find some reference to ink. Starting as far back as cave paintings during Paleolithic times up through today and the ink on your Kindle, ink has provided a way of communication. 27 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 13
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam

Lesson 14: Colors

Sometimes a stumbling block for artists is choosing your colors to do your mixed media project. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 14
  • Assessment: Lesson 14 Exam

Lesson 15: Finishes and Projects

Because mixed media involves several mediums or materials together on one substrate, the rules change somewhat on what kind of finish you could put on your project. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Complete: Assignment 15

Lesson 16: Resources and More Ideas

This lesson is just full of many projects you can try or look at to get inspired. Part of getting motivated to do your own mixed media is by looking at other people's art. 135 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments
  • Complete Assignment: The Final Project
  • Complete Assignment: What did you think?
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Mixed Media Art
Course Number: 9770597
Lessons Rating: 4.8 / 5 Stars (205 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: April 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "This course could not have been any better. It was amazing. The Instructor is very knowledgeable about art. I learned a lot. Thanks for sharing." -- Patricia H.
  • "I really enjoyed this class and I believe taking this class helped me explore some media's that I would otherwise not ever try. Also, I am now carrying a journal in my purse with markers and pens. I might not express my ideas on paper every day, but I am art journaling more than I use to and look forward to that time." -- Tammy C.
  • "Course was very informative and enjoyable! I appreciate the variety of projects, video demonstrations, and the expert skill with which the instructor, Nancy, delivered this class!" -- Margaret E.
  • "Nancy is a great teacher and she is very encouraging and motivational :)." -- Debora S.