48 Mixed Media Techniques

Caitlin Dundon
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Description

Are you new to mixed media art or an intermediate artist stuck in a rut wanting to learn new things? Sometimes books are just not as good as seeing the technique demonstrated and trying it for yourself. Join mixed media artist Caitlin Dundon for demonstrations and hands-on exploration of over 48 mixed media techniques including: black and white gesso techniques, acrylic painting methods, acrylic gels, stamping techniques, positive and negative stenciling, crackle gel and pastes, collage, and more. Each student will create a great set of swatches of sample techniques for reference for future projects as well as work on a full-sized artwork using newly learned techniques.

This fantastic workshop includes all of the following techniques!

Gesso techniques
1. Blind resists
2. Tinted gesso
3. Gradated gesso
4. Blended gesso
5. Black gesso
6. Scribing (Sgraffito)/Mark Making
7. Debossing (Stamping into gesso)
Basic acrylic painting techniques
8. Color washes
9. Color washes/interference paint
10. Dry brushing
11. Scumbling/Sponging
12. Paint Scraping
13. Sanding Back
14. Scribing (Sgraffito)
15. Stamping
16. Resist/Mask with Liquid Frisket
Basic collage with acrylic soft gel
17. Basic collage
18. gesso wash over collage
19. color washes over collage
20. tissue paper collage/color wash
21. painted tissue paper collage
22. collage over black background
Soft Gel for Texture
23. Scribing (Sgraffito)
24. Tinted Gels with color
25. Tinted gels for collage
26. Tinted gels with interference paint
27. Stamping into soft gel
28. Soft gel as resist
Stenciling
29. stenciling with white gesso/color washes
30. stenciling with black gesso
31. reverse stenciling
32. stencil layers
Embossing Powder
33. rubber stamping with color/metallics
34. stamp resist with clear powder
35. stamp onto tissue/collage
Molding Paste
36. Scribing (Sgraffito)
37. Stamping into
38. Stenciling with paste
39. Fiber Paste Scribing (Sgraffito)
40. Fiber Paste Stamping
Crackle
41. Crackle gel with paint
42. crackle gel with gesso
43. crackle gel with gesso/paint wash
44. Crackle paste
Line Tools
45. PITT/Micron pen/stencil outline
46. China Markers/smudging/resist
47. Liner brush/Dip Pen with high flow paint
48. Embossing marker/embossing powder

TUITION: $425

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $125 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Caitlin Dundon is a mixed media artist and professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She teaches at mixed media and calligraphy conferences throughout the United States and Canada and has taught at Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreats, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Letters of Joy and Ghost Ranch. She has written articles for Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazine. She has also been selected for publication in the international calligraphy publication Letter Arts Magazine. More of her work can be seen in her book, The Painted Word: Mixed Media Lettering Techniques (Schiffer Publishing, 2019). Her art has also been licensed for printing and manufacturing and has been sold at Target, Walmart and Kohl’s. www.caitlindundon.com.

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon

Caitlin Dundon is a mixed media artist and professional calligrapher with over 20 years of experience. She teaches at mixed media and calligraphy conferences throughout the United States and Canada and has taught at Art & Soul Mixed Media Retreats, Art Unraveled, Art is You, Letters of Joy and Ghost Ranch. She has written articles for Somerset Studio and Art Journaling magazine. She has also been selected for publication in the international calligraphy publication Letter Arts Magazine. More of her work can be seen in her new book, The Painted Word: Mixed Media Painting Techniques (Schiffer Publishing, Fall 2018). Her art has also been licensed for printing and manufacturing and has been sold at Target, Walmart and Kohl’s. More of her work can be seen at www.caitlindundon.com.

Student Supply List

  • 24 pieces (6” x 9”) Fabriano Artistico (Arches Aquarelle or Stonehenge or other similar) hot press 140 lb. watercolor paper
  • 1 (or 2 qty.) 16” x 20” or 18” x 18” wood panel or canvas (or optionally 18″ x 18″ or larger
    sheet of 140 lb watercolor paper)
  • 8 oz white acrylic gesso
  • 8 oz acrylic regular gel (matte)
  • 2-3 colors of acrylic paint
  • ½” flat brush and ¾” or 1” flat or mop brush, assorted pointed or liner brushes
  • water container, paper towels
  • F size PITT or Micron pen 05 or 08 size

Optional: your own favorite rubber stamp patterns and/or stencils, silicone wedges or other “tools” like sponges, plastic forks, knives, combs, etc.

Instructor provides:

use of additional acrylic paints, additional acrylic gels, black gesso, crackle gel, crackle paste, fiber paste, molding paste, collage papers, tissue paper, interference paint, China Markers, Golden High Flow Acrylic Ink, Liquid Frisket for class use, etc. pre-printed labels for each technique.

"Caitlin Dundon is not only a gifted artist, but a wonderful and generous teacher. She is friendly and upbeat, and offers a "way in" to creative expression for everyone, no matter what level of art experience one might possess. Caitlin is our Artist-in-Residence for 2019, and we feel so lucky that we get to offer monthly programs that feature her fantastic talent and her consummate professionalism." - Sibel Golden, PhD, Executive Director, NW Creative & Expressive Arts Institute

"The instructor and class pace is relaxed, allowing students to explore - she even encourages "mistakes!" - Dawn D., Oregon

"Caitlin is patient, talented, passionate, funny and has excellent listening skills." - V.B., Washington

“As someone new to this kind of art, I was thrilled to learn so many techniques, materials and resources. The hours flew by.” – Patti, California

“I loved how this class walked us through everything and that Caitlin made her rounds to help figure out where our strengths and weaknesses were. I think Caitlin does a great job as an instructor! She obviously knows what she is doing and while she has many years under her belt, she still understands the beginner struggle and how to help people improve." Aleeza A., Washington

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