Mixed Media Transfer Techniques I



Mixed Media Transfer Techniques I with Michelle Sales

March 8, 2024 | Friday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

  • Experience – Students should have prior transferring images to surfaces.
  • Medium – Mixed Media
  • Note: A lab fee of $40.00 is payable directly to the instructor on the day of the workshop.  See below for the list of supplies provided by the instructor.
  • Registration: Each student needs to enroll individually.
  • In-Person class at the Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio in the Art Barn.

Artists from the past and present have often used images taken from existing materials such as magazines, postcards, old books, photocopies, and more to enhance their artwork. There now exists a multitude of transfer techniques available to artists.

In this six-hour workshop you will learn to transfer images from various sources such as magazines, photographs, and ink or laser jet images onto cradled wood board and canvas utilizing transfer paper. Many of the transfers created in this workshop can be incorporated into other images.  We will explore various methods of layering images using acrylic paint, stamps, and other mixed media to create dimensional effects.

*** Please note actual images will not be destroyed, instructor will be using images participants have selected, and these will be printed on instructor-provided transfer paper.

 We Will Cover:

  • Transferred images and their application in art
  • Legal and ethical aspects of using images created by others
  • How to transfer an image to canvas and cradled wood board using transfer paper (supplied by instructor)
  • How to layer your images to create an illusion of depth
  • Color, contrast, design and composition of images
  • How to use, acrylic paint, fabric, stamps, and other mixed media to further enhance your images

Student Supplies Needed for Class:


Participants will need to select photos/images that will fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of copy paper. All images or photos need to be high contrast, meaning clear borders between light and dark areas. Color or black and white images are acceptable but light areas should be clearly lighter than dark areas. You may choose several smaller photos that will fit on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper and attach them with two-sided tape. You may also send a photo that will take up a full sheet of copy paper. Please create three 8.5 x 11 copies of images. After you select the images, please make a good copy of them, and send them as an attachment to michellesworkbox@yahoo.com

*Please send only good quality, high contrast images with lots of color or black and white. Dark or cloudy images will not make a good laser print.

Please send your images TWO WEEKS prior to the class date so that I can print them in time for class.

***If you do not send images, you will be using pre-printed images provided by the instructor during class.

A Printer WILL NOT be available during this class!!

$40.00 Lab Fee covers the following:

  • Three pieces 8.5” x 11” transfer paper pre-printed with each students’ images sent via email to instructor.
  • Two sizes cradled wood board.
  • Two flat canvas boards.
  • Two 4” x 4” wood practice boards.
  • Assortment of pre-printed images ready for transfer (for participants who did not email required images.)

Instructor will supply:

  • Paper towels
  • Brushes
  • Sponges
  • Stamps and Ink pads
  • Mark making tools
  • Brayers
  • Stamps
  • Spray bottles
  • Plastic gloves
  • Plastic cups and bowls for water
  • Acrylic Gesso
  • Acrylic paints
  • Acrylic markers
  • Soft gel gloss medium
  • Brushes
  • Blow dryers

**Note:  If you have artist brushes and acrylic paints which you would prefer to use in class, please feel free to bring them!! Oil paints cannot be used with laser transfers

Lab Fee = $40.00 payable to instructor (cash or check)

Instructor will gladly answer any questions via email at michellesworkbox@yahoo.com or phone: 928-282-1186. Please leave a message if no answer!

24 0308 MS

Michelle Sales

Michelle Sales



Michelle Sales was born in Chicago, Illinois where she lived much of her life. She recently moved full time to Sedona finding it immensely inspirational in the creation of her work. Michelle has been expressing herself forcefully with pigment and mixed media since childhood. Her early work was as a painter, but sculpture soon became her focus. Currently, Ms. Sales works in two and three dimensional media, as well as mixed media jewelry design.

In 1998, Michelle Sales received a Recognition Scholarship from The School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She received Her BFA in 2001. Her area of interest was mixed media and material studies.

Nature and its myriad shapes textures and colors inform her work today. Ms. Sales enjoys hiking and creates photo journals taken from these hikes. These photos serve as inspiration and are often incorporated into her work.

Ms. Sales maintains a working studio in Sedona Arizona. She teaches workshops and classes in mixed media and jewelry design.

Michelle Sales’ work has won awards and recognition in both national and international exhibitions. Her pieces have been shown for many years at SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier (Sculptural Object Functional Art) and can be found in private and museum collections. Ms. Sales is represented by Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago IL

 For more info please visit my website:  www.michellesales.com

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Office at 928-282-3809, ext. 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

In-Person and Online Workshops Registration/Cancellation Policy:

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a 15% Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before February 8, 2024. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after February 8, 2024.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Note: If traveling to Sedona, we strongly urge students to purchase refundable airline tickets or travel insurance in case of workshop cancellation due to insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen changes. Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for non-refundable ticket purchases or lodging fees.

Important Cancellation Policy Message:

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.