Course Description

This mixed media studio course is geared to students interested in experimenting with a variety of art materials and combining photo imagery with the transparent textures of paint and layering techniques. A variety of media and processes will be used: water-soluble pencils and crayons, acrylic paints, inks, collage layering of textured papers from vintage magazines and books, photo transfers, and digital prints.nStudents create stand-alone art works that can be scanned and incorporated into digital platforms. A computer lab will be available for students to scan one of their pieces to be printed in large format. Students select one of their pieces to be scanned, digitally manipulated, and then printed on a large-format printer, enabling each student to experience his or her studio work as a large-scale print. Prerequisites: none.

Learner Outcomes

  • About several art historical movements that used collage and mixed media and apply this understanding to your own work.
  • How to recognize visual design principals in the everyday environment.
  • How to use your finished work on other digital platforms.
  • How to apply mixed media processes to visual concepts and composition.

Additional Information


  • Will have a thorough understanding of mediums and the application of diverse to create structurally sound, archival, mixed media collage works.
  • Understand the use of composition, basic color theory and spatial relationships in mixed media work while developing their own personal expression.
  • Identify visual resources for continued inspiration for their ongoing mixed media collage practice by combining studio processes with digital transfers and imagery.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research techniques to discover innovative visual imagery.
  • Have the ability to articulate visual principles and concepts during group critiques and develop verbal and visual presentation skills.
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