Online Class: Mixed Media Art

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Course Description

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.

What Exactly is Mixed Media?

The definition of mixed media tells us that this a form of art where you combine two or more art mediums or some kind of materials together which results in a new piece of art. Perhaps you have been doing some mixed media and not even realized it. For example, let's say you paint a watercolor composition, let it dry and then you outline all the objects in the painting with a pen. That is considered mixed media. You used watercolors and a pen. Two mediums! While that is a very simple form of mixed media, it still meets the criteria for creating a new piece of art. Mixed Media can get much more complex and complicated and can use all kinds of items to create layers, texture and increase the size of the original piece of art work. 

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  • 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:
4.9 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(100 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
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Course Title: Mixed Media Art
Course Number: 9770597
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Lessons Rating: 4.9 / 5 Stars (100 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $90.00 U.S. dollars

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