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Want to build more confidence with mixed media?
Do you have art supplies that you rarely touch because you are not quite sure what to do with them?
Have you dreamed about trying a new type of art or subject, but you are worried that you'll be rubbish at it, so you never even begin?
Or maybe you feel like you don't have enough time to make art.
IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS, THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU!
In this class, you will:
- Build confidence with mixed media supplies that are beautiful but can be a bit tricky (hello gouache, oil pastels, and soft pastels).
- Get step-by-step mixed-media lessons covering abstracts, florals, and birds.
- Learn how to tackle a new subject and develop your style through practice and reflection.
- Discover the benefits of using a timer and be amazed at what you can do in just a few minutes!
- Deepen your skills in observation, colour, mark-making, and composition.
- Discover the power of chasing contrast.
- Learn how to use fixative and varnish to seal your mixed-media paintings.
Plus, you'll also get guidance on how to take your art to the next level and grow an art business!
This class is PACKED TO THE RAFTERS with inspiring content! You won't want to miss it.
What is the Creative Blend Art Program?
This class is part of the Creative Blend Art Program. The CB Program is designed to help you establish a consistent art practice while digging in deep with what lights you up and makes your work unique.
The program is running from April 2022 through until March 2023.
A new class is released each month exploring a theme. From developing your style to building confidence with colour, rest assured, this is a jam-packed program!
Each class includes a rich combination of; painting videos, Q&As, art supply deep dives, guest artist interviews and so much more. All in a cosy, relatable and easy-to-digest format. You also get LIFETIME ACCESS!
Let's take a closer look at ...
Mixed Media Celebration
Make Time For Art
What if you only needed a few minutes to make art? So often, we feel like we don't have the time, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Every mark and minute matters!
This month, we'll be making mini abstracts using 1-minute timed intervals.
We'll also be using supplies that are gorgeous but can be a bit challenging such as oil pastels and soft pastels.
Learn About Gouache
How do you feel about goauche? It's a new medium for me, and this month I am sharing what I have learned so far about using it in a mixed-media approach.
You'll get access to a complete sketchbook demo plus plenty of gouache and abstract tips, including the concept of chasing contrast.
And if you don't have gouache, it's no problem. This video will give you the confidence to explore any supply in your sketchbook!
Tackle New Subjects
In the main painting session, we're looking at how to approach a new subject. You'll see me painting mixed-media blooms and inky birds.
As I work, I talk through what I am doing and why.
You can follow along with these lessons or bring the ideas to a subject of your choice.
This is an encouraging session that emphasises the value of practice and learning from your mistakes!
Unlock the Potential of Oil Pastels!
Do you love oil pastels but struggle to use them? You can't beat the vibrant colours, but they can be a tricky medium.
To help with this, I have included a full breakdown of one of my paintings that includes oil pastel details.
You'll see the full process of this painting, plus I also share my approach for sealing mixed-media paintings.
Art & Business Q&A
In the Q&A session, you'll hear about my journey from hobby artist to professional artist.
This includes practical tips on growing an audience, getting started with art licensing, creating prints, painting edges, and signing paintings.
Plus, ideas on how you can prioritise your art practice when life is busy.
Meet Our Guest Speaker
THIS INTERVIEW WILL GET YOU EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES OF MIXED MEDIA!
This month our guest is mixed-media artist Roben-Marie Smith. Roben-MarieRoben-Marie shares wonderful tips for getting creative with mixed media, loosening up, and participating in the 100-day project.
She also talks about important things to consider if you are interested in starting an art business.
Click Roben-Marie's image to learn more about her.
Grab your seat today, and elevate your life and art practice
The course is priced in USD. If you use another currency, the USD amount will be converted at the checkout by Stripe (if you are using a credit card) or by Paypal. You can get an approximation by checking the conversion rate using xe.com.
Refund Policy: Because you're giving immediate access to the class, I am unable to offer a refund. I encourage you to contact me with any questions prior to purchasing. There is a contact form in the footer of this page.
Love from past students……
I don't think it is too bold of me to say that my art improved immediately. I now have people regularly asking to purchase my work, which is incredibly rewarding. These classes have helped to feed my creativity immeasurably, and I am forever hanging out for the next one!
Laura presents incredibly useful tips in a structured way, while still providing space and encouragement for students to pursue their own creative instincts. I used to think abstracts were beyond me, and thanks to Laura, I now only paint abstracts! I’ve watched all her classes literally countless times, and yet each time, I still find something new.
Laura Horn is a brilliant teacher. I have taken all of her classes. They are like meditation to me and have given me skills in mixed media, abstracts, botanicals and so much more. I am waiting eagerly for her new course to begin.
I've had the joy and privilege of teaching over 25,000 students across the globe through my online classes.
Meet Laura, your teacher
Hello, I'm Laura
I'm a mixed media artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Ten years ago, I picked up a paintbrush. I had two young children, and like many mothers, I felt a little lost among all the nappies.
As soon as I reconnected with my creativity, I felt a spark. I quickly fell in love with all things art. The yummy supplies, the supportive community, and the sense of purpose and satisfaction that came from doing something I truly loved.
I followed my passion and built a beautiful, messy life around it. Things rarely went to plan, but I amazed myself with the things that I could do. From selling my work at markets and cafes to running a retreat in Bali, right through to hosting a top-rated art podcast.
Tapping into my creativity gave me clarity and confidence, and it can do this for you too.
A Quick Word About Supplies
This class is all about mixed-media experimentation and celebration! You will see me using a wide variety of supplies, including gouache, ink, acrylic paint, pastels, pens, and pencils.
With this in mind, there isn't a specific supply list. I encourage you to use what you have available to you. In fact, a key focus of this class is using those supplies that you own but rarely touch. You know the ones. They are fantastic dust collectors!
Many of my students enjoy watching the class first before making their supply choices.
You might also want to check out the art supplies page on my website; it's a very handy resource! Click the button below for more details.
Frequently Asked Questions...
Do I have to buy all the Creative Blend classes?
No, each class can be enjoyed as a stand-alone class. I will be releasing a class on the first day of each month for a year, beginning April 1, 2022. Each class is $37. I will be leaving the classes up on my website as instant access classes for the duration of the program. You will be able to pick and choose classes based on your creative interests.
Do I have a limited amount of time to access this program?
The course comes with lifetime access. There is no time limit so you don't need to worry about missing out. You can log into the Teachable classroom at any time to view the videos or you can download the content onto your device.
What is included and how long are the videos?
See section above to view the curriculum and video duration for this specific class.
What level is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone that has an interest in mixed media painting. The program caters for complete beginners through to more experienced artists. If you are a beginner the Art Supply Deep Dive is going to be very helpful. If you are more experienced, you might be familiar with the supplies but there will be plenty of fresh perspectives shared through the Cosy Studio Chat/Q&A, Studio Vlog and Painting Sessions.
Do I need to have all the art supplies? I'm just getting started and have a limited budget.
The Creative Blend Art Program is very flexible. You can substitute supplies for almost all of the lessons, and I am happy to suggest alternative options.
With this in mind, there isn't a specific supply list. Instead, I have created a page on my website with all the supplies I routinely use. I have also listed supplies under individual videos in the classroom.
You may want to watch the module first and then decide on your supply choices.
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, you will be invited to join the private Creative Blend Art Program Facebook Group. The Facebook Group is optional as all course content will be posted in Teachable, but if you want to share your work and ask questions, Facebook will be the main platform for participant interaction.