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Do you love paintings that are rich with layers, texture, and meaning?
Collage is a wonderful medium for adding depth and dimension to your work. Plus, it is accessible and oh so comforting. It's like having a studio best friend, always ready to lend a helping hand when you are stuck.
You can use it in many creative ways.
I believe there's a spot for collage in every artist's toolkit. The key is to find the collage techniques that work best for you. So, with that in mind, let's start exploring!
You will learn ...
- How expansive collage can be when you approach it with curiosity.
- Tips for gluing collage materials to various substrates without bubbles.
- How to bring a professional quality to your collage work.
- How to combine collage with paint and mixed media.
- The value of creating a collage-based sketchbook.
- How to use collage to help you solve problems and finish more paintings.
improve your eye for design
make art in short bursts
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 ...
Q & A Session
"Sometimes when I use collage, it feels too crafty or scrapbook. What tips do you have for using collage in fine art?"
Such a good question.
I've got five practical tips and a bunch of examples to share with you.
If you have struggled with finding a collage style that fits your vision, this session will be invaluable.
It's a cosy vlog this month. I have new stationary products coming out, paintings that I am getting ready for sale, a client project to work on, and most importantly, collage papers to collect!
This is your opportunity to come behind the scenes, plus you will get plenty of ideas for your collage materials.
Art Supply Deep Dive
There's something so satisfying about gluing down a piece of collage paper without any bubbles! Don't you agree?
In my quest for bubble-free collages, I have tried quite a few different glues over the years. In this video, I share my experience and take you through my favourite products and techniques.
Collage is a joy to create and a delight to view!
So many hidden treasures.
In the main lesson and bonus, we'll explore different ways to use this medium, including techniques for combining collage with paint and pen.
You will see me create a piece from start to finish on a wood panel. Plus, there's also a sketchbook demonstration.
This will give you plenty of ideas and techniques to help you turn your collage scraps and snippets into beautiful finished pieces.
Meet Our Guest Speaker
THIS INTERVIEW WILL GET YOU THINKING CREATIVELY ABOUT COLLAGE!
The guest artist for this class is Julie Hamilton! Julie uses collage to create gorgeous abstract and botanical pieces. This is an incredibly generous conversation packed with tips, techniques, and ideas to inspire your collage work. I certainly came away from this chat with a new appreciation and enthusiasm for college, and I hope you do too. It's a treasure trove of collage goodness.
Click Julie'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.
What are students saying about the Creative Blend Art Program?
Laura has a truly special way of adding structure to the intuitive painting process.
The Creative Blend course has helped me organize my intentions, ideas, and colors ahead of time, so I can be free to paint loosely and end up with work I'm proud of. It has been worth every penny (and more) to have her friendly voice guiding my practice!
- Talia Burrell
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.
- Introduction to Exploring Collage (3:19)
- Q&A: Tips for Using Collage in Fine Art (13:07)
- Vlog: Studio Update + Collecting Collage Papers (24:06)
- How to Glue Collage Papers (15:17)
- Starting a Piece With Collage (12:16)
- Combining Collage with Paint (23:08)
- Julie Hamilton Interview - The Versatility of Collage (41:30)
- Speedy Sketchbook Collage (BONUS) (4:59)
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. 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 for this specific class. The total class duration is approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
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.
In the videos, you will see me using a wide variety of mixed media art supplies. I don't hold back because I want to share as many ideas and techniques as I can but I can't stress enough that you do not need everything!!
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.
My suggestion would be 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.