Minimal Magic

Make a Mixed Media Series Using a Limited Palette. Simplicity is Beautiful!

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Instant Access Class

self-paced
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Over-flowing art supplies, half-finished paintings, endless ideas ... It can be difficult to find a way through all the noise.

Imagine inviting ease into your creative process. Creating more with less and bringing mindfulness to the way that you approach your art.

In this class, you can! Join me and discover the freedom that comes from limiting your palette and focusing on key elements within your work.

You'll create a set of mixed media paintings with fun textural details plus there's a wonderful bonus lesson that shows you how you can use these principles to create quick watercolour/ink paintings.




Class Overview

This class includes 2 hours of professionally edited video instruction, broken down into manageable chunks. The videos are supported with written content in the classroom. Scroll further down to see the course curriculum including video duration.

Minimal Magic is suitable for all levels but especially popular with beginners. It's easy to follow, packed with mixed media techniques and includes great tips on colour mixing and composition.




Inside the course, you will ...

  • Practice mixing your own colours on old book pages. We'll mix plenty of nourishing neutrals!
  • Learn how to create subtle textures using items from around the home.
  • Discover the advantages of making small studies / working in a series.
  • Add details including botanical drawings, inky line-work, paint pen patterns and loose pencil sketches.
  • Create simple compositions and discover how easy this is when you use collage and can rearrange pieces before glueing everything down.

Watch this Painting Come to Life!

You will also see how you can use a similar approach with watercolour or ink paintings like this one! This painting is demonstrated from start to finish in the class.

It's one of my favourite ways to work. Once you start, it's hard to stop. The options are endless and all you need is a few paints and a mark-making tool or two e.g. pen, pencil or pastel.

Laura’s classes have encouraged me to find my inner artist. The warmth and pace of the classes allows me to work at my own level and has motivated me to explore further.

- Tracey Roberts

Class Materials

There are many ways that you can adapt the supply list to your needs. I encourage you to embrace the concept of less is more and see what wonderful things happen.

Your Instructor


Laura Horn
Laura Horn

Hi I'm Laura, a mixed media abstract artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Welcome to my online classes. Here you will find tips, techniques and step-by-step lessons to grow your skills, confidence and creative style. I'd love for you to join me!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is an instant access course! When you sign up, you will be provided with access to all content immediately. You can work through the content at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
The course comes with lifetime access. After enrolling, you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. You may keep and download all content.
What level is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mixed media art, from complete beginners to more experienced artists.
Do I need all the supplies listed?
No, I encourage you to work with what you have and adapt the class to suit your needs. You may find it helpful to watch the class through first and decide whether you want to use all the supplies/techniques demonstrated or whether you would prefer to hone in on a few key areas. There is no right or wrong way. Your way is perfect!
Do I need high speed internet for the course?
Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course.
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, I will provide details of how to submit a request to join the Laura Horn Art Facebook community. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others and share your creations. There is also a hashtag #laurahornartclasses that can be used on Instagram and other social media platforms.
What is the refund policy?
Once you are enrolled in the course I am unable to offer a refund. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about the course prior to signing up.

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