Live Classes

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Upcoming Classes:

3-4 February 2018- Classes in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland - bookings: store@mixedmediaplace.com - info here
10-11 February 2018 - Classes in Bournemouth, UK - bookings: daedgington@aol.com
24-25 February 2018 - Classes for Gargamellscrap, Madrid, Spain - bookings: info@gargamellscrap.es

2-11 March 2018 - Art Venture SA - Cape Town and Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa - booking here!
23-25 March 2018 - Classes for Scrapushka, ST. Petersburg, Russia - info here!

7-8 April 2018 - Art Workshops event, Coventry, UK

1-3 May 2018 - Donna Downey Studios, Huntersville, NC, USA
5-6 May 2018 - Cafe Crop, Merrillville, IN, USA
24-26 May 2018 - Classes in Israel

2-3 June 2018 - Classes at AFTH, Harrogate, UK

July-August 2018 - classes in the USA/Canada (

8-9 September 2018 - Classes at the Skaparlusten, Sjobo, Sweden
21-23 September 2018 - Classes at De Scrapheap, The Netherlands
29-30 September - Classes in Valencia, Spain

12-15 October 2018 - Classes in Colombia
27-28 October 2018 - Classes at The Mad Scrapper, Edinburgh, Scotland

November 2018 - classes in Australia and NZ





New Classes:


Poetry of Patina - collage on canvas
There is not a single touch of paint on this project - this large, beautiful collage on canvas is all about the rust, paint and metallic look! What a great way to try many techniques at once: building some truly dimensional, intriguing composition, using two amazing and unique Art Extravagance sets: Rust Paste and Patina Paste and finally finish it all with really beautiful (and user-friendly!) Metallique Waxes.
Poetry of Patina is an amazing, statement canvas with a great range of innovative products on basis of some good mixed-media techniques - which can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4h


Fairy Queen - collage on canvas
Beautiful, saturated colours, amazing texture and a wonderful shine - all that packed in one, inspiring collage project! During this class you will have a chance follow step-by-step the process of creating mixed-media collage starting from the bottom layers to the very embellished top! I will share my tips and tricks, show the way I build backgrounds, work with images and create composition. Together we will create a stunning portrait of a Fairy Queen - using a wide selection of embellishments and elements, great range of colours and art mediums from my Art Basics, Art Alchemy and Art Ingredients Line. You will try Impasto and Metallique Paints, Waxes and a selection of gel mediums and create a stunning project matching your taste and personality!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4h


Moonlight - almost unreal, beautiful double canvas collage based on textures, clusters of elements, dark background and non-conventional painting!
Have you ever dreamed about making your own mixed-media landscape collage? During this class you can try it - step-by-step we will build all the layers and textures to build our small towns and villages out of chipboard elements, create the look of moonlight and stars on the night sky… all that getting a lot of useful tips and inspirational techniques which you can apply to many future projects! We will be using a range of products from my Art Basics, Art Extravagance and Art alchemy lines including gesso, pastes, gels and wax - our main colour substrate in this project! This project is not only a great way to jump into world of mixed-media but also create a blog, breathtaking statement piece for your home or studio.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4-5h


Sparky Journal - Altered denim folder with a lot of amazing shine, texture and detail. 
This class is a great way to get familiar with a wide range of mixed-media products including Clear Gesso, gels, and all the beautiful mediums which give you this eye-catching, beautiful shine: Art Alchemy Sparks Acrylic Paints and Metallique Waxes. Together we will build all the composition explaining all the products used, giving a lot of useful tips and ideas and working with a range of colour choices to make each person in the room happy.
All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: 3.5 to 4h


Rust Painted - Large collage on canvas with tons of beautiful details, layers, rust and sparkle. 
During this class you will not only try building, rich, dimensional composition but also take the advantage of the negative space which will help your composition really catch the eye. Step-by-step we are going to build all the layers using a great selection of elements and embellishments and we will try different art mediums: Art Basics, Art Alchemy, Art Ingredients and more - selection of gels, gesso, acrylic paints and really unique effect of Rust Paste. Rust Painted may be done in a wide range of colours and it may be easily turned into composition with a small photo. All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. 
Class time: about 4 to 4,5h


Art Celebration - collage on canvas
Real mixed-media feast of transparency, textures, eye-catching elements and beautiful, rich metallic colours! This project is a great way to try working with gesso and different kinds of gels from our Art Basics range, building a dimensional, baroque composition including an altered object and tons of intriguing details and finally painting and rubbing on the colours of your choice from my Art Alchemy line to create one-of-a kind, breathtaking collage. Many ideas, tips and techniques combined with a lot of creative freedom - all that and more is included in this fantastic Art Celebration! All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4h


Haze and Shine - decorated journal or notebook cover
Softer side of mixed-media - great way to get familiar with a range of inspiring techniques and products helping you create an a beautiful, delicate yet textured cover on your book, journal or notebook! During the class we will build the composition based on a wide selection of embellishments and paint the project using products from Art Alchemy Range: Impasto acrylic paints, Waxes and more! As always, I will explain the products, techniques and creative possibilities, give tips and ideas - all the techniques presented during the class are easy to transfer to other surfaces and projects. “Haze and Shine” is a great project to play with subtle sparkle and shine effects and delicate colour palettes - there will be a wide range of colours available for students to choose!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: 3.5 to 4h



Other available classes:


Collage on canvas classes



Flaming Heart collage triptych 
Inspiring harmony between the negative space, texture, sprays and splatters – all that can fit on one project which will be the journey into the world of dimension and colour. “Flaming Heart” is a great chance to clean your head and keep your hands busy… simply follow your intuition and enjoy the process of building layers, glueing, spraying and painting. 
This class is not only the chance to try a bit different way of composing and organising your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere close in our reach: in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens… with the presented techniques, all these options are possible…and there is a high chance you will never throw away a piece of plastic, metal or fabric away!
During this full day class, we will build the project together from the bottom to the top – I will do my best to break the process into easy to follow steps. We will try different art mediums from all of my Lines including White Heavy Gesso, Modeling Paste or Heavy Body Gel, White Sand Texture Paste, new Art Alchemy Metallique Paints, Mica Powders, Micro Beads and Art Stones and more! You will have a wide choice of finishing possibilities and colours to choose – we will use coloured sprays but also water-soluble crayons, acrylic paints, and mica powders.
All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. The project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: full day – about 7-8h



Tangled - mixed media canvas with beautiful, deep layers
Ready to try to go for more feminine, delicate and romantic mixed-media look? This vintage inspired class may a perfect way to start!
"Tangled" is a mixed-media class focused on building textures, creative layers and using lots of bits and pieces which may be considered as simple, plain or not eye-catching such as scraps of papers, fabrics, twines and thread in composition with embellishments and all range of art mediums to create unique, vintage inspired look. We will add finishing touches using Art Ingredients such as Art Pebbles, Art Stones and more and highlight the composition using beautiful and delicate Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints. We will build our own texture pastes and play with stencils and wet techniques including gesso and spray or watercolour. "Tangled" is a great chance to try techniques which you can easily apply to other projects and get the experience in creating your own mixed-media canvas from the bottom to the top, with the process broken into easy to follow steps and all the tools and mediums explained by the teacher.
All the elements, paints, and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h. 


Treasuredbright mixed-media collage on canvas
We are surrounded by inspiring objects, which we can use for creating art of different kinds.  Remember there are no boundaries: you may give as much or as little elements as you want and then change them completely using art mediums and color. Don’t be afraid to mix and blend and let your imagination free – it is pure fun!
During this 4h long class I will share a whole range of intriguing and versatile mixed-media techniques such as dimensional embellishing, creating textures using pastes and fabric, adding metallic, delicate colours to your composition. We will be using art mediums together with Prima Art Ingredients such as Mica Powders and Micro Beads to create unique, customised look. This is not only the chance to try a bit different way of composing and organising your project but also finding a way of using the supplies we all have somewhere in our studios, kitchens, garages, gardens... Presented techniques will easily be transferred to home decor and altered art projects – the imagination is the limit!
I will help you create your own collage breaking the whole process into small, easy to follow steps, explain the tools, paints and mediums - mostly selection of my own products from Art Basics Line (Modeling Paste, Heavy White Gesso, Soft Gel ) and I 'll do my best to help you get the best possible results. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h.



Beauty and the Beads - dimensional, dark mixed-media collage with amazing sparkle and shine. 

What is the best about black colour? It helps other colours shine beautifully – especially if they contain some shimmer or glitter in them! With a little help of Black Gesso, Gels and Micro Beads you are able to create the most amazing, textured, iridescent collage – and this all in simple, easy to follow steps!
“Beauty and the Beads” is my idea how to use combination of art mediums, shimmering sprays, stencils, gels and – finally – beads and glitter in a creative way: first making a rich, deep textured background, then working on a dimensional, intriguing composition and finally adding breathtaking layers of delicate texture... all that based on my new line of Art Basics and Art Ingredients line of Prima products.
 During this 4h long class you will not only create an amazing project you can hang on your wall but also learn a lot of inspiring techniques, discover possibilities of getting a custom look and combining the products to get the best results. I'll share my experience and will give you helpful tips about composition, colour choices and adding finishing touches. Are you ready to add some sparkle to your life?
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students. The class may be taught as a collage composition with a photo or altered object.
Class time: about 4 h.


The ARTifact - dark mixed-media collage full of texture and wonderful light. Great way of making friends with texture pastes and mica effects. 

 It is all about light and texture... My inspiration for this project were old stone walls, rusted, corroded metal and that feeling of revealing a mystery which was hidden somewhere in the darkness for long centuries.
 “ The ARTifact” has it all – and during this mixed-media class I'll take you on a creative journey during which we will discover together, layer after layer, the amazing possibilities of using Art Extravagance Texture Pastes and Art Basics mediums. I'll share my ideas for building the dimension and creating a weathered, distressed look with a touch of dark, a bit industrial feeling. I'll guide you through the process of making 3D composition and painting it in the most interesting way focusing on creating a dramatic effect of light and shadow using such products as Black Gesso, Modeling Pastes, Soft Gels and Art Ingredients Mica Powders.
During this class you will not only create an amazing project you can display on your wall but also learn a lot of inspiring techniques, discover possibilities of getting custom look and combining the products to get the best results. All these techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
“The ARTifact” is an invitation to the world of mixed-media – will you enter?
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4,5 h.


Overemotional - Mixed-media Collage on double canvas. Great chance to get friendly with gels, gesso, sprays, pencils and a touch of stamping. 

For me collage is one of the most natural ways of communicating my moods, thoughts and emotions – maybe that's why I keep using my own face for most of my projects. I love the process of creating the “costume” and “scenery” for the actors in my small collage theatre – and I want you to try it too! “Overemotional” is a canvas project wit more air and negative space yet rich in details and layers. You will be able to try combining such material as fabric, lace, flowers with metal and plastic objects and grungy findings of all kinds to create textured, rich composition as well as trying techniques based on heavy gel, gesso, sprays and stamping – all this to create one, unique project. I'll help you to create balanced composition and get the best effects sharing my experience and creating new full project with you step-by-step. You will be able to choose colours reflecting your taste and personality and experiment with stamping, colouring and using pencils and watercolour pencils for the finishing touches. “Overemotional are 4h of pure creative fun with your fingers dirty in gesso, inks and paints – you can't miss it!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4-5 h.


Mixed-media style scrapbook pages or panels:


Layers of Dreams - mixed-media page on panel with amazing textures and layers
Let's dive in the dreamy, tattered layers of paper scraps, fabric, lace, twine, and thread. Let your creativity flow and create unique, artistic project based on beautiful, rich textures and delicate colour - all that to get one of a kind, dimensional project which will be a perfect gift or decoration of your home. 
Here is where artistic scrapbooking and mixed-media collage meet - working on scrapbooking paper as a base we will use a range of techniques involving many popular art mediums : Heavy Body Gel, White Gesso, Spray Paints and we will work on adding textures built with pebbles and Art Stones. Dimension, layers, eye-catching finishes and a touch of splatters and colour is a perfect mix and it gives you endless possibilities of creating beautiful, rich effects. 
"Layers of Dreams" is a perfect class to explore techniques which you can easily apply to other projects and get the experience in creating your own project with the whole process broken into easy to follow steps and all the tools and mediums explained by the teacher.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class Time: about 4h

Altered Art classes:



Denim Glamour - altered denim folder
How to combine the rough beauty of rust and delicate, feminine elements such as lace, pearls, flowers? There is a way, and the results are simply stunning! During this class we will not only decorate beautiful, denim folder, which may be later used as an art journal, traveller's notebook or simply storage for your favourite scraps and photos but also learn tonnes of useful, inspiring techniques which will be easy to apply to many other projects! We will focus on multi-layering, creating rich, dimensional compositions including elements created with moulds, working with Finnbair Art Mediums and finally - working with Rust Paste, stencils, Art Alchemy Paints and more! As always the whole process is broken into easy to follow steps and it is just pure creative fun! Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project. This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h.



Heart of the Clock - altered frame with beautiful textures and details
Simplicity and elegance are timeless, but many of us have also the love for the “other side of the coin” – opulence and decadence, richness of colours, elements and meanings all blended together to create one, truly baroque look. Let yourself be inspired by a visual abundance of layers, textures and metallic colours stepping a bit into the ground of steampunk, vintage and everything metallic and shiny.
During this class, we will be working on inside and outside of the metal clock frame. We will focus on altering techniques which will make your project beautiful and unique - adding details, textures and colours using popular range of art mediums from mixed-media collection by Finnabair - you will have a chance to try such products as soft and heavy gels, gesso in composition with Art Ingredients and a range of Art Alchemy paints. Together we will build our projects step-by-step and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects such as collage or journal pages. I'll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. "Heart of the Clock" is an exciting to dive into the world of 3D mixed-media and altering, working with pastes, paints and art ingredients of different kinds.
The teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project.
This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h 


Rust Affection amazing altered book with really worn-out look
It is all about the inspiring power of rust! If you like worn-out, salvage look and would like to try exciting and effective techniques – this is a class for you! This finish is perfect for any vintage, steampunk or grunge inspired projects and will give you a chance to achieve more heavy, masculine look on any kind of project. Bring your own book for a complete mixed-media makeover which will change it into real, old and rusty treasure. 
Together we will apply a selection of techniques based on Art Basics, Art Extravagance and Art Ingredients art mediums which will transform your plain book cover  - we will try Crackle and Rust Effect Pastes, Mica Powders, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and more! I will share my experience, demonstrate steps and techniques and give you advise to make sure you will get the best effects but there will be space for experiments and a lot of fun! In the second part of the class we will focus on carving a frame insisde of the book and creating beautiful, heavily antiqued composition using Modeling Paste, Rust Pastes, Art Alchemy Paints and more – it will be a perfect add on to your cover and a chance to create unique piece which will be great gift or your own personal treasure.
I will provide a full set of art mediums and embellishments to finish the project inside and outside – excluding the hard-cover book. This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.


3 options available: 
Full day: Rust Affection - cover + inside
Half day: Book of Rust - cover only  and Rusty Relic - inside of the book only

Class time: about 7-8 h (full day) or about 4h if we will do cover or inside only.




Retired classes - no longer available for booking:
 







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