mark making + mixed media
Learn new techniques for making abstract art and discover fun, new tools along the way that will foster creativity and spark interest in your artwork!
Students will complete paintings as part of the lesson with the class as a whole, following the instructor's step-by-step guidance. You will also gain valuable feedback during class critiques.
Instructor Jennifer McHugh will be teaching paper, paint, ink--the whole kitchen sink! Learn how to incorporate paint markers, unusual tools, drawing materials, found papers, and much more.
By the end of the class, you will have the confidence to create and explore in a way that allows the creative process to naturally unfold and an entirely new mark making vocabulary. Students will walk away with 1-2 mixed media paintings works on paper.
Drawing skills not required.
Supplies to bring on Week 1:
Available for Purchase @ Front Desk If Needed:
Artists who have taken this class may want to explore our Intermediate Abstract Acrylics class.
About the instructor
California native, Jennifer McHugh, is an abstract artist who captures the moments, stories and nuances of the everyday, and brings them to life through a visual narrative. Her work is created intuitively, through many layers of acrylic paints, chalk, pencil, oil pastels, and other mixed media. Largely self-taught, Jennifer has explored many styles to help her evolve as an artist, but her work is always process-driven. Guided by spontaneity, she translates her inspiration without any idea of what the final product will be.
Jennifer creates in her backyard studio in San Diego, CA, where she lives with her husband and two children. Her work is sold in galleries and boutiques in San Diego & California, and hangs in homes all over the U.S. and overseas. She also teaches workshops in her studio, local venues and as part of an artist collective that works with hotels and large corporations.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who love gathering and collecting
• those who enjoy using papers in their work
• those who want to create interesting textures
• those who want to learn new techniques with new tools
"Great abstract class! I am in my second one and plan to take more. Nice studio, convenient location, and a Great place to meet interesting people with similar interests. excellent lessons and on-going follow up advice from the instructors."