Drawing & Painting

Mixed Media Journaling (VIRTUAL)

Mar 2 – 30 (5 weeks)
All Levels
9:30 am – 11:30 am • Zoom
Instructor: Caroline Coolidge Brown
Members: $135
Non-Members: $160

Explore the journal format as a medium for reflection and expression in fun class for beginners and pros alike. Working in a journal with simple, cheap materials will free you from art anxiety and encourage experimentation! Learn how to layer and manipulate stencils, stamps, photo-transfers, collage, paint and paper while developing a vocabulary of personal imagery, text and symbols. Use your life experience as the raw materials – no formal art background is necessary.

After registration is complete, you will receive an email with the supply list, a link and details on how to join the Zoom meeting. If you do not receive a link, please check your spam folder or reach out to us at rdereus@delart.org.

Supply List
  • sketchbook - 6”x9” or larger - spiral or bound -watercolor or mixed media weight paper (try to avoid those with perforated pages since they tend to, duh, tear out)
  • pencil, eraser, scissors, masking tape, paper towels, ruler
  • black permanent ink writing pen
  • 8 oz. white gesso
  • 8 oz. plain acrylic medium
  • 1 pint or quart acrylic glaze (sold in the art store, it’s called glazing medium; sold in the paint department, it’s the stuff you use for faux finishing, it looks white and dries clear; I like the Benjamin Moore kind best but Valspar and Sherwin Wms. make it too and it’s a lot cheaper than at the art store)
  • 1-2 cheap chip brushes from hardware store (or any kind of brush you already have, at least a couple that are 1” and 2” wide)
  • wax paper (from grocery)
  • clear packing tape
  • bubble wrap
  • acrylic paints (ANY kind - use whatever you already have! Cheap craft paint works great)
  • cheap chalk pastels
  • an old plastic credit card/gift card/hotel key

Optional but fun and/or useful:

  • 4” rubber brayer (soft or hard)
  • 2-5 acrylic paint pens (black, white and any other colors, medium and/or fine tips. Sharpie Poster Paints are very good, Uni-Posca paint markers are great, but pricier)
  • x-acto knife & cutting mat
  • alphabet rubber stamps and lettering stencils in different sizes (shop the sale bin!)
  • decorative stencils and stamps you already have
  • decorative masking tape or washi tape
  • black or any color permanent ink stamp pad (I like Stayz-On brand)
  • small wedge makeup sponges
  • collected ephemera – maps, colorful brochures, postage stamps, tissue, decorative papers, old book pages
  • E-Z cut relief printing blocks and lino cutting tool