"It’s not just about creativity.
It’s about the person you’re becoming while you’re creating."
– Charlie Peacock
If you're a beginner just starting to explore your inner artist or used to do art and need to reconnect to your creativity, here you will find everything you need to jump start a creative practice in mixed media. If you have prior experience with mixed media, I also offered are a range of courses that cover different mixed media techniques to help you grow as an artist.
I offer the basics such as Color Mixing Essentials, Mixed Media Basics and Mixed Media Minis. I also offer a range of courses that will help you stretch your mixed media skills and learn some new and fun projects.
In my courses you will experience my unique approach to learning art making. I believe in finding beauty in imperfection, not having it to be anything specific, surrender to the creative process without judgement and most importantly have FUN!
Mixed Media Basics
Mixed Media Art is the ideal medium to explore your creative side without the pressure of having to be artistic or create a perfect piece of art. In this online course you will combine acrylic painting, collaging, layering and adhering found objects. The magic happens when we welcome accidents and mistakes.
Throughout history, art journaling has been used by artists as a tool for capturing ideas and inspiration. Art journals have also been a common place to record trips, memories and one's legacy. But it can also be a transformative tool to utilize during life’s transitions, when you need to gain some clarity on a major decision or just need to process thoughts and feelings in a visual way.
Mixed Media Minis
Working small and on multiple pieces is the perfect process to get out of over thinking and get your creativity flowing. It takes the pressure off and instead you have permission to have fun. Art tiles are also great for taking art making on the road while traveling. But what is most exciting, are the tiny treasures of art that emerge from these miniatures.
Learn a fun technique to create unique collage material called fabric paper. There are look you can do with this technique to make paper that you will be able to use for a variety of mixed media projects.. This tutorial will get you started with the basics. Learn More
A collection of guided visualizations are good for a variety of intentions. Written and narrated by Lisa Agaran. Learn More
Mixed Media Textures
Creating artistic and textural surfaces is one of the beauties of working in Mixed Media. Integrating different materials to create interesting looks and effects can be a fun way to discover the unexpected magic that happens when you're exploring your creativity. Learn More
Why Create in Mixed Media?
Mixed Media allows you to create without the pressure of having to be artistic, know how to paint or draw. You’re free to experiment and be spontaneous in whatever you create. It can be abstract, collage, an assemblage of found objects, art journaling or a blend of different applications. Also mixed media is forgiving, you have the freedom to change, alter what is happening on the surface. So, your art is open to evolving and transforming.
When we invite accidents or mistakes to happen we discover beauty in the imperfections. Mixed media is the perfect medium to allow yourself to explore your own creativity.
This is why I love working in Mixed Media
and especially teaching it :)
I cannot imagine a more thoughtful, generous, encouraging (not to mention talented) teacher – and one that so clearly recognizes that the thing so many of us struggle with is how to get to the destination, as uncomfortable and surprising as it might be and still enjoy the journey. That understanding comes across so clearly in Lisa’s classes. She really has a wonderful way of balancing gentle guidance with a wholehearted encouragement just to play and have fun and even take chances. – Nicole
Stay Creative! Stay Connected
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