Jumpstart: Making Mixed Media Art

Susan Hurwitch, SusanCreatesArt

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12 Videos (43m)
    • Class Introduction

    • Class Supplies

    • Assignment One

    • Step One Background

    • Step Two: Adding Paper

    • Step Three: Stencil

    • Step Four: Black Paint

    • Step Five Black Pen

    • Step Six: Black Splatters

    • Step Seven: White Pen

    • Assignment Two

    • Finished Art!!


About This Class

We are going to dive right in to make four 6x6 inch Mixed Media works of art! We will be working in series to help to hone your artistic skills. Using 6"x6"watercolor artist tiles provides a project that can be done in virtually any setting without needing special space to work. In this class we will go from material basics, to developing a concept and working toward producing four unique works of art that can each stand on their own or relate in series. With some basic steps and learning how to layer materials, you will be on your way to creating four complete works of mixed media art! 

9 of 9 students recommendSee All

Very nice class.
Loved it! Very clear instructions and easy to follow along.
Thank you Susan for offering this mixed media abstract class. I really enjoyed your teaching style and all the details you shared. I would love to see other classes on making painted papers and mounting these tiles.





Susan Hurwitch


As a small child growing up in South Florida, I was gifted with a creative eye and was always drawn to color, pattern and texture. My imagination would run wild when I got my hands on my first Crayola box of 64. In school I was that annoying kid that loved any class project that involved drawing, coloring and/or creating. If the assignment did not call for it, I would find a way to incorporate art into it. The drive to make art has followed me throughout my adult life and I was always involved in activities that allowed me to hone my creative skills.

Several years ago my husband and I were drawn to the art-rich community of Sarasota as a retirement location. We love the city and all that it has to offer. It has been the perfect environment for me to immerse myself in the creative process and finally follow my passion. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and spectacular sunsets for inspiration, I am drawn to vibrant colors and how I might use them through a variety of mixed media to deliver an evocative message. I hope to share my love of creativity through teaching the mixed media process.


Susan Hurwitch