Mixed Media Tips: Fixatives & Finishes

Susan Hurwitch, SusanCreatesArt

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9 Videos (27m)
    • IntroFixatives&Finishes

      1:06
    • Products Overview

      3:11
    • Matte Finish as a Fixative

      3:29
    • Product Demonstration Matte Finish

      1:44
    • Compare Matte vs Gel Medium

      5:30
    • Product Discussion Clear Gesso

      2:17
    • Product Discussion Finishing Coats

      4:08
    • Demo Polycrylic Finishing Coat

      4:07
    • That's a Wrap!

      1:07

About This Class

"MIXED MEDIA TIPS: FIXATIVES AND FINISHES" is a class that talks about the wide array of fixative and finishing products available and how they are used in the layering process in mixed media art. If you have ever walked into an art store and wondered which product would work best for your project this class will help demystify the myriad of product options. 

Mixed Media Art is often a process of experimentation. That said we all like to avoid certain pitfalls that can make the difference between success and disappointment when it comes to our finished art. In this class we will learn about some fixatives and finishes for our art work and how they can best be used to help finish off completed work of mixed media art. Artists working in mixed media incorporate a lot of different mediums in their work. From paints to inks to pens, pastels and pencils this variety can often require some "tricks of the trade" to ensure that the finished piece won't include unintended negative consequences. In this class we will touch on unwanted bleeding of inks, smudging of paints, pens and pencils and other pitfalls when combining artistic tools. We will discuss how fixatives and the right finishes can help ensure a successful end result.  

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Susan Hurwitch

SusanCreatesArt

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.

Sincerely,

Susan Hurwitch

SusanCreatesArt