a mixed media portrait class
Let’s play with color and texture!
In this online class we’re going to create this beautiful, colorful, mixed media portrait. We’ll be using various supplies, such as homemade spray paints, charcoal and pastel, and work in multiple colors, to create a dreamy and soft look.
Working with spray paints is fun and exciting because the outcome is always different, with interesting textures and unexpected results. It’s a great way to learn to work with an open mind, be creative, and embrace any ‘happy accidents’ that might occur along the way.
Working with what arises in front of you and responding in a creative way, that’s what we’re going to do in this fun mixed media portrait class!
The total duration of this class is 2 hours. You can download all videos and course materials, to keep forever. And since this is a self-study class, you get instant access – so you can start right away or whenever you like.
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Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now. BOB ROSS
This is a mixed media portrait class, so we’re going to combine multiple supplies. Homemade spray paints and pastel pencils are the main supplies that we’ll use to create this dreamy, soft, almost ‘watery’ look. But we’ll also use charcoal pencil, and add some soft & hard pastel to the mix.
You don’t need any experience with these supplies, because in a separate video I’ll show you exactly what I use and how I use it. You’ll learn how to make the spray paints for this portrait, which you can use in your future art as well. I will also discuss various alternative options that you can try if you don’t have some of the supplies, give you some handy tips on how to clean your surface, and how you can store & protect your final drawing.
If you’re not familiar with drawing front faces, don’t worry. You’ll receive a downloadable template that you can use as a guide for the proportions and initial sketch of the face.
What will you learn?
In this class we’re going to explore various techniques, which can of course be applied to any portrait that you want to create in the future. Some of the things that we’ll cover:
- Sketching out the head in a forward facing direction, using a loose style
- How to make your own acrylic spray paints
- Using spray paints to add color and texture to your portrait
- Working with pastel pencils and charcoal pencils
- Building up the portrait in layers
- Creating shadows and highlights, to add dimension and depth to the face
- How to make corrections, even in later stages
- Incorporating any ‘mistakes’ or unexpected results in your work, so that they become an actual part of the portrait or even a surprising major feature
- How to store and protect your drawings when working with pastel and/or charcoal
What will you receive
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for. GEORGIA O’KEEFFE
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- 2 hours of video lessons
- Get immediate access to all content
- Take the class at your own pace
- Lifetime access
- All videos & materials can be downloaded
Prices in Euro will be used for the actual purchase.
Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?
If this is the first time you sign up for any of my courses, you will create an account during the registration process. You can access the private website of the course with the email address that you signed up with and the password that you chose for your account.
The lessons are taught in video format. You can watch me work and hear me explain what I do and why I do it. This means that you can follow exactly what I do, and if you want you can go back and watch certain parts again if you missed anything or something was unclear.
Since this is a self-study course, you get immediate access to all the videos and course materials. These will all be provided on the course website. You can watch the lessons online, and/or download all videos and coure materials so you can keep them forever and access them whenever and wherever you like.
Besides the course website you will also get access to a private Facebook group for this course. Some courses have dedicated groups, other courses get access to my general Facebook group. The Facebook groups are a fun and safe place to post your work, ask questions, and meet new friends.
Lifetime access, what does that mean in practice?
You get lifetime access to the course. In practice this means that the course website (including all videos and course materials) will remain accessible to you for as long as this course is being offered for sale. If this course at some point in the future isn’t going to be offered for sale anymore, you will have 6 months to download all videos and course materials if you want to keep them forever.
Can I download the videos and other course materials?
Yes, you can download all the videos and other materials of this course.
Is there a dedicated Facebook group for this course?
There is no dedicated Facebook group for this course, but you are welcome to join my Facebook group Juna Biagioni’s Art Atelier. It’s a great place to ask questions, share your work, and meet new art friends.
Can I get feedback from you on my work?
Self-study classes don’t include feedback on individual work. However, I am frequently available in the Facebook group if you have questions about supplies or other course related topics.
I am not very experienced in art. Can I sign up?
Yes, certainly! It’s no problem if you have no previous experience with the supplies and techniques that we’ll use in this course. All techniques will be explained and shown in the videos.
However, this is a short class. If you would like to get a more in-depth approach to portrait drawing, learning about fundamental concepts like tonal values, and working with a variety of supplies and techniques, then I recommend taking the course Drawing in the Soul.
I feel a bit insecure about my art and not ready to show it to others. Can I participate without joining the Facebook group?
Yes, you can definitely participate without joining the Facebook group.
However, you can also join the Facebook without having to post your work if you don’t want to. The group is private and provides a safe environment for all participants of every level. It’s also a place where you can get support, ask questions, and meet new friends.
I don't have a Facebook account. Do I need one for this course?
No, you don’t need a Facebook account in order to take this course. The course website is a dedicated website that you get access to after you sign up for the course. The Facebook group is optional.
However, if you do want to join the Facebook group but don’t have a Facebook account (yet), you can also consider creating a Facebook account just for this course alone.
I have never worked with pastel before. Can I sign up?
Yes! It’s no problem if you have no previous experience with pastel. All techniques will be explained and shown in the videos.
However, this is a short class. If you would like to get a more in-depth, foundational approach to working with pastel and learn a host of different techniques, then I recommend taking the course The Many Faces of Pastel.
Do you work with a reference photo in this course?
Yes, we will be working with a reference photo in this course. It will be available for download from the course website.
Can I get a refund after purchasing this course?
Due to the downloadable nature of this course, no refunds are given after purchasing this course.
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Access to the course
Once you have purchased your course, you return to a confirmation page with an overview of your registered courses. When you click on a course you should be already logged-in to the course site and have immediate access to the classroom.
If at any time you need to login to the site, you will need your username (the email address that you used to sign up for the course) and the password which you chose when you signed up. With your username and password you can always access your courses by clicking on ‘Login’ at the top of this website.
This course will be presented online, so you need a web browser. I recommend Chrome or Firefox. Make sure your browser is updated to the latest version.
You will get the best results if you use a laptop or computer. You can use smaller devices (like a tablet) as well, but then the layout may change slightly.
If you want to download the videos, you need space on the hard drive of your computer, or an external storage like an external hard drive or a USB stick.
- A high-speed internet connection to be able to download the videos or watch them online.
- A basic understanding of IT, like reading emails, watching videos online, reading PDF documents, and navigating websites like Facebook. If you’re having trouble with some IT related stuff some help can be given, but in-depth IT guidance cannot be given.