Mixed Media Classes
Art Classes & Workshops for Adults and Kids
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If you'd like to host a class or workshop at your place of business or in your home, contact me for details.
For more personal instruction, creative consultations are great for inspiration and guidance as you work on art projects.
Adult Art Classes, ages 15+
2D/3D Collage and Assemblage
Create mixed media collage, assemblage and small object sculptures using regular and non-traditional materials—found objects, images, paper or fabric scraps, plastic, wood, wire, text, personal items and other ephemera. Discover how to convey meaning through texture, color and composition. Learn basic gluing, joining and image transfer techniques in these low-key, fun and informative classes packed with inspirational projects, ideas, supportive critiques and demos. Each new project helps improve composition and spatial skills as well as confidence with materials and concepts.
3D Collage and Mixed Media (6 weeks)
Dupage Art League
Tuesdays, 7-9:30p, begins 1/6
Wednesdays, 1-3:30pm, begins 1/7 and 4/15
3D Assemblage and Small Objects (6 weeks)
Dupage Art League
Tuesdays, 7-9:30p, begins 2/24
Wednesdays, 1-3:30pm, begins 2/25
Kid's & Teen Art Classes, ages 10-14
Mixed Media: Creative Exploration
Discover how to create 2D and 3D mixed media art using a wide variety of materials. Experiment and play with found objects, images and random materials to create drawings, collage, books, sculpture and more. In this hands-on class, students will expand creative boundaries, learn fun new techniques, and be inspired to see things in their every day environment in new ways. Some materials provided.
Mixed Media: Creative Exploration (6 weeks)
Dupage Art League
Mondays, 4:15-5:45pm, begins 1/5, 2/23 and 4/13
Workshops are 4 hrs (half-day) or 6 hrs (1-day)
If you've been wanting to experiment with transferring your photos, images or text, the Image Transfer Workshop is a fun class packed with information and lots of hands-on techniques. Using a wide variety of simple techniques and basic mediums (natural-based cleaners, glues, tapes and more), you'll learn how to transfer onto almost any surface, build up layers, play with scale and repeat images with interesting results. You'll have time to experiment and make your own transfers to take home. All skill levels.
1:1 Consultations and Private Lessons
Creative Coaching / Consulting / Private Lessons
$75/hr (save 10% and pay just $270 by booking 4 sessions)
Take your skills to the next level and give yourself this gift of time to focus on your artistic endeavors. Take advantage of these 1-on-1 coaching sessions to develop confidence, explore materials, learn new approaches and techniques,
and broaden your artistic vision.
Whether you want just one meeting or ongoing support, you will experience a warm and personal connection through individual instruction and mentoring. And you will gain inspiration, (re-) engage more fully with the creative process, and receive valuable resources, direction, encouragement and advice.
I love working with creatives and providing motivation for you to move your work and ideas forward. Contact me to start the process and get your creative energy flowing!
Class and Registration Info
Individual coaching/consulting sessions are usually done in person (a small travel fee may be added depending on your location), but you can also choose to have online sessions via Skype.
Discounted group rates are available for consults that have two or more artists, so get your creative friends or colleagues to go in with you to save money and still get personalized coaching.
Each class or workshop is open to all levels, and some materials and supplies are included (students are encouraged to bring their own items to work with). Supply lists will be available at registration.
Call or email Shawn Sargent to register and for more information about classes, coaching, schedules and payments.
Class registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment is due at registration. You may pay by credit card, check, PayPal or cash (make checks payable to Shawn Sargent). Classes and workshops will be canceled if a minimum enrollment is not met.
Tuition will be fully refunded if a class is canceled, if the schedule is changed so that a student can no longer attend, or if a student withdraws at least one week before class begins. If a student withdraws before the 2nd class, 50% tuition is refunded. Not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal.
Thanks for making this a great event every year...
Student Exhibit at Northeastern Illinois University
Mixed media exhibition featuring my student's Collage and Assemblage work. Nearly 20 artists participated, with over 40 pieces of 2D and 3D artwork ranging from serious and serene to playful and quirky.