Are you familiar with Craftsy? They offer online courses on tons of different topics and I am proud to be one of their instructors. Producing a Craftsy class takes months. Detailed lesson plans are reviewed, reworked, and revised. Instructors film their classes with production teams in Denver, Colorado.
With over 1100 classes to choose from in 18 different course categories, it can be overwhelming. I’ve listed 4 mixed media art classes you may enjoy below. Note that blue links are affiliate links that are used at no cost to you. Craftsy compensates instructors for referring students through these links.
Suggestion #1 ~ Simply Stunning Art Journals
Vicky Papaioannou teaches Simply Stunning Art Journals. Want to see a 2-minute preview? Click the image below.
Wondering how to turn inspirational art journal ideas into eye-catching designs? Let professional art journal blogger and instructor Vicky Papaioannou be your guide. Discover how to build textured backgrounds with gesso, patterned paper and acrylics. In addition, add layers of depth with stamps, inks, pastes and stencils. Vicky helps you add complexity to your work with attention to original drawings, pre-made designs and perfectly placed focal points. Want your journal pages to be cohesive? Learn secrets for shading, highlighting and adding dimension.
Suggestion #2 ~ Fresh Techniques for Artful Layouts
Wilna Furstenberg is the instructor for Fresh Techniques for Artful Layouts. To see Wilna’s preview video, click the image below:
Discover how to build artful scrapbook layouts with guidance from renowned artist and scrapbook designer Wilna Furstenberg. Wilna shows how to create colorful layouts with mixed media products. Add layers with rub-ons and Gelatos, and wax crayons. Use unique stencils you create by hand or with a cutting machine, and work confidently with clay. Create texture and dimension using stamps. Make embossing plates for inked letterpress impressions that are a memorable addition to any page. Explore silkscreen as you learn how to screen print coupled with acrylic paints for a dynamic design. Additionally, you’ll gain access to exclusive cut files and design tips from Wilna.
Suggestion #3 ~ Bright Ideas for Every Mixed Media Project
Olya Schmidt teaches Bright Ideas for Every Mixed Media Projects. Click the image below to see Olya’s preview video:
Add a stunning dash of color to projects with mixed-media scrapbooking and art journaling techniques! Color enthusiast Olya Schmidt shows you how to transform blank pages into bold, beautiful designs. Begin by incorporating more color into your work with bright watercolor backgrounds. Learn Olya’s favorite techniques to create splashes, bubbles and simple skylines. Create colorful background patterns with acrylics and texture mediums. Add effects that make a statement with bright lettering. Explore watercolor ombré and discover the best way to use your brushes for different scripts. Olya shares tips for capturing colorful photos and also her favorite photo-editing apps. Be inspired as Olya reveals her secrets for designing brilliant layouts and art journals!
Suggestion #4 ~ Inventive Ink ~ Colorful Mixed Media Effects
(Cough, cough…. this one’s mine!)
I teach Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Click the image below to see my preview video:
Discover the secrets to gorgeous mixed media paper projects with guidance from Certified Ranger Educator Marjie Kemper. Learn how to build beautiful backgrounds with layering, blending and different surface effects for one-of-a-kind results. Find out how to add layers of color, texture and dimension with stamps and stencils for backgrounds that catch the eye and keep it there! Become comfortable working with a variety of inks and mixed media products. Learn how to products such as Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Dylusions ink sprays, and more. Along the way, Marjie shares her design tips for layering, balance and art journaling. Unleash your colorful personality for stunning results on your paper projects today!
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Not only do Craftsy classes come with lifetime access, but they also come with a money-back guarantee.
Once you purchase a class, you own it. Download it and save it to your device or live stream it. Watch it as many times as you like, whenever and wherever you like. In addition, you have access to your instructors. By all means, ask questions and we’ll respond. I personally go into my Q&A section 5 days a week. I also love seeing students upload their own projects to the Projects Gallery. In fact, here’s a link to one of my Pinterest Boards – I share student work on it!
All in all, that’s a lot of think about! I’m particularly curious about which class categories you find appealing because I’ll be sharing other categories soon. For this reason, I’d love to know which categories interest you for online learning. Craftsy has classes in scrapbooking, card making, drawing, painting, knitting, crochet, and more. Let me know in the comments below which categories interest you!
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