Saturday, December 5, 2015

Enchanted: mixed media characters with Susana and Mindy

Join Mindy Lacefield and Susana Tavares for an exploration into all kinds of Mixed Media Characters! We will have fun creating and being inspired by fables, movies, books, cartoons, and rides. Get ready because Susana and I have given you a heaping plate full of inspiration and heartwarming love into each of our characters. We each bring out own style to the characters and cherish the nostalgia of why we are drawn into this magical, enchanted space!
Details about the class and format:
  • Class begins January 1st, 2016
  • Early Registration begins December 1st - $89
  • Regular registration begins December 8th - $99
  • Mindy's projects will post on Fridays
  • Susana's projects will post on Mondays
  • lifetime access to the classroom (so that you can work at your own pace)
  • there will be a Facebook group


Mindy will create:
  • Cinderella (based on the new live-action movie)
  • Alice in wonderland
  • Princess Tiana (the frog princess)
  • Haunted Mansion girl
  • Jellyfish girl (girl inspired from the Pixar parade at Disney's California Adventure park)
  • Corpse Bride
  • Candlehead (from Wreck it Ralph - bonus project)

Susana will create:
  • Agnes from Despicable Me
  • Tinkerbell
  • Little Mermaid
  • Merida - from Brave
  • Once upon a winter time - (storybook)
  • Snow White

We have 2 guest artists: 
She will be creating a project inspired by Rapunzel. Incredible, right?!

Mystele Kirkeeng is also on board as a guest artist! Just so stunning....Evil Queen!

Below is a supply list but most supplies will be touched on in each project. Here is a short list of what we'll be using. Please know that you don't have to go out an buy all new supplies. Use and experiment with what you have on hand already. I always encourage my students to watch the videos before getting any of the supplies.
Here is a sampling of the supplies we'll be using in this course for Mindy's projects:
white gesso
 ephemera - old book pages, song books, old receipts, tissue paper, vintage tissue pattern paper, patterned napkins
 collage pauge or mod podge - matte
1" foam brushes - michaels or any craft store
set of brushes - I like hogs hair and dina wakley brushes
small brush for lettering
prismacolor colored pencils - a few of your favorite colors will be fine
foam stamps
cheap masking tape
washi tape
foam stamps
glimmer glam - heffalump and pixie dust
spray bottle
small butterfly stamp - here or here 
boards and/or canvas - a mix of 9x12, 10x10. You can also work in your journal or use watercolor paper. It's up to you.

 Some of Susana's supply list
neocolor II crayons ( ultramarine blue, olive, Russet)
oil pastels ( turquoise, yellow ochre)
ephemera such as tissue paper, music paper, scrapbook paper
gel medium
black pencil
watercolors or ink
watercolor pencils
tissue paper
white acrylic paint
brush black pen

paint colors you'll see Mindy using:
dick blick matte colors you'll see me use:  green blue light, orange light, brilliant magenta, 
americana craft paint - fiery red (neon) (found at michaels)
shimmer paint - Aqua (any shimmery paints are fine)


  1. This looks so fun! How long does the class run?

    1. and then you have lifetime access to work at your own pace.

    2. It goes well in February. I think the last lessons post around the 3rd week of February.

  2. It goes well in February. I think the last lessons post around the 3rd week of February.

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