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GARDEN PARTY

I combined my favorite things – art and flowers into this mini online course. It’s all about fun, playing with mixed media tools while layering in gorgeous colors, mark-making, and collage. A perfect way to have some well-deserved creative self-care. Give yourself a couple of hours to just let go, play and create some beautiful art.

It's a mixed media art course that is self-paced with lifetime access and perfect for any level no matter where
you are on your creative journey. 

About this Course

Mixed Media Art + Collage

2 Lessons + Bonus Collage Sheets

Self-Paced

Lifetime Access

 3 Hours of Video Content

Downloadable Videos

All Levels Welcome

Instant Access

$35

LESSON 1 
Greeting Cards

In our first lesson we will be making beautiful greeting cards with gorgeous color, detailed mark-making and collage elements. These are perfect to send in the mail to loved ones!

Or keep for yourself and put in a 5x7 frame. I’ll be creating 2 different cards during this lesson and all the videos will have step-by-step instruction.

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LESSON 2 
Florals on Paper

We will be working larger in the 2nd lesson and adding on more layers of mixed media to create a stunning floral art piece on paper. Exploring lots

of mark making and details as well as new ways to create collage materials.
Plus, it’s the perfect size to hang up
on your gallery wall.

BONUS 
My Collage Sheets

I created 5 collage sheets just for this class

which includes some of my floral illustrations and photos of flowers from my gardens!

These will be downloadable for you to

print at your local copy store. Feel free to use these sheets or other collage material

you may have in either lesson.

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Love Notes from my Students!

I loved this course and continue to use Andrea’s techniques in other projects. I love her style of teaching, she is clear in instructions, has a sense of humour, helped me to be more free and use layering to cover up what you do not like in your project. 

Lyanne P.

Thank you Andrea Garvey

for all your support, happy smiles, energy, inspiration and your beautiful art. I am forever thankful that I found you! I loved this class!

Karen D.

This class is just beautiful.

Such a fun thing to know how to score the thick paper... and using my past artwork for collage strips was so fun.

Cathy S.

Garden Party is blooming with creative fun! I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Andrea makes the creative process easy to follow and leaves us with new skills and gained confidence on our creative journey. Andrea’s positive, relaxed and encouraging style is like sunshine in a garden!

Julie W.

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Suggested Art Supply List

Please know that it is not my intention for you to purchase all the supplies! You may have a lot of these already, and I always suggest that you use your favorites supplies on hand. And, always stay true to the colors that you love. All my lessons can easily be done in a color palette of your choosing. I am listing options for supplies as well – some are more expensive than others so I want to make sure you know that there are different brands out there for the same thing. 

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Suggested Art Supply List, Extras + Options!

Please know that it is not my intention for you to purchase all the supplies! You may have a lot of these already, and I always suggest that you use your favorite supplies on hand. And, always stay true to the colors that you love. All my lessons can easily be done in a color palette of your choosing. I recommend you watch the videos first to see what you need!

I am listing options for supplies as well, same product - different brands.

 

Paper

Watercolor Block Pads – different brands
Fabriano hot press 140lb (9x12 pad)
Arches hot press 140lb (10x14 pad)
Student Grade Fabriano hot press watercolor pad (more affordable) 

Single sheets of Fabriano hot press watercolor paper 22” x30”

 

Acrylic Inks

Choose 2 colors you want for your backgrounds, more if you want to have different colors.

I use green + blue, and then magenta + purple. I also add a little white high flow paint to mix

Substitutions: fluid paint, or homemade fluid paint (there is a video in the classroom on making your own)

Amsterdam Yellowish Green

Daler-Rowney Turquoise

Daler-Rowney Magenta

Daler-Rowney Purple

Golden High Flow White (not necessary, but it’s great to mix with)

 

Brushes

King Art Brushes mixed media paintbrush kit

Sponge Brushes

Old brush (for gluing)

 

Wax Crayons

I love painting and drawing with these crayons, just make sure you choose water-soluble so you can use wet. If you are lucky to visit an art supply store you can usually find the Neo Colors and wax crayons as singles, or you can find sets online.

Neo Color IIs set

Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 set

KingArt Stick Gel Crayons set

 

Watercolor Pencils

So many choices out there. I personally like the Caran D’ache the best, the Supra Color II line is incredible. And like the Neo’s sometimes you can find these in an art supply store and just find the colors you like instead of a set. Also, the Faber Castell Aqua line is great too.

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Faber Castell Goldfaber Aqua set

 

Some basics:

Regular Lead pencil

White pen I really like the Uni-ball Signo Gel pen

Spray bottle of water

Ruler

X-acto knife

Scissors these small ones are great

Gardening magazines for collage

Art Paper (or make your own) Papersource Etsy

Washi Tape (optional)

Cutting Board (optional)

Foam core for backing board (optional)

 

Glues + Tapes

There are lots of options to adhere your collage pieces

Matte Medium (or modge podge) –

I like matte medium the best for gluing small pieces and you will need matte medium homemade fluid paint recipe if you are making that.

Yes Paste (optional) – you can use matte medium to adhere your pieces as well.

Tombow tape (optional) – great if you don’t want to get too sticky with glue!

Artist tape (optional)

Magic Scotch tape (optional)