Mixed Media Basics Class Offered March 23

Dale Farland

On Thursday, March 23 at 1 p.m. in the Art Room, Nina Fickett will be presenting a 4-hour mixed media collage class. In this class, students will create a canvas piece using basic collage techniques with a variety of materials supplied by the instructor.

The SBR Art Club wants to offer different types of classes so that the residents of SBR are engaged and interested. We recognize that not all SBR residents want to learn watercolor or oil painting (although we are offering wonderful classes for these techniques). So, we try to bring in artists who provide different art mediums.

We are pleased to introduce Nina Fickett as the instructor for this new class being offered. Nina is a second-generation artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her years of artistic discovery led her to experimenting with paper and collage work. Adding to this creativity is her passion for including mixed media and texture within her collages.

You may have seen Nina’s art work at the Southern Arizona Arts Guild at La Encantada. She also has her own YouTube Channel and, through Etsy, sells her beautiful mixed media journals and artwork across the country.

Class description: With Nina’s guidance, students will explore paper as a texture while learning about design and layout concepts. Then, students will explore mixed media elements through collage layers, gesso techniques, acrylic paint, and mark making. Participants will learn beginning techniques while touching onto intermediate concepts that they can take away and explore further. Each participant will walk away with a finished canvas piece. This class allows beginners to also learn intermediate concepts.

Date for class: Thursday, March 23

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.

Class fee: $65. Make your check to SBR Art Club and deposit it in the lockbox outside the Art Room. Note on the check it is for Mixed Media.

Class size: Minimum: 10, Maximum: 15

Payment deadline date: Thursday, March 16

Materials the instructor will provide: Canvas, acrylic paint, paint brushes, gesso and brushes, matte gel medium, towels, brushes, deli paper, scissors, and gloves.

The instructor will also be providing each student with a packet of materials, which the students will keep, that will include, but are not limited to: vintage drafting book pages, vintage dictionary pages, color map book pages, music pages, French and German textbook pages, plats and blueprint pages, and vintage book pages.

Registration: Go to GroupWorks. Click on Events. Click on “I’m Going.” Confirmation is depositing your check in the lockbox outside the Art Room door. Please do not click “I’m Going” unless you intend to take the class.

Reminder: Starting in 2023, participants in all art classes must be members of the SBR Art Club. If you want to join the SBR Art Club, contact Dale Farland at [email protected] for membership forms. SBR Art Club membership is only $25.