Nina Fickett Returns to Teach Master Board Mixed-Media Class on August 24

Example of master board with items that can be created from it (photo by instructor, Nina Fickett)

Dale Farland

A few months ago, Nina Fickett came to SaddleBrooke Ranch and taught a mixed-media class that was well received by all the students. She is returning on Thursday, Aug. 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a different type of mixed-media class: Making a Master Board. So, bring your lunch, enjoy the fellowship of other students, and have fun in this class!

What is a master board, you may be thinking? Well, envision an 11” x 14” single, large board where you create a mixed-media collage using items that Nina will be supplying you. From there, you can use this master board in a variety of ways to create other artistic endeavors as showcased in the picture.

For those who do not know Nina Fickett, she is a second-generation artist. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and 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 artwork at the Southern Arizona Artist Guild at La Encantada. She also has her own YouTube channel. She sells her beautiful mixed media journals and artwork throughout the country through Etsy.

Class description: The students will learn to make a master board, which is a single large collage made to be subsequently cut or torn into pieces for a specific purpose or project. In this class, the student will make a master board and from that master board, the student can create other works of art, such as greeting cards, tags, bookmarks, and/or magnets. Let your creativity reign after you have made the master board!

Date for class: Thursday, Aug. 24

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Class fee: $35

Class size: Minimum: 5, Maximum: 24

Payment deadline date: Thursday, Aug. 17

Materials the instructor will provide: Words, greetings, sentiment sheet; UHU magic blue glue stick; 11” x 14” mixed media 98 lb. paper; card base and envelope set; fibers and papers to collage with; magnet; and a “crop-a-dile.” Extra cutters and scissors for students who do not have them will also be available.

Materials participants to bring: Paper cutter, scissors, and lunch

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 deposit your check quickly as classes fill up. 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. Membership for SBR Art Club is only $25.