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Layers of the Forest: Mixed Media Painting

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Layers of the Forest: Mixed Media Painting
Annamieka Davidson
Date and Time:
10:00am - 4:00pm
$250 plus $60 Materials Fee
Total Cost:
Minimum Age Level:
Skill Level:
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February 27, 2018
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Workshop Overview

Mixed-media painting is a fun and approachable technique that allows the painter to build up layers of imagery, much like the layers of foliage in the forest. In this workshop, we will spend time making art directly in the forest, sketching the flora and fauna. Returning to the studio with sketchbooks full of inspiration, students will cut out their own drawings and use them to collage layers of imagery onto the canvas along with layers of acrylic paint. The mixed-media painting process lends itself well to experimentation and play, and is suitable for all skill levels.

About the Instructor(s)

Annamieka Davidson is a Portland-based artist. Her paintings explore themes of hope and healing with imagery of humanity and the natural world. She brings energy and a love of art-making to her workshops, and students will feel encouraged to find their own voice and experiment with new techniques. Annamieka earned her BFA degree from the University of Oregon in 2007 and worked at the Sitka Center in 2007-2008. She writes about her life as an artist on her website,

Materials List: Students Bring


• Painting Apron or Smock; Wear clothes & shoes that you don't mind getting paint on

• Sketchbook – approx. 9”x12”, medium weight paper. sketchbook or pad of drawing paper that you don't mind ripping pages from to turn into collage material.


• Travel Easel: If you have a travel easel, please bring it. (Sitka Center has some if needed.)

• Folding Chair or Stool for sitting and sketching outside. Blanket or foam knee pad is good too. Sitka also has folding chairs you can borrow.

• Collage Materials - Collect at least 10-15 sheets/scraps of paper. Choose what makes you happy! Ephemera from your life that can be collaged on to the canvas can be found in all kinds of places. You don't need all of the following but here are some ideas of where to find good collage papers:

• Scrapbook papers

• Gift wrap

• Tissue paper – patterned and unpatterned

• Sewing pattern paper

• Wallpaper scraps

• Book pages

• Maps

• Old letters

• Pages from your old sketchbooks

• Paint - any colors of acrylic paint that you especially love. If you don't own any paint, do not worry! Instructor will have plenty of acrylic paints for everyone to share and you are welcome to use the class paints the whole time.

• Favorite Paint Brushes- Instructor will provide plenty of brushes for everyone to share so no need to go buy new brushes if you don't have them already.

• Rags - if you have a few on hand, bring them! Rags can be very handy with mixed media!

Materials List Provided by Instructor(s)

Your materials fee covers everything you need to paint in the workshop for three days, including:

• 2 large canvases

• Paint

• Brushes

• Collage materials

• Palettes

• Water cups

• Sprayer bottles

• Drawing paper

• Scissors

• Collage medium

In addition, Annamieka will bring a large assortment of mixed-media art supplies for you to try, including:

• Texture tools

• Watersoluble pencils

• Art pens

• Paint markers

• Stamps

• Stencils

• Sandpapers

• Scissors

• And more!

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