Colleen Gianatiempo Mixed Media Painting Techniques— 2 Classes—- Fridays: October 21, & November 4, 2022

Fridays, October 21, 2022 & November 4, 2022
Art Room 1


Mixed Media Painting Techniques

Do you have a creative side you feel you need to express in more ways than one? Mixed media is per- fect for you, as you will use multiple mediums to create expressive art! You will explore the mixing of mediums by using paint, collage paper, spray paint, stencils, stamps, markers, pastels, and more!

Colleen supplies everything you need to create—paint, paper, transfers, collage fragments, mediums, tools, spray paint, pastels, acrylic markers, graphite sticks and more!  All you need is a sense of playfulness—and there is no prior experience required!  If you wish to bring your own paints, paper, gadgets, please feel free.

Not only will you ignite your creative soul but you will be exposed to the elements and principles of art and design.  Each class starts with a lesson and demo! Colleen holds an MFA in painting from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has a design degree from Parsons in Los Angeles.

The focus is on loosening up, tuning into intuition, releasing expectations, and welcoming joyful authentic expression back into your creative process and your daily life. You will experiment with wild abandon with mixed media materials that are outside the box! 

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Colleen Gianatiempo, Instructor

As an artist living in working in the east bay of San Francisco, I live my life the same way I paint, by embracing the mystery, staying open to change, finding courage, honoring my intuition and trusting the journey. This mindset has led me to my colorful, layered, contemporary, distinctive style. I was born an Airforce brat (moved a lot), with two dualing brained parents (engineer/artist) which paved the way for my foundation for everyday life exercising my ability to adapt to change and find comfort in nature which I feel is so important in the art making and creative process. My journey as an artist began when I was 3 years old when I would cut up our family photos and draw on walls with lipstick! That habit progressed to making paper doll clothing, painting, ceramics and so on! In my art career, I have been honored to be a part of many public art projects that have deemed me as “the artist with a heart”. I have been able to give back and share my love for art, ie. Hearts of San Francisco, The Heart of Sonoma, The American Backyard (city of Dublin), Sea Lions of San Fransicso and Small Town with A Big Heart Mural in Martinez. Art has always been a part of my life parallelling my development as a person, through education, raising children and working professionally as a graphic designer. I am honored to hold an MFA in non-figurative abstract painting from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. With three degrees in tow, I have all the knowledge I need to operate my fine art practice and teach and inspire students from around the globe.