‘No Limits” Mixed Media Madness with Colleen Gianatiempo


Mixed media is a beautiful form of creative play and the process is meditative in nature. You will learn techniques in a step-by-step manner and also learn about the principles of design.  There are no limits to what you can create.  Painting with Mixed Media encourages the artist to step out of the box, to move beyond the concept of simply applying paint to canvas and to try new things, explore new combinations, and experiment with new techniques. Colleen will inspire you to share your work, and become immersed in the flow of creativity. Class attendees will achieve the look they want in their art and find they have a plethora of ideas and energy to paint!

Create with wild abandon in a supportive environment!


“No Limits” Mixed Media Madness

Tuesdays: 9:30-12:00 pm 

8 Weeks-September 28 to November 16

Supplies will be provided. 

Fee is $240 for Members, $260 for Guests

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.