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Mixed Media Abstract by Tracy Saywell

Mixed Media Abstracts

Mixed Media Abstract by Tracy Saywell

Create a dynamic abstract in this 2 day workshop. Learn how to paint in layers with inks, acrylics, graphite, water soluble blocks, oil sticks and more!

Working from organic reference materials to inspire you, you will learn how to transfer these shapes and lines into abstract or semi abstract artworks.  

Learn how to plan for success by understanding how to mix your colours better and developing a colour scheme that will work for your painting.  You will explore how to play with the relationships between abstract elements to improve your compositions

Using a layering process you will learn how you can create depth and texture in your artwork by incorporating mark making, use of different tools and brushes and layering of transparent and opaque colours to build an exciting abstract artwork.

You will work with a variety of art materials and discover how you can incorporate these into your paintings to make them more interesting. You will get to play with acrylic inks, charcoal, acrylic paints, gouache sticks, oil pastels, unique mark making tools and more.

In the class you will learn how to critique your artwork at different stages to analyse what needs to be done to bring your piece to completion. Our detailed class notes include a detailed checklist for critiquing your work.


  • How to create a colour scheme that will work
  • How to use different mediums and layering techniques for different effects in your artwork
  • How to create a good composition
  • Brushstroke techniques and mark making tips
  • Veiling and Glazing to use transparent and opaque colours to your advantage
  • Discover different sources for inspiration and reference material


  • You will receive detailed notes for the class which will be a valuable reference for the future
  • Get a critique checklist for working out how to refine your paintings


2 Day Workshop -  Saturday and Sunday class runs from 9.30am – 4.30pm.


04 - 05 Dec 2021


9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Clear Island Waters
13 Andros Court, Clear Island Waters QLD
Tracy Saywell


Tracy Saywell
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