Character Collage in Mixed Media with Sunny Carvalho

Bring your imagination to life with Sunny's mixed media art tips and techniques

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Course intro and interview with Sunny Carvalho and Tami Macala

Sunny shares her many tips and tricks on how to create whimsical character collages

How would you like to be guided by an artist with an imagination that has no limits? How would you like to learn mixed media art techniques and skills that will allow you to create unique characters with collage elements while putting your artistic spin on each project you make? Are you answering YES to these questions? If so, let me introduce you to Sunny Carvalho and her course “Character Collage” exclusively here at Create Arts Online. Have you created character collages, if not let's dive in!

In this course, Sunny takes her signature character creations and adds elements of mixed media collage giving them even more personality. Sunny finds her ideas and inspiration all around her, yet each of her characters lives in her imagination until they end up on the paper or canvas she is creating on.

Sunny is here to teach her process so you can create your version of character collage projects while using your creative and artistic voice. You can use Character Collage as a tool to help focus on the positive things in your life using paints, pens, words, and pictures to add more mixed media art to your projects.

In this course, you will learn the following lessons:

  • Sunny’s favorite art materials and tools
  • How to paint a background paper for your character collage project
  • How to adhere the background paper to different surfaces or substrates
  • How to layer vintage and collage papers and pictures that create a story for your characters
  • Basic character drawing lessons for your images
  • How to paint the faces with shadows and highlights
  • How to add mixed media art elements for more personality
  • How to create each character collage that is unique with Sunny's tips and tricks
  • How to add final elements including words that reflect the personality in each project

Sunny creates three different Character Collages in this course and each lesson will give you the skills and techniques that will inspire you to dive into your mixed media supplies and start creating!

Included in this course is a PDF of Sunny's suggested materials and resources.

Your Instructor

Sunny Carvalho
Sunny Carvalho

Sunny Carvalho is a mixed media artist living in Pinson, Alabama amid the chaos of too many art supplies. Focusing on functional yet whimsical ceramic ware, hand-sculpted ceramic pendants, freehand stitched characters and mixed media paintings, her quirky characters have found their way into many of the mixed media magazines and books. With an emphasis on the joy of everyday living, her work reflects the humor and oddity of the unique characters residing in her head as they deal with pets, situations, and each other. She began her mixed media career as an instructor with Artfest (a groundbreaking retreat near Seattle that launched the careers of many internationally known artists and had it's final retreat in 2012). Sunny continues to teach live but is thrilled to partner with Create Arts Online and bring her signature works to an online platform.

Course Curriculum

  Character Collage with Sunny Carvalho
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When does the course start and finish?
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