Collage Paper Party with Nicole Austin

So many techniques all wrapped up in one course!

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Are you curious about how to transform book pages and blank papers into something creative, vibrant, and full of life? Would you like to let your creative spirit and intuition run free while learning achievable techniques and methods for making collage papers? Would you like to learn how to create with a variety of paints, pens, Gelli plates, and so much more? If you answered “yes” to these questions, then you are in the right place.

Nicole Austin has brought her “Collage Paper Party'' online course exclusively to Create Arts Online. Nicole has taught hundreds of students how to use a wide variety of materials to create wildly fun and creative abstract paper prints that can be used for many different mixed media projects.

In this course you will learn:

  • Nicole’s favorite paints, pens, and other supplies
  • How to use a Gelli plate and brayer
  • How to add stencils to your collage papers
  • How to layer different paints in your work
  • How to create texture with mark making methods
  • How to use oil pastels for more depth and dimensions
  • How to add the collage papers to mixed media works

Nicole demonstrates how to create balanced compositions with simple art elements such as balance, contrasting colors, and textures to keep the eye interested and not overwhelmed. This course is great for anyone who has the desire to create collage papers while learning new tips and techniques. These papers can be used in mixed media art, or used as gift wrapping, gift cards, and so much more.

This course includes a PDF suggested list of all the supplies and materials for download.

Your Instructor

Nicole Austin
Nicole Austin

I started my journey as an artist as most of us do: in childhood! My earliest memories are of scribbling on every surface I could get my hands on--books (I was an early, altered-book enthusiast!), walls and tables (not a favorite of the adults in my house!), sidewalks--you name it! My artistic desire knew no bounds! I always knew I wanted to be an artist, author and teacher, and I have slowly taken my time navigating through every possible route to achieve my dreams. I have not always done it the "right way" or even gotten to my goal on the first try (who does?) but I've never given up! (Or, I have given up--haven't we all hit a wall or two or three in our lives? BUT, I've gotten back up and tried again and again and again, each time a little wiser and with a different approach). I started formally teaching art in 2001 at elementary schools and community centers and graduated San Jose State University with a BA in Creative Arts in 2005. I discovered the amazing world of mixed media art in 2007, when I started my first blog; There I chronicled my adventures as a mom and artist. I attended my first art retreat, Artfest, in 2008 where I became aware that there were many others just like me who longed for community and creative knowledge. There, I met an amazing group of ladies, the Bay Area Art Sisters, with whom I could learn and grow as an artist feel comfortable just being my weird, artsy self! I began teaching my first informal workshops to my friends and family over the years and now I teach online, as well as at studios, retreats and private events around the country.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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