Mixed Media Using Natural Materials with Cheryl Cohen

Let's create art with nature....

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Would you love to learn how to create a mixed media project using materials found in nature? Imagine using all of the sticks, rocks, and acorns you have picked up on nature walks to create a personalized and unique piece of art. If this all sounds intriguing to you, then we have the course for you!

In this online course, Cheryl Cohen will take simple things found in nature and create a mixed media project. Cheryl has an incredible eye for using natural materials with intention and creativity. Throughout this course she teaches how to create a composition that has a beautiful mix of color, balance, and texture. These pieces can be displayed as wall hangings, table decorations, and functional mirrors.

In this course you will learn:

  • Cheryl’s favorite tools and substrates
  • Where to forage
  • How to dry and clean materials found in nature
  • Best adhesives for each of the materials
  • How to break and incorporate slate
  • How to create a balanced composition
  • How to create a river concept
  • How to use mirror successfully
  • To install hanging hardware

Once you have learned Cheryl’s tried and true methods, you will be capable of creating all types of mixed media projects with natural materials. It is your time to take a walk in nature and collect beautiful things for creating art.

Included in this course is a PDF for download with the suggested tools, materials, and resources.

Your Instructor

Cheryl Cohen
Cheryl Cohen

My inspiration is the natural world. I love watching water, how it makes impressions in sand, how weeds work their way around and through rocks, and how flowers appear in the least expected places. I love seeing the sheen of water and the mica in rocks, seeing reflections in puddles, how rain sparkles on leaves after the morning dew. I strive to have these moments depicted in my work.

I use plate shards, stained glass, stones, slate, moss, and other natural and upcycled materials to create mixed media mosaic art to form succulent flowers, plants, and forest floor landscapes in both representative and abstract forms.

Initially educated and employed as an occupational therapist with a lifelong passion for art, in 2010 I opened Cheryl Cohen Mosaics Art Center, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to teach art classes in my own studio. Over the years, my studio grew to 2000 students per year, with tens of thousands of items in inventory. I find joy in gathering materials (at antique stores, yard sales, on the beach and in the forest), creating art, and encouraging my students to grow and learn.

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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