Abstract Painting, Collage, and Mixed Media

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to create abstract and mixed media paintings at home!


Yvette Swan

Yvette Swan

4.9 (62)

105 mins     label $35 - $79 ($35 for Class only, no box, $79 for Class and box)

This is a ClassBento virtual Video/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy it yourself. Our Video/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2-4 business days. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
  2. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a pre-recorded video with instructions. You're welcome to contact the teacher if you have any questions about it.

During this pre-recorded class, you will be shown how to create three abstract artworks including a painting, collage and mixed media paintings on paper.

Examples of artworks are shown before the practical lesson starts. Paint along at the same time with Yvette while she shows you how to create these fun works.

It is recommended that you first attend Yvette's Intro to Abstract Painting Pre-recorded or Livestream class as you will learn various painting techniques and use of tools that can be incorporated into this class.

This is a relaxed and fun class where there are no rules. Just enjoy opening to your natural self, to create from this space.

If you're looking for creative things to do at home, then abstract painting is the perfect way to set you on a new artistic journey!

This class is most suitable for adults but children from seven years upwards are welcome as well.


Knowledge required
No previous experience required but those with some experience are also welcomed.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A set of paintbrushes
  • 10 pots of different coloured paint
  • 5 sheets of art paper
What you'll need
  • PVC craft glue to stick down collage materials
  • A selection of collected papers - different colours, newspaper, brown paper, tissue papers....whatever you have handy!
  • Black felt tip pen, oil pastels, lead/graphite pencil (preferably 9B or 6B) or coloured pencils, any other materials you wish to use like chalk pastels (but not necessary)
  • A small water spray bottle (can be bought from Bunnings, Ikea, supermarkets)
  • Old rags to clean up with and use as a wet cloth during class
  • Water container to clean brushes
  • Thee small dishes or jars to create paint washes in.
  • Palette (eg a sheet of plastic, ice-cream container lid or art palette)
  • Palette knife (very handy for different techniques), or use a piece of strong cardboard or plastic.
If no art box is purchased then please bring the following:
  • A set of paintbrushes (eg 1 x small, 2 x medium, 1 x large)
  • small pots/tubes of paint. Primary colours (red, white, black, blue, yellow) and any other colours you like, eg green, turquoise, other variations.

Blue and red create purple; yellow and blue create green; blue, yellow, red create brown; white creates lighter tones of colours; black creates darker tones of colours.
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

This would also be a unique gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher
Yvette Swan
Yvette Swan

20yr+ experience in art, 3yr+ in meditation

4.9 (62)

For over the past 20 years I have been a professional artist in the medium of painting. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney. I worked in the film and photographic industries to then come back full circle to my love of painting. From this love I have exhibited in over 40 solo and group shows in galleries within Australia. Through my work I explore the essence of life – freedom, love, the unknown.

I also support people through one to one counselling sessions; classes, and retreats. Challenges with feeling separate, circumstances, emotions, the body, stories/thoughts, are all what comes and goes in this vastness of freedom. (for One to One sessions please contact me via my Instagram).

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