Create Amazing Art -- Paint & Draw with Oil Pastels, Mixed Media! ~ Flex Class

This is a 5-week Flexible Schedule meeting course where students engage in a variety of art projects learning how to apply the elements of art and principles of design.
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Completed by 1 learner

No live meetings

Over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per week

How does aFlexible Schedulecourse work?

No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat

Available Times

Pacific Time

Sun May 29

May 29 - Jul 1 (5 weeks)
Flexible Time

Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

My classes are designed and taught so that students will be able to understand and apply the elements of art and the principles of design through painting, drawing and some mixed media techniques.  

Overall, participating in this series of six art classes, my students will have improved their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, enhanced focus, visual and spatial relationship skills and feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.  

Creating original art will build confidence, nurture innate creativity and right-brain activity, thus enhancing academic performance.  All wonderful outcomes from a simple series of art classes with me!

Students will be able to:

- know the terms: pattern, monochromatic color scheme, collage, scumble, stippling, mixed media, and more.
- understand color theory well enough to create any color they want
- be able to mix paints to create secondary colors, tints and shades
- create a pattern-focused composition
- paint a variety of types of paintings using color mixing 
- create an original mixed media collage composition
- create an abstract oil pastel composition using seven different oil pastel techniques
- will be exposed and learn about a range of artists whose styles reflect and inspire the lessons and art projects that the students will create.
I am offering this Flexible Schedule class because I love art and art making in all of it's forms and introducing my students to the magic of making art brings me much joy.  I love creating something beautiful that didn’t exist ever before!  I have been making art since I was three-years old and grew up in a home environment where creativity was a way of life.  

I’ve always been creative and interested in colors, textures, textiles, fashion design and traveling the globe appreciating diverse cultures.  I am inspired by nature, the cosmos and color most of all!  To me, making art, expressing myself creatively and teaching others to do that, are as natural as breathing.  Kids of all ages love my inspired, relaxed and energetic style of teaching art.

I look forward to having the opportunity to meet and create art together apart.

1. Complete independent practice of class assignments painting projects on a weekly basis.  

2. Students are asked to participate in the weekly discussion board post, share their artwork/project and participate with the teacher and other students.

1. To observe color in our natural world, the world around found in the garden, the park, the neighborhood and other natural spaces and be able to identify color varieties and discuss back in class. 
2. Sketching outdoors while observing natural elements rich with color, i.e. flowers, trees, the sky etc.
This is the basic list of art supplies that you might already have on hand that will be required for this class.
*This list is the complete list for the entire flexible class.

If you wish to see an online list I have created for reference and an option for online ordering/delivery, it is listed here an an External Resource, shop where ever makes sense to you!

Here is a video that I created where I share about the suggested art supplies:

Supplies List:  Items with an *asterik are required, the brand does not matter and prices are approximate.

- *Paints- preferably water-based gouache (or acrylic paints) 18-color set.- $12

- Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Pad - 14-Inchx17-Inch - 20 Sheet Pad 
- *Watercolor Paper Pad - Fabriano Studio is a good option-90 lb. Hot Press 20-Sheet Pad- $7
- Optional: Bristol board paper pad 9 x 12 inches- $6

- *A variety of paint brushes (qty. 4-9) - $9

Pentel 50 Colors Oil Pastels 
Sakura XLP50 50-Piece Cray-Pas Expressionist Assorted Color Oil Pastel Set - good option 


- *Compass OR plastic round lids or other flat circle shape as a stencil- $6 
- *Pencil and eraser
- *Palette for mixing paint- can be paper or plastic plate, metal tray- free to $6
- Plastic Palette knife- paint mixing tool- $4
- Sharpie brand Marker Ultra Fine Point-$2
*- Black water-based marker- broad tip or brush tip (Prismacolor)- $4
OR Black Paint Marker
- Stumps and Tortillions Set

+ *Cut outs/tear outs from Magazines, newspapers, old phone book pages, stationary papers, wrapping paper, catalogue pages, brochures, fabrics, etc.   
Any papers that can be repurposed and that are colorful, interesting to you.     

- *Water container - can be a up-cycled yogurt container, etc.
- *Ruler- $1
- old towel for wiping brush, wet wipes, or any other time you need to wipe hands, etc.
- Mini water spray bottle (or any size, with plain water)- Apron (can be a re-purposed cooking apron) - $5 or less
newspaper or plastic table cloth to cover your work area, table top. -$1-$3
- Q-tips or cotton swabs
- paper clip/s
*Wear "artist" clothes, in other words, clothes that you do not mind getting messy possibly.

For Week #5-
- *Mod Podge- $4 to Seal your artwork!
- *Painters foam/sponge brush (with handle), make-up sponge, clean small kitchen sponge
- dish with a light oil of choice, for example: baby oil (mineral oil), safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, etc.  any plain, lightweight oil will do.  (avoid olive oil, too green/scented and can be heavy)

Learner progress will be accessed in a formative informal way by sharing work in progress with the teacher each week through the Classroom sharing of artwork and discussion question responses and interaction with other students.

Learner progress will be assessed in a summative way by sharing and speaking about their artworks with each other as a group at the end the class in our virtual "gallery walk".  
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Lórien Eck, M.Ed.
Lives in the United States
Art with Lórien ~ Inspiring, Engaging Art Classes
194 total reviews
152 completed classes

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