Abstract Cows - Mixed Media by Robert Joyner

Abstract Cows - Mixed Media

Expressive Mark Making And Collaging

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Expressive Mark Making And Collaging In Focus

Have you ever wanted to let loose and create bold, expressive style animal art?
You are in luck! This online course will teach you various techniques for painting dynamic artwork using acrylics, crayon and collaging.

What you get

  • 14 detailed video demonstrations
  • Ideas for powerful design and compositions
  • 2 detailed video student critiques that fix common issues
  • Artist gallery to see what fellow classmates are doing
  • Post your project when you are finished in Artist Gallery
  • Lifetime access to all lessons
  • Ask questions and get answers

What you will learn

  • Expressive mark making with crayons.
  • How to use an outliner brushes for beautiful linear strokes.
  • Collage techniques for visual interest and patterns.
  • Unconventional brushwork methods with the fan brush.
  • Why angles are more dramatic and impactful.
  • Different ideas for composition and design.
  • Much more...


Robert is always a wonderful teacher.
Pamela Gatens
Very informative. I learned a lot! Thank you!
Doug Gazlay
The tutorials and workshops are helping immensely. My work started drifting and your lessons are reminding me to 
concentrate and plan properly.
G. France

Special Materials Required

Use the link/button to learn about the special supplies used in this course. Feel free to substitute and use any materials you feel will get the job done.
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What's included?

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Get Prepared
Materials List & Purchase Links
Special Materials Needed
4 mins
Image Files - Use These Pics For The Workshop
Lesson One
Angles And Curves
5 mins
Lesson Two
Design And Composition Techniques
9 mins
Artist Gallery
Assignment Critiques
7 mins
Lesson Three
Crayon Mark Making
11 mins
Final Demo - Stage One
Part 1 Materials
3 mins
Part 2 Toning Surface
4 mins
Part 3 Design Layout
3 mins
Part 4 Add Layer One Of Acrylics
7 mins
Final Demo - Stage Two
Part 5 Add Layer Two Of Acrylics
7 mins
Part 6 Add Layer Three Of Acrylics
3 mins
Part 7 Add Collage
7 mins
Part 8 Add Another Layer
8 mins
Part 9 Add Finishing Touches
8 mins
Artist Gallery - Final Painting
Critique - Final Assignment
11 mins


Why take fine art courses online?

Your instructor, Robert Joyner, is a full time renowned artists and are passionate about teaching. All of the course material from the filming to editing has been put together for those that who want you to excel in their art journey. These courses have been designed for artists at every skill level and for the following mediums: acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. The lessons have a perfect blend of traditional fundamentals with expressive techniques.
There are many advantages:
 • Learn and engage from the privacy & comfort of your studio
 • No travel required
 • Watch course lessons 24/7, whenever it fits into your schedule
 • Fully optimized for your mobile devices so that learning on the go is easy and convenient

How do I post my artwork?

When you have completed the project you can easily post your results. Information is furnished in the lessons and all you need to do is email a quality image. Your work will be posted within 24 hours.

Are these courses live?

No. Since we have students from all over the world, it makes it impossible to schedule live courses. These courses have instructor "exclusive" pre-recorded video lessons that you can watch anytime and anywhere as long as you have high-speed Internet connection on a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

You can watch the videos in parts if you can't watch the entire video all at once. You can forward and rewind the video lessons from your instructor as often as you wish during your enrollment in the course. This is an added bonus, because everyone knows that there is no rewinding instructors information when taking a physical workshop. We made it easy for anyone in the world to learn from the very best.

Can I ask questions?

You can ask a question anytime during your enrollment in a course. Your instructor will be as interactive as he can, so ask away. Remember, the instructor receive a lot of questions so be patient if they don't respond right away especially when it comes to communicating over different time zones.

What level of computer knowledge will I need?

A basic level of computer understanding is needed. Our technology is simple and very easy to use! If you can browse the Internet, type in a password, play a video, upload a photo then you can easily attend our courses.

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Do these courses need to be viewed on desktop computers only?

No. As long as you have high-speed Internet connection our courses can be viewed on a desktop, laptop or mobile device.
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