The Artist's Dozen

John Creighton Petersen
One Day Workshop

It’s time to take mixed media into the kitchen with this stunning project that upcycles an old

muffin tin! This class is perfect for all skill levels, giving you the confidence to take mixed media artwork to an entirely new dimension while mastering how to incorporate a variety of found objects into a finished piece of art.

We’ll begin by creating backgrounds in each individual holder from sculpted fabric. Next the background of the tin face will be created with stamps, collage and stencils and a variety of different texture effects before adding some gorgeous layers of color. A rusted finish will then be applied to the background, highlighted with waxes, mica powders, glass glitter, micro beads and more!  You’ll have the chance to learn how to make your own embellishments from paper clay that can be incorporated into your artwork. You will learn how to transform your found objects and ephemera into brilliant embellishments using texture and color for adding to your muffin tin, highlighted with a variety of different inclusions.

Student Supplies to bring to workshop:

  • metal muffin tin (with 12 holes preferable OR tin with 6 large holes)
  • ‘basic’ creative supplies (scissors, craft knife, your other ‘essential’ creative tools)
  • paint brushes in a variety of sizes (detail brushes to 1 inch)
  • palette knives
  • heavy gesso in black and white
  • craft mat
  • small spray bottle (for water)
  • ‘heavy duty’ adhesive like Liquid Fusion (or similar) that can quickly set a variety of different materials

Because this workshop is meant to be an expression of yourself, please bring your personal found objects, images, ephemera, etc that you may want to incorporate into your pieceMixedMedia

Optional Student Supplies:

  • favorite stencils and rubber stamps
  • heat tool (if you don’t want to share with other students)
  • favorite paints and/or mediums

Workshop Kit Fee: $25

  • variety of texture pastes and inclusions
  • paints, mica powders, and other materials for adding color
  • limited selection of found objects and ephemera
  • paper clay and molds for creating embellishments
  • sculpture medium for fabric

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email (moc.evawwentra@nhoj) with any questions about supplies needed for class, found objects that can be used, etc. For more samples of completed projects visit or my Instagram (artnewwave).