Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

an art class weekend {Dina Wakley}

this past weekend my mom and i attended several art classes in missouri by the very talented Dina Wakley! we drove on thursday to missouri to get to our location. we took a quick stop in omaha for some lunch before continuing on.

our classes started on friday afternoon with a color class which Dina broke down and explained and had a small worksheet for us to complete to help with the lesson. the sheet was an excellent tool so you don't end up with mud- or at least explaining....if you do end up with mud,so you would understand how you got there.

our next class was on layering....we layered 25 layers onto our watercolor paper. as a mixed media artist, i was thinking, "holy cow....our paper is going to weigh 25 pounds" but Dina explained what constitutes layers for her and how to make all those layers work together on your page.

on saturday we did an all day art journaling class where we were able to make 6 pages with various tecnhiques and at the end, we made into a book. here are some of the pages i made that were my favorite.

Dina was so very kind letting us use all of her line of paints and having a table of her stamps, masks, and stencils set out for us to use in any and all of our projects.

sunday was the day for the faces classes in the morning, and gelli plate printing in the afternoon to finish out the classes. if you get the chance to take any class from Dina, i highly recommend taking the class!! she was so knowledgeable and just an excellent teacher! i would take any class that she is teaching!

and, if you have not tried her line of paints or stamps and stencils- those are of excellent quality and super fun to use!

happy tuesday!


  1. Looks like a lot of fun. I met Dina at CHA and she is great. I'd love to have her come teach at my shop.

  2. How Cool!! Love what you did in the class. Her journaling is so unique, as is yours! xo


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