Hey Creative! Are you going to Creativation? I cannot tell you how excited I am that not only am I going but I am teaching two classes and exhibiting for the first time! I have prepared a video for you about my workshop. If you are going please check out my classes – we always have a lot of fun and learn a lot! Creativation bound, check out these classes and come by and see me in booth#2148 Next by Rita Barakat
MIXED MEDIA MAX!
If you are tired of minimalism you’ll appreciate the maximalist look! Think unexpected pairings, vibrant colors, use of texture, and layers of ornate, intricate design. “In 2019, we are seeing maximalism articulated in highly stylized and graphic composition,” says Monty Preston art curator. Join me for a fast-paced technique-driven mixed media class using this hot new trend, the latest vibrant colors, textures, and products! In this workshop:
*Expect to get your hands dirty- you might even need an apron! *Learn to find beautiful materials from unexpected places *Learn how to use acrylics as if you were painting with watercolors. *Mixed media tips and techniques on combining foils with paper backgrounds. *Collage compositions *How to work successfully with collage *Painting applications for fabric, paper, and foils *Working with watercolors and acrylics *secrets for creating faces *Working with textures and metallics
This class is appropriate for beginners, intermediate or advanced students. Beginners will learn a variety of techniques in mixed media from the ground up, intermediate and advanced students will learn my personal techniques to add to their existing knowledge.
W404 — At Creativation, Jan 19, 2020, 2-4 pm, Phoneix, AZ
DEVELOPING A BRANDING PLAN
You have heard about branding, you even recognize it in others but haven’t figured out how to make it work for you. Branding is much more than a logo! In this class, we are approaching branding in an easy to follow and creative format. I will help you come up with a plan to get you started on branding! We will cover 6 major topics and work together on a handout so you leave feeling confident to put your branding plan into place!
I’ve been there and I will walk you through it!
S214 –at Creativation Jan 17, 2020, 3-4 pm, Phoneix, AZ
The brand new line
I cannot tell you how excited I am about this line. There is something magical when an artist or crafter makes a product. We do the artistry so we know what works, doesn’t work, what we like and don’t like. This came out of wanting the perfect art journal. I could not find any that checked all the boxes: quality product, lining, and binding. If you are artsy, you understand the frustration of having worked on something for hours and have it fall apart from the binding!
Next by Rita Barakat
Canvas is the classic medium of famous artists for a good reason: longevity, durability, and elegant simplicity. Quality canvas is used for so much more than framed art! Our canvas has been transformed into hands-on and fun projects in our new line of ready-made cut-outs and hand-sewn starters!
We have everything from die cuts to bags to unique hand-sewn journals making this your one-stop shop for all your creative needs! We didn’t skimp on quality! Our mixed media art journals are made from lined 10 oz canvas and mixed media paper that easily stands up to paint, texture paste or any other medium you want to use! All our items are cut and hand-sewn in the USA! Made especially for you!
The shop is open now- and there are still some new surprises for the week of Creativation! We are taking wholesale orders! Please contact me for that info!
Not Creativation bound? Check out my class pages for some online classes open now! What will you create NEXT?Don't forget to join us for Mixed Media Monday! Each Monday a new live episode of artsy tips, project, and products! Blessings! Rita