Woman constructing mixed media work

Mixed Media Explorations Inspired by Andy Warhol

Inspired by the exhibition, Andy Warhol, students will create artworks that employ techniques used by the artist. Students will source their own contemporary images from the internet, television and advertising as they examine the world of popular culture through painting and other media.

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Participants must be 18 or older.

Students to supply their own materials. 

Some suggested retailers for purchasing your art materials:

Aboveground Art Supplies (discount code: AGOSTUDENT10), Curry’s, DeSerres, Gwartzman’s, Michaels, or any other art supply or discount craft store.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis delays are very possible. Our Instructor’s will do their best to accommodate alternative materials whenever possible. 

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Thursdays, - | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 weeks)

Week 1: Blotted ink (paint) drawing and painting techniques inspired by Andy Warhol’s illustrative style.
Week 2: Celebrity and self-portraits focusing on two techniques in stencil and acrylic gel transfer to produce multiple images through repetition on coloured surfaces.
Week 3: Silver collage product paintings with aluminum foil and painted papers.
Week 4: Product box design, and/or 3D painting in cube form: a free for all Warhol-inspired mash up.

Acrylic paint:
• Brand of your choice, one tube of each colour, 120 ml/5oz: primary blue, primary yellow, primary red.
• 225ml/8 oz: white and black
• Acrylic Gel medium 225ml/8 oz
• Acrylic Gesso 250ml/9oz
• Assortment of hog hair bristle Filbert shaped: 2-3 sizes from ¼” to 1” (# 4 to #12)
• 1 small round 6mm diameter or similar (#6 short handle)
• 2” chip or utility/house painters brush
• 6 Primed canvas panel, your choice of size: 16” x 20” – 18” x 24”
• 3 sheets white/light colour Bristol board (or poster board)
• Bond paper pad 18” x 24” (40 sheets) or newspaper
• Palette: foam or plastic plates or trays, white is ideal.
• Colouring pencils various colours (light and dark)
• Painting rag: cotton cloth, or paper towel
• Water container: 450ml-750ml vessel: Anything you will not use to drink from.
• Utility knife and cutting board (or something to cut on)
• Masking tape any width
These are the recommended materials for this course. Your instructor may recommend additional optional materials once classes begin.



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  • Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and is limited to space restrictions.
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  • All programs, prices and instructors are subject to change without notice.
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Withdrawals and Refunds


  • Refunds are available in full 5 days before the start of the first class, minus a $15 administration fee.
  • For all courses a withdrawal is allowed before the start of the second class, minus a $50 administration fee.
  • Withdrawals after the start of the second class are non-refundable.
  • One day workshops are non-refundable. 
  • Absence does not constitute a withdrawal.
  • Courses are not transferable.
  • Withdrawal requests must be done by email through the Contact Centre at contactus@ago.ca.

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  • To ensure that we are able to run your preferred classes, we recommend that you enroll at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the program.
  • In the event of course cancellation, registrants will be notified 3 days prior to the scheduled commencement of the course and a full refund will be given.


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