Winter Mixed Media Workshops


In this workshop, mixed media artist Ross den Otter guides the participants in a hands on process called acrylic lifts, a method of creating unique works with a photographic basis.

Photographs provide the point of departure for these mixed media pieces that are layered and textured in a process that blends the image with photographic acrylics.

Throughout the class, he instructs the students in the order and methods of application of materials to ensure a lasting work.

Students should supply an image they wish to use in the workshop. Alternatively, suitable images can be provided if needed. Landscape and floral images are better suited to this process than images of people.

The workshop focuses on small works on panels measuring 8″x8″. Student provided images should be in JPG, TIFF, or PSD format and sized to at least 8”x 8” @ 300dpi. (We will be printing them in advance of the class so please have them available for the instructor three days prior to the workshop.)

As we will be working with acrylic paints, please wear suitable wardrobe (spills happen). Students may wish to bring and wear rubber gloves.

The first weekend workshop of the year Saturday and Sunday January 27 & 28, 2018, has sold out. The second scheduled workshop dates are February 3 & 4, 2018.  Class sizes are limited to 8 students per workshop. We’ve extended the early-bird registration until December 24, 2017, (because I think a class is a fantastic holiday gift).  An early-bird rate of $250 apples to all registrants up to the deadline; after which, the fee for the course is $325. plus GST. All class materials will be provided. To reserve your place, please email:

Ryan Mund produced this video of Ross for Opus in Vancouver. Several of the processes in the video Ross will be partially demonstrating during the weekend workshop.