You need to be true to your own style.
Never second guess who you are as an artist.
Embrace your own gifts and use them.
— Rae Missigman

S T U D I O   N E W S 


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Paint Play Explore

Expressive Mark-Making Techniques in Mixed Media

Mixed-media artist Rae Missigman identifies herself as a "mark-maker." Ever in the forefront of her art, organic shapes and graphic marks are what give her work a sense of authenticity. With an adventurous, anything-goes attitude to expressing herself, she is just as likely to use a celery stem, a sewing machine or a cardboard tube as she is a brush, a palette knife or her own hands.

In Paint, Play, Explore, Missigman helps you discover those marks that define you as an artist, and weave them into your art in new and interesting ways. Through page after page of creative exploration, you'll become a collector of tools--traditional and unconventional mark-makers that will become an extension of your unique voice.


I’M EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE I HAVE A NEW STENCIL COLLECTION

Mono printing has always been a favorite art medium of mine and for as long as I have been printing I have been cutting and preparing my own stencils out of assorted papers and cardboards. I have a fondness for abstract, minimalistic prints and so my hand cut versions of stencils and masks were mostly organic in shape and size.

While I loved the look and feel of my hand cut stencils, the mediums that I added to my printing plate only allowed me to re-use the paper versions a handful of times before I needed to cut replacements. I knew I wanted to create something that I could use over and over again.

This set of Mono Print Stencils and Masks was inspired by my favorite hand cut variations and were created in a way that allows you to work on a variety of printing plate sizes. Whether you are working small and using just one tiny mask or working big and creating larger patterns out of multiple masks you are sure to love this set!

Jump into watercolor with Rae Missigman & Sandi Keene as we explore basic watercolor techniques to add to your mixed media toolbox. Create simple shapes and washes, discover the exciting world of color mixing and how to avoid/work through common difficulties with this challenging medium.  Then put your new skills to work as we study leaves and florals and create a Quickstart Blossom piece that mixes watercolor with ArtMarks and collage. Finish up with a start to finish project with Sandi and one from Rae each in their own style.

Highlights:

  • 24 videos

  • 5+ hours of instructions

  • First in a series of Quickstart Watercolor classes

  • Tips, tricks, shortcuts

  • Downloads featuring our favorite supplies

  • Our first ever Bloopers reel

Rae and Sandi (creators of the wildly popular workshop, Pocket Journals) love collaboration blending Rae’s quirky, ArtMark filled style with Sandi’s clean, more traditional approach.  Together they give you two takes, two styles, two bonus pieces of watercolor whimsy. Join us for over 5 hours of instruction, demonstration and projects as we bring our friendship and joy of creating into your art space.

What Students are Saying:

  • Susan B - “I signed on this morning and I am enjoying this class SO much. Thanks to Sandi and Rae for so much for the great instruction. Can’t wait to practice together!”

  • Sherry C - “This class was GREAT! I learned so much! Your styles are SO different and I love them both! I’ve been playing in my watercolors all afternoon after taking this class. Thanks for sharing it!”

  • Brecken B - “Thank you…for creating such a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere to learn in! I feel like I‘ve just sat down with two old friends, in which perfection and competitive comparison have never existed…only a shared love of common interest and a joy of lifting others up comes as naturally as drinking a cool glass of water on a hot summer day!!

  • Magdalena B. - “The lesson videos and lists are very well done. I wish I had way more time to do all the exercises and projects every day all day. They are fun!”

  • Susan B. - “I am really enjoying this class. Thanks to Rae and Sandi!”


21 secrets // playful experiments

 Playful Experiments  is a delightful way to get creative and stay creative this Summer. I am one of eleven artists that will share their tips, tricks, and ideas for making Art playful and inspiring. Join me as we learn to embrace the organic movement in our work and explore our way through color, pattern, texture, and stitching. Experiment with letting go of the rules and dive into the practice of making your tools work for you. Discover yourself in your marks as you paint your way to a one of a kind work of art and learn more about my process for creating art that makes me happy. Swipe to see a peek at what I’ll be creating!


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POCKET JOURNALS

A CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

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LET'S CREATE TOGETHER

A CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

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ARTADORI

A CREATIVE MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

 
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About

"You have to do what you love.
And you have to make time to do those things you love."

Learn More →

 
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art marks

"If you want to make your mark on the world
you have give yourself permission to get a little crazy."

 More Art Marks →

 
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FIBER ARTS

"Texture in art is something that draws me in and
begs me to take a step closer."

 Creative Weavings →

 
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STUDIO

"I gather and collect little things that inspire me and
then surround myself with them in the studio."

See Where I Create →

 
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creative tools

"My tools are well loved because I find what
works for me and I use them over and over again."

Get Yours Here →

 
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the 100 day project

"Learning to trust the process is a tough but
rewarding road to navigate."

100 Days of White Space →

 
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TAKE A CLASS

"You can learn anything at anytime. You just have to
trust yourself to love what you do."

Find Out How →

 
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PORTFOLIO

"Sometimes I can't even believe how lucky I am
to have created so much art over the years."

A Look Inside →

 
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journaling

"Journaling, for me, is a form of creative exploration
within my own storyline. "

 A Collective Sampling →

 
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inspiration

"I experiment between the pages of a journal and
learn things about myself along the way."

Get Inspired →

 
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press

"I like sharing my story through color and marks.
They tell my own personal visual story."

Read More →

 
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a faces experiment

"When it comes to being creative we are often tempted to look outside of ourselves for excitement and inspiration."

An Ongoing Drawing Exercise →