Class Description:

This workshop will be process-based, playful and fun weekend of mixed-media drawing experimentation.

You will learn to do wet media on top of dry media and dry on top of wet, layering charcoals, soft pastels, watercolors and inks. We will also learn how to apply gold leaf (or silver leaf, or the cheaper imitation alternatives) to paper, and learn various approaches to achieve different effects and textures with the gilding. This workshop will be an excuse to finally use those art supplies you couldn’t resist buying on sale but have not yet used. Some form of dry drawing media (such as charcoals and/or soft pastels) and some form of wet media (watercolors and/or inks), gilding supplies, and heavy paper that can handle layering are all required. If you have other drawing supplies as well, you are encouraged to use them also: you can include iridescent pigments, gouache, colored pencils, markers, pens, paint markers, stamps, acrylic paints, collage supplies, and any other media suitable for use on paper. The goal of the workshop is to discover a process or combination of media that works well for your artistic sensibilities.

Workshop Dates:

Scheduled occurrences for the next session of this class are as follows:

Day 1:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Day 2:
10:00 am- 5:00 pm ET

  1. Before Class - Welcome & How to Prepare for Class

  2. Day 1 - Demonstration and First Layer

  3. Day 2 - Second and Third Layers

  4. After Class - Wrap Up

  • $270.00
  • Online
  • 2 day workshop
  • Beginner to Advanced

Meet Your Instructor

Elody Gyekis


Elody Gyekis is a painter, animator, and sculptor who uses visual storytelling to reinvent traditional gender roles. Elody earned her MFA in Painting at the New York Academy of Art in 2019 and her BFA in Painting and Ceramics from Penn State University in 2009. Her paintings have been exhibited in many solo and group shows in Pennsylvania and New York, and also across the USA, Central America, and Europe. She completed artist residencies in Sibiu, Romania in 2014, and Giverny, France in 2018. Elody has taught painting workshops in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Honduras, and Costa Rica. In addition to her fine art, she has been a community arts organizer of murals and other public art projects in Pennsylvania and beyond. Elody splits her time between living in Pennsylvania, Central America, and Brooklyn.

Achieve your artistic potential

Join us to discover traditional skills and contemporary practice