Mixed Media Mania, Colleen Gianatiempo, 4 classes, Thursdays 1-3pm
4 classes: Feb 6, 13, 20, 27
$140 includes all supplies
@ ONCE UPON A CANVAS
“My class offers a deeply nourishing, soulful jump-start to any creative habit by inviting a whole new way of painting from a space of freedom, non-judgment, and experimentation.”
The focus is on loosening up, tuning into intuition, releasing expectations, and welcoming joyful authentic expression back into your creative process and your daily life. You will experiment with wild abandon with mixed media materials that are outside the box!
Colleen supplies everything you need to create—paint, paper, transfers, collage fragments, mediums, tools, spray paint, pastels, acrylic markers, graphite sticks and more! All you need is a sense of playfulness—and there is no prior experience required! If you wish to bring your own paints, paper, gadgets, please feel free.
Not only will you ignite your creative soul but you will be exposed to the elements and principles of art and design. Colleen is a MFA in painting from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has a design degree from Parsons in Los Angeles.
Mixed Media Techniques (Ongoing) 4 classes $140 $5 materials fee per class to instructor
Colleen Gianatiempo grew up in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts. Childhood is where her fascination with nature began as she explored outdoors as an escape from life’s stresses. Observation allowed her to enter another world filled with captivating intricacies and complexities. Nature is where she continues to find solace and inspiration.
Colleen graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Fashion Marketing from the University of Massachusetts. After moving to Los Angeles for work, she furthered her education by achieving a Certificate of Graphic Design from Otis Parsons School of Design. Colleen opened her own design firm, Imagination, Inc. and is currently in her 26th year creating art and design within the disciplines of fine art, graphic art, interior design, photography and art instruction. Her passion for fine art led her to the Academy of Art in San Francisco where she is pursuing a Master of Fine Art in Painting.
Gianatiempo draws her formal influences from geometric and organic forms and expresses and interprets these elements abstractly. Her mixed media work embodies bold color, varying texture, amorphic shapes and patterns. One will always find a bit of geometry amidst layers of paint and paper. Gianatiempo describes her approach as spontaneous, allowing her artistic instincts to control the outcome of her final artworks.
Colleen has exhibited her work in a multitude of solo and group shows. Her work is in numerous public and private collections, including an outdoor mural, “Small Town with a Big Heart” in the city plaza in Martinez, CA. Recently, she received an art award from Clyde & Co as one of the emerging artists of San Francisco in 2017.
Colleen lives in Martinez, CA with her husband and two children where they enjoy the natural beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area.