Layered Mixed Media Paintings LIVE Online with Sara Post: Saturday, May 15th & Sunday, May 16th


Join us via Zoom for this mixed media workshop as we create powerful abstract surfaces. This is a unique opportunity to work with materials in a new way and will send your painting practice in exciting directions, increasing your knowledge of what is possible.
Using mostly materials you have on hand, learn a variety of techniques for creating abstract layered paintings. Artists will work on mixed media or oil paper, adding and subtracting a creative mix of collage, drawing, printing and painting. Workshop includes daily Zoom instruction, slide shows of mixed media artwork from established artists and individual feedback on student work.

Workshop Dates

Saturday, May 15th – Sunday, May 16th 2021
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$60 for members, $100 for non-members


Online via Zoom

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Sara Post, is an American abstract mixed media painter. She uses paint and/or collaged paper layered with wax, to record and communicate experience. “Wax is a transitory medium, light conducting, suggestive of change. I’m intrigued by edges and boundaries—walls, fences, tree lines, shore lines, fault lines—shifting places where change is visibly taking place. Abstraction communicates by suggestion, by feel, allowing a communication that gives preference to emotional response.”

Post began her art career in 1981. Her work was quickly recognized for its innovative color and abstract imagery. Her ceramics have been exhibited in galleries across the US, including the American Craft Museum and the Smithsonian as well as in Canada, Italy and Japan. From 2002-2010 she concentrated on ceramic wall works and installations including the Cold Canyon series for Phoenix Children’s Hospital, nine pieces for Alta Bates in Berkeley, California as well as working with architect Julie Haney on numerous private installations.

A printmaking residency in Italy in 2008 changed her perspective on art making. Branching out, she designed a twenty-five piece textile collection for P-B Fabrics in 2012. Experiments with encaustic led to another change: mixing oil paint with cold wax medium. Her work is represented by Sparrow Gallery in Sacramento, California and Sager-Braudis Gallery in Columbia, Missouri. She has been featured in the recent book Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts and Conversations by Rebecca Crowell and Jerry McLaughlin. She is a sponsored instructor with R&F Paints and Gamblin Oil Paints.

Post studied English literature and studio art at Southern Methodist University and has a Master’s degree in ceramics and art education from Northern Arizona University.

Additional Information


If this workshop or demonstration is sold out, email your name and phone number to [email protected] to add your name to the waitlist. If we have a last minute cancellation, our Workshop Coordinator will contact you. If you still want to attend, you will pay the registration fees directly to the person who is cancelling their registration. FCA Calgary does not refund demonstration or workshop fees, or manage the transfer of payment between individuals.

Cancellation Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable. You may transfer your registration to another person if you are unable to attend, that person will pay the registration fee directly to you. Contact the Workshop Coordinator ([email protected]) to see if there is anyone on the waiting list. FCA Calgary does not manage the transfer of payment between individuals. It is your responsibility to collect payment from the person you transfer your registration to.

Supply List

A materials list will be provided upon registration.