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Learn Mixed Media Collage Techniques

This is Elli Milan’s Signature method that she has spent more than 20 years developing. Enjoy learning mixed media collage online; the techniques that define her work of Abstract Realism.


Watch a preview on how to make a mixed media collage on canvas:


How to draw a pleasing composition with form

How to apply collage in an artful and archival way

How to use acrylic with washes and model form with opaque layers

How to apply oil glazes and and final details with opaque oil

mixed media collage course

Course Description

In this mixed media collage course for beginners, you will learn amazing techniques. Elli Milan has spent more than 20 years developing it and is so excited to share it with you. You will become inspired to think outside the box and create art that is truly unique. “One of the best mixed media collage classes out there” This innovative contemporary technique starts with adding collage papers and building textures. It then moves on to acrylic painting and finishes with oil painting. This technique is very versatile and fun. You can choose to paint any subject you want. We include source files for you in this course. You can even implement Elli’s techniques in your own abstract mixed media painting. These videos will equip you with the skills to create amazing mixed media collage art and you can incorporate this seamlessly into your existing techniques. There is no other mixed media collage tutorial that shows you this unique process. At the end of this course you will have created a beautiful mixed media painting and be confident that you can create one on your own at any time.

Structure of the course:

  • Lesson 1 – Drawing and Collage
  • Lesson 2 – Acrylic
  • Lesson 3 – Oil

The lessons are about 15 minutes long. They include 3 separate layers/steps which will take 3-6 hours total to complete the whole painting

Price: $ 120.00
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3 complete video lessons with step-by-step instruction

FREE reference photos

Life time access, learn at your own pace

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About the Instructor:

Elli Milan

Elli is the founding owner of Milan Art Institute, and has been a professional artist for the last 24 years. Elli has transformed the lives of hundreds of artists from all over the world, helping them find their voice, and turn their passion for art into a profession. With her signature mixed media drawing and painting collage integrations, Elli inspires all who witness her transcendent mixed media artwork. She is passionate about the role of an artist in contemporary culture and a leading voice of the current Art Renaissance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Milan Art Institute has been teaching hundreds of students for the last 8 years from all over the world. The Milans are professional established artists who have been selling their work for over 22 years. Visit MAI Facebook page to read reviews from students and see their artwork and growth from the classes at MAI.

Yes! Our painting techniques are broken down into easy-to-follow steps. By the end of these three lessons, you will have a beautiful and unique painting.

They are taught by professional artists and are technique driven. This course teaches Elli’s personal techniques that she has developed for the last 22 years of her career. Experienced painters learn these innovative techniques to add some new methods to their toolbox.

  • Small, medium & large brushes
  • Basic drawing materials (graphite, markers)
  • Various collage papers like newspaper or other decorative papers -Gloss gel, modeling paste
  • Various acrylic colors: opaque & transparent
  • Variety of oil paints: opaque & transparent
  • Glazing medium (Galkyd or Liquin)
  • Also you will receive a full detailed list of every material you’ll need when your purchase the course.

It is not necessary to have every supply, but you can pick up the few supplies you need from most art supply stores. We also sell art supply kits on our website, where value and quality were hand chosen by Dimitra and Elli.

You can pull off this technique with minimal amounts of supplies, but the more you have the better the outcome.

If you purchase a course you will have lifetime access to it.

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