Art 1 – Mixed Media

Anna Pollard
Wednesday 1:00pm ET (Fall 2023)
Wednesday 1:00pm ET (Spring 2024)



These Art Classes offer a non-competitive, step-by-step drawing method where self-expression and creativity can flourish.

All lessons are different each semester.

Mixed Media: An introduction to a wide variety of drawing styles and media for ages 8 and up. Projects explore the wildlife, nature, still life, architectural structures, proportion, and the human form.

Materials needed:

  • black permanent markers (Fine Point and Ultra Fine Point)
  • color markers (Prismacolor is the best, Crayola is good)
  • Art Paper (card stock or Bristol and paper with a texture (Canson))
  • watercolor paper
  • watercolor pencils
  • watercolor paint
  • canvas paper (optional)
  • artist paint brushes (flat and round edges)
  • colored pencils (Prismacolor is an excellent choice)
  • soft chalk pastels
  • oil pastels
  • kneadable eraser, art eraser (Magic Rub)
  • acrylic paint
  • Graphite Pencils (6B, H or HB)
  • Workable Fixatif (optional, prevents smudging, allows easy rework)
  • crayons

Homework consists of completing the in-class projects and submitting a photo copy or scanned copy of the completed projects back to me each week. No quizzes planned at this time. All assessment is summative.

Recommended Grade Levels

  • 4th grade and up

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Anna Pollard

Anna Pollard began her professional career in the graphic and web design industry as a Creative Director in the field of Informational Technology. She has a AAS in Commercial Art and Advertising Design, a BA in Computer Science, and a Masters degree in Business and Marketing.

After 15 years of professional IT work, she made a career change to share her technology knowledge with students and began a career in teaching for many years.

Anna is married, has a 27 year old son whom she also home schooled, and who is now a chef at a French restaurant.

Anna has adopted/rescued multiple cats and two horses. In her spare time, she helps with the horses at Love of Lacey Equine rescue in Bunn Level, NC. She is also a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and creates colored pencil art work for show at local art galleries.

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