Lisa Agaran

Professional Mixed Media Artist & Instructor

Mixed Media Textured Surfaces

Part of the beauty of working in Mixed Media is that you can create textural surfaces that look artistic and give your artwork dimension. In this course I walk you through easy and fun techniques to create a variety of textures using crackle, cheesecloth and tissue paper.

10 Mixed Media Principles

Expanded Audio & Downloadable Printout

Mixed Media Basics

Mixed Media Art is the ideal medium to explore your creative side without the pressure of having to be artistic or create a perfect piece of art. You’re free to experiment and be spontaneous in whatever you create. In this online course you will combine acrylic painting, collaging, layering and adhering found objects. The magic happens when we welcome accidents and mistakes.

Mixed Media Minis ("M & Ms")

Working small and on multiple pieces is the perfect process to get out of over thinking and get your creativity flowing. It takes the pressure off and instead you have permission to have fun. Art tiles are also great for taking art making on the road while traveling. But what is most exciting, are the tiny treasures of art that emerge from these miniatures.

Color Mixing Essentials

Learning the basic principles of color mixing is one of the main ingredients to creating artwork that feels cohesive and has a sense of harmony. I'll take you through easy to do exercises that will help you learn basic color mixology using the three primary colors, red, blue and yellow. You will learn how to mix the secondary and tertiary colors on the color wheel. We will also cover how to mix tints and shades as well as how to dull (desaturate) a color (hue).

Image Transfer Technique

Integrating your own photographs into your artwork is the perfect way to personalize your piece and make it 100% your original. You will learn an easy technique to transfer images directly onto your artwork. You will learn how to prepare the surface for a successful transfer.

Envision Your Soul Dreams

Envision your goals, dreams or intentions and create a visual reminder to help bring them to reality. Perfect for setting goals for the New Year or to establish new ones throughout the year. In this program I walk you through a Guided Visualization, Written Exercises and a fun tutorial on how to create a wall hanging vision board and vision prayer flags.

Guided Visualizations for the Creative Soul

Priming With Gesso

Learn the importance of priming your boards (or substrates) and the basic how to prime with gesso.

More About Lisa Agaran

Lisa Agaran is a professional Mixed Media Artist. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibits throughout Los Angeles and New Mexico. Lisa’s work has been published in Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling. She has a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and a Masters in Psychology. Prior to her art career she worked as a Licensed Therapist (Inactive), Creativity Coach and Graphic Designer. Lisa also taught one of the core certification courses at the Creativity Coaching Association where she also trained under renown Creativity Coach Eric Maisel. Integrating both her artistic and psychology background Lisa’s worked with artists and creative professionals on their careers and creative process. From her own personal experience with the creative process, Lisa understands first hand how to work passed the blocks that keeps us from accessing our True Creativity Within. She currently teaches a variety of Mixed Media workshops and classes throughout Southern California. Lisa also host and leads an annual Mixed Media Retreat “Awaken Your True Creativity” in Cambria, California. For more information visit