Celebrate Summer: Mixed Media Workshop

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There’s nothing quite like summertime – long, lazy days playing outdoors in the hot sunshine, eating homemade ice cream or juicy watermelons, catching lightning bugs just after sunset, or camping out in the backyard at night. Kids live for summer when they’re as free as birds! But sometimes they get a little bored too…

So, why not give them something creative to do on those days? Let’s celebrate the delights of summertime by turning them into beautiful art pieces to cherish for years to come! Join me in my latest eCourse, Celebrate Summer: Mixed Media Workshop. These projects are not your typical “summer camp” crafts. Each is a unique work of art to encourage your child to explore his or her creative talents.


Art is a vitally important learning tool in any classroom, whether public or home school. Children who create art – sketches, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and crafts – not only experience the satisfaction of self-expression, but also learn to think in new ways.

This is a 4-week e-Course which means classes will be taught via videos in a private, password-protected site.  You can watch them on your own time and adjust them to fit your family’s schedule.


Classes are now available. Sign up today and receive immediate access!

In this workshop for kids ages 8 and up (tweens, teens, & moms too), we will be exploring and experimenting with various art forms including:

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  • Sketching
  • Acrylic painting
  • Watercolor painting
  • Chalkboard art
  • Collage art
  • Sculpting
  • Hand lettering
  • Art journaling
  • And MORE!

And because I’m a homeschooling mom, I have to throw in a bit of poetry and nature study along the way! :D

This e-Course will be spread over four weeks, with detailed videos and supply lists of each project. Each unique art piece will reflect a different aspect of summertime — from the simple pleasures of backyard fun, beautiful wildflowers, creepy insects, fairies (and gnomes) at the bottom of your garden, vacations to the seashore, ocean creatures, summertime poetry and the simple delights of a long, hot summer!

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20 different art projects altogether!

Upon purchase, you will receive a welcome PDF with further information about the classes, as well as the private links to the “classroom” and your personal password. Your kids can work on their art projects whenever they want and at their own pace.

You will receive LIFETIME access to this course.



What Others Are Saying About My Mixed Media Courses:

“Alisha Gratehouse is a wonderful instructor! [My son] has loved her lessons, not only for the actual instruction, but because she makes these projects so fun. I found him laughing out loud in his lessons so many times I lost count! He’s enjoying the art, but he’s also enjoying her as a teacher. That’s an added bonus!” ~ Emily C.

“[My daughter] spends almost her entire day, night and weekend creating. She has thoroughly enjoyed the Spring mixed media course and can’t wait to begin You Are A Masterpiece. Alisha you rock!! [She] LOVES all her art classes but yours is by far her favourite!” ~ Claire S.

“My kids have never gotten such good art instruction, not only in technique, but in the classical artists. We are LOVING this class!” ~ Susan E.

“This has been a great project for us to do together. I have been wanting to bring more art into my homeschool (I LOVE art history!) but have not felt confident in art instruction. We have all enjoyed your videos and creating art together… Your style is gentle, encouraging, and fun! Your accent makes me feel all cozy, like a nice cup of tea…” ~ Amy F.

“Thank you for sharing your gift of art! Your class has brought so much joy and beauty to our lives!” ~ Patty S.

“This class is so much more than I thought I was buying. I thought I would get some ebooks with pictures and written instructions, but the videos are so much better! It’s great to see exactly how to do it and get new ideas for using the media. I’ve done a lot of acrylic painting on wood, but your ideas on canvas – using a wash over the papers, using fingers to apply an edge, and dabbing with bubble wrap……wow! And for my 7-year old art buddy, this is exactly what she needs, to see the different possibilities demonstrated, complete with the ‘oops’ moments. (Please don’t ever edit those out!)” ~ Pam C.

“Thank you for your great classes online! [They are] so much fun! Thirty years ago I remember wanting to make creative things but there were not any resources available to me then for such luxuries as art. But now I can enjoy your class with my children. So wonderful!” ~ Kim H.

“Both of us had a great time with the Art of Fall Mixed Media class working together and trying new art ideas. My daughter adored the time I spent with her and I found it to be very therapeutic! The projects are explained well and the videos make them easy to try on your own… It was just plain fun!  The results were excellent and made lovely display pieces.” ~ Heather W.

“Parents, if you are crazy enough to want some high quality mixed media art lessons for your child(ren) you probably want to check out Alisha Gratehouse’s lessons. She makes everyone in our house feel like an artist by the time a project is finished. We’re even (willingly and joyfully) hanging the art up in the house! Where it can be seen. The price is right, too. So whether you have a couple, several, few, or gaggle of children it’s affordable.” ~ Christine C.

“We have been loving the art projects…Thanks for making the classes we are learning new each time. I never thought I could draw and paint like we did this week!” ~ Shannon F.

“Great class and SO much fun! We learned so many new techniques and I had as much fun as my daughter did. The videos show you step by step how to do it — even my 7 year old daughter could follow them.” ~ Leigh Ann T.

“My kids have really enjoyed the projects! Thanks for keeping the price reasonable for all us homeschooling.” ~ Julie A.

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