Explore Mixed Media Techniques with Altered Books

Enjoy over 40 different mixed media techniques AND explore the world of altered books, an art practice similar to art journaling.

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Carrie Brummer
Carrie Brummer

The short story: I help artists build their skill and find their unique artist voice. You can access free resources and content at Artist Strong.

The long story:

The Balinese have no word in their language for “artist.” The arts are so ingrained into their culture and expectation of daily life that there is no need for the word, “art.”

Can you imagine being part of a world where there is no need to delineate between artist and human being? Can you imagine a world where everyone recognizes the inherent nature of humanity IS creativity?

I’ve always known I was an artist, but I didn’t always know that my desire to be creative was valuable.

I battled external messaging that art was not important, nor something to spend my time on. Two serious health problems changed my perspective. When you realize your time on this planet could be a lot shorter than you expect, it changes your priorities. It helps you see the difference between what people want for you and what your heart calls you to do.

I’ve studied Art and Art History at Colgate University as well as completed a masters in Educational Leadership with The George Washington University. I’ve taught art to all ages, from elementary school through to adulthood. Countless people I’ve worked with are told their interest in the arts is trivial. No more.

In my early 20s I was part of a touring exhibition of artists whose work was exhibited at both The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as well as The Smithsonian. My work has been exhibited across the US as well as in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Before this, I didn’t think my work was important or valuable (or even really “art”) until I had a gallery showing. Now I know otherwise.

When I’m not shouting from rooftops (or emails) about the arts and creative play, I’m traveling with my husband Joseph, listening to podcasts (Amy Porterfield, OnBeing, The Jealous Curator, Stuff You Should Know, RadioLab, The School of Greatness, Being Boss, The Goodlife Project…), and making my own art.


Course Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. Course content is initially dripped upon sign up: this means you get access to different modules or sections of content each week until all the content is released. Videos are available for you to download and watch without the worry of streaming.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 20 days and we will give you a full refund. After the 20 days, we will know you are happy and satisfied with your mixed media fun!

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