Karen Knutson

Karen Knutson Combo Set


Video Length: 3 Hours 54 Minutes
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This Combo Set includes 2 Karen Knutson Instructional Videos


Fun with Mixed Media

Artist and instructor Karen Knutson has one goal for her live workshops, and her students love it. The goal is to have fun. Welcome toFun with Mixed Media with Karen Knutson. In this video workshop, Karen shows you how to splash, pour, and paint your way to paintings you’ll be proud to show your family … all while having a great time.

Karen shows you great techniques for getting started fast. No time for overthinking and worrying. Discover a way to create realistic drawings even if you’ve had no drawing experience. Imagine how much less anxiety you’ll have when you can have realistic images in your work.  Learn how to direct the viewer’s eye to your focal point even if you are new to design. Your paintings will be stronger immediately. Plus, unlock the secret to fixing any mistake with collage. Discover new mixed media techniques and repeatable steps that will have you creating paintings you’re proud of in no time. And you’ll be working in a way that is so fun, you’ll finish one painting and immediately want to start the next. 

Techniques to Take With You!

  • Complete one start-to-finish mixed media painting
  • Learn how to charcoal pour
  • Explore media techniques including collage
  • Uncover design and color tips
  • How to paint realistic bird eyes
  • How to add strong design patterns to your work
  • How to lead the viewer's eye through the painting
  • How to use artist crayons and acrylic markers for finishing touches



Fun with Acrylics

 Amazing techniques Karen will demonstrate:

  • Planned versus unplanned? (Hint: It doesn’t matter!)
  • Create art with sticks, twigs, and sharp things — you’ll have the time of your life!
  • Naughty makes nice (Karen explains!)
  • Don’t believe the negative rumors about acrylics … they’re fun, forgiving, and absolutely fabulous!
  • Have you ever done wire drawing? You will now — Karen shows you how!
  • Karen’s THREE super-easy design rules anyone can follow
  • What does an archaeologist have in common with an acrylic painter? (No, this is not a riddle!)
  • Make no mistakes … really! You can fix anything with acrylics!
  • Discover how Gustav Klimt painted (learn this and you’d make him proud!)
  • Make BIG ideas from TINY shapes
  • Special tips and tricks only Karen can show you
  • And much, much more!

Ask any of the greats...

Growth comes from experimentation with new styles and fresh materials.

Not only will you have fun, you’ll see breakthroughs no matter what style of painting you do. 

You’re about to discover the fun and flexibility acrylic paints have to offer!


Your Cruise Director

On a ship … it’s the cruise director who makes sure you’re having fun. Here, right now, artist Karen Knutson is leading your new fun and experimentation. 

And if you’re not familiar with acrylics, you may be surprised to find they are the perfect tool for experimentation. They dry fast, and you can create some techniques you can’t accomplish in any other medium.

And who needs brushes? Sticks and stones may break your bones, but they make fabulous tools for painting and play!

Klimt Would Be Proud

Plus, Karen has figured out just what made Gustav Klimt such a creative painter, and she shares those secrets with you.

In this brand new video, Fun with Acrylics, Karen will prove to you how fabulous things come from experimenting with acrylics. The video is nearly two hours of fun and refreshing study with Karen!

Karen describes herself as an archaeologist — piling layers upon layers of paint that she then digs through to discover rich new color. You’re going to be amazed at what comes from this exploration.


This video also includes:

  • A high-speed version of Karen’s demonstration painting
  • Digital gallery of some of her best artwork


Watch Karen’s full painting demonstration and you’ll enjoy the thrill of the wildly colored underpainting she starts with. Then she’ll show you how to move into more controlled layering techniques. You’ll see it’s impossible to mess up because of the flexible and forgiving nature of acrylics.

Karen shows you the value of following good design principles so your work remains superb and allows you to stand out from the crowd.


Chapter Breakdown

  1. Introduction
  2. Supplies
  3. Preparing the Paper
  4. Underpainting with Wild Colors
  5. Value Study
  6. Transfer the Design
  7. Block In Big Shapes
  8. Add a Unifying Color
  9. Wire Drawing
  10. Add the Gold
  11. Finish the Painting


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Very inspirational

Karen gives a good supply list and tips as to why she uses certain products. Many good ideas for collage. I like that she gives reasons for the techniques she uses.

Karen Knutsen duo set

I have not yet done collage. But after these watching Karen's videos I've order supplies and am ready to roll. She has such a pleasant way for teaching and so many great techniques. I would
love to meet her in person. She is a great teacher and doesn't hold back. I learned so much

Linda Pound
Karen Knutson combo set

I have been enjoying both videos. They are very informative and fun to learn some new techniques to explore and employ in my own art work.
I hope Karen will consider making a video on her wire drawing.