Mixed Media

Mixed Media
Mixed Media in the Visual Arts

Mixed Media

Is a visual art form in which more than one medium or material has been employed. Art Journaling, assemblage, or collage are common forms of mixed media.

Mixed media art, a visual art, is distinguished from multimedia art which combines visual art with non-visual elements, such as recorded sound, literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity.

When creating a painted or photographed work using mixed media care is taken to allow enough drying time between the layers to ensure the final work will have structural integrity. If many different media are used it is equally important to choose a sturdy foundation upon which the different layers are imposed.

Materials or Supplies

Includes the following.

Collage, Paper,
or Binding