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An Online Workshop

This class is OPEN for your participation, 24/7 Online. All of the videos are ready now.

Sign up with the PayPal Buy Now button below to join the creative fun.

Give yourself a creative treat.

Indulge your creative spirit. Register NOW and I'll send you
a huge package of vintage papers from my studio, as my GIFT to you.
I'll even pay the postage.

Each package includes a variety of book pages, some handmade papers from Asian countries, stamps from many different countries, several different joss papers, doilies of assorted sizes and patterns, plus whatever other goodies I've discovered in my studio or in my shopping excursions.
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I'll also send you a bonus inspirational video to get your creative juices flowing.

You'll receive the Bonus video and first weekly lesson within 24 hours of your registration.
Then each Friday night, you'll receive another weekly lesson. This class consists of 10 weekly lessons.
If you prefer, you can receive all the videos right away. Simply let me know when I send your first lesson.

Here is a preview. You can see 1 minute from an actual class video. I show you every brushstroke. I explain everything.

And in the following video, I show you the potential of Mixed Media and why I am so excited about it.

The class videos show you the techniques. My goal with this video is to give you a glimpse of the possibilities...and to entice you to join me for this mega-dose of creative fun.  Enjoy!


I'm taking care of you and your registration personally. This means I will send you the link and password within 24 hours of the time I receive your registration. I am not at my computer constantly. I may be in my studio, or taking care of other things when you register. But I will send you the link & password as soon as I can.

In this convenient online class, you'll learn the same techniques that I teach in my studio. You'll watch me create this collage from the beginning through the finished painting. You'll begin to understand how to make your work look like much more than "a bunch of stuff glued on a surface." 

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You'll also watch as I integrate 2 more simple glued "surfaces" into finished paintings.

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You can watch each video as many times as you wish.

When you've finished this online course, you will understand collage. And making your collages look like real paintings, instead of "stuff glued onto a surface" will be easy for you.

I teach more techniques than I can in a 1 day studio class. In my studio, I'm pretty well forced to limit my instruction & demo to 1 hour...since time is limited & everyone is eager to get started painting.

In this class, you can watch at your convenience. You'll receive more than 4 hours of videos. I include ALL the techniques I teach in my 3-Day Mixed Media Medley, where I demonstrate for about an hour EACH day.

You will be able to watch the videos on Vimeo, as many times as you want to watch them. If you are ready to join the creative fun, sign up now and check out through PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account.Your investment for this course is $85.

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I've protected the videos with a password. I'll send you the links each week to that lesson. All the lessons use the same password. I include it every time, so you don't need to worry about keeping up with it.

You'll be able to watch them for at least 6 months after I post the last video. You will NOT be able to download the videos.

You are on your honor NOT TO SHARE the links or password with anyone else. There will be NO Refunds once I have sent the password.

To encourage you to sign up now, so you don't go away and forget to come back,
I'll send you an inspiring Bonus Video with your first class video...within 24 hours of the time you register. I'll send the other classes weekly, so you don't get overwhelmed.

IF you want to have them all, you can reply to the first email I send you and ask for all the videos that are available and I'll send them. It's YOUR choice!

This class consists of 10 weekly lessons. Plus another bonus video sent with the 10th lesson.  

If you are an artist...or an aspiring artist...who cannot come to my studio, this class is designed just for you!
You'll learn new techniques, rejuvenate your creative spirit and have lots of creative FUN. I'll also include tips for beginners, so you can feel comfortable taking this class, even if you haven't painted before. If you have painted, many of the tips STILL may be new for you.

My students fill my mailbox with messages telling me how much they like the course:
I relate so much to your tastes! Your likes on the outcomes of tearing paper is what I was looking for, everything you seem to love, I want to learn, and you explain so well even for a French Canadian lol.
Francine Lalonde

If you have been visiting from afar and waiting, you can sign up now. You know if you want this class. The videos in the class will provide you with hours of creative techniques and inspiration. You'll enjoy hundreds of hours of painting fun as you use what you learned. I'm looking forward to teaching you. If you have questions during the class, I am happy to answer them.

If you have questions, or requests now, please email I want you to have all you questions answered so you can know whether this creative opportunity is meant for you.

The price of this class is only $85. 

If this class is speaking to your creative heart, I encourage you to sign up now,
so you don't go away and forget to come back.

And so you get the package of vintage papers free as my gift to you!
Payment is through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account.

IF you DO have a Paypal account, click the link (on the next page) at top right that says "Have a PayPal account?" IF you DON'T have an account, the boxes for your card info are on the page. If you have a problem with checkout, please email me and tell me what is happening.


You will need acrylic paint, a few brushes, acrylic matte medium, and some heavy student grade watercolor paper...or some canvas. This class is NOT about buying supplies. It's about encouraging your creativity and becoming comfortable with making art.   Basically, you can use whatever you have in the area of watercolor or acrylics plus drawing supplies. Read through the description below for ideas.

SINCE this class is ONLINE, I will not be providing supplies.

I'll send you the FIRST video and the BONUS video now. Then you'll get one weekly lesson each week for the next 9 weeks. 10 lessons in all.  Or if you prefer to get all the lessons right away, just let me know.

I'll include tips to help you in choosing a place to work and the music to inspire you.

The videos are close up of what I am working on as I work.
You'll see exactly what I am doing.
My video camera is only 3 feet from my hands and my painting. You could never get this close in any studio class.

I'll explain as I paint...not only what I am doing, but why.
I share my thought process, so you'll learn about color, design & composition. And you'll hear my thought process when something doesn't please me.
You'll see what I do in that event.

Everyone has times when they aren't happy with a result,
even if they don't admit it.

You'll learn that there are no mistakes...only happy accidents. We learn from everything we do...even the things that don't please us.

And the creative learning process thrills our creative right brain, our heart, our soul...whatever name you use to refer to your creative spirit.

As we go through the class, I will be happy to respond to your questions about materials and techniques. This means you must be able to send and receive email.

I will not be able to help you with computer issues. If you want to see whether the videos will play on your computer, you can go to Vimeo and watch my interview. If the video seems slow, stop the play so the video can load into your computer's memory. Then start the play again. If you can watch any online videos, you will be able to watch the ones for this class. There are no refunds.

People who have dial-up internet have told me that they can watch Vimeo videos by starting the play and then stopping it to let the video load and THEN playing it.

I'll teach you how to use acrylic paint, paper, colored pencils, oil pastels, acrylics & mediums, various exotic papers for collage and hand-carved stamps. I encourage you to begin with supplies you have, and add other items as you become inspired by the videos.

Join me online for mixed media creative play.  You'll watch the videos, experiment & learn.

These comments were from a class in my studio. I'm offering Online classes for the first time.

"I feel like I've had 3 vacations today!" Rose Gallardo

"...and it's easy with the right instruction." Chris Noble @

Jeanne Matthews arranged for me to do a Mixed Media workshop for Conroe Art League in November, 2010. Jeanne  was the chairman of the workshop.  She & I have known each other for years. Jeanne said:

"Ann is a very outgoing, pleasant instructor who generously gives a great deal of information  to her students so that they leave the workshop with the knowledge they need to further their creative flow.   For any one who wants to glean great new techniques to add to their repertoire, this will be a great opportunity to do so." 

Online Mixed Media Workshop: For all levels from beginner to advanced.

Instructor: ANN BELL                281-330-3827

Where: where you are. No travel required.

Learn to make beautiful mixed-media paintings using materials you might have always wanted to try.
Perhaps you already have them but don't know how to use them.

You'll see with fresh eyes, create with new materials, and stretch your boundaries.

You'll be surprised at what you can do. And you'll have so much fun.

BREAK OUT OF THE MOLD. Try totally new materials & techniques. Explore oil pastels & colored pencils.

Whether you are an experienced painter or a beginner, you will have FUN and LEARN.
You'll leave this online class with a bag of NEW tricks for your creative play.

I design my classes to be fun and suitable and useful for both beginners and advanced artists.

How can this be?

Classes are fun to both because everyone is inspired to create with new ideas and new supplies.

Classes are useful to both because everyone will learn some new techniques and/or applications.

Classes are suitable for beginners because the videos are clear and I explain in simple steps.

Classes are suitable for more advanced painters

  • Because you will find your own way of interpreting what you learn.
  • Because your soul will thank you for a new dose of artistic inspiration.

Regardless of your level of art experience, this class will be a rich creative experience for you. your convenience. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You'll have access to the videos for at least 6 months after you receive the last video.

Click here to see what others have said about my classes. Link opens in a new window.

I'll share my techniques: You'll learn, by actually doing, after you watch my step-by-step videos.

  • You'll learn how to collage all types of diverse elements for texture, imagery & interest,
    using my Perfect-Every-Time Collage Technique .

  • You'll learn how to arrange elements in the most beautiful, balanced, meaningful way

  • You'll to how to add variety and linear interest with colored pencils and oil pastels

  • You'll learn how to alter colors, so diverse pieces co-ordinate & look like they belong

  • You'll learn how to include buttons, keys, ribbons, lace & other dimensional or non-paper items

  • You'll learn a variety of painting techniques, including scrafitto, dry brush, glaze & alcohol spritz

  • You'll learn to stencil and to print using found objects

  • You'll learn to make your own stencils and stamps.

  • You'll learn how to put a photo or text on top of your piece so that the earlier layers are still visible.

Step-by-step demonstration & explanation in my videos will get you started.

Then you'll paint...If you have questions you can send them to me.


I'll share my my knowledge in videos that you can watch as many times as you want. They will be available for at least 6 months...I expect them to be available longer, but it is hard to predict what the future holds.

I'll make this so simple that you'll have fun and you'll create beautiful art, even if you have never painted before.

If this class is calling to you, indulge your creative spirit and sign up now.

For only $85, you'll have a complete creative mixed-media experience.

I hope you will join me.
This email came from one of my students, an experienced artist & art teacher, who came for both Creative Collage and Visual Magic with Mixed Media:


Thanks for such a great art experience.  It was such a pleasure to be allowed time to do art.  I'm still reaping the benefits of your 2-day class because I haven't lost my passion or let the weight of the world get in the way of "art time."  I couldn't sleep the other night.  Normally I would toss and turn and just hope to go back to sleep.  This time, I got up, went to my studio and worked on one of the paintings I started in your class.  I worked from 3:30 until 6:00 when I had to stop to get ready for work. I had so much positive energy that day and didn't feel the least bit tired, even though I'd been awake longer than usual.  I credit that energy from the positive influence you had on me and my development as an artist.  I'm getting a flood of ideas for new art pieces every day.  Everywhere I look there are possibilities for pictures as well as things to use in my collages.  I'm overwhelmed at the possibilities and excited beyond words.  I've kept the lid on my creativity for way too long, but being in your class somehow blew the door wide open.   It's hard to put into words, but I'm so grateful that I was able to meet you and benefit from your generosity.
Diane Bellissemo-Jones

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Houston artist Ann Bell is a painter whose tranquil landscapes encourage a closer connection with nature. Bell has a wealth of tools and techniques available to filter though her own experience and vision, enabling her to create memorably unique paintings. She has been a full-time professional artist for over 30 years, showing and selling her paintings through galleries, juried shows, festivals, and her own studio. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States and worldwide. She is the author of the forthcoming book 101 Ways to Increase Your Creativity, Reduce Your Stress & Have More Fun

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"Gates of Enlightenment"

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"House of the Sun"


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My Mixed Media Original Painting "Techtonic Enneagram"                         "Shout...Unrestrained Joy" Mixed Media Collage including 
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“You'll enjoy playing with new materials, knowing that help is as close as your side. Ask & I'll tell or show you.
But I won't paint on your painting. You'll leave with a piece created totally by you.
The day in my creative studio will be an experience you'll treasure. And I'll share my secrets AND my stash.
I hope you'll join me for this FUN class.”  ~Ann Bell

If this date doesn’t fit your schedule, or if it has passed when you find this information, please contact me for the next class date.

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