Creating Intuitively in Mixed Media with Amy J Dyck

March 20, 2021


When: March 20th @ 11am PST (1.5hr)

Creating Intuitively in Mixed Media

Join BC Artist Amy J Dyck for an exploration of expressing ideas and creating intuitively in mixed media in this virtual demo. Amy will show how she works intuitively and experimentally, using collage and mixed media elements, to create a figurative art piece expressing an idea or feeling. Starting with a short slideshow to illustrate Amy’s current art making process that she uses to make art that feels meaningful and exploratory even after years of high realism, she will then move to the live artmaking portion of this demonstration. Attendees will be inspired by Amy’s ability to create an exploratory creative space that is more about possibilities and curiosity than rules. The collage elements used in this demo will be, at least mostly, images of parts of the human body, like hands or faces or legs.  Amy will then integrate these images with different artistic mediums and explore various ideas using the benefits of plastic sheets and dry erase markers. Perfect for creative individuals looking to explore new ways of creating, those experiencing creative block, or anyone excited to see a fantastic Canadian artist at work!

Materials List (Amy will select materials from among this list)

Liquitex Acrylic Gouache

Yes! Paste

General’s Charcoal

Vine charcoal

Prismacolor Pencil Crayons

Dry Erase Marker in Black; such as Staedtler LumoColor Non-Permanent

Princeton Imperial paint brushes (varied sizes)

Strathmore Mixed Media Paper

Crystal bags (the size of our paper)


Artist tape

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Artist Bio

Amy J. Dyck’s work is a unique mix of representational and expressionism and strives to express something deeper in the human experience than can be observed by the trained eye. Using mainly oil paints and drawing mediums, and lately collage and mixed media, her work is expressive by nature, influenced by old and new masters and is always evolving.

Amy has been interviewed for CBC Art Minute, has had her work featured in a handful of art magazines, and has won awards in several art exhibitions. She actively teaches and demonstrates painting and drawing in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley and has her work in collections around North America and Internationally.


March 20, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm