Mixing Media: A Summer Workshop for Art Educators

Coming Soon to the North Shore of Lake Superior

Join us in beautiful Duluth for this multi-day, hands-on, creative workshop combining traditional art media with digital photography, collage, and experimental video techniques. Learn how to remix images into new works of expressive media art in 2D, 3D, and 4D. Further your understanding of media arts curriculum development that uses tools ranging from personal devices to industry standard equipment in the unique setting of the University of MN Duluth. Workshop sessions will be held in UMD Studio Art Classrooms, Multimedia Hub Computer lab, and the Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab / Video Studio! This is a great opportunity to construct ideas for your classroom that support learning environments to equip students for creative and 21st century fluencies! Access the full agenda and details below.
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Mixing Media


Monday, June 24th, 1pm to Wednesday, June 26th, 4pm


University of Minnesota Duluth

Details at a Glance: Mixing-Media Workshop Overview

Monday June 24 : 1pm-4pm at UMD

Media Arts Intro, Mixed-Media Collage and Image Transfer Techniques

6pm-9pm Dinner + Evening Photography by the Lake


Tuesday June 25 : 9am - 4pm at UMD

Morning Workshops: Graphic Design Text and Texture, Chromakey Video Studio

Lunch at Tweed Museum of Art on campus

Afternoon Workshops: Image transfer on Clay Demo, Storytelling with Experimental Video

Dinner + Evening on your own


Wednesday June 26 : 9am - 4pm at UMD

Morning Workshops: Media Arts + Mixed-Media Project wrap-up

Afternoon: Lesson Plan Brainstorm, Show + Tell Projects


Locations: Lake Superior shore, UMD Art & Design Classrooms, and UMD's Motion and Media Across Disciplines Lab

Pricing for the workshop is $155 AEM/NAEA members / $175 non-members. 


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Please register by JUNE 3.

(Or - mail a payment in to Deb Hannu, AEM PD, 304 North 40th Avenue East, Duluth, MN 55804)

Workshop Includes:

  • Monday evening dinner and photoshoot

  • Tuesday and Wednesday morning snacks/coffee

  • Tuesday and Wednesday lunch

  • All labs, instructor fees, and classes

Hotels: Register by JUNE 3 for a special AEM rate, below:

The Inn On Lake Superior

350 Canal Park Drive

Duluth, MN 55802

City View $179.00

Bridge View $189.00

Standard lake View $199.00

Lake View Suites $199.99

Room rates are per night and do not include lodging tax.

T: 218-625-0406 | F: 218-727-3976



Questions? Call AEM Professional Development Contact: Deb Hannu (219-349-1140)


Full Agenda

DAY 1: Monday June 24 : 1pm-4pm Afternoon at UMD + Evening by the Lake

Afternoon : 1pm-4pm at UMD




Media Arts Intro & Mixed-Media Experiments in Art & Design classrooms:

Demos and hands-on experiments using mixed-media collage, water-based paints, image transfer techniques with Joellyn Rock and Alison Aune


Media Arts Intro / Digital Narratives with Jeremy Holien

Demonstrations and hands-on experiments for communicating expressively with media, sequencing activities, and storytelling structures.


Dinner Downtown (TBD:Lake Ave Cafe, Va Bene, Boat Club?)


Evening: Digital Photography Session by the Lake (location to be determined?)

Texture + Light, working with available photo gear and mobile cameras.

Images will be used in our day 2 workshops about Design Media, Image Transfer, and Experimental Video



DAY 2: Tuesday June 25 : 9am - 4pm All Day at UMD


Morning: CHOICES:

Graphic Design Media Workshop / Text and Texture: Combine text and texture in mixed-media graphics. Work with design tools on computers and mixed-media. Working with textures from the evening session by the lake and mixing other imagery and letterforms, create new experimental works of typographic design. Workshop leaders: Vicky Lehman and Jennifer Gordon


Chromakey Video Studio / Experimental Storytelling: Experiment with Green Screen video techniques in UMD’s Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMAD lab). Test special effects using background imagery and bodies in the video studio. Workshop leaders: Joellyn Rock, Jeremy Holien, and MMADlab staff, Dan Fitzpatrick


Lunch on Campus


Tweed Museum Exhibits Tour with Alison Aune

Afternoon CHOICES:

Image transfer on Ceramics Demo:

2D on 3D / Experimental use of 2Dimensional Imagery onto 3 Dimensional Objects a Demo of techniques in the UMD Ceramics studio with Liz James and Jim Klueg


Video Editing Workshop / UMD Multimedia Hub (Experimental use of layered video and special effects in time-based media) Work in video editing software in computer lab. Learn how to re-combine digital images with chromakey video, remixing into other video clips and audio loops to create experimental videos. Learn how to let go and make new discoveries with layers of video with Joellyn Rock, Jeremy Holien, Dan Fitzpatrick



DAY 3 : Wednesday June 26 : 9am - 4pm All Day at UMD


Media Arts with Jeremy Holien

Mixed-Media Video project wrap-up with Joellyn Rock in the Multimedia Hub

Complete editing videos and/or return to Image Transfer studios.



Lunch on Campus

Free Time: Visit Tweed Museum Exhibits


Media Arts Brainstorm session

Showcase workshop projects


Wrap-up by 4pm

To learn more about the program, facilities, and images from last summer's workshop to help you plan for this event, please see details here. 

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