Abstract Realism: Introduction to Mixed Media Painting

My Modern Met Academy

Learn mixed media techniques to take your painting to a new level. Through My Modern Met Academy, our online learning platform, you'll unleash your creativity in classes taught by industry experts. 

Referring to artwork as “abstract realism” might seem like an oxymoron, but not when you take a look at the gorgeous paintings by Dimitra Milan. Her works feature elements of free-flowing color and texture that are fused with subject matter drawn in a realistic style.

Now, Milan is sharing her process with you in an online class on My Modern Met Academy. Called Abstract Realism: Introduction to Mixed Media Painting, the intermediate-level course will teach you the techniques you need to know in order to create your own piece of abstract realist art.

So, what will you learn from Abstract Realism? You’ll begin by creating your background using inks. This abstract element will form the basis of your painting. Moving on from there, Milan will give you tips on conveying your subject and how to sketch it; your drawing can be an animal, a flower, or whatever else you choose. (Milan draws a fox.) Once the sketch is done, she’ll teach you how, using acrylics, you’ll make the subject come to life against the background.


Course Details

  • This is an online class. It is a digital product, and no physical product will be mailed to you.
  • The class difficulty is intermediate. It's best suited for those with some experience drawing and painting.
  • Course duration is 1.1 hours. 
  • Closed captioning is available. 


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About Dimitra Milan

Dimitra spends the majority of her time continuing to develop her unique style and push the boundaries of art. Through her pursuit of bringing more beauty into this world, she invites her viewers to step into a new realm of possibilities. She is also a co-owner of Milan Art Institute and an instructor to students all over the world with online courses. Her paintings can be described as abstract realism, with romantic elements portraying a dreamy atmosphere where anything is possible.


How to Access Your Class

When you purchase a My Modern Met Academy class through My Modern Met Store, you will have an account atomically created for you on Thinkific, our online learning platform.

You’ll receive an email from My Modern Met Academy that will link you to your account where you can then set up your password and begin taking the class.