Fodder Challenge FAQs
What is the FREE Fodder Challenge?
The Fodder Challenge is a series of free, online mixed media + collage art lessons on Willa Workshops.
Each day for 12 days beginning on July 10th, one new lesson will be available for all registered participants.
Once registered, you will have access to the Fodder Challenge 2023 in my Teachable school, Willa Workshops.
Each day during the challenge when a new lesson drops, you will receive an email from me alerting you that there is a new lesson available for you.
I don't have a lot (or any) experience with mixed media art but I do have the desire to create art and craft. Is this challenge for me?
The Fodder Challenge is for anyone with a desire to play with art. If you love color, texture, paint, paper and glue, this is for you.
Making art has serious health benefits too. If you are looking for an escape from your worries, creating collage fodder and making mixed media art is an amazing, reliable, fun way to regulate an overstimulated nervous system.
All Fodder Challenge and Fodder School lessons are appropriate for beginners as well as more experienced artists. While mixed media art may seem very mysterious to the untrained eye, once the secrets to making it are exposed, anyone can be a mixed media artist (no special natural talent or skill required!)
What is “collage fodder?”
The most basic definition of collage fodder is any material (paper, fabric, metal . . . anything!) that can be used in the creation of a mixed media art collage or 3D project. Collage fodder can be collected (think old vintage book pages or ticket stubs) or handmade (think gelli prints or handmade patterned papers).
What supplies do I need?
A complete supply list for all 12 Fodder Challenge 2023 lessons will be available at the end of June and you will receive an email alert about that if you register before then.
Mixed media art is a supply heavy hobby, and many mixed media artists love collecting art supplies as much as they love creating art. But that doesn't mean that you cannot make due with what you already have and build your stash of supplies slowly over years, like we did. The important thing is just to start . . . somewhere.
Pick a project from the Fodder Challenge and get the supplies for that project. Don't think that you need to make all twelve projects in the Fodder Challenge in order to get a lot out of it. Just watching many of them and doing some of them will be a wonderful introduction into the world of mixed media art!