Magic Mushrooms

Come for a magic ride with me and create a captivating and dimensional Art Work!

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"The world depends on fungi, because they are major players in the cycling of materials and energy around the world."
E. O. Wilson.


Without exaggeration, I can say that the techniques described in this course are my absolute favorites, born as a result of countless trials and errors. I am thrilled to now save you time in searching and experimenting by sharing my essential tools and methods that allow me to create incredible three-dimensional artworks. Not only do I enjoy working with paints and brushstrokes, but I also get to be a sculptor, a designer, a decorator—basically, a creator in the broadest sense. And I will demonstrate all of this to you in the Magic Mushrooms course.

When you fall in love with this world, with all its flaws, an incredible sense of self-sufficiency and inner harmony arises because in that moment, you realize that you are already fantastically rich. You have everything to rejoice and celebrate life to the fullest!


• How to create a unique three-dimensional composition
• How to build an unusual and rich background texture
• Finally, wooohooo! How to create insane color effects using unconventional multicolored acrylics
• How to sculpt simple objects and attach them to the canvas
• How to create focal points using fluorescent accents
• How to find inspiration in nature and reflect it in mixed media technique

And much more, including training exercises.

Even if this is not your first course with me and you are already familiar with some techniques and materials, in each new course, I always show new ways of working with familiar materials and introduce innovations to techniques you already know.

I’m a big supporter of using what you have on hand. And although there is a supply list, please feel free to substitute. A must have? Light modeling paste listed in list of materials.

In all honesty, I encourage you to experiment and try different materials because nothing teaches us more than experimentation!


A Must–have:
Golden Light Molding Paste or Liquitex Light Modeling Paste
Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvases for Painting 10x10 Inch, 3-Pack


In this course I use various types of acrylic paints, but you can also use any water-based paints such as tempera, gouache, inks, or even watercolors.

Furthermore, I encourage you to explore working with interference and iridescent acrylic paints. However, if you don't have them on hand or if delivery takes time and you're eager to experiment, you can use any metallic paints or pigments. The effect will be similar.

Here are the paints I used in the course. Remember, you are not obligated to work with the exact same materials or same brands. Use whatever you have on hand at the moment!

Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Acrylic Paint
Golden Iridescent Bright Gold (Fine) Acrylic Paint
Golden Dioxazine Purple Acrylic Paint
Golden Fluorescent Orange-Yellow Acrylic Paint
Amsterdam 566 Prussian Blue Acrylic Paint

• Golden Interference Acrylic Paint: Green, Blue, Red, Violet, Turquoise
Collection of Golden Acrylics Fluid Interference Acrylics, Set 8 Colors


Liquitex Professional Gloss Varnish, 8-oz
Imitation Gold Leaf Sheets 100 Pcs
Assorted Brushes, set of 12
Palette Knife


• In-depth Instruction; 2h 40m
• On-demand video access anytime
• Access to class Q&A
• Reference Photos


• For anyone who, like me, is inspired by nature and seeks artistic and unconventional tools and techniques to fully express their admiration for our unique world.

• Who is looking to disconnect from their day to day, learn new creative techniques, or deepen their knowledge of Mixed Media.

• No prior knowledge is required to complete this course.

Your Instructor

Maria Grossbaum
Maria Grossbaum
My work as an artist comes from a close observation and from my admiration of nature. Colors, forms, textures of trees, flowers, shrubs and landscapes in their natural state have always been the inspiration for me to express the beauty of life.
My paintings is the creation of opposites in a variety of rhythms and textures.
I combine different materials in order to overcome the challenge of achieving harmony and unity in my work. Some of my paintings are highly textured and have imbedded objects.
I explore this fine line of ambiguity between pure abstraction and implied realism through the process of layering color and organic texture. My objective is to evoke a sensation or memory in the viewer, of a place remembered or imagined, without literal reference to landscape.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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