Make it Mini: Tiny Abstracts and Backgrounds


Join Dina Wakley for a “LIVE” class, hosted in a private Facebook group!

Saturday, Dec 17th, 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern (18:00 GMT)

** Notice: The LIVE portion has already taken place. The class video and group participation are available **

All videos remain up indefinitely so you can view them any time after the live class.

Ready for a little art time this December? Join me for a fun and expressive process where we turn gestural paintings into little abstracts and backgrounds. It is a fun and a forgiving process, you will love it.

Note: Pictures are representative of art you may do, not exact projects.

Supply List:

  • Your art journal
  • Watercolor paper--you can use any size, but I like to do this process with a 18"x24" sheets. It is ok if you use smaller sheets, though.
  • Collage paper tissue

  • Tool kit like scissors, paint brushes, mini blending tool & foam for stenciling, rag or wipes, water sprayer, permanent black ink pad & acrylic block
  • Rags/wipes/paper towels
  • Collage paper/ephemera

Paints & Mediums:
  • DWM white gesso, or sub the gesso you have
  • DWM Acrylic paints in your favorite colors or SUB the acrylics you have
  • Ultrathick gel medium & original gel medium or SUB your fave glues
  • Scribble Sticks/colored pencils/drawing mediums
  • Stabilo All pencil
  • Paint pens for writing, like Posca, Fudeball, etc.

How it works:

Dina will go LIVE in the class private group at the specified class time. You can gather your supplies and create right along with Dina as she teaches. You can comment, ask questions, and interact with other students. You can also share your work in the group. If you happen to miss the live broadcast, or if you want to rewatch it, it will be permanently saved in the group Video section.

How long you have access:


How to sign up:
  • Go to
  • Click on “Online Classes.”
  • Create an account or log in to your current account.
  • Click on “Facebook Live Classes.”
  • Select the class you want to attend and put it in your cart.
  • Go through the purchase process. During Checkout please provide your Facebook name as a comment so we can invite you to the class group.
  • We will send you a confirmation email. (Note: Sometimes this email ends up in the Spam folder so check there if you don't see an email)
  • Request to join the private group and I will manually get you verified and added within 24 hours


Q: I don’t have Facebook. How can I join the class?
A: Because we are using Facebook’s platform to host the class, you must have a Facebook account to join.

Q: I don’t have all the supplies listed.
A: You can always substitute for similar items, or leave something out.

Q: Your class is at 10 am Pacific time, but I live in England. What time will your class air?
A: Go to: World Clock and personalize the clocks at the top with Pacific time and your local time.

Q: I never got the confirmation email.
A: First check in your Spam Folder. Some confirmation emails are ending up there. If you can't find it, simply email us ( and we check that for you.

Q: I took one Facebook live class. Will your next class go in the same group?
A: No, each class with have its own unique Facebook group. You must sign up for each class separately.

Q: Where do I find the video?
A: On the day of class, pull the group up on your phone, tablet, or computer. When class starts, you will see a post that I am going Live in the group. Click on that to watch. After class is over, you can watch the video by clicking on the “Video” section of the group.

Q: What payment options do you offer?
A: We accept PayPal. You can link your PayPal up to your bank account or a credit card.

Q: I have technical problems!
A: Email me and we'll do our best to help (well, my husband will do his best to help, let's be honest, I'm not a technical guru). Note that the classes will work well on your computer with a high-speed internet connection. They are not guaranteed to work on tablets, but we have tested them on our iPad and they worked well.

Q: In what language are the classes?
A: The classes are in English. There is no written transcript of the videos.

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