Hi! I'm Karen!

Please watch this super quick hello and feel free to email me if you have any further questions or concerns. My email address is [email protected] Happy looking!

Are you ready to finally know exactly what you're doing, besides just flinging paint around?!

Whether it's been 3 decades or 3 minutes since you last picked up a paintbrush, the Mixed Media Society is the funnest place around to learn to paint and do mixed media art!

I taught myself how to paint during a very low period in life as a struggling and alone young mother.

Since experiencing the emotional benefits that came with a creative practice first hand, I have dedicated my adult life to teaching women of all talents and age ranges the pure FUN FUN FUN of painting in the hopes that you too could experience the positive side-effects from learning this incredibly rewarding activity!

PLUS...did I mention it's just plain old FUN to dooooooo!!!!

What IS the Mixed Media Society?

It's like Netflix, but for Painting Classes!

⭐️ Instruction from renowned artist and author, Karen Campbell
⭐️ Learn to paint FUN projects from scratch
⭐️ Perfect for ALL skill levels (yes, that means beginners!)
⭐️ Instant access to lessons organized by medium and theme
⭐️ Work at your own pace
⭐️ Lessons downloadable
⭐️ No commitment—cancel any time!

The Mixed Media Society is for you IF...

You are TIRED of searching the Internet for decent art tutorials.

Then when you finally stumble onto an awesome one, you click away for ONE second and now you have no idea how to get back to that video you were just watching.

You get BORED easily and crave a little variety.

You found a teacher you love BUT... they only teach ONE thing and you're oh-so-TIRED of painting the same subject over and over again. You're ready for LOTS of variety!!

You are FRUSTRATED by your lack of improvement over time.

You practice, right? I mean good grief, you're on YouTube every day, so why aren't you getting any better??? You're giving it your all and ready to make some masterpieces already!!

What's IN the Mixed Media Society?

There are 22 Classrooms organized by art supply and theme - all FILLED with fun lessons waiting for you to explore and enjoy!

From whimsical faces to fun animals, we create AWESOME paintings on canvas, art journals and more and have a complete BLAST while we do it!!

New lessons are added regularly, and new classrooms too!

Your Membership Includes:

✔️ 22 classrooms organized by level and theme!
✔️ 6 FREE Books!
✔️ HUGE Monthly giveaways!
✔️ Member discounts on books, apparel and accessories!
✔️ Monthly Office hours with Karen over Zoom!
✔️ Magical Team Members to answer your tech & art questions!
✔️ Week-long Art Extravaganza events FREE for members!
✔️ Lessons downloadable!
✔️ Access to over ALL Cheatsheets!
✔️ New lessons AND classrooms added over time!
✔️ No commitment—cancel any time!

WHO is the Mixed Media Society FOR?

Psst...EVERYONE :)

For beginners, after you complete the first 8 Stage Classrooms... there's so much more!!!

The Mixed Media Society is a fantastic resource for those who have NEVER painted before, ever. For you, there is a curriculum in place to lead you every step of the way to get you started on painting starting with super fun (NOT boring) beginner projects that teach you the basics while painting cool things!

I teach a comprehensive introduction to the following mediums:

  • Watersoluble supplies
  • Watercolor
  • Acrylics
  • Inks
  • Encaustics
  • Art Journaling
  • Mixed Media
  • Gouache

Take your time to master the mediums of your choice and then take on the exciting world of Mixed Media with confidence and ease with OODLES of exciting, easy, and FUN projects at your fingertips!

Take Karen Richardson for example...

Karen is in her mid-60's and joined the Mixed Media Society with little painting experience.

She joined the Mixed Media Society and systematically went through the lessons, honing her skills in each medium.

Then when she got to the mixed media projects, she had total control and knew just what to do!

She can now tackle even the most challenging and new projects and has a total blast doing it!

Hear Karen's thoughts on the Clubs when I asked her about them in a recent interview!

Click here to listen (short 1 minute clip).

So HOW does this work?

Grab your Official Club Guide & Workbook!

The Club Guide and Workbook that accompany your membership contain helpful instructions, worksheets and resources to help you make the most of your journey towards becoming an awesome artist!

ALL members get the eBooks free.

Annual members enjoy FREE paperback copies!

Pick out a Lesson!

You can go through the Mixed Media Society in order by supply, from the very beginning.


Pick and choose lessons as you please!

Just scroll until you find what you're looking for and click the Green Play button to begin!

Pick up your paintbrush and follow meeeeeeeee!

Gather your supplies and then press play on the videos to start!

All supplemental PDF resources and supply links are all right there in the Classroom for you!

Frequently Asked Questions...

Am I too old to learn?

No way! It's never too late to start!

Most of my students are over the age of 55 and have never drawn before.

If they can do it, why can't you??

I've never painted before, is it ridiculous to think I can do it?

Learning to paint is just like learning to swim or ride a bike,

from the outside looking in it seems simply impossible!

But once you learn the step-by-step process, it's easy and fun!

I'm not good a tech - is it hard to get around?

Navigating is easy thanks to the Membership Guide you receive upon sign-up!

Other amazing membership perks include...

SWAG & Member Discounts!

We do monthly giveaways on the first of every month!

Plus members take 20% off all my books, apparel and accessories, all year long!


There's an entire staff of Magical Team Members at Awesome Art School standing by to help!

Karen also has monthly "Office Hours" via Zoom so you can speak to her directly about any questions you may have!

FREE Special Events!

Three times a year Karen hosts WHOPPING big week long Art EXTRAVAGANZAS that are ALWAYS FREE for members!!

How did the Mixed Media Society come about?

Well it all started back in 2016...Watch the video to learn what happened next!

How can I see what we'll make?

Easy! I'll show you how - this is how all of our students pick what they want to work on next! You can go in order, by medium, or you can jump around as you like!

Am I too old to start!?

Nooooooooo!! How do I know? Because my students (who are in their 50's - 90's) are living proof of this each and every day!

What if I'm bad at tech?

We have tools in place to make finding your way around easy!

What if I need help or have a question?

There is a whole support staff at Awesome Art School standing by to help.

Watch the video to learn the 4 ways that you can reach someone to get your questions answered FAST.

What are some other member perks?

Oooh great question!!!

Soooooo many fun extras!

Is it hard to cancel? What do I do when I want to leave?

We want your entire experience at Awesome Art School to be EASY and fun!

I'll even show you exactly how to cancel right here - takes just a few clicks.

Hi, I'm Karen!

I'm a full-time multi-media artist, instructor, business owner, author of 18 art instructional books, and I've been featured in numerous worldwide art magazine publications.

I'm the founder of Awesome Art School where I teach online creative courses to adults of all backgrounds and ages. I will be your creative hostess with the mostest all year long!

Originally a Boston area native, I currently live in Apex, NC with my computer-geek husband, 3 boys and 4 girl fur babies.

My philosophy towards teaching art and the reason why my students are so successful is based on the fact that I am keenly aware that people learn BEST when they are so busy having fun they don't even realize the strides they are making.

As such, FUN is built right into the curriculum, making it incredibly easy and fast for students to advance.

Through my prolific and popular books, 3 awesome Art Clubs at Awesome Art School, and two YouTube channels that host over 400 free art tutorials, I have positively impacted the lives of tens of thousands worldwide of all levels who want to learn how to create beautiful things.

And I believe in fairies - for obvious reasons (and I even have a podcast about it 😆).