Mixed Media Treasure Chest

July 20 - July 21


This is a 2-day workshop. All classes run 9 – 4 pm each day with lunch included from 12 – 1 pm.

Mixed Media Treasure Chest

Mixed Media Treasure Chest

This workshop focusses on two main materials, wood and paper, along with the optional use of fabric/fiber and/or leather. Using some simple power tools like a jigsaw, cordless drill and glue gun students will build the basic structure of a lightweight, yet sturdy and fully functional treasure chest according to the design principle “Form Follows Function”.  Learn how to reinforce it with the use of paper through the technique of proper layering, thus discovering the vast possibilities and little funny quirks in the relationship of paper and wood.

Besides learning about the different materials, tools, techniques and glues, the students will get guidance and positive reinforcement and be encouraged to translate the basic recipe into their individual style.

Through mind-mapping and sketching the students will learn to decipher a personal experience, memory or moment of inspiration into a visual design scheme to decorate the structure. Depending on the individual work pace of the group,  there will be time to practically apply that knowledge into the decoration of the chest.

Goal of the class is that the students go home with a finished functional basic structure, either fully decorated or prepped to do so

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $42
  • Course Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Course Prerequisites: Bring an open mind

Price: $414

This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.


Ina-Griet Raatz-von Hirschhausen has a master’s degree in teaching (healthsciences and physical ed) and a degree in design (University of Osnabrueck, Germany). Since her immigration to Canada in1999 she lives and works as a fulltime artist, preferring a wide range of materials, painting, sculpting, making puppets along with medieval style scrolls and writing poetry. She had numerous successful solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Canada and has won several prizes for her artwork.

Click here to read more about INA-GRIET RAATZ von HIRSCHHAUSEN

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Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register BEFORE MAY 31 to avoid cancellations.

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MISSA Course Withdrawal & Refund Policy

All requests for course withdrawals and/or accommodation cancellations must be made through MISSA’s online form. Requests made in person or by phone, text or email will not be accepted.

Refunds and credits are subject to the course withdrawal and accommodation cancellation deadlines and fees outlined below. Please note, no refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Arts Program.

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Course Withdrawal Deadlines

Forms received on or before May 3, 2024 – Pre-paid tuition and material fees will be refunded. A $50 administrative fee applies for each course withdrawal. Material fees will be refunded in full.

Forms received on or before June 14, 2024 – A credit will be issued for pre-paid tuition, less a $50 administration fee per course withdrawal. Pre-paid material fees are not eligible for refund.

Forms received after June 14, 2024 – Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for refund or credit of tuition and material fees.

Tuition credits are issued in the form of a code to be used for registration in future MISSA workshops and/or for on-campus accommodations. Credit codes may be transferred to another person. MISSA credit codes have no cash value and cannot be refunded.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2024 program is completely cancelled (due to COVID restrictions or any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

Accommodation Cancellation Deadlines
On-campus accommodations may be cancelled up to 14 days prior to the first day of MISSA and pre-paid accommodation fees will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee. Accommodation cancellations made after the deadline are not eligible for refund.

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If you must withdraw from a course and/or cancel your accommodations due to exceptional circumstances, you may request a refund on the basis of hardship and/or compassionate grounds. All requests must be made in writing using the online form. Approval of such requests may only be made by the MISSA Board of Directors and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


This price includes: tuition, daily lunch, material fees (if required), any applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.