In this transformative mixed media art course, you will learn to connect to yourself through a self-compassionate art practice. Find serenity, healing, and aliveness via these soulful creative activities and build the skills to sustain a joyful practice. Gain confidence in painting an expressive face.

Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • Welcome

  2. 02
    • Setting Intensions and Supplies

    • Mixed Media Project: Intensions

  3. 03
    • Stillness in Artmaking

    • Non-Dominant Hand Sketch

    • Non-Dominant Hand Writing Activity

  4. 04
    • Introduction and Supplies

    • Finger Painting Lesson

  5. 05
    • Introduction to Portrait Lesson

    • Supplies and Sketch Portrait

    • Painting the Portrait

  6. 06
    • Copy of Stay Connected

Your Guide

Hi. I'm Melanie, an Indigenous portrait artist, who teaches online art classes to thousands of women around the world. I help women learn to love their creative time, so they can consistently show up for themselves and experience more joy, relaxation, and energy in their daily lives. I am a trained Expressive Arts Practitioner and experienced educator of 24 years. I am from the Squamish First Nation in Vancouver, Canada and I draw from my traditional ancestry and teachings in my art practice and lessons. I provide gentle guidance and encouragement for women, so they can experience the medicines of art and build their own unique artistic voice. I believe in you.

Melanie Rivers

Arts Medicine Free Course

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