Instructor Bio:

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

Course Sessions

  1. 01
    • Welcome and Supply List

    • Welcome Video and Supplies

    • Step by Step Guide

  2. 02
    • Inspiration and Design

    • Draw Design and Background

    • Mapping the Portrait

    • Second Layer

    • Layer Three of Portrait

    • Paint the Raven

    • Final background

  3. 03
    • Guided Writing Activity

  4. 04
    • Reflective Questions

  5. 05
    • Stay Connected


My courses have been featured in:

  • Let's Face It
  • Kaleidoscope