Since quite a few years now I have been working with Spirit Animals and their protective power, guidance and wisdom.
I love to paint my animal totems and use their symbolism in my artwork, and each of our own connections with the animal kingdom shows itself in various ways.
Whether it be the pets in our home, wild animals in nature during our walks in the park or forest, or even animal icons depicted in pictures, fabric or jewelry, their spirits each have special symbolism.
And we can call on them for guidance, protection, inspiration and healing.
In this workshop I share some ways that I like to incorporate this into my art, inviting in their wisdom and guidance.
We will use mixed media techniques to paint our own Spirit Totem, while using our intuition to guide us.
I hope you enjoy connecting with your spirit animals through art.
There are a total of 6 videos – over 2 hours of content – plus a printable supportive PDF.
All the videos are downloadable and you have lifetime access.
After you sign up, you can instantly access your class from your personal classroom.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN IN THIS CLASS:
- Various Mixed Media techniques
- Using collage and ephemera in your work
- Connecting with your spirit animals
- Choosing a cohesive color palette
- Using soft pastel & pencil pencils for portraits
- Working with animal totems and talismans
- Layering with acrylics and pastel
- Sealing with cold wax
- Working with oracle cards in your creative process
- Making marks and line work to create interest
- And so much more!
WHAT KIND OF SUPPLIES TO I NEED FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO BUYING EVERYTHING ON THE LIST, MANY THINGS MIGHT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR MATERIALS YOU ALREADY HAVE! BELOW IS A LIST OF TOOLS I WILL BE USING, ALONG WITH LINKS. DON’T HESITATE TO ASK IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
1) Canvas or any preferred substrate that takes mixed media like wood panel or watercolor paper
2) Matt gel medium
3) Ephemera, collage papers or napkins in matching hues
4) Matt acrylic or craft paints
5) White gesso
6) wet wipes, napkins
7) old credit card or brayer, acrylic brushes
8) Pastel pencils in similar tones of your paints
9) A few soft pastels in similar tones
10) Tortillion blending stumps
11) Pastel fixative spray (or varnish spray sealant if you don’t use the cold wax)
12) Cold wax (optional) for sealing
13)Palette knife for spreading the wax