Past, Present & Future Self

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Past, Present & Future Self

This popular workshop previously only available to Life Book students is now available for purchase as a standalone lesson.

In this in-depth lesson we will create a symbolic art piece that encompasses our past, present and future selves.

This lesson originally appeared on Life Book 2019 hosted by Tamara Laporte from

Lesson Description & Goals

We're going to create a symbolic art piece that encompasses our past, present and future selves. I will be teaching you how to find a balance between a mindful art process and techniques for creating a grungy and textured art piece. The goals of this lesson are to:

  • find space to be in the moment with yourself, the process & your supplies
  • use simple techniques and supplies to create a grungy look
  • create a meaningful piece of art that reflects who you are

At the end of this workshop you will have created a meaningful piece of art exploring facets of yourself whilst using mixed media techniques.

What Will You Get?

  • One project based lesson
  • Video lesson of approx 1 hour (detailed & tightly edited)
  • Step-by-step PDF walkthrough, 11 pages
  • Share your progress & connect online
  • Lifetime access
  • Fully downloadable

Type Of Work You Will Learn To Create

Supply List

  • watercolour paper
  • acrylic paint - your favourite colours + white/off-white
  • acrylic inks
  • matte medium
  • coloured pencils - your favourite colours
  • Stabilo Woody or Neocolor II
  • paint pens - your favourite colours + white
  • charcoal pencil
  • watercolours
  • needle tip applicator bottles - or use paint pen/dip pen
  • brayer or lino roller
  • key card and/or palette knife
  • brushes
  • heat tool or hair dryer

Who Is This Course For?

This course is great if you would like to connect your emotions to your art and learn tools to create personally meaningful art. In addition, this lesson will take you through a project start to finish with lots of tips and guidance. This course is suitable for beginners.

Self-Paced / Fully Downloadable / Lifetime Access

On this workshop you are absolutely free to go at your own pace and work as quickly or slowly as suits your personal needs and circumstances. You will have lifetime access and you can download all class materials to your own device.

What students said about the course

As usual, I loved your lesson. I love just hearing you talk. It's like we are friends journaling together.
Jeanne Uelk Champion

Love this lesson!! Thank you Iris Fritschi Cussens!!
Andi Bryant-Mitchell

My past, present and future self. Thank you Iris Fritschi Cussens for a wonderful lesson. As the middle sister of three sisters this lesson held a special meaning for me.❤️
Linda Wakeman Krisjanis

🙏Iris Fritschi-Cussens for yet another creative class. I love watching your process which is helping me find mine❤️
Mary McHugh

Iris thank you so much for the lesson. This was just what I needed at this point in time.
Cynni Alders

I enjoyed the process of this task. Iris, thank you for giving me permission to scribble and make a mess. And to give “just a hint”, a suggestion of highlight and shading. ❤️
Holly Dun

Iris Fritschi Cussens thank you for this lesson. I had such fun playing while learning too.
Delraya Anstine

About your teacher

front-page-iris-1000Hello creative person! I’m Iris from and this website is where I offer online mixed media & art journaling courses and workshops.

I’m a mixed media artist from London and I believe in the magical powers of art! To me making art serves many purposes: fun, relaxation, healing, processing feelings, making pretty things, connecting with others (and more that I can't think of right now!).

I believe in simplicity and clarity when it comes to both painting and teaching. My videos & PDFs don't waste your time and will tell you exactly what you need to know so you can spend more time actually creating art.

We are all on this journey together, learning about how to face our fears and find inspiration. I love sharing honestly about my joys, struggles and discoveries (plus techniques and art supplies!). My courses are a culmination of everything I have learned so far!

I really hope you will join me on Past, Present & Future Self!

What To Expect

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This lesson originally appeared on Life Book 2019. If you purchased LB2019 you will already have this workshop. Before buying please check whether this applies to you.

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