The Duality of Life

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In this mini-course we will create a mixed media painting in greyscale with a splash of colour. Follow along with step-by-step video & PDF materials, increase your confidence & explore your emotional landscape. Especially suitable if you'd like to get into art journaling & thinking about your inner world.

Taught in an approachable and straightforward way, I will guide you to express yourself and create a striking portrait!


Techniques you will learn

  • working with a variety of art supplies
  • creating a textured background
  • sketching & shading a front facing portrait

Concepts we will explore

  • finding harmony in conflicting emotions
  • exploring your inner emotional landscape
  • embracing imperfection & finding joy in the process

What is included

  • one hour of detailed video footage with voiceover
  • in-depth PDF walkthrough with photos
  • printable template of the face
  • supply list with suggestions for alternatives
  • all materials are downloadable and yours to keep
  • no time limit: access course at any time & work at your own pace
  • access to Facebook group to share work & get feedback
  • automatic instant access upon completion of payment & signup

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You were very prepared and got straight to the lesson. I also liked your quick feedback on our sharing. Easy instructions. Anyone can do it!!!
Linda Sackin

I often recommend your courses to others because I feel you connect to a deeper part of our being to enable us to get familiar with our creative selves.
Carol Thunderdance

I really enjoyed watching your process and having you explain the whys and hows for the steps as you go along. I need to see this for my brain to really follow and give me a foundation to do the artwork myself. I’ve watched the video several times. I get something more each time. [It was] informative, creative and FUN!
Raine Phoenix

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 The Duality of Life!

What To Expect

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