START! A Portrait Class

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START! A Portrait Class

For the first time since 2016 this workshop is now available for purchase as a standalone lesson.

This lesson originally appeared on Let's Face It 2016 hosted by Kara Bullock from

In this mini workshop we will create a three-quarter portrait with detailed shading and a wonderfully intuitive background.

What Will You Learn?

  • Draw & paint a 3/4 portrait
  • Work from an example without copying
  • Balance planning & intuition
  • Work boldly with acrylic paint

At the end of this workshop you will have created a three-quarter portrait and experimented with letting your own style emerge.

What Will You Get?

  • One project based lesson
  • Video with voice instruction
  • Step-by-step PDF walkthrough
  • Share your progress & connect online
  • Lifetime access
  • Fully downloadable

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Student Artwork


I'm a big fan of working with what you have. You can always ask before or during the course whether it's worth spending money on something or not. Let's face it though, personally I'm always looking for a good excuse to go art supply shopping!

  • Wood panel or canvas
  • Brushes
  • Brayer
  • Gesso
  • Matte medium
  • Acrylic paints
  • Inks/sprays/stencils
  • Stabilo All pencil
  • Black paint pen
  • Spray varnish

Who Is This Course For?

This course is great to learn more about creating a 3/4 female portrait with acrylic paints. It's suitable for beginners and includes encouragement on accepting where you are at in your painting journey.

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.

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 START! A Portrait Class!

What To Expect

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This lesson originally appeared on Let's Face It 2016. If you purchased LFI2016 you will already have this workshop. Before buying please check whether this applies to you.

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