Pretty Pumpkins

Course starts Monday 12 October 2015

In this mini-course we will create a Halloween-themed mixed media painting. We will focus on several elements that fit the theme (e.g. how to draw & paint pumpkins) and create a composition with a front facing portrait. Follow along with detailed video & PDF materials, increase your confidence & create your own fall themed whimsical portrait.

Taught in an approachable and straightforward way, I will show you how to create a wonderful piece of art that came from your own two hands!

What you will learn

  • sketching a beautiful front-facing portrait
  • painting & shading techniques
  • researching, sketching & painting elements you want to add (e.g. pumpkins or cats)
  • putting everything together to create a finished artwork

What is included

  • 30 minutes of detailed edited video footage with voiceover
  • in-depth PDF with photos & explanations
  • printable template
  • 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

Suggested Supplies

  • Watercolour paper 300gsm/140lb
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Watersoluble crayons (e.g. Neocolor II)
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic paints
  • Stabilo All pencil
  • AquaMarkers (optional)

Pretty Pumpkins - Halloween front facing portrait

Pretty Pumpkins - Halloween front facing portrait

Pretty Pumpkins - Halloween front facing portrait

Pretty Pumpkins - Halloween front facing portrait


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 lovely you! I’m Iris from and this website is where I offer my mixed media & art journaling courses and workshops.

I’m a mixed media artist and creative enabler. I believe we are all creative, we just need to dare to let it come out!

Although I’m a self-professed art supply addict, I believe in simplicity and clarity when it comes to approaching a painting and teaching you how to create it. My videos & PDFs are to the point and will tell you exactly what you need to know.

I’m on this journey alongside you, learning about how to face our fears and find inspiration. I love sharing honestly about my joys, struggles and discoveries. In my courses I share with you everything I have learned so far!

I really hope you will join me on Pretty Pumpkins!

What To Expect

Once you confirm your order by pressing the ‘Buy Now’ button below, you will be taken to PayPal to complete your payment. Upon completion you will be taken to a page to register an account on this website so you can access your course (if you have already got an account, please ensure you’re logged in before buying). You will also receive an email to prompt you to register in case you didn’t get a chance after payment. Once you have registered you will get automatic access to the class, course materials will be automatically available from 12 October 2015. Make sure you are logged in and you will see your course in the sidebar and on the home page.

£15 (GBP) is approx $22.75 (USD) or €20.30 (EUR). Check exchange rate here


Pretty Pumpkins