Earth Mother- A Mixed Media Art Class
Create an expressive portrait, vibrant background, and capture her story in a short poem.
(Note: This class is a part of the Art for Earth bundle offered through Willowing Art)
Two week live run (lifetime access)
Interactive FaceBook group (+2 FaceBook lives/Zoom)
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With many expectations on our time in life, it can be challenging to remain grounded and focused on the real priorities of life. Engaging in a creative activity is an effective way to bring balance, feel energized and restored.
Hello creative friends,
I am so very excited to be offering this mini online art class!! Connecting to the earth through art-making is an incredible way to find grounding and honour our beautiful planet.
In this class, I’ll show you step by step how to create your own Earth Mother and capture her story in a short poem. If you are new to faces or to writing, please do not worry, I’d love to introduce you to both. We will focus on enjoying ourselves and being kind to ourselves as we create.
I would love for you to join me and others from around the world, for the live run of this class!
In this class, you will learn/experience…
Teachings on connecting with this earth from Squamish First Nation traditions
How to use the supplies
Guided writing exercise to capture her story
Finding a pleasing design composition
Shading her face
This Class includes…
8 videos +
Bonus video where I create a second background using different colours
2.5 hours of video
Downloadable step-by-step PDF
Private Facebook group for support and encouragement
Bonus: 2 FaceBook/Zoom lives with demos and art-alongs (July 3rd and 10th, 12pm PST)
She Whispers to Us...
She is steadfast through time
Enduring the cycles
Her heart beats strong
She hosts us with her love
Bringing ancient wisdoms
‘We are all one’ she whispers
Stone, earth, fire, wind
Life connected across oceans, air, and lands
One home- one family
Here are the supplies I used. Please feel free to adapt to what you have already.
Mixed media paper 11 x 14 (140lb)
White gesso or white acrylic paint
3-4 Acrylic ink: Daler Rowney Waterfall Green, Encre Sennelier Indigo Blue, Liquitex Ink Muted Turquoise, Golden Gluid Acrylic Green Gold
Golden Open Paints Paynes Grey, Red Oxide, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Titan Buff, Titanium White
Assorted brushes: filbert sizes 2, 4, 8, and 10, foam brush, mop brush, and flat brush 2-3” wide
White charcoal pencil
Pencil and eraser
White Gel Pen
Regular Gel Gloss
Grey Palette Paper
I am an Indigenous mixed media artist who teaches online art classes to women around the world. I help women build a joyful and self-compassionate art practice.
Creating art brings me into the present moment, into stillness. In this space I am not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. In stillness, I find myself. I find peace, clarity and connection with my real emotions.
I am from the Squamish First Nation in Vancouver, Canada. I live in my community with my wonderful husband of 19 years (and our sweet cat) and I draw from my traditional ancestry and teachings in my art practice.
In my art, I depict the strength, realness and vulnerability of women. Art has many medicines to share with us—stillness, joy, connection-- and by building a self- compassionate art practice, we can experience these medicines on a regular basis.