OnLine Art and Creativity Classes

Classes I’m Offering

Create Earth’s Mother in an expressive face class and capture her story in a short poem.

Spirit Medicine, a creativity and art journal class by Melanie Rivers

Discover what nourishes your spirit and create your own beautiful set of medicine cards.

Collaborative Courses

I am so honoured to collaborate with other artists from around the world. Join us:

Life Book 2020

Starts January 1st, 2020

Year Long Art and Wellbeing Course

  • 30 teachers

  • 85+ lessons

  • Virtual gift bag

  • Lifelong access


Let’s Face It 2020

Starts January 6th, 2020

A year long portrait and figurative course with an incredible line up of professional artists that will share their tips and tricks with you on how to paint portrait and figurative artwork!

26 artists, 26 styles, 50 weeks of lessons, and a year learning about style development

Registration Opens October 14th, 2019

Book of Days 2020

Starts January 1st, 2020

A collaborative e-course hosted by Effy ‘Bird’ Wild that has been designed to take you on a deep dive into the world of mixed media art journaling.

24 teachers and 32 lessons

  • Prompts designed to be engaged in a written OR art journal

  • full length mixed media art journaling tutorials that include videos, instructional PDFs,

  • interviews with the guest artists about their creative journey, process, and how they use art journaling

  • lots of opportunities to grow, share, and feather your artist’s nest with beautiful, meaningful work.

Registration Opens OCTOBER 15th, 2019

Create Make Express

Starts July 8, 2019

  • a year-long mixed media adventure

  • 27 teachers sharing 2 lessons each

  • different techniques, processes and new ways to express your own unique creativity

  • my lessons include ‘Moment of Serenity’ and ‘Journey’. Both are mixed media expressive portrait lessons

21 Secrets Face Time: Art-Journaling & Mixed-Media Workshop

Release Date: April 1st, 2019

$128 US

  • self-guided, online art-journaling and mixed-media workshop

  • downloadable eBook containing 150+ pages of video, full-color photos, templates, and clear written instruction

  • unlimited access to all workshops all at once

  • private FaceBook group

There are 21 inspiring workshops by 21 incredible teachers. The mixed media, art journal lessons with a focus on faces and portraits. It is not limited to realistic likenesses, instead many techniques are explored:

  • classic portraiture

  • contour drawing

  • photography

  • expressionism

  • modern whimsy

  • playful characters

21 Secrets Face Time art journal lesson by Melanie Rivers

Here is a sneak peak of my lesson in 21 Secrets Face Time...

When I was a child I loved creating stories with my friends and acting them out. In this mixed media lesson, we will use our imagination to tell a story about a young girl/woman who goes on a really big adventure. I'll share with you:

  • how to create a story

  • tips for shading the face 

  • bringing eyes alive

  • design composition

  • ways to build texture and layers

You will have the chance to create your own unique story art. 

Life Book 2019: Mixed Media Art Class

Life Book, a celebration and honouring of YOU” is a year-long mixed media art class organised by Tamara Laporte from Willowing Arts.

Life Book 2019 online mixed media art class
  • 31 incredible art teachers and wellness guides 

  • themed around self-development and healing

  • mixed media art journal pages

  • yoga, aromatherapy, mindfulness and other wellness exercises

  • weekly art lessons, inspiration, encouragement and a safe group of like minded artsy people

And the best thing about it all is that you get 85+ offerings throughout the one year for ONLY £99GBP (approx $130 USD)! The course/ content is valued at well over $3000+ USD)


I am excited to be sharing a mixed media expressive portrait style lesson with you, called Penumbra—where the light comes in to the shadow. I will explore with you how to bring contrast to your piece through lights and darks and we will find a teaching that brings light and meaning to a challenging life experience you may have had.

Registration is open and it is not too late to join. Sign Up to Life Book 2019 & Find out More Here!

“Whoa. This is going to be AMAZING! If you can only take one online class this year, do this one (seriously). Tamara Laporte and Melanie Rivers are light filled soul weavers. Get ready to grow with their heart felt curriculums. Wow”, Denise Braun, Heartworks Studio.

If you have any questions about upcoming workshops, please contact me.