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How to paint with acrylics and mixed media Membership

Fun exploratory mixed media course to ignite your creativity and find joy

Course Summary

Acknowledge the 7 core values of intuitive art practice necessary to achieve relaxation and find respite through painting. Identify 3 ways to find inspiration to use as project prompts. Master the 7 easy Mixed media techniques to use as alphabets for intuitive painting process with no prior art skills. Uncover the secret to colour-mixing to avoid muddy colours. Identify how to apply these values and techniques to paint your way to a better, refreshed state of well-being one brush stroke at a time.

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Soma Mandal Datta

About your Tutor: Soma Mandal Datta (Dr)

I am a mixed media artist from Perth, Australia. Amongst the numerous roles I juggle from being a mother, online lecturer at University to artist and art teacher, it's the last two that provides me with the fuel to get through challenges in my other roles :).

I teach traditional art forms but my passion lies in teaching people ways to find their happy place through art. Having transformed my own life through an intuitive painting approach (rooted in expressive arts in art therapy), I am now super-passionate about showing people on how to create their own transformations through creative me-time and by applying the principles used in intuitive art. I hope these courses bring about positive transformations in your life and empower you with creative skills to nourish your well-being.

John Smith


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Do I need any previous art skills to learn this course?

Nope - this is suitable for all skill levels and no prior skills are required. Simply the desire to learn via exploration.

How will I be able to remember all that is covered in the course? Should I be making notes?

The whole curriculum is designed so it's easy to remember with a free method enabling recollection of the basic concepts in practical situations. Plus you get a free bonus ' Colour Explorations' workbook which you can use to practice what you have learnt as many times as you need. However, I would also recommend jotting down notes, ideas and inspirations in a visual diary/sketchbook which will become your very own learning tool for future courses and activities you might pursue in your creative journey.

Can I change my mind?

I am sorry but once you sign up then refunds will not be given. If there are technical difficulties I will work with NZenler to ensure these are sorted for you.

What is included in the course?

The whole course is a self paced course which means it is not run "live"with lessons released each week. I will be checking in a couple of times a week regardless and will be checking on your progress. There are video lessons some of which have multiple parts, mini quizzes to self-assess your learning, as well as workbooks to download to help you practice what you learn. There are discussion boards under lessons where you can discuss, share your work, interact with your classmates and get feedback from me on the work you create. Plus you get access to a private Facebook group where you can continue your learning  via peer-to-peer discussions, show and tell and connecting with old and new students.

Is there a time limit for this course? Can I complete it at my own convenience?

This is a 8 week course. However life happens and some may need bit longer to complete. Your fee buys you 12 month access so you can complete it at your own pace and revisit as needed. I would highly recommend doing your best to complete it within this time frame so you get the opportunity to share and get feedback on your art projects that result out of this project.