How to paint with acrylics and mixed media : Secret Garden

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

About this course

'Secret Garden' mixed media with acrylic course is for those who want to discover ways to paint from imagination, identify how creative process can be used to meditate and uncover fun ways that mixed media techniques can enable one to have fun and connect with innate creativity.


Discover how to create, meditate and draw inspiration to paint your 'Secret garden'


Explore fun and easy mixed media techniques while building 'curiosity' as a creative skill.


Uncover how to paint using creative layering techniques plus ways to paint intuitively to express your imagination


Discover easy steps  to bring together the disparate areas of a painting to life as an original 'Secret Garden' Painting with personally relevant meaning.

Simple & Powerful Art Workshop to uncover ways to paint any theme from your imagination and connect with your intuitive creative self !

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.
Discover how the creative process can be meditative in nature.
Master the 7 easy Mixed media techniques to use as alphabets for intuitive painting process with no prior art skills.
Identify how to apply these values and techniques to paint from imagination, affirm positive mindsets and use painting as a way to find relaxation.

Course Curriculum

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Soma Mandal Datta

About your Tutor: Soma Mandal Datta (Dr)

I am a mixed media artist from Perth, Australia. I have over 15 years of experience as an educator most of which was at a leading Australian University. 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!!

Course Pricing

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    Mixed Media Painting Workshop : Secret Garden
  • $297 USD

    Uncover the secrets to using mixed-media painting as a way to have fun, meditate and connect with your intuitive creative self.

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  • You will get in this course over 35 video tutorials & resources
  • Free Bonus Downloads templates and patterns
  • VIP access to Tranquil Canvas Academy's Art Leisure Painters Group

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 create and have fun.

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 learn and also explore your own intuitive creative path. 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.
And then if you need an extra hand you can book a 1-1 coaching call with me by emailing:
Join the membership plan for only 47$ /month for all courses plus FREE monthly coaching call included as part of the membership plan. More details here: MEMBERSHIP 

Can I change my mind?

I am sorry but once you sign up then refunds will not be given unless as specified in our terms and conditions. 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. Unless you have purchased 'LIFETIME ACCESS', 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.