Creative Self-Expression online workshop
An intuitive mixed media art workshop for beginners and those who feel creatively blocked.
Have you always wanted to make art but never actually get started because you're afraid of not being good enough?
I have news for you: you are a creative being and you can make art!
Or have you tried making art but are constantly comparing yourself to others and feel discouraged?
Creativity it not a competition. You are a unique creative being with your own expression that is always there waiting to be let free.
Perhaps you've been making art for years but now you just don't seem to be able to get into that creative place where the magic happens and you feel blocked?
Self-judgement and fear of failure is the nail in the coffin of creativity. But you can get beyond that and learn to trust your creativity again.
Take a look at some of the artworks made by my workshop students:
The workshop will guide you through:
Preparation for making art:
Learning to listen to your intuition
Recognising your inner critic
Taking back control from your inner critic
Creating space in your life for art
Gathering the supplies that you will need
Making art on a budget
Basic colour theory
Starting to paint:
Step-by-step prompts to start your artwork
Learning to follow your intuition and get into the creative flow
How to discover your personal symbols
How to use your symbols in your art
How to draw/paint a stylised face
Completing your paintings:
Prompts to keep you going and finish your artwork
Naming your artwork
Why you should sign your work
The workshop is presented as a combination of reading material, demonstration videos and pdf downloads.
Workshop cost is ZAR300.00 (USD21.96 at today's exchange rate).
My name is Tracy Algar and I am an artist. I struggled with fear of creating art for most of my life because I thought that I wasn't good enough.
I was 40 years old and had been trying to make art for three years when I discovered that I was never going to get anywhere if I kept comparing myself to everyone else. That's when the magic started to happen. Within two months of using this process to make art, I began selling my art to collectors around the world. And not just one or two pieces, I have sold over 100 original paintings in the past five years.
I'm telling you this because:
I once believed that I had no artistic talent at all
I lacked confidence in my ability to create
I didn't even think I was worthy enough to go into an art shop to buy supplies
But I was so, so wrong!
If I hadn't got past my own insecurities and started to believe in my creative abilities, I would still be aching to make art, feeling a failure, and most definitely not be living the creative, handmade life I'm living now!
This intuitive painting process set me free!
Frequently asked questions
This is a self-paced, online workshop that you can start at any time. Once you have bought it, you will have lifetime access to it, including any revisions and additions.
The workshop costs ZAR300.00 (that's South African Rands). This converts to approximately USD21.96 at today's exchange rate.
You can register here
You do not need to spend a lot of money on art supplies to take this workshop. You can start with just five different colours of acrylic paint, a soft black pencil and a surface to paint on. Acrylic paint comes in different sizes and quality, and the prices range depending on what you buy. You can start with cheaper craft acrylic, and move on to more expensive and higher quality paint when you feel ready to. You don't have to buy canvas either, I offer lots of suggestions for keeping down the costs of art supplies in the workshop.
Yes you can! This workshop is for anyone who wants to explore their creativity in a more allowing way. The process is non-judgemental, forgiving and will help you gain confidence. No previous experience is required.
Yes you can! This workshop will help you loosen up and give you new ways of looking at your creative process.
This workshop is for you if...
- You would like to learn how to listen to your intuition, get into the creative flow and express yourself with art.
- You lack confidence in your artistic ability but have always wanted to learn to make art.
- You already make art but feel too "tight" in your process and would like to loosen up.
- You would like to get to know yourself better through art and express your inner world.
This workshop is NOT for you if you would like to learn traditional art techniques, or learn to paint realistic landscapes, still lives or portraits.
While I will be guiding you through the same process that I teach in my studio workshops, there are some differences worth noting:
- You can take the workshop at your own pace and in your own space.
- I have packed more information into this workshop than I can fit into a 2-day studio workshop.
- You have lifetime access to the online workshop, including any revisions or additions.
- You can share your experience in the online community (a secret Facebook group) and make new like-minded friends from around the world who are also on this creative journey.
Yes. There is a private Facebook group exclusively for students of this workshop where you can share your art, experiences, and ask questions.
Yes, I will participate in the discussion in our private Facebook group and will answer questions there at least twice a week.
If you have any problems registering, or accessing the course (including the videos and pdf downloads), you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible. My office hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday (South African Time GMT+2).
Once you have registered for the workshop, you will receive an email with information about how to access the workshop. You can also access the workshop from my website menu, under the Make Art heading (Online Workshop Student Access).
If your aren't 100% satisfied with the online workshop, I will refund you the full South African Rands price (at the current rate of exchange if you have purchased from elsewhere in the world) within ONE WEEK of your purchase. After this, there are no refunds. Thanks for understanding.