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New Portrait Class: Innovative Portraits!

Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. Check out her new class about portraits!

Most of the art classes are about creating portraits. People want to paint and draw people because we can all read facial features. In a way, drawing a face is the easiest way to deliver a message, a personality, an impression. But that can also be tricky. Small changes make a big difference. My husband took over ten photos of me holding the sketchbook. I smiled in all of them, but only one showed what I wanted you to see: the enthusiasm that I have for art and for the classes that I will run this fall.

Why Is This My First Portrait Class?

Before now, I haven’t had a class that focuses on facial portraits. During the years, I have learned that being able to produce something, is not enough to teach the class. Classes have to have new ideas and solutions, and I want to be enthusiastic when running them. If I am excited both spiritually and practically, there’s a good chance that I can convert you to be so too. Because in the end, art is not about getting the composition perfect or shadowing to the right direction. It’s about the joy and passion that we can experience and deliver through it. That’s why I don’t want to build purely left brain or 100 % right brain classes. The left brain classes focus only on the technical aspects, and the right brain classes try to convince you that anything is brilliant even if you don’t feel so.

It has taken several years from me to figure out the balance between the left and the right brain in teaching portraits.

Because how many times have you wondered:
– Is this the only way to draw the eyes?
– Is the pretty face the only goal?
– What to put in the background?
– How to intensify this piece – truly put my heart into it?

In my new upcoming class Innovative Portraits, we will discover new paths to painting and drawing portraits. We will gather ideas, make sketches to process them and find solutions to the problems that have caused frustrations. This class also includes a 3-month membership in my art community Bloom and Fly so you will also get monthly live sessions and weekly feedback Tuesdays.

Innovative Portraits, a portrait class in mixed media by Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet

Innovative Portraits – Reserve Your Spot Now!

Refresh the way you create faces! The early-bird price is available when you sign up before Sept 16, midnight PDT.  >> Watch the dramatic video and sign up NOW!

Sign Up for The Exploring Artist! – Few Spots Left!

Become a part of a special small group diving deeper into the purpose of being an artist. If you wonder where you should be heading as an artist, what media you should use, what themes to choose, and how to reach for people, this coaching is for you.

The Exploring Artist is a 12-week group coaching program between Sept 10 – Nov 30, 2018. Get clear about your artistic passion and become more open about your art, for example, share your art in social media, blog about art, sell your originals and prints, teach classes, etc.

The Exploring Artist - a coaching program for artists searching for a direction by Paivi Eerola from Peony and P
In The Exploring Artist, you will get coaching as a part of a small and tight-knit group. I will personally help you to put your passion into words and visual insights. We will work together to discover what you want to change in your art, where you want to move forward and how to do it. >> Sign up now!

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