Lose the fear of creating faces or portraits.

Let me guide you with simple steps that even a beginner can do!

Then let me help you...

We'll walk through finding inspiration for each piece. Giving you a path to creativity

We'll take the time to explore materials, play and truly connect to each piece.

Over 8 hours of video, techniques, how to's and step by step instruction. Over 40 collage sheets provided that we use within the workshop.

through each project with freedom to discover new techniques, meaning and a playful approach to creating.

  • facial composition but in a fun and easy way
  • characteristics that make a stunning portrait
  • 4 amazing background techniqes
  • how to use acrylic inks in layering and brayering
  • using layers to build texture and tell your story
  • creative collage
  • working with a curated palette
  • creating transparent yet textured collage papers 
  • Using water-soluble media to build depth
  • the art of exploration and play

Most of the supplies used for this workshop


  • Over 8 hours of video instruction

  • Over 25 lessons, 1 warm up project and 5 full projects

  • Discussion area to ask questions and share your work

  • Closed caption and transcript for each video

  • Every video is downloadable and available on all devices

  • Self paced, instant access and yours for life

Take a peek below at all the lessons

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome

    1. The inspiration for this workshop

    1. Supplies overview

    2. Supply options in case you don't have what I use

    1. Techniques that we'll use in this workshop

    1. Paper!! - tissue - deli- collage part 1

    2. Paper!! - tissue - deli- collage part 2

    1. Faces to use in our projects

    2. Collage papers to download and use in your projects

About this course

  • $67.00
  • 43 lessons
  • 15 hours of video content

Artist/Creative Soul Shawn Petite

Well Hello There! And thank you for allowing me to join you on your creative journey! My name is Shawn Petite and I’m a mixed media artist. I've been teaching and creating for over 26 years in many different mediums but found my art soulmate in mixed media. One of my greatest joys is to know that I've encouraged YOU on your path to creativity. My favorite quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou Let's have fun creating together!

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