Inner You art journal course

Welcome to my painty table!

As a self-taught art journaler and mixed media artist, I know how terrifying the thought of a blank page and a box of paints can be. The fear of messing up the page, wasting perfectly good supplies on a piece of art that seems to be going nowhere, and being convinced that you simply cannot paint - I've been through it all!

I spent decades of my life believing that I couldn't draw a stick figure to save my life. I've beaten myself up for creating wonky flowers in a class that was all about creating.....wait for it.....imperfect florals! I've looked at my beginner attempts at creating art journal spreads and wanted to throw it away because it didn't look even remotely close to anything that I was trying to achieve.

But somehow, I stuck through it, and here I am - not only am I teaching art journaling workshops both online and offline, I've recently shown my work in a group art show!

If I can make it from frustrated wannabe artist to thriving artist, I know you can too. And I aim to help you do just that!

Hi, I'm Shinjini. I'm an artist, journal keeper, tarot reader, and seeker of soul. I believe that writing is medicine, art is therapeutic, and the tarot is a powerful tool for self-development. As an eternal seeker, I know that soulful inquiry and deep inner work combined with art is a portal to joy and healing that I wish everyone could experience.

Which is why I love to create mini art + soul ecourses that include inner work, curated guided meditations, journaling questions, and an art journal project from start to finish.

It is my deepest wish to support fellow creatives {and yes, we all are creative - even you, who thinks that drawing a straight line is a pre-requisite to creating art. It isn't!} discover the healing potential of art.

In this class, I will guide you through some powerful exercises to tap into your inner self or your intuition. We will spend some time understanding the importance of our self-talk and how powerful I AM statements can help us on our healing journey. I'll also share my favorite "hack" to make affirmations work for you.

Then, we will combine all of this soul work and bring it to the painty table, where we will create a beautiful, soulful portrait that embodies our I AM statements.

Are you in? Let's do this!

Within India

INR 2,150

Outside India

US$35

What you get with this course

This course is divided into two sections - Soul and Art.

In the Soul section we will:

Work on two exercises on dropping in to your body and connecting with your intuition and to draw out your inner healer.

Understand the power of your self-talk and understand how to make affirmations actually work for you.

Connect with your inner guide to turn your negative self-talk around and find an I AM statement.

In the Art section we will:

Learn how to create a soulful portrait

Use reference images for shading a face

Learn how to use charcoal in an underpainting

Create a galaxy painting using acrylics

Bonus lessons

There are also some cool bonuses included with this class.

How to draw a whimsical face: This one is especially for those of you who have never drawn a face before. I have used this exact method with my 6-year-old-niece, and she was drawing adorable faces in no time at all!

Shading a face: If you need a simple way in to shade a face, this lesson is for you. I've used just four colours {two flesh tones, a dark shadow color, a red for the lips and cheeks, plus some white} for this super simple lesson on shading a face.

You can, of course, choose to focus on just the Soul section, or just the Art section, but I do hope you will do both!

Are you in?

I do hope you will say yes to taking this soulful art journey, and I'm so excited and honored to be your guide through this process. Nothing gives me more joy than to spend some time at the painty table as I unwind after a busy day, and I would love to show you the ropes, too!

Within India

INR 2,150

Outside India

US$35

Supply list:

my creatively messy art table

You don’t have to buy everything on the list; use what you have!

Substrate of choice {watercolor paper; artist’s sketch book {at least 140 gsm}; canvas board}

Gesso: white, clear, black

Acrylic or craft paints in your favorite colors

Paints I used:

Pebeo: Payne's Grey, Indigo, Cobalt Violet Dark Hue, Azo Pink

Camel Artist Colors: Manganese Blue Hue, Portrait Pink, Black, Permanent Yellow Deep (Orange), Titanium White

Fevicryl: Orange, Red, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Yellow, Pink

Daler-Rowney: Flesh Tint

Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Inks: White

 


FAQs

Is this a religious course?

Nope! Just some sharing of my favorite soulful inquiry practices.

I can't meditate. Can I still do this course?

YES! The meditation is just one aspect of this course; you can do all of the soul inquiry lessons and the art journal spread without even looking at the meditation.

What if I have no experience with drawing or painting? Can I still do this course?

Yes! I will show you exactly how to draw and shade a face using simple shapes and a shading map. You get to see my entire process - struggles and all - as I walk you through my process stroke for stroke. You can follow right along with me as I create this spread.

Can I sell the art that I create in this course?

If you make the exact same thing that I am demonstrating, then no. If you use these techniques to create something of your own, then yes.

Do I have to attend this course at a certain time and/or place?

No! You can access the materials whenever and wherever you want to. They’re hosted in an online classroom and you will have access to the entire class once you sign up.

For how long do I have access to this course?

How does lifetime access sound?

Can I share the lesson with my friends?

If you think your friends would enjoy this course, please send them a link to this page and ask them to sign up. Please do not share your login credentials with anyone else. A lot of time and effort has gone into the creation of this class - please be mindful and respectful of my time and effort. If I find anyone sharing login credentials, your access to the class will be revoked and no refunds will be offered. Thank you for understanding.

I don’t think I can paint this! Can I get a refund for the course?

Sorry, no. Given the nature of this ecourse, no refunds will be offered.

I’ve ordered! Now what?
Awesome! You will receive a PDF with access instructions for the course.

Help! I’m stuck with my painting/supplies/composition {related to this course}.

First, take a deep breath! You have ongoing teacher support - just look for the support form in your classroom. I will do my best to help you out!

Ready to dive in?

Within India

INR 2,150

Outside India

US$35