“Beauty and Wisdom”

Empowering Teens with Self-Portrait Painting

This deeply rewarding, self paced training is designed to assist teens in discovering how special and powerful they are, especially as they prepare to step out into the world. You will learn how to present a simple and soulful method of “self-portraiture” with young people, empowering them to embrace their own unique beauty and vast wisdom.
“Beauty and Wisdom”

What You Will Learn

  • An easy step by step method to paint a self-portrait with teens using a simple projector method

  • Instruction to paint an ocean view landscape, with trees, and people on a beach

  • Various techniques, including basic acrylic color mixing and blending, attaining value, and perspective

  • Utilizing a projector with photographs and transparency tracing, we achieve realistic results

  • Effective ways to easily paint realistic hair

  • Simple shading of the face that anyone can do

What You will Receive

  • 28 beautiful, pre-recorded videos yours forever

  • Course lessons in PDF form

  • Downloadable videos and materials so you can go at your own pace

Connecting with your own Wise Child

As part of your process, you will also experience a personal painting journey of your own, “Remembering the Beloved”. This magical journey is included specifically to deepen the connection to your inner wise child, supporting you, and greatly enhancing the space you hold for your students.
 Connecting with your own Wise Child

Who is this training for?

This course is for mothers, grandmothers, art teachers, artists, beginner artists, those working with teens, as well as anyone wishing to learn new skills and techniques just for fun and enrichment. I am calling for women who are passionate about working with youth!
  • Do you have a heart for our youth?

  • Do you long to combine the joy of creativity with empowering confidence in young people?

  • Do you yearn to make a difference in the quality of life for teens and inspire a better future?

Get Your Projector :)

If ‘YES’, come join me!

Please note that a simple,inexpensive overhead projector is used for this teaching method.
MATERIALS LIST

Reviews

  • By Cyndi Kramer

    “This course was so fun and inspiring. Michal is a warm and brilliant woman -- part teacher, part midwife. I look forward to diving more deeply into the material, and hopefully one day leading other young people through this sacred process of com...”

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    “This course was so fun and inspiring. Michal is a warm and brilliant woman -- part teacher, part midwife. I look forward to diving more deeply into the material, and hopefully one day leading other young people through this sacred process of coming to embrace the light and beauty that is embodied in each one of us.”

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  • By Gretchen Davis

    “This was a wonderful class with some very easy to follow Instructions on how to teach teens to paint empowering self portraits. I love the way Michal broke things down to a simple format in order to make things easy for the kids to do and not feel...”

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    “This was a wonderful class with some very easy to follow Instructions on how to teach teens to paint empowering self portraits. I love the way Michal broke things down to a simple format in order to make things easy for the kids to do and not feel intimidated.Her simple way of doing skin tones , eyes and hair was very helpful. My only suggestion would be to maybe have a bit more video instruction that is downloadable for future reference. The PDF 's are helpful too but the videos are more interesting and informative. Overall a Wonderful experience that I can't wait to put into practice working with young people. Thank You Michal for a beautifully done course!! ”

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  • By Stacey Greene

    “Michal is such a wonderful and insightful teacher, full of knowledge, passion, patience and creativity. I learned so much from her teachings that I can apply to other areas of my art and share with others. My first attempt at working with a child ...”

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    “Michal is such a wonderful and insightful teacher, full of knowledge, passion, patience and creativity. I learned so much from her teachings that I can apply to other areas of my art and share with others. My first attempt at working with a child who was only 5 went really well! It was a joy to connect to my little student and she thoroughly enjoyed painting her own self portrait. It's really that easy! The same techniques applied here could be used to instruct adults as well, as I used it to paint my own portrait. I can visualize using the same techniques in other arenas as well and look forward to continuing my paintings and leading my own workshops. Michal is a blessing and a gift and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to learn from her!”

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  • By Lori Graberger

    “This course is full of knowledge, wisdom, and soul. From the first video to the last, Michal infuses her gentle guidance and brilliant art expertise that takes you on a journey to experience first hand the power of painting a simple portrait. Wi...”

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    “This course is full of knowledge, wisdom, and soul. From the first video to the last, Michal infuses her gentle guidance and brilliant art expertise that takes you on a journey to experience first hand the power of painting a simple portrait. With personal support throughout, from Michal and the community sanctuary, you can complete the course feeling prepared and inspired to offer this class in your own community. Each of us were able to take the techniques and put our own spin to create enchanting, original pieces of art. I highly recommend this class whether or not you want to teach. You MUST experience this for yourself!!! Thank you so much Michal!! I CANNOT WAIT to take this out in the world, starting with my own backyard. ”

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  • By Lori Graberger

    “This course is full of knowledge, wisdom, and soul. From the first video to the last, Michal infuses her gentle guidance and brilliant art expertise that takes you on a journey to experience first hand the power of painting a simple portrait. Wi...”

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    “This course is full of knowledge, wisdom, and soul. From the first video to the last, Michal infuses her gentle guidance and brilliant art expertise that takes you on a journey to experience first hand the power of painting a simple portrait. With personal support throughout, from Michal and the community sanctuary, you can complete the course feeling prepared and inspired to offer this class in your own community. Each of us were able to take the techniques and put our own spin to create enchanting, original pieces of art. I highly recommend this class whether or not you want to teach. You MUST experience this for yourself!!! Thank you so much Michal!! I CANNOT WAIT to take this out in the world, starting with my own backyard. ”

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  • By Bonnie Pleasants

    “Was so wonderful soon I will perfect it and teach this class where I love thankyou Michal”

    “Was so wonderful soon I will perfect it and teach this class where I love thankyou Michal”

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  • By Vicky Stata

    “I've found Michal's course to be engaging, thorough, and I love that we can go at our own pace. Her videos are beautifully done and they are a wonderful way to learn her techniques. I have many sections left to complete and I look forward to ex...”

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    “I've found Michal's course to be engaging, thorough, and I love that we can go at our own pace. Her videos are beautifully done and they are a wonderful way to learn her techniques. I have many sections left to complete and I look forward to experiencing each one as I move forward into this truly wonderful class. Michal is down to earth, heart and soul based, and is a wildly talented artist that it is an honor to learn from. Deeply grateful for this opportunity! ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01
    Week 1
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    • Welcome to Teen Beauty & Wisdom
    • MATERIALS LIST
    • 1. Reflecting Beauty & Wisdom FREE PREVIEW
    • 2. A letter to the grown up child
    • Magical moments
    • Lesson 1-Choosing & tracing the right photo
    • 3. Prepare the right photo for painting
    • Lesson 2. Priming the canvas
    • 4. Priming the canvas with skin tone
    • Lesson 3. Projecting & Tracing the image
    • 5. Screening the image
    • Questions & Answers Week 1
  • 02
    Week 2
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    • Welcome to Week 2
    • 6. How to paint the sea
    • Lesson 4. Seascape
    • 7. How to paint landscape and trees
    • Lesson 5. Landscape -trees
    • 8. Trees - quick demo for the kids
    • 9. Conversation with the kids Shades of green
    • 10. Conversation with the kids - The background as a place of power
    • 11. Conversation with the kids- Inspiration from the Garden
  • 03
    Week 3
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    • Can I show them their beauty & Wisdom?
    • Lesson 6. Hair
    • 12. How to paint the hair?
    • 13. Eyes demo for the kids.
    • Lesson 7. Painting Eyes & Lips
    • 14. Painting the eyes
    • 15. Quick lips demo
    • 16. Painting the lips
    • Kids Self Portrait- Slide Show
  • 04
    Week 4
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    • Lesson 8- Shading the face
    • 18. Skintone mixing
    • 19. Conversation with the kids - Shading the face
    • 20. Face first layer
    • 21. Shading the face the easy way
    • 22. Flower
    • 23- Finishing the painting
  • 05
    week 5
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    • 24- Welcome to week 5
    • 25- Beloved Little Girl- Part 1
    • 26- Beloved Little Girl- Part 2
    • Lesson 10-Painting the little girl
    • 27. Magical child- Guided Meditation
  • 06
    Teen Portraiture -Teaching Steps
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    • Teen Portraiture- Face to face teaching steps