Join me in a year of creative inspiration with Make Create Express 23-24

12 June 2023

By Saskia van Drunen

Make Create Express 23-24

I’m very excited that I have been invited to teach for the first time in the Make Create Express course this year!

Make Create Express is a year long mixed media adventure that kicks off with a FREE Creative Retreat weekendThe Tempter Sessions. The Creative Retreat weekend is open to all and will be on the 8th & 9th of July.

In this course there is such a wide range of lessons, that you are sure to learn new techniques, new processes and discover new ways to express your own unique creativity. And did I mention that there is a FREE weekend event where you can access 26 lessons for free.

One of the reoccurring themes of the Make Create Express workshop is how important creativity is to our well being, how our creativity is a way that we show up for ourselves, how we listen to ourselves, express ourselves, take care of ourselves.

If this sounds like something you could use more of, then be sure to join us for this year long workshop that begins on the 17th of July.

My lesson for the Free Creative Retreat ‘Expressive Art Cards’

For my taster lesson we will make a quick expressive abstract with acrylic inks and spraypaint on a small piece of thick paper (like a card) and then make a charcoal drawing of the mouth and nose.

This is such a fun way to practice the facial features.

What are the main lessons I created for you in Make Create Express 23-24

The main lesson I created for you are called ‘Bloom’ and ‘Fluid Thoughts’

In Bloom’ we will be creating a colourful and expressive mixed media abstract background on paper and we will be using some collage and paint a monochrome portrait on top, that shows a lot of the background through.

Using a dark violet acrylic ink and transparant white we will create the portrait in transparant layers. 

In the lesson Fluid Thoughts‘ we will be creating a colourful abstract background on paper using acrylic inks and spray paint, and paint a front facing portrait on top, blending the portrait with the background.

Join us for the FREE Creative Retreat weekend on the 8th & 9th of July

Or join us for the year long adventure- Make Create Express 23-24 which includes all of the tempter sessions plus a new lesson each week for a year (over 78 lessons!!!). I had so much fun creating mine, read more about them here 

There’s a special Early Bird price that ends at the end of our Creative Retreat Weekend. 

To learn more about all the other artists that are teaching, or to register visit here.  

Much love,



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