The lovely Olga Furman has invited me again to be a guest teacher on her year-long online art class that teaches you how to create gorgeous art and improve your skills using different art supplies. 

The course starts in January 2021 but the registration is now open and I am giving away a free spot so keep on reading!

A great team of 35 international teachers are exited to share our creative process with you, knowledge, tips and tricks, step by step, from start to finish. We will teach you on subjects like value, colour theory, proportions and angles, mark making and much more! You will learn how to create beautiful faces and figures, pets and birds, flowers and landscapes in many different styles! There will be lessons using acrylics, oils, watercolous, encaustics, mono-printing and more!

This amazing course is designed so that students of all skill levels will enjoy it and you will get at least 55 downloadable video lessons with supporting PDF documents. Each week you will receive one lesson, starting on January 2021. Each teacher will bring you one mini lesson and one in depth lesson in their unique style.

I really love these collaborative courses because it is the best way to gather a lot of different tips and techniques to grow as an artist. Another big advantage is that it is a great value for your money. And if you are one of the first 500 customers to register for the course or if that number is not reached, before October 27th, you can purchase it for the early bird price of $99 and save $70 from the regular price of $169. That would be less than $2 per lesson ($1.80), don’t miss out!

You will also get access to a Facebook group that will be your virtual classroom where you can show off your lessons, ask for advice and interact with the other students. I always love how supportive everyone is, it is a safe and lovely room. Don’t forget to say hi there, if you like, so we will be getting to know each other.

I really love the lineup of the teachers this year and I’m so honoured to be a part of it. Check out all the gorgeous styles they will be teaching in the photo above!

I am also very proud of our students from previous years. Many of them are so glad they joined our course and describe Paint Your Heart and Soul as “a turning point in my art skills“, “where everything finally clicked” and “I can’t stop painting!“.

What will i be teaching?

In my mini lesson we will focus on achieving emotion in the eyes. We will be drawing the eye looking angry, sad, surprised or startled. This will be a good exercise to do on a regular basis, to really get to know the expressions you want to convey in your portrait.

We will make sure to get the values right by using toned tan paper, graphite and white pastel.

For my main lesson we will be painting a portrait in a difficult angle using a reference photo. We will be trying to achieve likeness in the drawing, but be free in our painting and colours.

I will show you how I mix the paints and guide you through the process!

If you can’t wait to dive into these and all the other lessons, please support me by signing up for the course through this link. I would appreciate it so much and you will be supporting me this way!

And..... I am going to give one of you a free spot in the course! Update: the winner is Yasmin Deboo

All you have to do to enter the giveaway is:

  • Sign up to my newsletter (click here), if you aren’t already subscribed. This will also give you access to my free portrait video tutorial.
  • Make sure you’ve read this information.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Google+ (you can copy and paste this link    https://tinyurl.com/y6ggu2cm   in your post).
  • In the post share why you would love to win and join Paint Your Heart and Soul 2021!
  • Leave a comment below on where you shared it and I will add you to the raffle (make sure the post is public so I can see it).

I will announce the lucky winner on October 17,  here on my blog. The winner will be contacted by email, so please ensure your email address is valid. Good luck!

*If you have already paid for the course and win the spot, you will get a full refund!

I hope to see you in class, I can’t wait to see all the beautiful art that you will create!

Lots of love,


This Post Has 86 Comments

  1. I would love this opportunity, 2020 has been a horrid year and I probably won’t get to see my family for another year. Art keeps me sane! Thank you for this opportunity❤️

    1. I’m so sorry you’re not able to see your family soon Michelle! That’s so sad. These times are so hard and art is such a good way to process your feelings or just relax. Fingers crossed!

  2. Eould love this opportunity, art keeps me sane. Thank you.. Posted on Facebook.

    1. Thank you for sharing Michelle!

  3. Thank you for this awesome opportunity!! So exciting can’t wait for the new year of learning
    Shared on FB

    1. Thank you for the share Donna! I’m exited too, can’t learn enough!

  4. Oh, I’d love to win, this course is incredible! Thanks so much!! Shared on my FB account

    1. Thanks Alla!

  5. Saskia shared on Facebook. Thank you for the free giveaway opportunity.

    1. You’re welcome and thank you for sharing!

    2. Congratulations Yasmin, you’re the WINNER!!! Yay!!!
      I’ve sent you an email with details.

  6. Shared on Facebook! Would love to win because I love when you have such a diverse group of artist teaching you what they know. I think is amazing learning from different people and cultures!

    1. Nardja, thank you! Yes I think the course is very diverse and it will definitely improve your skills because of the diversity of artists teaching!

  7. I shared on FB! I would love the chance to learn from all these awesome teachers! Thanks for the chance!

  8. Thanks for the chance to win – shared on Facebook/

  9. Wow what a year it has been! I love being a part of PYH&S and I hope to continue next year! I shared on FB. Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks Linda! Hope you’ll be with us for 2021!

  10. Shared on fb and twitter, thank you for the opportunity for a chance!!

    1. Thank you Patricia for sharing! Fingers crossed!

  11. I’ve shared it too, on Instagram (carincreates) i love to join this class because its a huge opportunity to learn from so many talented artists. Thank you so much

    1. Thanks Carin, it’s such a wonderful course! You’re added in the raffle!

  12. Shared the link on Fb and also on my Instagram stories and Twitter! I would livff Ed to learn from all the fabulous teachers!

    1. Wonderful Marianne, thanks!

  13. Shared on Facebook! So many amazing teachers thank you!

    1. Yay, fingers crossed!

  14. Shared in FB & Instagram! Congratulations on teaching again this year! I would love this opportunity to grow as an Artist and evolve! Thank you!

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I loved teaching in PYHaS and I’m happy Olga invited me back!

  15. Shared on FB, thank you for this wonderful opportunity! I would love to continue on my creative journey, 2020 hasnt been good and my creative mojo has disappeared.

    1. Aw Michelle, I’m sorry to hear that. I hope 2021 will be a better year for you, sometimes it’s hard to start creating.
      Seeing the lessons might start the creative flow again.

  16. Id love to win a free seat in the course. This year was a blast. I can’t wait for next year,.

    1. Hi Tonya, it would be so great to see you again this year!
      Fingers crossed for a free seat!

  17. Shared on Twitter. Signed up for newsletter previously. Thanks for the opportunity.

    1. Thank you so much Susan!

  18. I posted on Facebook. I find these classes so inspiring! In the last two PYHS’s I learned so much and I can’t wait to learn from the 2021 artists. Saski, you are a great teacher. This year I hope to actually post some of my work.

    1. Thank you so much Beverly, it’s so great to have you with us. And please do post your work, it’s such a safe and loving place in the fb group!

  19. Shared to Facebook and Twitter , thank you for the amazing opportunity. I would love to win as there are so many talented teachers and I would learn so much…..cant wait, xxx

    1. Hi Wendy, thank you for sharing!
      Fingers crossed!

  20. Congrats on being one of the teachers this year! I’ve shared on Facebook and will try to on Instagram. I would like to branch out in the types of media I use, as well as develop better drawing skills. Thanks for the chance to win!

    1. Thank you Lisa. This course is amazing for branching out in your media and skill set!

  21. Shared on Facebook and would love to win because I love the variety of artist that are teaching!

  22. Sorry is not Marcus Segui is Nardja Segui

  23. I don’t know what happened to what I just posted! Shared on Facebook and would like to win because I like the variety of artist.

    1. Thank you so much Nardja! I hope to see you again this year!

  24. Hi Saskia, thank you for this fantastic opportunity. I have shared your link in my fb and IG. I’d love to win a spot on this fabulous course as to learn from so many incredible artists such as yourself inspires me to make art which is such a vital aspect in staying connected to my creativity and myself – it’s the best form of self-care I know!

    1. Hi Nicole thanks for sharing.
      This course is so great, it has so many different styles and techniques you can learn.
      Being creative is such a life saver, for me too.

  25. I would love to win a spot as I seriously need some guidance on portrait painting! Shared it to Instagram

    1. Hi Michelle, thank you for sharing!
      Portrait painting is so fun and I’d be happy to have you join us!

    1. Thank you Susan! Fingers crossed!

  26. Thank you for this tremendous opportunity, Painting have had given me so much peaceful and learning from all this amazing teachers will be a honor, I love colors in all their expressions, just can’t wait for this wonderful course.
    I shared on Facebook and twitter

    1. Hi Angela,
      Thank you for sharing and fingers crossed!
      I’m happy to hear that painting has given you so much in your life, keep on creating!

  27. Shared in TWITTER

    1. Thank you Olga

  28. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!
    I shared on twitter!

    1. Thank you so much Elle!

  29. Shared on Facebook, thank you for the opportunity!

    1. Yay Nardja,
      Your name is entered in the raffle, fingers crossed!

  30. I shared to Facebook, thanks

    1. Thank you so much Mike!
      Fingers crossed for the 17th!

  31. I would love to win a spot, shared on FBook

    1. Thank you Michelle,
      I’ve entered your name in the raffle, yay!

  32. Hi Saskia! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! I would absolutely love to win a spot and be able to learn more from you. You have helped me so much with my painting earlier <3 I've shared your post on my personal Facebook page <3

    1. Thank you so much Bonita.
      I love to help where I can, and your results are so gorgeous!

  33. Saskia, would love the chance to take part and my fingers are crossed. Thank YOU for the opportunity.

    1. Deb, your name is noted! Good luck!

  34. Shared on FB, this course is amazing!! I did it a few years ago and finally have some time to do another!

    1. Thank you LeAnne. Yes it’s an amazing course. So much to learn from all the wonderful teachers!

  35. Hello, I’ve shared to Facebook. I would love a place on this course….A WHOLE YEAR with such faber and talented artist. Fingers crossed.

    1. Yay Diana, I’ve added you to the raffle. Fingers crossed!

  36. Shared on Twitter. I’d love to win a spot to learn new techniques and keeep my mind busy during all this isolation.

    1. Thanks Susan,
      Art can be so healing, I always feel so much lighter after I’ve created.
      Good luck!

  37. Shared on FB. Art is so healing and I am mourning the passing of my parents in the last month. This class gives me such a lift. Thanks for the chance!!!

    1. Jeanne, I’m so sorry for your lose. Art can be so healing and helps us to heal bit by bit.

  38. Hi, I have shared on Facebook (Jodie Maree). I would love to start my 2021 off with this gorgeous course. It would wrap up my heart and soul healing journey, through my love of creative connections. a perfect opportunity, thank you for allowing me to participate.

    1. Thank you for sharing Jodie,
      fingers crossed!!!

  39. Shared to Facebook. If I won I would feel like the luckiest girl in the world

    1. Thank you so much Wendy,
      I’ve put your name in the raffle.

  40. Thank you for this awesome opportunity!! Can’t wait for a year of art therapy through creative expression. So exciting
    Shared on FB
    blessed be Donna

    1. Yay Donna, can’t wait either! Fingers crossed!

  41. I would love to win, thank you for the opportunity. I shared on Facebook

    1. Thank you Helen!

  42. Art is my life, if I won I would probably jump over the moon. Shared

    1. Thanks Wendy, I’ll be doing the draw soon!

  43. Thank you Saskia! I am just over the moon to have won your free give away for this course. Its a total surprise and needless to say am very excited.

  44. Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it!

    Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very great article.

    1. Thank you so much.

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