Paint Your Heart and Soul 2022

I’m thrilled that I’ve been invited by Olga Furman for the third year to be a guest teacher on the year-long online art class Paint Your Heart and Soul 2022.

At the end of the year you’ll be comfortable to work with a variety of mediums, find your artistic voice if you are new to art, or advance and enrich your style if you are an experienced artist

Over 30  amazing artists instructors are participating in this course! During the lessons, instructors will demonstrate their techniques and share their knowledge, experience, tips and tricks with the students.

The main focus is, but is not limited to painting portraits, and figures in different styles and mediums.

You will not only learn, but also be encouraged to share your progress and interact with instructors and students in a closed FB group, or/and through a special hashtag on Instagram.

Our mission is not only to offer great quality lessons for an affordable price, but also to provide a safe and supporting community.

In addition to the lessons and the community, we invited a certified life coach to help artists with a lack of confidence or have hit the ‘artist block’ and to keep motivation up. Our certified life coach is also a professional artist. How amazing is that!?!

This course is great for everyone who is looking to learn, explore, get inspired and find your own style or to add on to it! Beginners are welcome!

The course starts in January 2022 but the registration is now open and I am giving away a free spot so keep on reading!

You will get at least 50 downloadable video lessons with supporting PDF documents. Each week you will receive one lesson, starting on January 2022. 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 artistAnother 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 you can purchase it for the early bird price of $99 and save $70 from the regular price of $169, so don’t miss out because the discounted spots are selling out super quickly!

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 “I’ve learned so much and gained so much confidence in my art practice“, “I can highly recommend this course and “I’m loving this course and look forward to it each week!“.

what will i be teaching?

In my mini lesson we will focus on drawing and painting a hand in acrylics. Many artists shy away from drawing and painting hands. In my lesson I hope to show you that you don’t have to be afraid and how you can  achieve a beautiful hand in proportion. 

For my main lesson we will be painting a portrait of a dark skinned woman in oils by using a reference photo. We’ll use her beautiful hair as a night sky and paint clouds and stars in it. 

We will be trying to achieve likeness in the drawing, and use complimentary colours to achieve beautiful skin colours. 

Because we are working with oil paints I will inform you about the cool and warm properties of the paints, which does not exist with acrylics.

We will focus on values and shapes of the portrait.

I will show you how I mix the paint 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'll be giving away a free spot in the course!

All you have to do to enter the give-away is:

  • Sign up to my newsletter (click here), if you aren’t already subscribed. This will also give you access to a free portrait video tutorial.
  • Make sure you’ve read this information.
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook, Instagram, Linked-in or Pinterest (you can copy and paste this link   in your post). 
  • Tag me in the post  share why you would love to win and join Paint Your Heart and Soul 2022!
  • 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 September 24 2021,  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 32 Comments

  1. Sabrina

    Posted on my IG

    1. Saskia

      Thanks Sabrina, good luck!!!

  2. Natalia Gorgona

    Hi dear Saskia !!! I shared your post on my facebook feed and I tagged you and I signed up for your newsletter.
    Thank you very much for the chance to win a free spot in this amazing class !!!

    1. Saskia

      Thank you so much Natalia! I’ve added you to the raffle, good luck!!

  3. Estelle Haward

    So excited for a chance to win a spot! Living in South Africa, we are very restricted in terms of paying for online courses, especially the good ones because of the Rand and Dollar exchange rate. Winning this will be such a major step forward in my journey of discovering myself, my art, colour and expression.

    1. Saskia

      Hi Estelle, fingers crossed! I can’t seem to find where you shared and tagged me? Could you please let me know? Thanks so much!

  4. Claudia

    Hi Saskia, as I am really enjoying this years course it would be a blast to win a free seat for next year. Shared your post on FB and tagged you. Best wishes on your art Business, hugs from Germany ❤

    1. Saskia

      Thanks so much, I’m so happy you’re enjoying this years course! I’ve added you to the raffle, so good luck!!

  5. Bonita Balster-Hendriks

    Hi Saskia! So exciting that you will be teaching again in PYHAS! I would love to win a spot and learn more from you! Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity! I have shared your post on my Facebook page and I will share it in my Insta Stories as well! <3

    1. Saskia

      Yay Bonita, fingers crossed!! Two chances to win!

  6. Nardja Segui

    Posted on Facebook! Thank you for the opportunity!

    1. Saskia

      Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  7. Linda Maher

    Posted on Facebook – I’d love to win a spot in the course next year because I truly believe it’s the course that offers the most variety and just has the best instructors!

    1. Saskia

      Thank you so much Linda, this course is so good! So much value and diversity. Good luck!

  8. Marianne Wesseling

    Hallo Saskia, Ik heb het bericht op FB gedeeld…en inschrijven voor de nieuwsbrief is ook gelukt. Ik volgde je al op Insta en FB 🙂
    Ik ben eigenlijk wel weer toe aan meer uitdaging ipv plaatjes natekenen en schilderen. Zou graag weer eens met olieverf gaan werken en andere materialen uitproberen en geïnspireerd willen worden door artiesten die vol passie over hun werk vertellen en die een kijkje in “hun keuken” laten zien. Bedankt voor de kans op een gratis ticket voor de cursus.
    Groetjes, Marianne

    1. Saskia

      Super! Wat fijn dat je gedeeld hebt en me al een tijdje volgt! Deze jaarcursus is zo geschikt om nog meer te groeien als kunstenaar. En ik ga dit jaar mijn hoofdles in olieverf geven, dus dat is een mooie kans om mee te doen. Ik voeg je naam toe aan de lijst en veel succes!!!

    2. Marjon van den Bos

      Thank you for the opportunity. I shared on Facebook, tagged you and shared the reason why I would love to partipate next year. Keep my fingers crossed.

      1. Saskia

        Yay Marjon, thanks! I’ve added you in the draw, good luck!!

  9. Shelley Gregg

    I would love to win a spot. I have enjoyed Paint your Heart @ soul for the past number of years. The teachers offer such a variety of instruction. Thank you!

    1. Saskia

      Thank you Shelley and good luck!

  10. Yasmin Deboo

    Thank you Saskia; have shared on Facebook and registered for PYHS 2022. This year have learnt so much from this workshop and loved the different skills and techniques taught by so many wonderful artists. No doubt a lot of the lessons were and are a great challenge for me but that is the point about learning. I really also enjoyed being part of this community.

    1. Saskia

      Yay Yasmin, it’s so great to have you join us this year again!
      Thanks for the share and good luck again!!

  11. Sharon Michelle

    Posted on FB, thank you for this wonderful opporrtunity

    1. Saskia

      Thank you Sharon, fingers crossed!

  12. Noreen Winogradoff

    Hi Saskia,
    Oh my goodness… Let me say thank you for this opportunity. Sounds like a really wonderful course! Yeh!!! I signed up to your newsletter. I pinned on my Pinterest and I tagged you there Saskia in the comments section of my pin! I also posted on my instagram stories. Saskia I am very interested in the course because I enjoy new experiences and exploring them so that I can find my way with my own art. Such great inspiration from amazing teachers! Thank you again. <3

    1. Saskia

      Hi Noreen,
      Thank you so much! It’s an amazing course to uplevel your art skills and learn from so many different artists.
      I’ve added you to the draw, so good luck!!!

      1. Noreen W

        Thank you Saskia, Keeping fingers crossed…I’d be so grateful to learn from you as your art is really magnificent! xo

        1. Saskia

          Aw thank you so much Noreen!!

  13. Nicole

    Hi Saskia, thank you for this opportunity to win a spot on this amazing course. I love your style and would love to learn from you and expand my experience and confidence through this course. It’s the best motivator out there for my confidence to keep on creating…. I shared ony fb page.

    1. Saskia

      Yay Nicole, thanks for sharing and good luck in the draw!

  14. Nicole Donald

    Hi Saskia, I commented earlier but forgot to mention whetre I shared your post (on my fb page )! I especially love your portrait of the woman with the night sky of clouds and stars – pure magic!

    1. Saskia

      Hi Nicole,
      Thank you so much! And we’re going to create a portrait similar to the photo, isn’t that awesome you’ll get to create your own!?

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