Restore your creative soul through painting - with Heather Bradbury
Paint & Create to Calm Your Soul
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Enrolment ends Saturday 17th July 11:59pm (AEST Melbourne, Australia)
Sunday 16th July 9:59pm (EDT -New York, US )
Learn how to create paintings
that will calm your soul
A course which offers a transformation
of healing through painting.
This six month online course will give you the essential skills
to enjoy painting photo-realistically, while at the same time finding a calm relaxing outlet that will transform your everyday life.
This program is for artists of all levels whether you are an absolute beginner, have an established career, or are returning to your craft.
Here's what the
Restore Your Creative Soul program
can do for you...
Margaret had never painted before - now it has brought healing...
At the beginning of Covid-19 Margaret found it difficult to find the motivation to keep painting, even though she loved it so much.
Margaret shares here how the Restore Your Creative Soul program helped her get back on track and start the healing journey of painting again.
Vanessa found healing
& her whole family has benefitted too!
"Since joining the online classes and following the program I am much more relaxed as well as being addicted to how much I am loving painting. I just can’t get enough of it! I am loving it!"
"Getting really deeply into it and exploring myself and my own emotions has been really good for me and my healing. My whole family has seen how it has brought out the joy in me. They are all enjoying the process."
Kay never thought she was creative but now feels so relaxed & capable!
"Joining the class and learning to paint has been very relaxing and makes you feel as if you are a capable person! It makes you feel like: “I can do this”! It's very good for you actually. I always thought it was too late, but it's never too late."
"I have had a lot of creative friends and never thought I was as creative as my friends, I have never painted, but its been great! It is just so exciting when something comes to life, and it looks like its meant to look!”
The Restore Your Creative Soul program
provides the teaching, support
and community you need to:
This course helps you slow down & relax - you can find a beautiful peaceful rhythm.
"Absolutely amazed what I have achieved in the time - great teacher."
"I found it so calming, I actually really surprised myself and thought I was not going to do so well - really surprised myself!"
Help you find a place of calmness, peace & fullfillment
Find connections with others & have support along the way
We all need connection and especially during difficult times. Having an online community can help us stay connected, no matter what is happening around us!
Join the growing community, find new friends and get the encouragement you need to keep going!
Learn how to use oil paints & paint photo-realistically with ease
Heather takes you through step by step on how to use oils, the difference between oils and acrylics, which brushes to use (and how to care for them too), along with many other key things that are helpful to know when using oils to paint photo-realistically.
There are over 24 courses that will keep you busy for months, with many hours of real-time tutorials. You will hear how Heather thinks about mixing colours, how to apply the paint, the key instructions on how to make things look more realistic and SO MUCH MORE!
It's time to calm your soul,
bring peace to your day,
and find healing
What might your life look like if you found some calm in your day
through painting more confidently?
The Restore Your Creative Soul program gives you the resources
and support to gain courage as you explore your very own
fulfilling painting journey.
Hi there, I'M
Hi my name is Heather Bradbury
I am a Photo Realistic Artist/teacher
and founder of Paint & Create Community
and the Restore your Creative Soul program.
I have been passionate about creativity for as long as I can remember.
I trained as a Graphic Designer in the age of no computers,
so everything had to be done by hand.
That is when I began a love for drawing things realistically.
My graphics has been seen across major event promotions, magazines, and advertising. Including filming, storytelling through film and editing too. I have enjoyed working in remote communities both in Australia and overseas. This experience gave me a love for connecting with communities and finding ways to communicate effectively through art and design that engages people in positive ways.
I fell in love with teaching more and more as I raised four beautiful sons. Living in a remote community ourselves, we enjoyed exploring creativity as a family in as many ways as we could! I did however push too hard and burnt out, and needed to find more gentle ways to explore my creative side
(instead of many hours on a computer).
As the boys grew I had more opportunities to explore my own creative dreams.
I found a love for painting that saw my work accepted into some Major Prizes including The Glover - Tasmania and the Fleurieu Art Prize Adelaide receiving a number of high recognitions including in the UK Mirror. I now own my own gallery and have taught 100's of students too!
I absolutely love teaching, it brings me fully alive.
I find incredible joy painting my own paintings
which continually fills my soul to overflowing!
Painting and especially Photo-realistically has not always been something that has come easy.
Over the past 10 years I have taught myself through many trials and errors!
When I began my painting journey I had no intention of showing anyone my work. It was the process that was healing, and the discipline to sit and paint that helped me through some really tough times of my life!
The practise of painting photo realistically actually pulled me out
of a very dark time in my life and helped me find
something that was predictable, stable and
rewarding enough to help me find some hope again.
As I began to heal I realised I wanted to help others find the joy and healing I had found in painting too.
Maybe you have had some of these thoughts:
Do you need a creative outlet that can relax you more?
Have you been putting off painting because you think you don't have what it takes?
Do you sometimes get frustrated because your painting does not look like what you wanted it to?
Do you need to find a creative outlet that is not performance driven?
Do you feel the desire to paint, but don't feel like you have enough skill?
Do you sometimes feel alone in your creative journey?
Do you want to just ENJOY painting, and not worry about what others will think?
Do you want to be proud of your work, and not hide it in a corner?
Do you worry that you wont start painting because you have no idea where to begin?
Do you wish you had a regular time in your week to create something that is just yours to enjoy?
All of these thoughts were part of my own journey!
The change came for me when I focussed on painting what I knew I needed to paint. Not on what others might expect me to paint.
For years I had been producing art for everyone else.
It was time for me to slow down and paint what brought me alive!
These were the four main things I discovered!
THE IMPORTANCE OF JOURNALING
When we journal we begin to write out the mess that is in our heads, it makes space for the more full-filling thoughts to dominate!
Journaling and painting go hand in hand. Writing about what we know we need to paint brings more clarity
to every day life!
PAINT IMAGES THAT BRING YOU ALIVE!
When we paint images that stirs our soul, images that mean something to us, we will find a place inside that comes alive and gets us excited about waking up in the morning!
"Desire, ask, believe, receive."
Stella Terrill Mann
TREAT YOURSELF, ...ITS OK!
An important step to finding your creative pathway and a stress free life is getting a good balance of work and play! Julia Cameron encourages us to take 'Artists Dates'!
Opening yourself to insight, inspiration & guidance by nurturing your inner artist.
Take time regularly to do things that you love!
Often in our creative adventures we can feel lonely and as if we are the only one going through the stuggles we face.
Keeping in touch with other like-minded creative people can help you find encouragement and support - which will help you produce work you may never have tackled on your own.
Our society does not encourage any of us
to place our creative dreams
to the front of our lives.
I was thankful I had the opportunity to step away from the soul destroying work I was doing and let my creative path of painting emerge.
I needed others around me to cheer me on, tell me I can be an artist, and that I can find fulfilment on a creative path.
Without that support I am sure I would not be here offering this course to you today!
There have been so many students come through my programs who needed the opportunity to learn to paint in a safe relaxing environment,
who are now experiencing the power of healing it can bring!
This is why I created
The Paint & Create to Restore Your Soul Program
The program offers a clear pathway to confidently learning
how to paint photo realistically with oils. Helping you relax and find your own soul healing, through online recourses,
and support every step of the way.
You will learn how to:
+ Relax and establish a good creative rhythm
that feels joyful and exciting
+ Use oil paints to produce beautiful
photo realistic outcomes
by learning how to blend, mix colours
& use the resources that are most helpful for you
+ Become more confident about painting something realistic
Learning how to use grids to make sure your painting outcome
is in perspective & looks just like your original reference.
+ Trust that you can paint anything you want!
Build your confidence by painting through the 24 different courses
that help you learn how to paint a wider range of subjects
including many forms of water and some animals too!
+ Learn to enjoy what you paint,
and not criticise yourself so much along the way.
Its the process more than the outcome that brings the healing!
+ Find a calm, relaxing and healing creative outlet
that will make you excited to get up every day!
This is a unique program
that brings transformation unlike many other
This course takes you deeper into
helping you find healing on top of learning a skill.