Valerieann’s Simple Steps to Start Playing
Free Beginner Video Course
Video #1 - Permission to Play (3:04)
Learn easy ways to walk into playing and having fun... with paint!
Welcome to the course.
Get your playing done first.
What challenges are you experiencing?
Learn how to play with paint.
Video #2 - Let's Get Started (6:52)
All you need is a pencil and paper. Let’s begin!
Just start now, it doesn't have to be perfect!
Do what feels good.
You are unique.
Every way is correct.
Notice how your feel.
Trust how you feel and have fun!
Video #3 - Play with Some Happy (0:51)
Dance, swim or leap into life.
Draw happy and see what happens.
Play with some happy.
Video #4 - Draw Your Feelings (1:28)
Emotions flow, explode and dissipate.
Express that anger.
Notice the differences.
Explore other emotions.
Video #5 - A Story of Healing (3:06)
Tap into your power. What’s trying to emerge through you?
Frustration when comparing to others.
Expressing what you cannot put into words.
Give yourself permission to express your emotions.
Video #6 - What Supplies Do I Need? (0:58)
Fun, creative tricks and tips to keep it easy. Let’s play!
Keep it simple and basic.
Be creative and make it doable.
Video #7 - Which Type of Paint? (1:54)
What excites the little child in you?
Acrylic or Oil Paint?
Pros and cons for both.
Which type does your inner child want?
Video #8 - Brushes Brushes Brushes (1:19)
Round, square, synthetic or real hair . . . What do i choose?
So many brush choices.
What feels good to you?
You just need one.
Video #9 - Choosing Your Canvas (1:52)
Size, depth, cotton or linen . . . which one is best?
So many canvas choices.
The most important thing to consider.
Give yourself the freedom to play.
Video #10 - I Just Wanna Paint (2:16)
No messy palettes to clean, I like it easy and fun!
There are many types of palettes.
I like to make it easy.
Easy clean up.
Video #11 - How Do I Clean My Brushes? (4:10)
Have fun creating your brush cleaning tank.
Acrylic Paint - Rinse in water
Oil Paint - Cleaning solution and a silicoil brush cleaning tank
Create your tank using cans from your kitchen!
Video #12 - What About an Easel? (2:41)
Use a table easel, pile of books, floor easel or none at all.
Make your own table easel.
Make it out of wood.
Make it out of cardboard.