The Inner Heroine - $247
with Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

The Inner Heroine

Embark on a journey exploring your Inner Hero(ine) through art.

This class is the frame in which to set your story. Your complicated, messy, true story. We use the Heroine’s Journey to build a narrative structure to tell this story. All of our stories are valid and important, no matter how insignificant we may think they are. Your story is worth telling.

Move past the inner critic.

Using the Heroine’s Journey as a storytelling trope helps us bypass any self-censorship by creating a narrative distance. It also helps us go beyond the inner critic and to go ahead and get those emotions out there and into the journal.

Process big feelings.

Collectively, we are going through some very intense and uncomfortable moments of growth and fear. The Inner Heroine class can help in processing some of those big feelings and giving them a home – an altered book – to live in. Using collage also supports this: cutting and pasting is a great way to keep your hands busy and your mind quiet. The techniques in this class are rooted in collage. We will be borrowing some techniques from pop-up books and making our own stamps and using our favorite hoarded ephemera for this class.

This class will not only help you document one journey that your heroine has undertaken, it will empower you to use these techniques again and again when you need them. 

Finish this crazy year off strong. Come back to yourself, look within yourself, dig deep into your creativity, and finally reveal your inner hero/ine.

Gm artist vanessaoliverlloyd

Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

Vanessa is a Canadian artist who lives abroad. This has lead her to explore art as a way of connecting and engaging with the world. She loves to share what she learns in classes that speak directly from the heart.

Class Lessons

This class is PACKED. It includes 42 lessons with 50 videos, resulting in 50 double-paged spreads, and a FULL altered book.

  1. Ih intro teaser v3
    0.0 | Introduction
  2. Ih 0.1 teaser
    0.1 | Inspiration Flips
  3. Ih 0.2 teaser
    0.2 | Choosing Your Book
  4. Ih 0.3 teaser
    0.3 | Supplies
  5. Ih 1.0 teaser
    1.0 | Archetypes
  6. Ih 1.1 teaser
    1.1 | Title Page
  7. Ih 1.2 teaser
    1.2 | A Simple Word
  8. Ih 1.3 teaser
    1.3 | Coat of Arms
  9. Ih 1.4 teaser
    1.4 | The Heroine Feels Different
  10. Ih 1.5 teaser
    1.5 | Mapping Out the Journey
  11. Ih 2.0 teaser
    2.0 The Catalyst
  12. Ih 2.1 teaser2
    2.1 | The Door
  13. Ih 2.2 teaser
    2.2 | The Call to Action
  14. Ih 2.3 teaser
    2.3 | The Pivot
  15. Ih 2.4 teaser
    2.4 | Getting Ready to Go
  16. Ih 2.5 teaser
    2.5 | The Threshold
  17. Ih 3.0 teaser
    3.0 | The Road of Trials
  18. Ih 3.1 teaser
    3.1 | The Dark Forest
  19. Ih 3.2 teaser
    3.2 | Meeting Monsters
  20. Ih 3.3 teaser
    3.3 | Boss Monster
  21. Ih 3.4 teaser
    3.4 | The Monster Within
  22. Ih 4.0 teaser
    4.0 | The Descent
  23. Ih 4.1 teaser
    4.1 | Spiritual Aridity
  24. Ih 4.2 teaser
    4.2 | Down to the Core
  25. Ih 4.3 teaser
    4.3 | Shift
  26. Ih 4.4 teaser
    4.4 | Death
  27. Ih 4.5 teaser
    4.5 | Rebirth
  28. Ih 5.0 teaser
    5.0 | The Goddess
  29. Ih 5.1 teaser
    5.1 | Meeting the Goddess
  30. Ih 5.2 teaser
    5.2 | The Divine Within
  31. Ih 5.3 teaser
    5.3 | Allies
  32. Ih 5.4 teaser
    5.4 | Taming the Inner Fire
  33. Ih 6.0 teaser
    6.0 | Revelation
  34. Ih 6.1 teaser
    6.1 | Healing the Split
  35. Ih 6.2 teaser
    6.2 | Through the Happy Forest
  36. Ih 6.3 teaser
    6.3 | The Clear Path
  37. Ih 6.4 teaser
    6.4 | Back Through the Threshold
  38. Ih 7.0 teaser
    7.0 | Conclusion
  39. Ih 7.1 teaser
    7.1 | Return to Self
  40. Ih 7.2 teaser
    7.2 | The Gift
  41. Ih 7.3 teaser
    7.3 | Signing Off
  42. Ih bonus1 teaser2
    BONUS | Choose Your Companion
  43. Ih bonus2 teaser
    BONUS | Your Story is Worthy

What you need for this class

The supplies you will absolutely need for this class are:

  • a book to alter with enough pages for about 50 double art spreads
  • your favorite ephemera, magazine images and specialty papers
  • scissors and glue
  • an idea of a story about you that you want to tell

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