How To Paint Faces with Expression, Ease & Confidence…

Especially if you truly believe that you can't...

... and even if you’re a total beginner!

Get immediate access to this amazing deal below!


All prices are in USD.


Lesson 1- Sketchbook Warmups

Lesson 2- A Simple Line Portrait

Lesson 3- Loosening Up with Charcoal & Ink

Lesson 4- Stories Faces Tell

Lesson 5- Quirky Characters

(Value $150)


BONUS: FB Support Community

BONUS: Stories of a She-Tribe Online Tutorial (value $37)

BONUS: Abstract Approaches Online Tutorial (value $37)

BONUS: Downloadable videos (value $85)

BONUS: Lifetime access (value $100 but truly priceless)

Today’s Price $37

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.”

- Neil Gaiman

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Loosen up, let go of your inner critic and Paint Faces with Freedom today!

Paint Faces with freedom will give you the headstart you need to begin to approach portraiture with a sense of fun, whimsy and self-confidence.


Hi, I’m Tracy!

I've been teaching students to loosen up and find joy through art for more than 20 years. When I was a kid I really believed that art was some kind of special gift only given out to a select few at birth. In my family it was my brother Jason who seemed to have the magic art gene. He would spend hours sprawled on the floor sketching and whenever I tried to do the same my work would inevitably end up in the bin. 

It wasn’t until I was 33 that I joined a local art class and my whole world shifted. Within two weeks I had the epiphany that art wasn't just for the lucky few and that creativity encompassed all parts of ourselves, that creating things; art, gardens, stories, games etc. was actually our birthright and not only that, but spending time creating and making art could enhance EVERY single aspect of our LIVES!!

I started teaching way back then, gathering the neighborhood kids into my garden shed, and since then I have been honing my skills with a mission to bring more joy, more play, more confidence and more ease to the lives of my students (now from 70+ countries around the world!) through artmaking!

Painting faces has always fascinated me, so much so, that portraiture was my first love when I began making art. A few years back I created my extensive Face Fascination class which has already been taken by hundreds of students!

Many of you were still a little nervous to take the leap into such a large course and asked me to create something smaller, something you could dip your toes (and paint brushes) into, a taster to give you the confidence to go further…

So here it is!


Do the insides of your mind sound like this?

  • My portraits look like a toddler made them...
  • How did they get such expression? Where do I even start?
  • Which materials should I use and what works with what? Are there any rules?
  • How can I stop comparing my work unfavorably to others and paint with more freedom?

don't worry...

EVERYONE can paint faces.


“For years, I’ve longed to take a painting workshop from Tracy Verdugo. Tracy is a beautiful and generous soul and a wonderful artist, who has a special gift for teaching visual art to people who don’t consider themselves visual artists... I’ve admired her devotion to teaching for YEARS. Tracy, you are a gift. Thank you for this day. I’m going to sleep with my fingernails caked with paint, and my imagination full of color.”

- Elizabeth Gilbert


having enough techniques and inspiration at your fingertips to keep you making moves with confidence.


that your biggest problem is that you see an abundance of creative possibilities instead of not enough.


approaching your work with a playful sense of KNOWING that every mark you make has the potential to spark curiosity and wonder.


feeling a sense of ease when you approach your painting, banishing the word “mistake” and embracing the term “happy accident”!

Overridingly the three main issues students around the world express to me are; the desire to loosen up, to stop comparing themselves to others & to learn how to approach and infuse their artmaking with more ease, play and joy.



A 5-part video course to help you overcome your fear of painting faces & increase your skill level and joy in artmaking!

The perfect online art class for artists of all levels who want to get in the flow and stay inspired!

Paint Faces w Freedom

You’ll learn how to:

  • Embrace spontaneity and playful warm ups

       (instead of doubting your every move)


  • Ease into flow state, allowing your intuition to guide you naturally

       (so you can stop comparing & find your own creative voice)


  • Find beauty even in the messy bits

       (without throwing your work in the trash)


  • Blend tools and materials together in innovative ways

       (throw out the rule book instead!)


  • Focus on the joy in your paintings and your life!

      (and clear those negative, critical vibes)

"I love how your classes help me to slow down. Your approach to creativity keeps opening me up to myself - layer after layer revealing what I love about art. Shedding away layers of perfectionism. Making a move and seeing what shows up. Slowing down - so important. And your soft and reassuring voice. Your sense of humor and clarity of process. Thank you, Tracy."

- Paulette Bibeau

What’s Inside the Paint Faces with Freedom online class?


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 1- Sketchbook

In this lesson we’ll use a variety of reference images and explore the freedom and beauty of continuous line drawing to begin to demystify the contours of the face.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 2- A Simple Line Portrait

In this lesson we use inspiration from our warm ups to create a stunning minimalist portrait using a limited palette.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 3- Loosening Up with Charcoal and Ink

In this lesson we get loose and let the ink and charcoal fly, and mingle. I’ll help you to see the beauty in allowing for spontaneity and letting go of trying to control every outcome.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 4- Stories Faces Tell

In this lesson we look at one way to create characters using torn pages from books as our substrate and nostalgic photos as our reference image.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 5- Quirky Characters

In this lesson we’ll have a blast with collage, inks, paint and pens to create quirky characters full of personality!

:heavy_check_mark: BONUS: FB Support Community

As a student you'll gain access to the Tracy Verdugo Alumni Facebook community, "The Mojo Dojo" where you will be surrounded by a supportive community of past and current students as well as gaining the opportunity to ask and receive support directly from Tracy.


:heavy_check_mark: BONUS: Stories of a She-Tribe Online Tutorial (value $37)

Once you purchase Paint Faces with Freedom you'll gain bonus access to one of Tracy's online lessons "Stories of a She-Tribe". In this tutorial you work through creating a poem and bringing abstract figures to life on canvas or paper.


:heavy_check_mark: BONUS: Abstract Approaches Online Tutorial (value $37)

An additional bonus upon signup is access to Tracy's Abstract Approaches 2-part mini course where you learn how to create multiple small artworks using Tracy's "Embracing the Contrasts" technique.


:heavy_check_mark: BONUS: Downloadable videos

All lessons in this course are downloadable to your computer for offline access.


:heavy_check_mark: BONUS: Lifetime access (value priceless!)

Access this class FOREVER via our classes website. No need to fret about time limits or having a busy schedule, this class will always be here waiting for you.

For a one-time payment of $37USD.


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Paint Faces with Freedom is 100% Risk-Free!

If you feel like you don’t get 10x the value from this online art course and additional bonuses, you can email us at [email protected] anytime within 30 days, let us know why the class wasn't for you and we will happily refund your full $37.

"I am an acrylic artist who lost her mojo. I signed up for a 3 module class with Tracy. It has been a wonderful enriching experience for me. She is organized, clear and so generously shares her abundance of artistic knowledge and experience. I truly recommend taking her courses. Thank you, Tracy, to opening my eyes again to the possibilities."

- Rosie Waggott

Are you ready to dive into painting faces with freedom?

I've created this class to reach as many creatives as possible in a time where hope, joy and a sense of wonder are truly needed. This is YOUR time to find your creative voice, YOUR time to get out those supplies you’ve been hoarding OR make your first order of art supplies! YOUR time to shine and grow in confidence and ability.

Come play with me today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time is required?

Each video tutorial is between 20-35 minutes long so they are perfect to watch at any time during the day. However as the goal is to be as creative as possible, you’ll be wanting hours in your studio by the end of this!

Are there captions/subtitles?

Yes! The videos in this online course currently have English captions and Spanish subtitles.

I don’t have many art supplies. Can I still do these lessons?

Absolutely! While Tracy always has her favorite supplies, we want you to be open and adaptable and use what you have. Don’t have acrylic paints? Try doing the same tutorial with colored pencils and see what unique results you can get!

Having said that, here is a list of all the supplies Tracy uses in this art course:

  • Sketchbook, sketching pencils, watercolor paper, various brushes, white gesso, various fluid acrylic paints, willow & compressed charcoal, paper towel, bamboo skewers, spray bottle with water, watercolor pencils or similar, various gel pens, white acrylic ink, matte medium, collage ephemera.

I already bought another one of your online courses. How is this different?

All of Tracy’s online classes are unique and completely different from one another. This course is both for artists who feel they cannot create successful portraits and for those who are just starting out. Tracy's aim is to provide inspiration and possibility thinking for all creatives!

What kind of support and feedback is available?

We always are happy to offer email support at [email protected] OR would love for you to ask any questions in our Alumni Facebook group, where Tracy pops in often and you can gain the help and perspective from other students too.

Is everything available immediately?

Yes! Once you purchase the class your login details will be sent to you within the hour (make sure to check your junk and add [email protected] to your contacts list). 

Do I need a special program to access the materials?

All you need for this course is a device such as a laptop, tablet or phone and an internet browser (we recommend Chrome).

Can I share this with a friend?

Once you purchase this class it is for your eyes only. Please keep your login details to yourself but feel free to share our website and this offer if you think a friend would enjoy.

Can I exhibit or sell the work I create in this workshop?

One of the main intentions in my courses is to help you find ways to connect with a style all of your own. So, with this in mind, I’m happy for you to show and sell original, innovative work created. If, however, you feel that you want to follow along more closely and produce pieces very similar to those within the projects that is all good, but I would ask that you don’t put those pieces out to exhibit or sell if they are close copies of my work. I trust that your heart will tell you what is too close. We also ask that you understand that these are Tracy's copyrighted techniques and may not be taught or packaged as a class by any individual other than Tracy without express consent. ♥

Can I teach these tutorials in my own classes?

I love sharing generously in my classes but please respect my intellectual property and remember that these tutorials, including all video and written content are copyrighted material and not to be shared or taught by others without specific consent.

Can this be accessed without the internet?

To access this class you will initially need internet access, however as a bonus we provide downloadable files for each of the five lessons so you can watch offline later.

Can I get a refund?

If you feel like you don’t get 10x the value from this online art course and additional bonuses, you can email us at [email protected] anytime within 30 days, let us know why the class wasn't for you and we will happily refund your full $37. If you purchase the $7 add-on, we cannot refund the $7 as the products are automatically delivered.

“Your method of teaching is both gentle and explosive, you share lovingly from your heart giving your students such a sense of freedom while providing direction. You manage to gently coax your students while encouraging them to soar and find their own way. I have taken others classes and enjoyed most but have to say that working under your tutelage has been my most enjoyable and has opened me up not only in my approach to my art but also in my life as a whole.”

- Diva Odete Kreszl








Today’s Price $37

For a one-time payment of $37USD.

Are you ready to grow your creative abilities, step into a more confident version of yourself and Paint Faces with Freedom?

Here’s what I know for sure; art opens the heart and mind to possibility and potential. It sparks and fuels our imagination, helps us to see beauty within and walk through the world more confidently. Art is the process of learning to create ourselves and experience the world in fresh new ways. Art supports a more expansive view of life: beauty, curiosity, wonder, spirituality, storytelling, helping us to be more present in the moment. 


Art keeps the magic alive and the hope in our hearts. 


I’d love you to join me in this class and in fact I created it especially for YOU. I truly believe that everyone can learn to paint faces, in the same way we can learn to paint a flower or a mug or a tree… I believe in you, am cheering you on and wishing every good thing for you and I can't wait to see you unfurl and shine as we move through these lessons together!


Lots of love,

Tracy xo


For a one-time payment of $37USD.

"Tracy, I am a professional artist and art teacher that loves taking workshops from other artist to learn new techniques and ways of doing art. Your classes are so well done. Worth every penny!

Your instructions are excellent and I love your encouragement on the Facebook community. You have a huge heart as well. Your classes have sparked some new ideas and passions in me... Thanks for being YOU!

- Carisa Griffin