How To Bring Joy, Play & Ease back into your art...

Especially if you’ve been struggling with motivation and lack of inspiration...

and EVEN if you’re a total beginner!

Get immediate access to this amazing deal below!


All prices are in USD.

The Playful Painter

Lesson 1- Sunshine and Spontaneity

Lesson 2- Abstract Play

Lesson 3- The heArt of Imperfection

Lesson 4- Everything Old is New Again

Lesson 5- Three Little Birds

(Value $150)


BONUS: FB Support Community (Value: priceless!)

BONUS: "The Cat Lady of Porto" digital download (Value: $10)

BONUS: Downloadable videos (value $85)

BONUS: Informational video on "How to find your own artistic style" (Value: $50)

BONUS: Lifetime access (Value: $100, but truly priceless)

Today’s Price $27

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

- E E Cummings

Spark your joy and jump into playful painting with me today!

The Playful Painter ensures you can paint with ease and get back into that playful mindset you desire so much.


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 neighbourhood 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 60+ countries around the world!) through artmaking!


Do these thoughts cross your mind when looking at art you love?

  • I'm just a beginner, I wouldn't even know where to begin painting something like this.
  • Are they painting intuitively? Are there any rules here? I think I need a balance of intuition and structure... So much to learn and understand!
  • I love the layers but what comes first? How do I get started? Do I dry in between? How do I keep such vibrant colors? Mine always ends up a mess full of mud!
  • I wonder about how to stay on track and not let my doubt about my own work take over!

don't worry...

EVERYONE can be an artist.


“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 the next move 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.

Introducing the...

The Playful Painter

A 5-part video course to bring back your sense of wonder and lighten your heart.

The perfect class for creatives of all levels wanting to get into flow and stay inspired!

Playful Painter

You’ll learn how to:

  • Embrace spontaneity and play with color in a non-stressful way!

       (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)


  • Reinvent old ideas to find fresh inspiration

       (no more feeling stuck or uninspired)


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

       (and clear those negative vibes)

“Tracy, you have such a loving positive approach to painting and teaching. I have never felt inadequate, or fearful when trying your techniques. I have never heard from my inner critic... in your classes. After each of your workshops I have always left feeling more confident as an artist. You allow us in... to make a real connection with you. So grateful to have you as a teacher and a friend!”

- Jackie Wimberly

What’s Inside the Playful Painter online class?

Five hours of downloadable video content and the feeling that Tracy is right beside you cheering you on!


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 1- Sunshine and Spontaneity

In this class we’ll explore warm and cool palettes and the beauty of where they meet. Inspired by Spanish sun and potted plants on white washed walls, we’ll take a leap into spontaneity and vibrant color!


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 2- Abstract Play

In this lesson we begin with an intention to step into flow, to silence our inner critics, give up control and allow a conversation to begin to happen between ourselves and our art.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 3- The heArt of Imperfection

In this lesson we revisit some of those “failures” and experiments and make an ode to the beauty of imperfection out of freeform love hearts! In art as in life there is always beauty to be found, even in the “messy” bits.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 4- Everything Old is New Again

In this lesson we’ll focus on which end of the “what if” spectrum we habitually find ourselves sliding towards and how consciously choosing curiosity and wonder can open up worlds of play and possibility in our art, and help us to move from fear to wonder in our lives, as well as open up play and possibility in our creative endeavours.


:heavy_check_mark: Lesson 5-Three Little Birds

In this lesson filled with color and fabulous mark making I’ll share how it’s possible to shift a painting by focusing on the parts that are working instead of the parts that are not.

: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: "The Cat Lady of Porto" digital download (value $10)

Once you purchase the Playful Painter online class, you will also receive a free digital copy of Tracy's work "The Cat Lady of Porto" for digital use or to print and display around your home.


:heavy_check_mark: BONUS: Informational video on "Finding Your Creative Voice"

Exclusive access to Tracy's guide on how to unlock your own style and remain authentic to your own artistic voice.


: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 $27USD.


100% Satisfaction Guarantee

The Playful Painter is 100% Risk-Free!

If you feel like you don’t quite get the value you expected from this online art course, you can email us at [email protected] anytime within 30 days. Just let us know why we couldn't meet your expectations and we will happily refund your full $27.

“Dear Tracy, I don't know if there are enough words in the English language to tell you how grateful I am for your lessons. I just stumbled upon your site by chance and it changed my creative life!  Abstract art has always fascinated me but I never had the courage or the imagination (so I thought) to try it. You opened up a whole new world for me and it feels like flying. You are an amazingly gifted and generous artist and teacher. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”

- Janie Chocron

Are you ready to dive into painting with joy and ease?

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. Dive in NOW!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time is required?

There is around 5 hours of pre-recorded video content so the lessons are perfect to watch at any time during the day.

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 the supplies Tracy uses in this art course:

  • Watercolor paper, masking tape, pencil, acrylic inks, paints, acryla gouache, various paint brushes, various mark making tools (bamboo skewers, twigs etc.), gel pens), paper towel, gel medium, black gesso, stamps/stencils (optional), chalk and charcoal, isopropyl alcohol, colored pencils, spray bottle with water.

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 stuck in their practice and for those 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). We host our videos on Vimeo so please make sure you can access this in your country.

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 quite get the value you expected from this online art course, you can email us at [email protected] anytime within 30 days. Just let us know why we couldn't meet your expectations and we will happily refund your full $37.

“Your mind sparks, your soul sparkles, your peace is counterpoint to the clamor of life, you are a magnificent gift to the world.”

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie








Today’s Price $27

For a one-time payment of $27USD.

Are you ready to dive into painting with more joy, play and wonder?

Here’s what I know for sure; art opens the heart and mind to possibility and potential. It sparks and fuels our imagination and 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 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 $27USD.

"Tracy is truly a beautiful artist, shining her light and creativity and love for sharing and teaching. Her innate curiosity and willingness to try the new is welcome as she drew me into her way of seeing. I truly loved this course and have been emboldened to register for more AND I’m amazed by the artworks that came out of being inspired by Tracy. Many thank yous!"

- Anne Reynolds