Finally overcome your creative blocks and paint with the confidence you've been missing!

The ultimate course to live your artistic dreams, unlock your creative magic, and discover your joy, all while learning to paint in soft pastel.

Finally overcome your creative blocks and paint with the confidence you've been missing!

The ultimate course to live your artistic dreams, unlock your creative magic, and discover your joy, all while learning to paint in soft pastel.

Finally overcome your creative blocks and paint with the confidence you've been missing!

The ultimate course to live your artistic dreams, unlock your creative magic, and discover your joy, all while learning to paint in soft pastel.

Have you been suffering from...

Valerie’s ground-breaking approach to teaching art in conjunction with coaching you through self-discovery not only skyrockets your art practice, but also helps you live your life in a completely new way. 

Have you been suffering from...

Valerie’s ground-breaking approach to teaching art in conjunction with coaching you through self-discovery not only skyrockets your art practice, but also helps you live your life in a completely new way. 

Have you been suffering from...

Valerie’s ground-breaking approach to teaching art in conjunction with coaching you through self-discovery not only skyrockets your art practice, but also helps you live your life in a completely new way. 

When you can express the world around you through art... it's magic.

“I believe this because landscape painting and soft pastel have changed my life in profound ways.

I invite you to come along with me, discover the beauty that’s within you and the world around you.

Paint your way back home.”

Valerie McKeehan, pastel artist and coach

When you can express the world around you through art... it's magic.

“I believe this because landscape painting and soft pastel have changed my life in profound ways.

I invite you to come along with me, discover the beauty that’s within you and the world around you.

Paint your way back home.”

Valerie McKeehan, pastel artist and coach

Unlock your creativity!

Your creative expression is DIRECTLY tied to how you live and operate in the world. Unlocking your unique magic will unlock your life in huge ways.

Imagine discovering this creative genius while learning to express the beauty that’s within you and all around you using your own two hands in the dust.

This is the magic of soft pastel.

Unlock your creativity!

Your creative expression is DIRECTLY tied to how you live and operate in the world. Unlocking your unique magic will unlock your life in huge ways.

Imagine discovering this creative genius while learning to express the beauty that’s within you and all around you using your own two hands in the dust.

This is the magic of soft pastel.

Not your average art course.

The Magic of Soft Pastel On Demand is an at-your-own-pace online course experience.

You will learn how to paint the world around you by discovering the art of landscape painting in a fun, tactile medium.

But in addition to putting pigment to paper, the course will guide you through finding your unique voice, mindfully connecting to your creativity, and experiencing joy in the process.

Growth, joy, confidence, and transformation.

Not your average art course.

The Magic of Soft Pastel On Demand is an at-your-own-pace online course experience.

You will learn how to paint the world around you by discovering the art of landscape painting in a fun, tactile medium.

But in addition to putting pigment to paper, the course will guide you through finding your unique voice, mindfully connecting to your creativity, and experiencing joy in the process.

Growth, joy, confidence, and transformation.

You have stories to tell, finally bring them to life through your art.

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Growth, joy, magic, and transformation.

“I’m getting over my fear of the blank page, perfectionism and embracing the gap!”

“It is probably the best medicine I have found to date against anxiety!”

Growth, joy, magic, and transformation.

“I’m getting over my fear of the blank page, perfectionism and embracing the gap!”

“It is probably the best medicine I have found to date against anxiety!”

Hi, I'm Valerie.

Although I’ve spent the last decade as a full-time artist, picking up my first pastel during the global pandemic in 2020 felt like coming home to myself.

I am passionate about the magic of soft pastel because it has positively impacted my life in profound ways….

It brought me peace and calm when I needed it the most, a creative outlet to soothe the ache I had to express myself, gave me the ability to materialize my feelings when words failed me, changed my career path, gave me new eyes to view the world, allowed me to get in touch with a part of myself that I had forgotten, and challenged me in the best possible, most satisfying ways.

I believe in it so deeply, which is why I decided I must share what I have learned.

The bottom line is: When you can express the world around you through art…it’s magic.

The beauty you have inside you to create isn’t frivolous or silly or naive… it’s absolutely essential. I believe this to my core.

And we’re going to unlock it together.

Learning the techniques and skills necessary for painting is essential, but just as important is the mindset work that will allow the artistic expression to flow easily and joyfully! I’ve created these six modules to share everything I have learned about both.

And I hope you will join me.

Hi, I'm Valerie.

Although I’ve spent the last decade as a full-time artist, picking up my first pastel during the global pandemic in 2020 felt like coming home to myself.

I am passionate about the magic of soft pastel because it has positively impacted my life in profound ways….

It brought me peace and calm when I needed it the most, a creative outlet to soothe the ache I had to express myself, gave me the ability to materialize my feelings when words failed me, changed my career path, gave me new eyes to view the world, allowed me to get in touch with a part of myself that I had forgotten, and challenged me in the best possible, most satisfying ways.

I believe in it so deeply, which is why I decided I must share what I have learned.

The bottom line is: When you can express the world around you through art…it’s magic.

The beauty you have inside you to create isn’t frivolous or silly or naive… it’s absolutely essential. I believe this to my core.

And we’re going to unlock it together.

Learning the techniques and skills necessary for painting is essential, but just as important is the mindset work that will allow the artistic expression to flow easily and joyfully! I’ve created these six modules to share everything I have learned about both.

And I hope you will join me.

The Magic of Soft Pastel

Your Time is Now

There’s creativity, inspiration, and magic on the other side of you choosing yourself.

A new world awaits when you decide to get messy, learn something new, and awaken a part of your soul.

How long have you been telling yourself it’s not a good time to pursue your creativity?

And I get it, life is chaotic so we say, “maybe in the future”, but the future doesn’t come.

Your time is now.

If you feel a pull to learn to paint, there’s no better time to begin. In just a few weeks from right now, your life could be completely different! You will be more confident in who you are as an artist, feeling purpose and direction. You will see life and the world around you differently!

The Magic of Soft Pastel

Your Time is Now

There’s creativity, inspiration, and magic on the other side of you choosing yourself.

A new world awaits when you decide to get messy, learn something new, and awaken a part of your soul.

How long have you been telling yourself it’s not a good time to pursue your creativity?

And I get it, life is chaotic so we say, “maybe in the future”, but the future doesn’t come.

Your time is now.

If you feel a pull to learn to paint, there’s no better time to begin. In just a few weeks from right now, your life could be completely different! You will be more confident in who you are as an artist, feeling purpose and direction. You will see life and the world around you differently!

The Magic of Soft Pastel

Your Time is Now

There’s creativity, inspiration, and magic on the other side of you choosing yourself.

A new world awaits when you decide to get messy, learn something new, and awaken a part of your soul.

How long have you been telling yourself it’s not a good time to pursue your creativity?

And I get it, life is chaotic so we say, “maybe in the future”, but the future doesn’t come.

Your time is now.

If you feel a pull to learn to paint, there’s no better time to begin. In just a few weeks from right now, your life could be completely different! You will be more confident in who you are as an artist, feeling purpose and direction. You will see life and the world around you differently!

"I had no idea it would be life changing."

"I had no idea it would be life changing."

Find your calm.

Soft pastel is a tactile, sensory experience. A true delight for the senses.

The feel of the velvety, buttery pure crystals of pigment is enchanting. As you get lost in the painting process, it’s like a dance inviting you into a sense of calm.

Beyond art instruction, this course places an emphasis on mindfulness, nature, developing your creative voice, getting in touch with your artist heart, and finding your calm. This is not your average art course.

This course is for you if you want to...

This course is for you if you want to...

I can not begin to say enough about how Valerie has helped me in my soft pastel journey! From understanding the basics to even now as I dig even deeper into them, she has been a huge help and wonderful teacher.

I started out knowing little to almost nothing about this medium. Thanks to her tips and suggestions, I’m beginning to feel more confident with my pastels. I’m better understanding how to take a one dimension painting and turn it into something with depth and value – and this is SO exciting to me. My goal has been to create the nostalgic landscapes from my childhood, and now with Valerie’s help, I feel like I can finally achieve that!
Jessica M.
I can not begin to say enough about how Valerie has helped me in my soft pastel journey! From understanding the basics to even now as I dig even deeper into them, she has been a huge help and wonderful teacher.

I started out knowing little to almost nothing about this medium. Thanks to her tips and suggestions, I’m beginning to feel more confident with my pastels. I’m better understanding how to take a one dimension painting and turn it into something with depth and value – and this is SO exciting to me. My goal has been to create the nostalgic landscapes from my childhood, and now with Valerie’s help, I feel like I can finally achieve that!
Jessica M.

"This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy. "

The past 6 weeks in Valerie’s course have made an impact on me, not only as an artist- but as a human being too. I can’t count how many times I hesitated in life to do something or as an artist to create something because I was unsure or lacked self love/confidence. My time in the Magic of Soft Pastel course has helped me reconnect with my forgotten child-like curiosity and I have seen myself approach my blank canvas with wonder, confidence and anticipation to let the magic within me- the magic that Valerie reminded us we are- just flow. Being able to not let a blank canvas cripple my desire to create has been my biggest accomplishment within this class. Thank you Valerie!
Samantha
Course Participant
I really loved being a part of the Magic of Soft Pastel Fall Session. As a business owner, wife, and mom, I really needed to slow down and do something for myself. I’ve wanted to make art a part of my routine again, and Valerie has inspired me to do this! I’ve noticed that I’ve been seeing the world a little different…feeling more present and noticing the details around me. This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy.
Breanne
Course Participant

"This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy. "

The past 6 weeks in Valerie’s course have made an impact on me, not only as an artist- but as a human being too. I can’t count how many times I hesitated in life to do something or as an artist to create something because I was unsure or lacked self love/confidence. My time in the Magic of Soft Pastel course has helped me reconnect with my forgotten child-like curiosity and I have seen myself approach my blank canvas with wonder, confidence and anticipation to let the magic within me- the magic that Valerie reminded us we are- just flow. Being able to not let a blank canvas cripple my desire to create has been my biggest accomplishment within this class. Thank you Valerie!
Samantha
Course Participant
I really loved being a part of the Magic of Soft Pastel Fall Session. As a business owner, wife, and mom, I really needed to slow down and do something for myself. I’ve wanted to make art a part of my routine again, and Valerie has inspired me to do this! I’ve noticed that I’ve been seeing the world a little different…feeling more present and noticing the details around me. This experience has been transformative, calmed my anxiety a bit, and brought me lots of joy.
Breanne
Course Participant

How It Works

In-depth Video Training

48+ hours of pre-recorded, on-demand video training, including tutorials, lessons, real critiques, Q&A sessions, and more.

Beautifully Designed Workbooks

Accelerate the learning process with handouts, beautiful workbooks corresponding to lessons, helpful worksheets, bonus materials, and homework suggestions to keep you motivated throughout your journey.

TRANSFORMATION

As you work through the course, you’ll bring your inner artist to life, transforming your practice both at the easel and away from the easel. Get ready to feel peace, joy, and experience the world around you in a whole new way!

Real results...

How It Works

In-depth Video Training

48+ hours of pre-recorded, on-demand video training, including tutorials, lessons, real critiques, Q&A sessions, and more.

Beautifully Designed Workbooks

Accelerate the learning process with handouts, beautiful workbooks corresponding to lessons, helpful worksheets, bonus materials, and homework suggestions to keep you motivated throughout your journey.

TRANSFORMATION

As you work through the course, you’ll bring your inner artist to life, transforming your practice both at the easel and away from the easel. Get ready to feel peace, joy, and experience the world around you in a whole new way!

Real results...

A sample of what's covered.

Plus much, much more!

A sample of what's covered.

Plus much, much more!

But can’t I just learn all of this on my own?

And the answer is yes!

There are endless books, YouTube videos, and painting tutorials on both landscape painting and soft pastel available.

But how often do you put yourself on the back burner? There never seems to be enough time to explore the art endeavors you’ve longed to try!

The days, weeks, and maybe even years, have gone by with nothing to show, except for the ever increasing pang in your heart of knowing you have beauty yet to create.

Let this be the moment you show up for yourself!

Learning a new skill can feel intimidating, but this course is designed to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability.

It’s time to cure the artistic ache by unlocking your creativity with a new skill that will last a lifetime.

Valerie McKeehan, pastel artist and coach

But can’t I just learn all of this on my own?

And the answer is yes!

There are endless books, YouTube videos, and painting tutorials on both landscape painting and soft pastel available.

But how often do you put yourself on the back burner? There never seems to be enough time to explore the art endeavors you’ve longed to try!

The days, weeks, and maybe even years, have gone by with nothing to show, except for the ever increasing pang in your heart of knowing you have beauty yet to create.

Let this be the moment you show up for yourself!

Learning a new skill can feel intimidating, but this course is designed to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability.

It’s time to cure the artistic ache by unlocking your creativity with a new skill that will last a lifetime.

Yes, it really works...

Yes, it really works...

"There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching..."

Valerie is as much life to the soul as honey is healing to the body, she’s raw and sweet, vulnerable and kind, and she creates a space to make all kinds of masterpieces and mistakes alike. Always chasing joy, beauty and creativity, she handles technique incredibly well for the advanced, and simplifies it perfectly for the beginner. There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching, which is truly a rare gem of a gift among the arts community.
Sophia
Course Participant

"There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching..."

Valerie is as much life to the soul as honey is healing to the body, she’s raw and sweet, vulnerable and kind, and she creates a space to make all kinds of masterpieces and mistakes alike. Always chasing joy, beauty and creativity, she handles technique incredibly well for the advanced, and simplifies it perfectly for the beginner. There’s nothing that’s off the table when Valerie is teaching, which is truly a rare gem of a gift among the arts community.
Sophia
Course Participant

You get to be Mary Poppins

Just like Bert’s sidewalk scenes in Mary Poppins, you will gain the skills to be able to create your own little worlds filled with beauty and enchantment.

Let’s jump into the sidewalk together…

You get to be Mary Poppins

Just like Bert’s sidewalk scenes in Mary Poppins, you will gain the skills to be able to create your own little worlds filled with beauty and enchantment.

Let’s jump into the sidewalk together…

You get to be Mary Poppins

Just like Bert’s sidewalk scenes in Mary Poppins, you will gain the skills to be able to create your own little worlds filled with beauty and enchantment.

Let’s jump into the sidewalk together…

A year from now you will have wished you started today....

So lets get started!

Select the plan that works for you:

$597

One-Time
Payment

Lifetime access to:
48+ hours of teaching, coaching,
tutorials, critiques, and Q&As.

($2997 Value)

Selling with Confidence Mini Course
Overcome the blockers keeping you from selling your artwork and making money doing what you love!
($297 Value)

2 Free Months in the Magic Makers Membership
Every purchase comes with a FREE 2-month trial in the Magic Maker’s Membership + no initiation fee!* This gives you access to LIVE calls, even more tutorials, and a private Facebook community to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability! *new members only
($297 Value)

The Best Selling: “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel” Ebook!
In this straightforward book, I lay out everything I use, including my favorite supplies, tools, techniques, and go-to methods that helped me spark a passion for art and creating that I can’t wait to share with you.
($27 Value)

Bonus Tutorials & Reference Guides
From cloud paintings to color pallets, these bonus guides and tutorials will help develop your personal style with technical tips and tricks!
($397 Value)

Total Value more than $4,000!

Note: All prices are
listed in USD.

$327

2 Monthly
Payments
Lifetime access to:
48+ hours of teaching, coaching,
tutorials, critiques, and Q&As.

($2997 Value)

Selling with Confidence Mini Course
Overcome the blockers keeping you from selling your artwork and making money doing what you love!
($297 Value)

2 Free Months in the Magic Makers Membership
Every purchase comes with a FREE 2-month trial in the Magic Maker’s Membership + no initiation fee!* This gives you access to LIVE calls, even more tutorials, and a private Facebook community to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability! *new members only
($297 Value)

The Best Selling: “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel” Ebook!
In this straightforward book, I lay out everything I use, including my favorite supplies, tools, techniques, and go-to methods that helped me spark a passion for art and creating that I can’t wait to share with you.
($27 Value)

Bonus Tutorials & Reference Guides
From cloud paintings to color pallets, these bonus guides and tutorials will help develop your personal style with technical tips and tricks!
($397 Value)

Total Value more than $4,000!

Note: All prices are
listed in USD.

Experience a whole new way of seeing.

Paint your world. Discover the magic.

GET INSTANT ACCESS AND START TODAY!

A year from now you will have wished you started today....

So lets get started!

Select the plan that works for you:

$597

One-Time
Payment

Lifetime access to:
48+ hours of teaching, coaching,
tutorials, critiques, and Q&As.

($2997 Value)

Selling with Confidence Mini Course
Overcome the blockers keeping you from selling your artwork and making money doing what you love!
($297 Value)

2 Free Months in the Magic Makers Membership
Every purchase comes with a FREE 2-month trial in the Magic Maker’s Membership + no initiation fee!* This gives you access to LIVE calls, even more tutorials, and a private Facebook community to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability! *new members only
($297 Value)

The Best Selling: “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel” Ebook!
In this straightforward book, I lay out everything I use, including my favorite supplies, tools, techniques, and go-to methods that helped me spark a passion for art and creating that I can’t wait to share with you.
($27 Value)

Bonus Tutorials & Reference Guides
From cloud paintings to color pallets, these bonus guides and tutorials will help develop your personal style with technical tips and tricks!
($397 Value)

Total Value more than $4,000!

Note: All prices are
listed in USD.

$327

2 Monthly
Payments
Lifetime access to:
48+ hours of teaching, coaching,
tutorials, critiques, and Q&As.

($2997 Value)

Selling with Confidence Mini Course
Overcome the blockers keeping you from selling your artwork and making money doing what you love!
($297 Value)

2 Free Months in the Magic Makers Membership
Every purchase comes with a FREE 2-month trial in the Magic Maker’s Membership + no initiation fee!* This gives you access to LIVE calls, even more tutorials, and a private Facebook community to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability! *new members only
($297 Value)

The Best Selling: “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel” Ebook!
In this straightforward book, I lay out everything I use, including my favorite supplies, tools, techniques, and go-to methods that helped me spark a passion for art and creating that I can’t wait to share with you.
($27 Value)

Bonus Tutorials & Reference Guides
From cloud paintings to color pallets, these bonus guides and tutorials will help develop your personal style with technical tips and tricks!
($397 Value)

Total Value more than $4,000!

Note: All prices are
listed in USD.

Experience a whole new way of seeing.

Paint your world. Discover the magic.

GET INSTANT ACCESS AND START TODAY!

A year from now you will have wished you started today....

So lets get started!

Select the plan that works for you:

$597

One-Time
Payment

Lifetime access to:
48+ hours of teaching, coaching,
tutorials, critiques, and Q&As.

($2997 Value)

Selling with Confidence Mini Course
Overcome the blockers keeping you from selling your artwork and making money doing what you love!
($297 Value)

2 Free Months in the Magic Makers Membership
Every purchase comes with a FREE 2-month trial in the Magic Maker’s Membership + no initiation fee!* This gives you access to LIVE calls, even more tutorials, and a private Facebook community to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability! *new members only
($297 Value)

The Best Selling: “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel” Ebook!
In this straightforward book, I lay out everything I use, including my favorite supplies, tools, techniques, and go-to methods that helped me spark a passion for art and creating that I can’t wait to share with you.
($27 Value)

Bonus Tutorials & Reference Guides
From cloud paintings to color pallets, these bonus guides and tutorials will help develop your personal style with technical tips and tricks!
($397 Value)

Total Value more than $4,000!

Note: All prices are
listed in USD.

$327

2 Monthly
Payments
Lifetime access to:
48+ hours of teaching, coaching,
tutorials, critiques, and Q&As.

($2997 Value)

Selling with Confidence Mini Course
Overcome the blockers keeping you from selling your artwork and making money doing what you love!
($297 Value)

2 Free Months in the Magic Makers Membership
Every purchase comes with a FREE 2-month trial in the Magic Maker’s Membership + no initiation fee!* This gives you access to LIVE calls, even more tutorials, and a private Facebook community to support you each step of the way with encouragement and accountability! *new members only
($297 Value)

The Best Selling: “Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Modern Soft Pastel” Ebook!
In this straightforward book, I lay out everything I use, including my favorite supplies, tools, techniques, and go-to methods that helped me spark a passion for art and creating that I can’t wait to share with you.
($27 Value)

Bonus Tutorials & Reference Guides
From cloud paintings to color pallets, these bonus guides and tutorials will help develop your personal style with technical tips and tricks!
($397 Value)

Total Value more than $4,000!

Note: All prices are
listed in USD.

Experience a whole new way of seeing.


Paint your world. Discover the magic.


GET INSTANT ACCESS AND START TODAY!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s fitting for both. If you’ve never tried pastel or landscape painting before, this will be an excellent way to learn in an accelerated course.

If you have experience with pastel you will also gain valuable insight and techniques to further your art practice.

Both beginner and experienced artists will benefit from the focus on mindfulness, nature, developing your creative voice, finding a sense of calm, and learning how to materialize your feelings into art. 

The vehicle is soft pastel landscapes but the course is so much more!

I can’t talk about landscape painting and soft pastel without talking about the heart of it all because it’s been life-changing for me.

It’s a new way of seeing the world and it’s magic. 

I will equip you with the technical side of pigment to paper and the internal side of creating so you can feel confident and joyful.

You can download the course supply list here

You do not need to have everything on the list to get a ton of out of the course! By all means use what you have. That said, I do think professional art supplies make a big difference. I built the supply list to make it simple so that you could have exactly what I’ll be using throughout the course. 

Yes it can! Especially if your goal is to capture landscapes. There are a lot of fundamentals to landscape paintings; hue, value, aerial perspective, composition, etc. that will translate to any medium. We will be covering all of that. 

Beyond art instruction, the course also has a focus on mindset that all artists can benefit from. 

 

 

This program has more than 50 hours of video teaching, Q&As, critiques, tutorials and more.