Learn to make your Inks from Nature

Reconnect with the Land

Welcome to my studio

Do you want to transform your artistic practice so that it is more in alignment with yourself and our planet ?
Then this one-on-one mentorship is for you.

In this sharing space, we are going deep into the magic colors from the earth. We will learn how to create paints from natural pigments, from minerals and plants.
I will share from my studio how I process my natural pigments, in live, step-by-step demonstrations.

Many people would like to start painting, but because of the chemicals in conventional paints, such as heavy metals, VOC’s, solvents, dangerous preservatives, and other substances we don’t even know the name of, and not having an airy space to work in, they still can’t continue to express their talent. Thankfully there are always solutions, and we can start again today, whatever your age because creativity is a natural process that is within you forever. And it just wants to be channeled to express the most beautiful thing you have inside.

Connect with your gifts
They bring out the beauty of your most authentic self

“Seed”, Earth on silk paper,2009

We are going to plant “seeds”
Making an analogy to the seed here. The seeds grow in silence, in total darkness and it is in that moment where nothing seems to be happening, that the roots will strengthen, grow, nurture, thus creating a beautiful tree.
This tree represents your Life, which adapts to each season. In an ebb and flow, like a respiration.

This is a path to walk with persistence, commitment, and total surrender to the beauty of the unknown.

Here are some topics that we will go deeper into:

~Learn how to find and collect your pigments in a sustainable way

~Natural pigments from minerals and plants

~Art supplies and tools

~How to process your pigments from the Land

~Healty tips for artists in the studio

~Natural recipes

Now you will be able to create as safely and confidently as you have always dreamed. You will rediscover all the magic involved in the colors that the earth has to offer us.

2 Private Sessions: 60 minutes each

Limited availability

Fill in the following details to register for these two live sessions:

After filling in your details, you will receive an email with more information and a link for payment.

In these one-on-one art classes, I will share with you how I make my natural inks from the Land.

“Nature is the source of all true knowledge.”

Leonardo Da Vinci


Hello, my name is Cristina, I was born and live on Madeira Island, in the North Atlantic Ocean. This is where I get the greatest inspiration to create, as it is an island blessed with magnificent expressions of Nature, that are in some places in their purest and wildest state.

For more than 20 years, I have been dedicated to painting and other forms of artistic expression. It took a lot of resilience and patience to find the means and tools to bring my dreams to life. Fortunately, with the Internet, this great network that unites us, a whole world of new possibilities and hope has opened up.
Directly from my studio, I will share with you everything I have learned over the years, and I hope to be able to help you and make your journey lighter and more beautiful.

In this sharing space, we will create and find the tools to expand and develop creativity, and beyond. We will focus on total surrender to the creative process.
Art is something substantially internal, a way of breathing and living.
We will create with our Hands, with our Imagination, and especially with our Hearts. So that, in a fluid way, magic can enter and give body to your dreams.


How do your Painting Classes and Courses work?
They are one-on-one or in small groups, to give you a deeper understanding, in line with your needs and goals. The painting classes are limited and personalized.

We also offer individual painting classes, live in Nature.

~One-on-one Online classes – Live Calls

I guide you and share exercises for you, in your home. They are exclusively online and alive on the Zoom platform. The Zoom meeting is not recorded, for the privacy of both involved, and to create a closer dynamic. Sign up for my mailing list to receive news.

I am a beginner, can I attend your Art Classes?
Absolutely, the magic in Art, is the process, the journey, not the destination. If you have the passion, the enthusiasm for arts and want to learn them, yes, this is for you. They are designed and adapted for bought beginners and professionals. My mission is to share with you what I have learned in more than 20 years of experience in arts. The mediums in art classes are adapted to your inner interests, you can choose Oil painting, Watercolor, or other mediums you feel called to.

What materials and skills do I need to have for the Painting Classes?
~You will receive in your email all the materials you need for each session. In the live classes all materials are included.
~The art classes are in English or in Portuguese.
~A good internet signal for the live calls. You will receive the link in your email for the Zoom meetings.
~In some specific classes you will need a câmera or phone to photograph your works.
~The time zone currently being used in Madeira-Portugal is WEST (Western European Summer Time). My available hours for the live calls meetings are from 9 A.M to 7 P.M.

What Payment methods do you offer?

Payments are made through PayPal.

For buyers in Portugal, we can accept Bank Transfer payments. Just send an email for more details to cristinaperneta@gmail.com 

I have another question, can I contact you?
Sure, I am here to help you, just send your email to cristinaperneta@gmail.com and I will answer as soon as possible.