A Haven for Creative Renewal, Nature Connection and Unlimited Potential
Pollinate, where art and nature intertwine to inspire your creative journey. Whether you're reigniting a dormant passion, exploring new artistic avenues, or taking initial steps in turning your creativity into a business, Pollinate is your nurturing ground.
In this membership, you'll rediscover the joy of creating, immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, and explore the exciting potential of your artistic pursuits.
About Your Guide, Ria Mishaal
I'm a scientist, photographer and artist. With a unique blend of a PhD in science, 15 years of professional photography, and a successful art business, I am here to guide you through your artistic evolution.
My experience in teaching over 100 individuals, ranging from beginners to budding entrepreneurs, ensures a rich and supportive learning environment for all.
Pollinate is infused with the inspiration of nature, and guided from that balance of the analytical and artistic spirits, that’s so much of who I am.
A careful structure will enable your growth, with information delivered in a language that inspires you, alongside a community of gentle and like-minded creatives.
What Pollinate Offers
Artistic Revival: Reignite your passion under the guidance of an experienced artist.
Nature Connection: Deepen your understanding of species as they inspire our art.
Creative Exploration: Discover and experiment with various art techniques.
Supportive Community: Join a network of creatives, sharing experiences and growth.
Confidence in Art & Business: Build confidence in your artistic abilities and business potential with our bi-weekly Mini Mindset Missions.
Aspirational Growth: Be equipped to transform your artistic passion into a profitable venture when you're ready. Gain valuable insights into turning art into a sustainable business, no matter where you are in your journey.
"The attention to detail is brilliant. I feel very inspired to get started."
"Ria manages to convey every aspect in a relatable way and in bite size chunks so as not to overwhelm. Ria is a wonderful teacher who really knows her stuff. " Kate
"I can’t believe the progress I’ve made following your advice."
What's Inside Pollinate?
Pollinate is a place of calm and nurturing support, where everything becomes possible.
Inside this membership, you'll experience a transformation. You'll become a more confident artist, feel a deeper connection with nature, and have the tools to turn your passion into a profitable business. You'll also be part of a supportive community that shares your passion and can help you grow.
Creative endeavours are often solo activities, and sometimes being an artist can feel lonely, but here we are creating a community of support and caring where we can discuss everything from design ideas to feelings of overwhelm.
Twice a month, you'll receive pre-recorded lessons in audio, video and written format. These will cover natural history, artistic tecnique and mastering key guiding principles in art and photography.
WEEKLY LIVE SESSIONS
Live group sessions designed to help you forge a clear path towards your artistic goals and reduce overwhelm in your journey. We alternate between live co-creation sessions and live Q&As including our Mini Mindset Mission trainings.
TUTORIAL & RESOURCES LIBRARY
For those who want to explore the realm of creative entrepreneurship, dip into a library of bite sized tutorials and resources, teaching you skills that will allow you to share and sell your art with confidence, from mastering photography of what you create to marketing plans.
Pre-recorded Learning Sessions
These are clear, bite sized lessons that will teach and inspire you without taking too much time. These are self paced and available whenever you are.
Once a month, explore the natural world and drawing inspiration from a naturalist’s perspective
- Species Story (audio): A lesson on our species of the month, the natural history, cultural history and inspiration we can draw from the species.
- Drawing lesson (video): suitable for beginners and those who want to refresh their skills, a clear step by step video of how to draw the monthly species
- Artwork Inspiration Guide: step-by-step instructions on incorporating species into artwork, suitable for various skill levels. Including colour palette discovery and species paring guides.
Guiding Principles Sessions
Once a month, allow you to master key principles in art and photography.
- Photography, Art and Color Theory: Breaking down complex principles into digestible content, accessible for beginners and the more established
- Inspiration Sessions: regular ‘Inspiration sessions’ where we explore different artistic techniques and mediums with guest experts
All lessons will come with prompts and exercises and a monthly challenge, designed to expand your creativity, practise your skills and help you expand your portfolio. These challenges that are exciting yet doable, encouraging creativity without adding pressure.
Live Co-Creation and Q&A sessions
All sessions will be made available for replay - not everyone has the same schedule!
These run once a week and alternate between the two types. Attend when you want to, or watch the replays any time. I will offer different sessions catering to various time zones to accommodate members’ schedules.
are live video calls where we come together to work on our own artwork, providing a wonderful community experience and the productivity that comes from having a designated time and a group to work with.
Q&A and Mindset Work
Each session will begin with a short mindset mission, where we will work on our mindset as artists, planning effectively and taking action with the support of the group. We will follow this with live Q&As where you can ask all your questions.
For those who want to explore the realm of creative entrepreneurship, dip into a library of bite sized tutorials and cheat sheets that cover all the things you need to run your art-based business. No more googling, no more wading through details that feel irrelevant to your goals. Take a peek at just some of the resource topics that will be available below:
Sharing your art and journey
& Photography made easy for both phone and camera - from taking beautiful inspiration images, to stunning product photography, to documenting the artist behind the art
& Adobe Lightroom lessons for photo editing and printing
& Adobe Photoshop lessons for retouching photos of your products or art
Getting ready to sell
& Producing beautiful prints of your original art pieces from photography to printing
& Simple tutorials in the iPad app Procreate and Adobe Illustrator for creating patterns
Marketing and audience building
& Canva for designing marketing materials for socials, newsletters and opt-ins
& Instagram and pinterest planning and marketing strategy
& Email marketing strategies so you can build a buying audience before you have anything to sell
What makes Pollinate special?
A Personal Note from Ria Mishaal
My Vision for Pollinate: Pollinate is born from my deep-seated desire to merge art, photography, and science into a supportive space that caters to your creative aspirations. It's designed to be a nurturing environment where your creativity is rekindled, your connection with nature deepened, and your journey towards a profitable business supported.
My Unique Blend of Expertise: As a postdoctoral scientist in natural history and behavioural neuroscience, combined with over 15 years as a professional photographer and a successful artist, I offer a rare balance of analytical and creative perspectives. This unique blend empowers me to guide you through both the artistic and entrepreneurial aspects of your journey.
Building a Community: My goal is to foster a community where my experiences and insights are shared to help you grow. I envision Pollinate as a place where your artistic and business aspirations are not just understood but actively nurtured.
Join as a Pollinate Pioneer
Embrace this opportunity to become a pioneer in this exciting phase of Pollinate. Trust me with your creative journey at a special price of £25/month – an investment less than your daily cup of coffee.
This founding member rate, available until January 31st 2024, includes a bonus 1:1 session and is locked in for life, even when the price increases at the official launch in April.
Flexible Membership Policy: Life is unpredictable, and I get that. My flexible membership allows you to pause for up to three months while retaining your rate, and you have the freedom to cancel anytime. I am here to support your journey, every step of the way.
Ready to transform?
Click 'Join Now' for immediate access to the Pollinate community and some exciting resources available in this prelaunch period. This is where your creative journey takes flight.
Join us as a pioneer and help shape Pollinate into a haven for artistic growth and business development. Act now to secure your spot at this exclusive rate and start your transformative journey into creativity, nature, and business.
Flexible Membership Policy: Life is unpredictable, and we get that. Our flexible membership allows you to pause for up to three months while retaining your rate, and you have the freedom to cancel anytime. We are here to support your journey, every step of the way.
How much time will I need for Pollinate each week?
When are the weekly sessions?
I haven't done art in years. Will I be able to keep up?
Do I need any specific software or kit?
How much does it cost and what options are there if I need to pause or cancel?
I'm not sure I'm creative enough for this. What if I can't come up with any ideas? What if I don’t have many art supplies?
I'm interested in nature and art but unsure about turning my art into a business. Is Pollinate right for me, especially if I'm not ready to sell my art?
Can I focus only on business tutorials? Will pollinate support me if I have already started my business journey?
Can I get one-on-one help or feedback on my artwork or photography?
Don't Miss Your Chance to Transform with Pollinate
Embrace Your Artistic Journey: Pollinate uniquely addresses your longing for creative fulfillment. Reignite your passion for art and connect deeply with nature, all while balancing your personal commitments.
Tailored to Your Pace: Whether you're rediscovering art or starting your business journey, Pollinate offers flexible, bite-sized learning tailored to your schedule. You can grow at your own pace, without the pressure of time constraints.
Expert Guidance and Supportive Community: Under the mentorship of Ria Mishaal, and surrounded by a community of like-minded creatives, you'll never feel alone. Here, your artistic and entrepreneurial dreams are nurtured and encouraged.
Turn Passion into Profit: With resources for both artistic development and business insights, Pollinate is your stepping stone to potentially turning your passion into a profitable venture – when you're ready.
Limited Opportunity: Remember, spaces in Pollinate are limited to ensure personalized attention and support. Secure your spot now and lock in your special pioneer rate. This is your moment to step into a journey of creativity, nature, and personal growth.
I can't wait to see you on the inside!
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