Dirty Footprints Studio

Art is a journey ... go deep.

Welcome to Dirty Footprints Studio, I’m Connie Solera!

With 20+ years of experience teaching art and working as a full time artist, I combine an intuitive approach to art making with a practical, traditional twist to it. Through workshops, retreats, and mentoring I help artists dig deep, experiment wildly, and learn new techniques and approaches that will excavate their innate gifts, enhance their unique strengths, and help them thrive as heart guided artists.

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Connie Solera


Artist Empowerment

In IGNITE I mentor women who are ready, ripe, and willing to navigate the uncharted territory of their hearts, creativity, and ways of showing up in the world sustainably and powerfully as artists, teachers, and leaders.  My IGNITE programs go deep and invoke women to discover and own their innate greatness, passions, and creativity.

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Workshops & Retreats


My workshops will invite you to embody the truth of who you are as an artist and gain a solid understanding of the mystical and practical mechanics of your unique creative process. I saturate each workshop with insightful discussions on embodying the creative process and crafting your life as an artist with fun, mindful instruction that will get you painting deeper than ever before!

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21 Secrets Art Journaling

Art journaling will lead you home.  It will soften your fears and turn your insecurities into jewels.  It will heal your heart and help you build a deeper relationship with your truth.  It will inspire joy, laughter, and peace.  21 SECRETS is my bi-annual workshop that gathers the art journaling secrets of a diverse and talented collective of artists.

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