Whitney Avra

Bring iconic portraits to life with vibrant paint & collage-- POP art style!

Want your team to adopt the mantra #BeLikeBeyonce? #LiveLikeLizzo? #BossLikeBillie? #ShakeItLikeShakira?

Okay, okay. Maybe not that last one. LOL.

Let me guide your peeps through the creative process as we use bold paint and collage to transform a portrait of your team’s most beloved icon– or the icon they aspire to be.

We will use gel pens, bold acrylic paint, paper and fabric collage elements to create 8×10 inch pop art style works of art featuring literally any famous or influential figure that resonates with your company. Seriously. Anyone. I won’t judge. #DwightSchrute

ICYMI– This is not your momma’s team building exercise.

I offer POP Art Supply Kits customized for your team. Scroll down for all the details.

Have questions? Please reach out! Let’s chat about raising your team’s vibes.

My Background

Whitney grew up in small-town Arkansas, where she graduated from University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelors of Science in Education in 2008. After teaching elementary school for six years, she moved to Austin in 2014 and used the transition as an opportunity to immerse herself in creating art— beginning with her first series of work, "The Matriarchs" inspired and influenced by modern women.

Whitney is a contemporary mixed-media artist, living and working in Austin, Texas, working with vintage portraiture photography to explore phases and facets of feminine identity. Whitney has solo-exhibited at Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin— a collection titled, “Feminine Grandeur.” Her work has also been featured in The Austin Chronicle, Austin CultureMap, Spark Magazine, Society6 Blog-- Saints and Sinners, and Saatchi Art Blog, Canvas, -- 100 Voices, 100 Artists.

Whitney is represented by Maestri Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

What Team Members Should Bring

Internet Connection
Computer, Phone or Tablet
Cup of water for paintbrushes
Paper Towel

The Setup For the Virtual Session

Virtual sessions will take place in my home art studio in Austin, Texas. There is ample natural light, but depending on the time of day, I may supplement with a light ring for greater brilliance. The Zoom call will spotlight my work table so that attendees can see the entire process of creating, step by step.

Seshie Values

Diversity and Inclusion

Team Building and Camaraderie

Communication and Trust

Kindness and Empathy

Learning Something New


Cancellation Policy

As a customer if you cancel 48 hours after you have booked a session with a guide you will get a 50% refund. If you cancel before the 48 hours you receive your full refund. Customers also receive full refunds whenever a guide cancels

How to Experience Seshie

Please make sure you and your team members have Zoom downloaded. After you book a seshie in the confirmation email you will receive details providing the Zoom link and password information.