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“I must have flowers, always and always.”
– Monet
Flowers and plants provide an endless amount of inspiration for artists and beauty lovers all around the world. Through this floral focused art journaling course, Botanicals, you will be guided through a multitude of different ways to use botanical beauty and inspiration in your art journal. You will learn six new ways to incorporate flowers and plants into your art journaling through various art forms like drawing, collaging, painting and more to create beautiful botanical spreads. Through these lessons, you will create art journal spreads that are blooming with beauty that is simple and intricate, detailed and abstract. If you love blooms and are awed by their beauty, then this is the perfect course for you. Enroll today and infuse your art with nature’s most lovely masterpieces.

Introduction

Welcome to Botanicals!

Lesson One

Blind contour botanicals

Lesson Two

Ink drawings with pointed nib and paint brush

Lesson Three

Painted botanicals

Lesson Four

Collage images of botanicals

Lesson Five

Line drawings to use as collage ephemera

Conclusion

Closing thoughts by Alicia

Botanical Collage

Make Your Art Bloom with Botanical Collage

What’s Included

lessons

8 detailed lessons teaching you how to make your art bloom with botanic beauty.

Videos

7 in depth videos, including technique tutorials, best supplies, inspiration gathering and more.

Advice

Expert tips on supplies, tools and everything else you need to get creating.

Exercises

Practical tasks and prompts to get you actively creating.

Community

Access to the course teacher, community support and inspiration through Forums and the course hashtag #gmbotanicals

Student Art

Here’s just some of the wonderful art that students have produced in this class.

Alicia Schultz

Alicia Schultz is an artist living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When she’s not making art, she can be found smelling the flowers with her two daughters. Alicia has been inspired by flowers for as long as she remembers but she especially started noticing them when she lived in New York City following college. The first signs of spring, witch hazel blooming in Central Park and the white magnolia tree on the next block over from her apartment, were always a welcomed sign of spring coming and the City coming back to life after cold winter days. While she wasn’t painting and drawing flowers in those days, she did (& still does) take lots of photos of flowers. Now, Alicia lives in the Pacific Northwest where flowers can be found blooming almost all year long. Her favorite flowers are peonies, but she is also a fan of dahlias, camellias, and magnolias. Alicia has been making art for most of her life and art journaling almost daily for the last two years. She’s a member of the 2018 Mess Makers team with Get Messy. Along with art journaling, Alicia creates stationery, paints abstracts and florals, illustrates, and hand letters.

Get Messy and Art Feeds

We believe art heals. With every purchase you make through Get Messy, we give 10% to Art Feeds. Art Feeds provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs within schools and children’s organisations. 

FAQ

What format do I receive the class in?
Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. If you already have a login for this site, please use that so all of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

Do I have to start on a specific date?
No, this is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm.
What do I need for this class?
You will need your general art journaling supplies along with the following: acyrlic paint, paint brushes, glue or adhesive, scissors, waterproof pens, an art journal, round brush, pointed pen and nib, ink. Having a way to print images, either from your personal printer or from a print shop, will also be helpful in this class.
Can I share my work and what I learn in the class?
Yes! Please share your work and your responses to the class on your social media sites of choice! We love instagram, so share your pages using the course hashtag #gmbotanicals and you may see your work shared on the Get Messy account. However, please do not share text or photos directly from the course.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THIS CLASS?
Class access does not expire and is not linked to your Get Messy membership.
Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?
You may contact the author for 6 months from purchase date directly through email.
Do you offer refunds?
Due to the digital nature of our content, we do not offer refunds.