Floral Watercolour Painting Online


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Watercolours are unique because of their transparency, luminosity, and brightness. The paint pigments are diluted, making the paint more transparent. The thin layers make beautifully bright colours. Nature presents in an incredible variety of colours, shapes, patterns, and lights, and is a great source of inspiration. In this class, we will study flowers and floral designs.

This 4-week Floral Watercolour Painting Online course is taught by Vida Akef, who will guide you through the theory and principles of watercolour painting and how to apply them to flowers and floral designs.

Class 1 – Nov 23: Watercolour tips and techniques, colour mixing

Class 2 – Nov 30: Painting a Red Rose

Class 3 – Dec 7: Painting a Magnolia

Class 4 – Dec 14: Painting a Blue Hydrangea

By the end of this course, you will learn and develop the basic skills of watercolour painting. You will make paintings of three different flowers, study the techniques and how to apply them to each different flower, and learn how to make its stems, petals, thorns, buds, leaves, and intricate colours.

At the end of the program, students have the opportunity to submit their art to be put up in the NatureSketch Gallery.

Instructor will email students with finalized details a few days prior to the beginning of the class.

All online classes can be watched later if you cannot make the times listed! Instructors are also available by email for individual critiques or questions outside of class time.

Registration closes 5 days prior to the first day of class.


Dates: Wednesdays, November 23, 30, December 7, 14

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm PST

Age range: Adults 14-114

Locations: Online – Zoom

Class size: 15 maximum

Cost: $170 + tax

Instructor: Vida Akef

Supplies to bring:

  • 3 small round brushes, sizes 1,3, and 6 (Taklon brushes)

  • 1 medium flat 1-inch brush

  • 140 lb. watercolour paper pad (approx. 8 x 10)

  • Masking fluid

  • Student quality watercolour paint (Cotman)

    • 2 blues (warm & cool) cerulean blue, ultramarine blue

    • 2 reds (warm & cool) cadmium red medium, alizarin crimson

    • 2 yellows (warm & cool) cadmium yellow medium, lemon yellow

    • viridian green

    • ivory black

    • gouache white



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