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, and for this class: 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 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 and study the techniques and how to apply them to each different flower, and how to make it’s 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 finalised 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: Nov 23, 30, Dec, 7, 14

Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm PST

Age range: Adults 14-114

Locations: Online – Zoom

Class size: (max number of students)

Cost: $170+tax

Instructor: Vida Akef


  • 3 brushes – small round sizes 1,3, & 6. (Taklon brushes)

  • one med flat 1 inch Brush

  • 140 lb wc paper pad (approx 8×10)

  • masking fluid

  • student quality wc 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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