Flowers & Patterns
This course is a perfect mix of playing around and studying a flower of your choice. That flower will be the eye-catcher of your painting, surrounded by a beautiful decorated background.
Both the processes of painting the flower and designing botanical patterns are presented in a playful way. With the course you even get two games! Are you in for some floral magic?
Patterns for ‘Professionals’
Many of you already followed my classes ‘Pattern Playing’ and ‘The Joy of Drawing Patterns’. Now, in this course we take designing patterns to a next level. We’ll dive into botanical inspired patterns, matching our main theme, Also we look at various types of patterns, from simple organic ones to advanced ‘hero’ designs. So, grab some botanical elements and get started!
Duration: approx. 4 hrs.
Self-Paced Painting Course – Video Lessons Easily Accessible Via Your Standard Internet Browser on Mac, PC, Smartphone or Tablet – Printable Workbook Included – Feedback from Luz and Fellow Students Via Private Classrooms.
This class and all my other classes are on our school website Brave Art Academy.
Price: USD 95
Next Level Patterns
Patterns are everywhere, especially in nature. If you need some inspiration, just have a walk through your garden, browse through books and magazines, take a look at your wardrobe or treat yourself with a beautiful bouquet put together by the florist in a flower or plant shop.
Flower Studies with 2 Games
Help, I need to paint a real flower! If that is what you’re thinking when you read this, don’t worry! We prepare ourselves to paint our main subject in a playful way! With this course you’ll receive two BONUS games you can play. You’ll get out of your head and out of your comfort zone, experience with new materials and new techniques. After playing the games, I assure you are ready for the final project!
A Cohesive & Balanced Result
After all our preparations, we’ll bring everything together in our final piece of work. We use the collected patterns to a cohesive background. Now you’ll have enough experience to paint your main flower. I’ll be showing you the whole process of creating a cohesive, balanced and vibrant art piece.
For all levels
Whether you are an experienced artist searching for a fresh approach or have no art experience at all, this course is suitable for you! The lessons are designed to help you open up to new techniques, getting confidence in your own process and (re)discover the joy of painting.
What you’ll get…
A Workbook and 2 Games
Alongside the course you will get a downloadable and printable workbook with extra information, inspiring pictures and the two dice to play the games.
Direct & Lifetime Access
The ability to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser or with a special iOS app.
Membership of our Community
An invitation to join our private Facebook community Luz Artworks, where you meet with fellow artists. This is a great source of inspiration and a chance to share your work and gain valuable feedback.
Your art teacher: Luz
Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colourful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010.
Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme.
“I am really thrilled by creating patterns. In a lot of my paintings you can see how I incorporate patterns. Also I use my paper patterns for art journaling and mixed-media pieces like angels..”
List of Supplies
Choosing your Flowers
First of all, you need a flower as a starting point for this course. Preferably a real flower. If you cannot pick or buy these, use your own photos in which you see the flower from various angles.
You could work on paper, a wooden panel or canvas. I prefer mixed media paper, for example from Canson. You could also work in an art journal. I’m using Ranger’s, Dina Wakley.
For the backgrounds of the patterns, use thin paper, for example tissue paper, tea bags, or packaging paper, for example from a shoe box. I often use paper that is slightly transparent. I love using silk paper.
I use acrylic paint from Winsor & Newton, Galeria and Amsterdam.
I use a roller to set up the background, for example the Esdee ink roller. You could use a wide brush (spalter) too.
I also use a palette and I make sure I have a water bowl and a piece of kitchen roll if I want to clean the roller or brush in between.
Designing your Patterns
For the patterns I use Posca acrylic markers or Edding acrylic markers. I also use various Copic and Twin markers. In the video about this lesson I also mention the differences between the two.
In order to play the two games in this course, you need two dice. You can print the dice in this workbook or use regular dice. I use an hourglass for the time, you can also use a stopwatch or your cell phone timer.
You can choose the six different materials that you use for the materials game. I use pastels, gouache, copic markers, Karisma crayons, charcoal and acrylic paint.
I have chosen to work on various types of paper, such as kraft paper, thick green paper, mixed media paper, sketch paper and sheet music from an old music book. The choice of paper depends on what material you are working with. So make sure you have everything ready before you start the game so you can stay in the flow! For the flower game you could simply use a pencil, graphite pencil or charcoal.
Adding the Flowers
To stick the patterns on I use gel medium from Talens Amsterdam, matt. To paint the flower I use the materials that I liked in the game. I use Rafael fine brushes.
If you work with gel medium, you might need something to protect your table and and your clothes.
When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start, how long you work and when you finish. The class is permanently open and of the course material will be available for you to view, download and work through.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does unlimited access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
Do I need all the art supplies?
In the supplies list you’ll find everything I used for this class. Of course, you’re free to work with what you have. Personally, I love buying some new art stuff to get inspired, but that’s not always necessary.
Do I need high speed internet for the course?
Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course. If you’re using the Teachable app on your iPad or iPhone, you could download all lessons to watch them offline.
Do I need to have experience with designing patterns?
This class is suitable for all art levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Everything will be explained step by step. Being open and eager to learn are more important than the level you’re at!
What if I’m not good at painting flowers?
No problem! I’ll be guiding you step by step with drawing your flowers. Also the game will help you to gain more confidence with your flower painting skills.
Are children able to follow this class?
In the lessons for children in my art studio I experienced children had lots of fun, designing patterns and painting flowers too. With the help of a (grand)parent they will definitely be able to follow this class!
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, when you purchased this class, you’ll be automatically admitted to your private classroom on our new school website Brave Art Academy. Here you can ask questions, submit photos of your work and ask feedback from your classmates!
What is the Enrollment & Checkout procedure?
Enrolling is easy and fast! Just hit one of the buttons on this page and proceed to the checkout. If you need assistance signing up or when you ‘d like to use another payment method, don’t hesitate to contact me personally via email: [email protected]. When you don’t receive a confirmation email after successfully signing up, please check your email spam box and confirm your account.
“The online class ‘Flowers & Patterns’ is my first experience with taking online painting lessons. I initially thought this wasn’t for me, but I wanted to try it anyway. And I liked it so much!
I found the structure of the lessons very clear, Luz explains all the steps very well and demonstrates everything perfectly clear in the videos. This makes it possible to paint / draw a beautiful flower and patterns for yourself and to combine them into an integrated art piece. I think the new online classroom is a great platform to share feedback, questions, tips and progress with each other. This is my result and I’m very happy with it!”
“In this online class, Luz shows you – step by step- how to build a beautiful composition. I learned how to beautifully combine a fantasy background with a realistic flower. Luz encourages you to paint your most favorite flower, this appeals to your inner self and you get a lot of enthusiasm and joy in your work.
Luz clearly explains how to create the background, which materials are most suitable (but all materials are okay) and how to put everything together into one whole.
In my opinion, the class is suitable for both beginners and advanced because you get a lot of insights into how to best structure your work.
The great thing about this class is that you can do it whenever it suits you. You can prepare all materials in advance, so that you can get into your flow. And you can play the videos all over again if you don’t quite understand something or if you want to refresh your memory over time. In addition, there is the possibility to print out the workbook, as a paper guide.”