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This is the first episode in my Botanical Mandala Masterclass Series.

Beautiful Botanicals!

motif – a decorative image or design, especially a repeated one forming a pattern.

Would you like to learn how to create beautiful botanical line drawings and expressive colorful motifs in a variety of materials?

In this class, I will show you how I draw and paint Botanical motifs. These are the ones I then use to repeat in my Botanical Mandala designs. (see my other classes)

We will also be creating beautiful mini works of nature art you can create an inspiration deck from or give as gifts.

This class is Episode 1 of the Botanical Mandala Masterclass Series and included in the Masterclass bundles. It is also a perfect companion for my books.

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Your Instructor and Creative Guide ❤️

Hello, I am a British mixed-media artist with a passion for color, nature and mandala making.

My intention is to inspire and help creative souls of all ages tap into their muse through my fun and relaxed approach to art-making in my online classes.

My classes include videos, audios, pdf downloads and different techniques. All filmed in my studio in Spain. I have been offering online learning since 2010, and as technology has improved, I am now updating my videos and classrooms to create an easy to use environment for you to enjoy. All classes are self-paced and have lifetime access. 

My mission is to create a learning environment online where you feel you are right here in my studio with me, watching lots of demos and working through each project, inspired by what I am showing you to then create on your own.

See you in class! Louise xx

Class Overview


In this class, I will show you:

  • How to use simple and detailed line work to create beautiful black and white motifs
  • Techniques using watercolor, Inks and gouache to paint colorful expressive blooms, stemmed flowers and leaves
  • Various ways to observe nature to capture its beauty and create motifs from a single flower
  • How to create a deck of inspiration cards
  • How to create backgrounds for your botanical drawings and paintings (A.K.A mini works of nature art)

This Botanical Mandala Masterclass Episode is the perfect companion to Chapter 3 in my book! All of these lessons will help you go deeper into the topic of drawing and painting motifs to use in your own mandala designs. I will walk you through with step by step instructional videos, guided activities and tips. We will dive deeply into this topic exploring creative techniques for capturing the beauty of nature wherever you are in the world!


Module 1: Nature Connection

Connect with nature by exploring the beauty of the natural world. We will get started with capturing, collecting and observing flowers to warm up for the class and to use as reference as we draw in our sketchbooks and card deck.

Module 2: Line Drawing

We will draw blooms and leaves from life and photos to begin building up your inspiration deck and learning how to observe nature to capture lots of different line drawn motifs. Stages of growth and different perspectives from flora and fauna will be our guide.

Module 3: Watercolor Motifs

We will explore watercolor and play with different techniques including my favorite which is wet on wet! We will paint lots of loose motifs and more detailed blossoms for our inspiration deck of cards.

Module 4: Inky Motifs

Ink is such a fun and versatile medium to use! In this module, we explore the beauty of ink to create some flowing motifs. We will use a lot of the wet on wet technique to paint beautiful flows of color and create unique motifs.

Module 5: Gouache Motifs

Gouache is such a fun and different medium and great for creating more opaque motifs which makes this medium perfect for black backgrounds! I will show some lovely ways to make your design pop!

Module 6: Bonus and more!

In this bonus module, I take you through some ideas on how to create some mini paintings using the techniques we covered in class. Also, get a peek inside my books and share your art with your fellow students.

Curriculum

This class has 6 modules + Bonus Lessons. View the Full Curriculum below.

  Welcome
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  1. Connecting with the Natural World
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  2. Botanical Line Drawing
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  3. Watercolor Motifs
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  4. Inky Motifs
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  5. Gouache Motifs
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  6. Share Your Art!
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  Farewell, BONUS Lesson and Continuing Your Journey!
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Frequently Asked Questions!


When does the course start?

All of my courses are instant access! So, as soon as you sign up, you get access immediately. You can work through at your own pace and download the content and videos.

Do I need to have good internet for the course?

Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course.

What level are the courses for?

All of my courses are suitable for anyone wanting to dive into mixed media art and approaching art in a playful relaxed way! You can be a complete beginner or a more experienced artist.

Do I need all the supplies listed for this class?

Not at all! There are many supplies that can be substituted for others and I encourage you to explore what you already have or start off with cheaper supplies if you are unsure.

Will there be an online community for this course?

Yes, I will be inviting you to join the Louise Gale Art Community Facebook community. This is a wonderful place to connect with others and share your creations.

How long do I have access to the courses?

My courses are ALL lifetime access. After signing up, you will have unlimited access for as long as you like. Everything is also downloadable.

Can I get a refund?

Due to the nature of instant access classes, once you are enrolled, I am unable to offer a refund. Please contact me if you have any questions about the course before signing up so you can make sure its right for you!