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A Live Zoom Class

Painting flowers with patterns

A  2-day acrylic painting class 

August 3rd and 4th --2 hours each day 

Starting at 10 AM PST 

See below for more details

ART CLASS

PAINTING FLOWERS WITH PATTERNS

WITH ART TEACHER/ARTIST DEBBIE DICKER

 This course is for people who love art and want to create beautiful paintings regardless of your skill level. I will show you how to confidently complete artwork you are proud of. The course will take you through an easy to follow step by step process, building your skills and know-how in two, two-hour sessions.  You will learn about materials, mixing color, how to use stencils, drawing, and painting flowers while thinking about the elements that create a successful composition. More advanced students will learn techniques that will help take their art to the next level. This will be a live ZOOM class. I will send you the link for the class as soon as you enroll.


The class is $79. 
It will be two days August 3rd and 4th at 10-12 PM PST both days.
Please contact me if you have questions and / or pay below. 

 

More details below

Day 1

I will be supplying a PDF of flowers for you to paint or you can use flowers from your garden. 

  We will be learning about mixing warm and cool colors, glazing, layering images and patterns. There will be a demonstration about the foreground and the background. You will be painting two canvas. We will be laying color down and adding patterns to the background. 

Day 2

I will demonstrate how to do a contour drawing of one or more flowers. We will then paint the flower adding patterns and color to finalize your composition. 



the Art Supplies you need for the class. 

For ease of purchasing I have established affiliate links with Amazon. 

Obviously you can purchase similar items elsewhere. 



Canvas or Paper can be used for this project. ( 2- 8 x 10 or 9 x 12 stretched primed canvases or Paper )

Paint ( you only need a selection of colors. I have student and higher quality listed)

Gesso

Medium (optional - helps with glazing)

Brushes

Stencil brush

Stencils ( one or more ) there are many more to choose from on Amazon. Michaels takes longer than Amazon to get.

Pencil any 2B, or HB

Eraser

Sharpie marker extra fine, fine


Other:

  • hair dryer
  • Paper plate or disposable paper palette available from Amazon
  • Sponge you can cut up -- small kitchen sponge is fine

  • Apron or painting clothes
  • paper towels
  • water container for cleaning brushes
  • Cell phone/camera to take progress pics of your work

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions. See contact button below.

BOTANICAL GALLERY 

We will be doing floral paintings similar to these. 

All the Images below -- and more flower paintings -- can be found in the Botanical Section of my website where you can purchase originals or prints on paper, canvas, metal or coasters. If you click on any image below it will take you there. 

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In this video I am Doing the Flower Painting that inspired this Class.

Hi, I'm Debbie Dicker


an artist with a passion for teaching art.

Throughout my career I’ve been fortunate to have studied at several prestigious art schools across the US, as well as being a commissioned artist and co-founder of a commercial photography studio for 20 years.

After the photography business, I enjoyed many years as a Head Art Teacher in Mill Valley, CA teaching first through eighth grade. I have also taught Airbnb Experiences about travel journaling. In my home studio I taught adults acrylic and watercolor painting. I also hosted Friday night drawing classes that were fun creative social gatherings.

I’m an avid traveler and love nothing more than immersing myself in the sights and sounds around me...from my backyard garden to unique cultures around the world!

From my many years of teaching art and sharing my expertise with others I decided to distill my 30+ years of teaching to create an online that would be fun for all skill levels.

I love inspiring people to explore their creativity in a safe fun relax space.

I hope you decide to join me for a fun colorful class.




If you have any questions click on the button above.

student REVIEW

"The flower painting class with Debbie was amazing on so many levels. Firstly, I loved being able to let go of all the things that were on my mind and immerse myself in the art making. Debbie has a knack of making you feel relaxed and able to fully take part in the class leaving behind any concerns about making mistakes or worrying about inadequacies. Her ethos is that you are learning, enjoying and joyfully experimenting.

Debbie’s guidance with mixing and playing with colors to begin the lesson set the stage for the freedom I felt within this class. Her creative idea to use patterned stencils with the artwork was genius. Using these resources allowed my inner child to come out and play! Choosing colorful flowers to draw and paint in the next step was another part of this fabulous sensory experience. It was so pleasurable to choose exotic blooms and experiment with colors and shapes. I particularly liked the way Debbie made suggestions and pointed out ways to support the composition of my work. She is such a great teacher, gently pointing out ways to try new techniques and makes subtle suggestions about how to experiment and relax with the work. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learned some valuable skills. It was also a valuable experience in self care. If you haven’t taken a class with Debbie, I suggest you do so. I absolutely love the piece of work I produced and I’m reminded of the sense of peace and joy I experienced as I took part in this class."

by Kaz Woodall

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