About this Course

Self-paced

Lifetime Access

Guided Instruction

Watercolor Painting

Mixed Media

In-depth Lessons

5+ Hours of Content

Bonus Video

All Levels Welcome

Videos Downloadable



Lesson 1

Rainbow Love Journal

I love starting out my art courses by making a journal. It is so fun to create your own little book to practice in and explore new techniques. Not only do I guide you through the process, but I will be chatting about what the colors represent in the rainbow lineup. We will play with brush strokes, transparency, and layers using watercolors which will make fabulous background pages for you either write in or draw. I will be including some of my favorite inspirational quotes as well.

Lesson 2

Elegant Rose Portrait

One of my favorite ways to draw flowers is by having a live one right next to me so I can study the lines and shape and illustrate what my eye can see. I walk you through these flower studies from beginning to end. We will start with a pencil drawing, then add on permanent black pen before painting in our beautiful rose with watercolor. It’s a nod to the botanical drawing without being too serious! Included in this course is a Bonus Video on some of my other drawings in this style, one that is a mediative practice of using your eye and hand while creating something beautiful.

Lesson 3

Joyful Tulip Bouquet

I love the way tulips change each day, opening up with color and size. They are one of my favorite flowers to draw because of all the beautiful lines. In this study, we will be recreating one of my earlier tulip drawings as you don’t always have the real flower to practice. There is a wealth of floral inspiration out there to find!

Lesson 4

Abstract Florals

I will take on you on a color explosion of liquid watercolors and mixed media art supplies! This is one of my favorite lessons in the course, and we will have so much fun letting the paint flow and do its magic. ​ Layer by layer we will build up a gorgeous floral bouquet that is abstract and loose. Inspired by the incredible colors of garden flowers and the joy that they give. This lesson is all about play and experimenting, and finding the beauty in our art practice!

Lovenotes from Students

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Rainbow Love Journal

Kathy Spampinato

This was so fun. The video was clear and concise. The worksheets so helpful. I love my Love Journal. Thanks for the inspiration!

This was so fun. The video was clear and concise. The worksheets so helpful. I love my Love Journal. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Fluid and Fun!

Kristine Brown

I can’t see enough about how much I love Andrea’s loose and fun style when teaching. She’s joyful and charming. And mistakes rarely exist in her world. Simpl...

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I can’t see enough about how much I love Andrea’s loose and fun style when teaching. She’s joyful and charming. And mistakes rarely exist in her world. Simply new and unexpected adventures on the canvas or watercolor paper. If you love watercolor and watching ink and pigment travel on the paper, this is the class for you. Highly recommend!

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Watercolors in Bloom is an awesome course. Each section w...

Molly Sherrod

I highly recommend taking this course and any of Andrea's other courses.

I highly recommend taking this course and any of Andrea's other courses.

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Perfect Title

Heather Dambmann

Andrea gives much more than 100% in this course. The class is filled with Andrea’s wonderful enthusiasm teaching us to be artists.

Andrea gives much more than 100% in this course. The class is filled with Andrea’s wonderful enthusiasm teaching us to be artists.

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Abstract Florals, Drawing + Journal Making

Welcome to Watercolors in Bloom

This beautiful watercolor online course is inspired my love of flowers – all the glorious colors, delicate lines, and interesting shapes that never grow old. It continues to amaze me that the smallest dandelion to a magnificent bouquet of garden blooms makes me want to grab my brush and start painting!

  • 1

    Welcome

  • 3

    Bonus: Inspiration from my daily flower challenge

    • Finding Creative Inspiration

  • 4

    Lesson 1: Rainbow Love Journal

    • Rainbow Journal Lesson Notes

    • How to Make the Journal

    • Rainbow Journal Panels Red through Yellow

    • Rainbow Journal Panels Green - Indigo

    • Rainbow Journal Lettering + Cover

    • Rainbow Journal Inspirational Quotes + Finishing

    • Rainbow Color + Flower Quotes

    • Rainbow Inspiration through Culture + Religion

  • 5

    Lesson 2: Elegant Rose Portrait

    • Flower Illustration + Painting Lesson 2 + 3 Notes

    • Rose Portrait Drawing

    • Rose Portrait Painting

  • 6

    Lesson 3: Joyful Tulip Bouquet

    • Tulip Portrait Drawing

    • Tulip Portrait Painting

  • 7

    Lesson 4: Abstract Florals

    • Abstract Florals Notes

    • Abstract Florals 1

    • Abstract Florals 2

    • Abstract Florals 3

    • Abstract Florals 4

    • Abstract Florals 5

  • 8

    What's Next?

    • Final Notes!