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Infuse your art with flowers

“I must have flowers, always and always.”
– Monet

Flowers and plants provide an endless amount of inspiration for artists and beauty lovers all around the world. Through this floral focused art journaling course, Botanicals, you will be guided through a multitude of different ways to use botanical beauty and inspiration in your art journal. You will learn six new ways to incorporate flowers and plants into your art journaling through various art forms like drawing, collaging, painting and more to create beautiful botanical spreads. Through these lessons, you will create art journal spreads that are blooming with beauty that is simple and intricate, detailed and abstract. If you love blooms and are awed by their beauty, then this is the perfect course for you. Enroll today and infuse your art with nature’s most lovely masterpieces.

Your teacher

Alicia Schultz

@vineandthistle

Alicia Schultz is an artist living in Portland, Oregon, USA. When she’s not making art, she can be found smelling the flowers with her two daughters. Alicia has been inspired by flowers for as long as she remembers but she especially started noticing them when she lived in New York City following college. The first signs of spring, witch hazel blooming in Central Park and the white magnolia tree on the next block over from her apartment, were always a welcomed sign of spring coming and the City coming back to life after cold winter days. While she wasn’t painting and drawing flowers in those days, she did (& still does) take lots of photos of flowers. Now, Alicia lives in the Pacific Northwest where flowers can be found blooming almost all year long. Her favorite flowers are peonies, but she is also a fan of dahlias, camellias, and magnolias. Alicia has been making art for most of her life and art journaling almost daily for the last two years. She’s a member of the 2018 Mess Makers team with Get Messy. Along with art journaling, Alicia creates stationery, paints abstracts and florals, illustrates, and hand letters.

Lesson Plan

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Botanicals!

LESSON ONE

Blind contour botanicals

LESSON TWO

Ink drawings with pointed nib and paint brush

LESSON THREE

Painted botanicals

LESSON FOUR

Collage images of botanicals

LESSON FIVE

Line drawings to use as collage ephemera

CONCLUSION

Closing thoughts by Alicia

BOTANICAL COLLAGE

Make Your Art Bloom with Botanical Collage

In the class

Messy Artist values

Being a Messy Artist means embracing the messy middle, valuing connection, being enthusiastic, and kind.

Visual teaching

Video, text, and image based lessons to give an all-encompassing learning experience.

Expert advice

In Get Messy classes, teachers share secrets, processes, and techniques openly and with a whole bunch of heart.

Actionable exercises

Action steps to help you begin practising what you learn right away. We kinda pride ourselves on how practical our classes are...

Print-ready workbook

A beautiful, printable workbook to accompany you on your creative adventure.

Art tribe

You don't only get the best teacher, but you get the best classmates. You have access to the course teacher, student support, and inspiration through the Get Messy Forums and the course hashtag.

Student art

Pssst: You could be making art like this…

This class is included in the Get Messy Membership or available for purchase on its own.

As a member of Get Messy, you have access to the class as long as you are a Get Messy member.  If you prefer to have lifetime access, you may purchase this class separately. This means that you will pay a one time fee for access regardless of your status as a member. Lifetime access is not tied to a membership and will give you access for the lifetime of Get Messy. As long as this class is offered, you will have access. 

Membership

Included in the Get Messy membership

$29 per month 

Access to the class as long as you are a Get Messy member.

Access to the entire Get Messy library – 20+ classes, 30+ seasons, 1000+ art journaling lessons, 100+ teachers

14 day money back guarantee

One-time Payment

Access only to the class

$50

Lifetime access to the class, regardless of your status as a Get Messy member

14 day money back guarantee

Should I choose the one-time payment or membership option?

You have the option for purchasing this class on its own or as part of the membership. 

The choice depends on how you create.

Membership: the Get Messy membership is here for the creative soul with restless hands and a busy mind (and schedule), ready to cultivate a consistent art habit that allows you to release your truth, emotions and dreams onto the page. For those who prefer to live an all-encompassing creative life with catalysts that spur on the creative habit.

One-time payment: for the creative who loves knuckling down and diving deep into a class. Someone who prefers to focus on one thing and take the time it requires before moving onto the next. The bonus is that you get to keep the class forever and it will wait for you during your busy seasons and be there when you're ready again. You might also be wanting to test the Get Messy teaching style out a bit and this is a good way to dip your toes in.

What format do I receive the class in?

Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. All of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

Do I have to start on a specific date?

No, this is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm.

What do I need for this class?

The supplies you will absolutely need for this class are:

  • Art journal
  • White cardstock
  • Your favourite drawing pen
  • Acrylic paint

How long do I have access to this class?

As long as you are a Get Messy member.

Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?

Since this is a self-paced class, we recommend tagging the teacher on Instagram when you share your work or sending her a DM. 

Can I share my work and what I learn in this class?

Yes! Please share your work and your responses to the class on your social media sites of choice. We love Instagram, so share your pages using the course hashtag #gmbotanicals and you may see your work shared on the Get Messy account. We also have Galleries with student work within Get Messy for very specific inspiration.