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Abstract Florals, Drawing + Journal Making

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them” Henri Matisse


This beautiful watercolor online course is inspired my love of flowers – all the glorious colors, delicate lines, and interesting shapes. They are always my favorite subject to paint. 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 creating!

“Watercolors in Bloom” is designed to bring joy into your art practice. I hope to inspire and encourage you to explore different painting techniques and art mediums while keeping it light and playful. There are 4 in-depth lessons with guided video instruction, that you can take any time on your own schedule!

I hope you will join me, and remember all my courses are self-paced with lifetime access

and perfect for any level no matter where you are in your creative journey.  

About this Course

Instant Access

Watercolor Painting

Mixed Media


Lifetime Access

4 In-depth Lessons

5+ Hours of Content

Downloadable Videos

Bonus Inspiration Video

All levels Welcome


Rainbow Love

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.

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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 using eye and hand coordination while creating something beautiful.

Joyful Tulip Bouquet

“Like tulip-beds of different shape and dyes,

bending beneath the invisible west-wind’s sighs”

Thomas Moore

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!

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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!

Love Notes from my Students!

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"Watercolors in Bloom is an awesome course. Each section was perfectly thought out and easy to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed playing and learning the different techniques Andrea Garvey was teaching."

Molly S.

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

Heather D.

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"Excellent - loved each and every thoughtful tip-suggestion-advice !!!!! This was such a fun and exciting AND COLORFUL class."

Sandra G.

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"I can’t say enough about how much I love Andrea’s loose and fun style when teaching. She’s joyful and charming. If you love watercolor and watching ink and pigment travel on paper, this is the class for you. Highly recommend!"

Kristine B.

Suggested Art Supply List

Please know that it is not my intention for you to purchase all the supplies! You may have a lot of these already, and I always suggest that you use your favorites supplies on hand. And, always stay true to the colors that you love. All my lessons can easily be done in a color palette of your choosing. I am listing options for supplies as well – some are more expensive than others so I want to make sure you know that there are different brands out there for the same thing. 

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Bonus Inspirational Video 

I am so excited to share with you the daily art challenge I set for myself a few years ago that has led to so much in my life. A simple little practice that has opened up so many doors and possibilities including a couple lessons in this course!

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