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Module 1 is now available for individual purchase.

The Creative Blend Art Program is running from April 2022 - March 2023. A module will be released each month for a year, beginning April 1. Each module is available for individual purchase. There is no obligation to buy all the modules. You can pick and choose based on your creative interests.

The Theme for April is Permission To Play

Play is such an important part of the creative process. It helps us to learn what we like and don't like, and it pushes our skills in colour, composition, and contrast without us even knowing! 

To help us play more this month, we'll be painting intuitive abstract studies with acrylic and mixed media.

What Is Included:

* Over 3 hours of content!

* Q&A: How To Get Over Your Fear of the Blank Canvas

* Vlog: Studio Tour + Art Supplies

* Art Supply Deep Dive: Acrylic Paint

* Mark-making Exercise: Printing With Palette Paper

* Studio Session: Painting Nature-inspired Abstract Studies

* Guest Artist Interview: All the Bad Goes Into the Good with Sandi Hester

Colour Palette

It's an earthy colour palette this month, with a vibrant twist. Brighter colours look beautiful up against more muted tones. 

In the videos, you'll see me working with a few colours that aren't my usual choices, including Dioxazine Purple and Ultramarine Blue. 

This is a great way to play. You don't necessarily need to change ALL your colours; just changing up one or two can shift your work in a new and exciting direction.

Art Supplies Deep Dive

This month we are diving in deep with Acrylic Paint. In many ways, this is Acrylic Paint 101!

You'll learn about the various types of acrylic paint, how to read paint labels, the difference between student-grade and artist-grade paint, popular mediums, and more.

Painting Sessions

There are two painting videos:

1) A mark-making exercise where we'll be printing with palette paper. The beauty of this exercise lies in its simplicity. It's highly addictive!

2) A studio session where I talk about what I'm working on, share new supplies, and get stuck into a mixed media experiment involving charcoal. You'll see me paint two nature-inspired abstract studies in this session.

Studio Vlog

It's a jam-packed vlog! I thought you might find it interesting to see how I have my home studio set up. As I take you through my studio, I talk about my favourite art supplies and share handy tips for storage and organisation. In the second half of the vlog, there's a "paint with me" session where I unbox new art supplies, test out a colour palette idea and make a mess in my sketchbook.

Meet This Month's Guest Artist Speaker


Sandi's enthusiasm and willingness to play is infectious. You'll definitely feel fired up after this conversation. Sandi talks about the pros and cons of being a mixed media artist and shares wonderful tips for loosening up and dealing with negative self-talk.

Click Sandi's image to learn more about her.

Sandi Hester

Grab your seat today, and elevate your life and art practice

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Refund Policy: Because you're giving immediate access to the class, I am unable to offer a refund. I encourage you to contact me with any questions prior to purchasing. There is a contact form in the footer of this page.

Love from past students……

Bree Edge

I don't think it is too bold of me to say that my art improved immediately. I now have people regularly asking to purchase my work, which is incredibly rewarding. These classes have helped to feed my creativity immeasurably, and I am forever hanging out for the next one!

Xueling Lee

Laura presents incredibly useful tips in a structured way, while still providing space and encouragement for students to pursue their own creative instincts. I used to think abstracts were beyond me, and thanks to Laura, I now only paint abstracts! I’ve watched all her classes literally countless times, and yet each time, I still find something new. 

Gunjan Bhargava

Laura Horn is a brilliant teacher. I have taken all of her classes. They are like meditation to me and have given me skills in mixed media, abstracts, botanicals and so much more. I am waiting eagerly for her new course to begin. 

Cosy Studio Chat / Q&A

In the Q&A, I'm answering two juicy questions. How do you overcome your fear of the blank canvas and what do you do with all your "failed paintings"? 

Creative Blend Art Program……

is designed to help you establish a consistent art practice while digging in deep with what lights you up and makes your work unique.

If you are ready to show up, learn about mixed media and get stuck in, I'm ready for you.

For the first time ever, I am combining everything I love in one place. I’ll be sharing what I’m working on, painting videos, Q&As, art supply deep dives, guest artist interviews and so much more. All in a cosy, relatable and easy-to-digest format.

From developing your style to building confidence with colour, strap yourself in, this is a jam-packed program!

I've had the joy and privilege of teaching over 25,000 students across the globe through my online classes.

Meet Laura, your teacher

Hello, I'm Laura.

I'm a mixed media artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Nine years ago, I picked up a paintbrush. I had two young children and like many mothers, I felt a little lost among all the nappies.

As soon as I reconnected with my creativity I felt a spark. I quickly fell in love with all things art. The yummy supplies, the supportive community, and the sense of purpose and satisfaction that came from doing something I truly loved.

I followed my passion and built a beautiful messy life around it. Things rarely went to plan but I amazed myself with the things that I could do. From selling my work at markets and cafes to running a retreat in Bali, right through to hosting a top-rated art podcast.

Tapping into my creativity gave me clarity and confidence, and it can do this for you too.

Frequently Asked Questions...

Do I have to buy all the modules?

No, each module can be enjoyed as a stand-alone class. I will be releasing a module on the first day of each month for a year, beginning April 1. Each module is $37. I will be leaving the modules up on my website as instant access classes for the duration of the program. You will be able to pick and choose modules based on your creative interests.

Do I have a limited amount of time to access this program?

The course comes with lifetime access. There is no time limit so you don't need to worry about missing out. You can log into the Teachable classroom at any time to view the videos or you can download the content onto your device.

What is included and how long are the videos?

See section above to view the curriculum and video duration for this specific module.

What level is the course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone that has an interest in mixed media painting. The program caters for complete beginners through to more experienced artists. If you are a beginner the Art Supply Deep Dive is going to be very helpful. If you are more experienced, you might be familiar with the supplies but there will be plenty of fresh perspectives shared through the Cosy Studio Chat/Q&A, Studio Vlog and Painting Sessions.

Do I need to have all the art supplies? I'm just getting started and have a limited budget.

In the videos, you will see me using a wide variety of mixed media art supplies. I don't hold back because I want to share as many ideas and techniques as I can but I can't stress enough that you do not need everything!!

The Creative Blend Art Program is very flexible. You can substitute supplies for almost all of the lessons and I am happy to suggest alternative options.

With this in mind, there isn't a specific supply list. Instead, I have created a page on my website with all the supplies I routinely use.

My suggestion would be to watch the module first and then decide on your supply choices.

Will there be an online community for this course?

Yes, you will be invited to join the private Creative Blend Art Program Facebook Group. The Facebook Group is optional as all course content will be posted in Teachable, but if you want to share your work and ask questions, Facebook will be the main platform for participant interaction.