Watch this video for a behind the scenes preview of this month's class, Working In A Series.


The Theme for May is Working In A Series


I will be bringing you along with me as I develop a new botanical collection. 

In the videos, you will learn about the different stages of the creative process, including choosing your idea, gathering inspiration, selecting design elements, and bringing it together into a cohesive body of work. 

I will be using watercolour, ink and pen, but the principles can be applied to other mediums. 


What Is Included:

* Q&A: How To Create A Series of Paintings

* Vlog: Making An Inspiration Folder

* Art Supply Deep Dive: Water-Soluble Pencils & Pastels

* Colour Tips: Neo Color II Blending

* Exercise: Drawing and Painting Botanical Shapes

* Studio Session: Inside My Latest Collection

Cosy Chat Q&A


In this month's Q&A, I'm answering your questions about painting a series. This includes the benefits, how to go about it, and tips for keeping it interesting.



Vlog


In the Vlog, you’ll see how I organise my ideas and inspiration into a folder for handy reference. I like to use a folder as I often work on different types of paper, but you could also use a dedicated sketchbook or journal.

Essentially, it’s a central place to capture your thoughts, ideas, drawings, colour studies, and more.



Colour Palette


It’s a calming colour palette this month, with hints of sage, cinnamon, olive, teal and cream. This earthy combination is well suited to painting botanicals, especially eucalyptus leaves. In the videos, you will learn how to mix gorgeous muted tones using watercolour and neo-color II pastels.



Art Supplies Deep Dive


This month we are diving in deep with Water-Soluble Pencils and Pastels. The two main brands that I use are Derwent Inktense Pencils and Neo Color II Pastels. You'll learn what they are, different ways to use them and how to seal your finished paintings.

Painting Sessions


Creative Exercise

Discover your drawing style and learn how to quickly capture ideas using pen, watercolour and ink.

This session covers a range of techniques, including using your non-dominant hand and making blind contour drawings. 


Studio Session

Pull up a front-row seat and join me as I work on my latest botanical collection. This is a very real session where I grapple with a painting that doesn't feel balanced.

As I work, I share tips for keeping your work cohesive while still honouring the need for experimentation and play.



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


The course is priced in USD. If you use another currency, the USD amount will be converted at the checkout by Stripe (if you are using a credit card) or by Paypal. You can get an approximation by checking the conversion rate using xe.com.

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. 

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.