Flourish and Flow

Paint Inky Botanicals on Wooden Boards & Paper. A Delicate & Joyful Process!

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In this class, we will be fusing two of my favourite things - delicate inky botanicals and richly layered abstract paintings!

As I work through the two main paintings in this class, I share a wide range of mixed media techniques and abstract painting concepts.

I will be taking you through a step-by-step process while also encouraging you to trust your instincts and explore the possibilities that present themselves along the way.

Every painting has its own path and you will see how this plays out for me with one painting evolving quite quickly while the other one, well let's just say, it takes me on a more scenic route!

Speaking of scenic, we will also look at how to draw inspiration from nature and I will take you to one of my favourite spots in the Adelaide hills.

My hope is that it will help you to find your flow and flourish as an artist!




Class Overview


This class includes professionally edited video instruction, broken down into manageable chunks. The videos are supported with written content in the classroom. All videos are downloadable and the course comes with lifetime access. Scroll further down for the course curriculum including video duration.




Inside the course, you will ...

  • Learn two different approaches to painting your background.
  • Experiment with techniques for adding contrast and texture including etching, dripping, repetitive mark-making, doodling, finger painting and colour blocking.
  • Quieten down areas that have become too busy and get over the fear of covering things up.
  • Find inspiration in nature and work through creative challenges and blocks.
  • Become more confident in adding imagery to your work by practising on paper.
  • Use wet-in-wet techniques to create gorgeous flowy botanicals with acrylic ink.
  • Bring it all together, adding and subtracting elements until your paintings feel balanced. It's a process that takes practice and a willingness to play and experiment!


I love Laura’s teaching style and the techniques and information she imparts has grown my art practice immensely. Can’t wait for more classes!!

- Patti Buss

Class Materials

The supply list below is a guide, there are many supplies that can be substituted and I encourage you to use what you have on hand. In case you are curious, I have listed all the specific paint colours I use but you can use whatever colours tickle your fancy!

Your Instructor


Laura Horn
Laura Horn

Hi I'm Laura, a mixed media abstract artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Welcome to my online classes. Here you will find tips, techniques and step-by-step lessons to grow your skills, confidence and creative style. I'd love for you to join me!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course is an instant access course! When you sign up, you will be provided with access to all content immediately. You can work through the content at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the course?
The course comes with lifetime access. After enrolling, you will have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. You may keep and download all content.
What level is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mixed media art, from complete beginners to more experienced artists.
Do I need all the supplies listed for this class?
No, there are many supplies that can be substituted for others and I encourage you to adapt the class to suit your needs.
Do I need high speed internet for the course?
Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course.
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, I will be inviting you to join the Laura Horn Art Facebook community. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with others and share your creations. There is also a hashtag #laurahornartclasses that can be used on Instagram and other social media platforms.
What is the refund policy?
Once you are enrolled in the course I am unable to offer a refund. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about the course prior to signing up.

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