full length course

Leader Blooms

Have you ever wanted to paint flowers but thought it was too intimidating? Have you ever said to someone else, "I can barely draw a stick figure?" Have you ever looked at your artwork and wondered how you could make it look more exciting?

This is the class for you.

Let's Paint

Tell me about the course!

Leader Blooms is a companion course for my other online painting class The Secret Garden, but you can take either one first. The only things you will need for this class is some acrylic paint, heavy paper, and an open mind!

This class includes 16 videos and more than five hours of footage spread over two sessions, including 10 different flower and tips for painting simple still-life images. With over four hours of video, you are bound to come away with a new understanding of flowers, botanicals, and the world at large!

"Takes the cake!"

"I have taken 6 online classes on painting florals during the past year and a half and while I have learned something in each Leader Blooms takes the cake!! The process, the freedom and Amanda's teaching style all combine to make an outstanding class!"

Janet G.

"So encouraging and doable!"

"I have taken numerous online art classes over the years and have NEVER achieved the level of competency from such excellent instruction! Amanda has an amazing understanding of how to breakdown basic art concepts so you can follow along, allowing you to create art that will blow your mind! I love her friendly "banter" as she leads you through each class and you don't have to spend a fortune on supplies that you will never use again. I have a basic art-lovers background and have found a new past time, even considering selling my work! NO KIDDING! Best money EVER spent with a freshness to ME. Sounds corny but both Amanda's classes have given me a new lease on life. I can never thank her enough for spreading her joy, encouragement and experience."


"Bloomin' Brilliant!"

"Ok, this is only the second online class I have taken. The first was Amanda's Secret Garden florals. I thought that one was amazing. THIS one triples down on it! So much here, for such a tiny price. I am watching and rewatching as she instructs in creating ten individual show stopping blooms. BTW, you can start with this class, you do NOT need to take the other one first. If you are a hopeful, beginning artist, you will be shocked by the results you get. Don't question, just do it. There will be no regrets."


Session 1

We'll kick off the fun with painting chaos layers (get ready to make a constructive mess!), and follow with the essentials on vases and vessels. Then we'll paint five different flowers. Plan on making at least three of each flower as you go!

  • Recommended Materials
  • Vases and Vessels
  • Chaos Layer (How to Create Interesting Abstract Backgrounds)
  • Tulips
  • Stalk Flowers
  • Daisies
  • Mums
  • Hydrangeas

Session 2

Continue the adventure into five specific blooms, then learn how to combine them together in a bouquet. This session also includes some of my favorite tips for workspace solutions and a finishing touches - don't miss these!

  • Irises
  • Roses
  • Sunflowers
  • Poppies
  • Orchids
  • Building Bouquets (how to incorporate leader flowers into larger bouquets - similar to my Secret Garden class)
  • DIY Drying Rack (You'll need a place to let your work hang out while it dries!)
  • Frames, Mats, and Finishing Off Your Work
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Hi! My name is Amanda.

I’m a painter, a maker, a gallery owner, mom, and sometimes I teach art to people who think they are not artistic. Over the years I have taught thousands of individuals how to create beautiful and meaningful works of art. I'm so glad you are here!