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13 Videos (47m)
    • Intro & Supplies

    • Basic Shapes

    • Basic Simple Textures

    • Dropped - Prep

    • Dropped - Form

    • Dropped - Definition

    • Vintage - Prep

    • Vintage - Form

    • Vintage - Definition

    • Illustrative - Prep

    • Illustrative - Base Layer

    • Illustrative - Detail

    • Wrap Up & Reference

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About This Class


Creating wonderfully chaotic florals isn't the end game. Creating wonderfully vibrant florals in a way that's pleasing to the eye and easy to implement into today's designs is! 

In this follow up class to Modern Watercolor Florals--3 Ways, Amarilys carries the three techniques through the process of creating wreaths. Wreaths are a key design motif that reels in the engaging, flowing shapes to arrange them into a rhythmic, soothing composition. 

You'll learn: 

  • Practical helps for creating a symmetrical layout
  • When to paint what when you're needing to overlap elements
  • How to create interest without frustrating your viewer
  • Best practices with materials
  • Diverse approaches to style
  • A variety of forms that compose a collection of florals

Garlands, wreaths, a string of flowers--call them what you may, these design elements are both beautiful and incredibly practical as they can be applied so seamlessly to text layouts. 

The projects from our initial florals class were exponential to the three techniques shown! This class will only compound the skills we've already seen from then.


184 of 185 students recommendSee All

I LOVED this class!!! So helpful since I enjoy painting wreaths! Thank you!
Winnie C

He is Worthy

really exciting use of colour and technique - inspiring again!
Another super useful class packed full with tips and tricks which Amarilys very generously shares. I feel much more confident about approaching wreaths in future projects - thank you!
Ohn Mar Win

Illustrator surface designer teacher





Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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