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Took place on April 22, 3:00pm. EDT

Create Beautiful, Botanical Patterns for Earth Day — Live Class with Bonnie Christine

Celebrate Earth Day with surface pattern designer Bonnie Christine in this fun, relaxing class about botanical pattern-making.

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Bonnie Christine
Surface Pattern Designer + Artist
Top Teacher

About this Live Session

Celebrate Earth Day by creating beautiful, nature-inspired botanical patterns!

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Thursday, April 22nd at 3pm EST for a live online Zoom session with Bonnie Christine about how she creates soft, gorgeous botanical patterns. The session will run for approximately 60 minutes. Click the button above to register! 

Throughout this relaxing illustration and design class, you’ll learn how to:

  • Gather or forage for inspiration and shapes directly from nature
  • Develop a composition of florals and botanicals for your pattern
  • Choose harmonious colors and colorways

Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to work alongside Bonnie and ask questions. No need to draw or sketch, we'll be using gathered elements directly from the wild. If you want to work in real time with Bonnie, be sure to come ready with:

  • 3-5 natural elements (e.g. fern leaves, flower petals)
  • A smartphone or scanner
  • 1 photograph from nature that you would like to pull colors from
  • Adobe Illustrator

Bonnie is an artist and surface pattern designer who is passionate about sharing what she knows. As a self-taught designer, she knows how hard it can be to focus on your BIG dreams and conquer the learning curve that comes along with them. She also knows how it feels to have your biggest dreams come true. Her hope is help you live the extraordinarily creative life of your dreams, and through her Skillshare classes, she has helped tens of thousands of students develop their art.

How to Participate: 

  • Click the button above to register for the live session.   
  • On the day of the event, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call. 15 minutes prior to the start time, we’ll open up the room so you can access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to receive an email reminder 15 minutes before the session starts.  
  • Come with your questions, or just listen in! 

What to Know About Zoom: 

  • Zoom is a free online video conferencing tool. Download it to your device hereNote: Zoom will download automatically when you join your first call. 
  • Once you’ve joined the Zoom call, use the “chat” window to type your questions in real time. We’ll get through as many as possible! 
  • To make sure everyone can hear, we’ll be using Zoom’s “mute” feature so that audio is coming through from the teacher’s end only. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to turn on your camera.
  • We want to keep Zoom a safe space for everyone — please abide by Skillshare’s community guidelines throughout the session. 

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