Master Mixed Media Floral Painting Techniques in 7 weeks so that you can paint flowers in your own style!

Introducing Garden Party!

  • Uncover your signature style 
  • Discover new mixed media techniques
  • Create a sketchbook practice and learn proper proportions, shading and composition
  • Compete 5 original floral paintings in YOUR own style.


Quiet Your Inner Critic

"I've loved just going for it and, in doing so, my inner critic has quieted down a lot!! Doing the backgrounds freed me up considerably, and I have enjoyed all the practice I am doing for the flowers! I've wanted to do a class like this ever since I saw Miriam's delightful sunflowers!! I am so inspired by everyone's pieces and am just inspired to do it which is the best of all. Having so much fun!!"

~Deb Lund from Billings, MT

What You'll Learn:

Complete Training in How to Use Mixed Media Supplies

  • Enjoy the diversity of mixed media and learn a variety of techniques for creating transparent and harmonious layers.  
  • Explore different fine art methods for incorporating watercolor, charcoal, acrylics and collage with ease.  
  • Incorporate stencils for easy organic shapes and texture  

Week One: Uncover your Signature Style

  • Develop a sketchbook practice to develop your own style and explore ideas for paintings. 
  • Break down what you see so you can create an image of it that resembles flowers  
  • Quiet your inner critic while you learn new skills
  • 9 video exercises to uncover your signature style while learning techniques for shading, structure and composition

Week Two: Learn the Building Blocks of Building Layers

  • Learn about how to create art in a series 
  • Discover new mixed media background techniques, including ink "dippies" and collage cohesion  
  • Assemble collage papers with courage 
  • Find out what gessos and mediums can do to easily take your collage to the next level 
  • 12 video lessons break down all the techniques into easily reviewable and digestible tasty tidbits so you can reuse these to create your own unique paintings

Week Three: Create Your Own Tulip Painting with Watercolor and Mixed Media

  • Create balance and harmony while adding a bit of “zing” 
  • Working with tulips you will understand how to add subtle hints of realism with shading techniques  
  • Understand how your composition can dance across the surface of a painting with personality 
  • 5 video lessons make up the complete demonstration for adding watercolor on top of mixed media for lovely transparent layers  

Week Four: Create Your Own Poppy Painting While Mastering Glazing

  • Learn to let go and be free with your own creativity and develop an appreciation for your own style. 
  • Enjoy the beauty of flowers all year round when you can immortalize them through the painting process of luscious red poppies. 
  • Discover when to stop instead of going on and on until you’ve overworked the painting 
  • 5 video lessons round out this demonstration which has an emphasis on using glazing for painting flowers  

Week Five: Paint Your Own Peony Painting and develop an intuitive approach to flower painting

  • Create something beautiful on the canvas and gain confidence in your color choices. 
  • Reduce the complexity of a peony to a few lines that suggest the flower rather than copy it exactly. 
  • Develop an intuitive approach to organic flower painting 
  • 5 video lessons complete this week's adventure in painting- fall in love with your own painting process 

Week Six: Paint Daffodils with Watercolor & Collage

  • Create more complex flower shapes and details even if you have limited drawing skills.  
  • Paint your joy and explore the wild beauty of nature  
  • Learn which colors to blend to make petals stand out rather than looking flat.  
  • 5 video lessons for mastering watercolor markers  

Module Seven: Create Your Own Majestic Sunflower Painting in yor own style

  • Create majestic layers and depth with Van Gogh’s favorite weed.  
  • Develop movement with vibrant sunflowers that pop against the background  
  • Explore how to float your flowers on an imaginative background that doesn’t always have to be “sky and grass” 
  • 6 video lessons that breaks down my pricess so that you can make it your own!  

Make Paintings You Can Be Proud Of

"When I’ve tried painting flowers in the past I tried too hard and my flowers looked "tortured.” This caused me to be very critical of my work, and hesitant to continue. After taking Garden Party, my drawing and painting both are looser, and I FEEL happier with my outcome! I really am proud of my paintings, especially my peonies and sunflowers. I think I've found my happy place with the mixture of mixed media and watercolor. I LOVED working in a series!!"

~Cammi Engelhard from Meridian, ID

Watch this video peek inside!!

Take the Guesswork Out of Mixed Media

Learning new art techniques is a lot of work. Fortunately, there’s a shortcut to success. In Garden Party, I share secrets with you that have taken me years to learn and you also get support from a like-minded community. It helps you get creative, inspired, and more ideas for your art while learning the skills you need to gain more confidence. 

Don’t waste time on the wrong art supplies or trying to copy other people's projects without a strong understanding of their process. Don’t waste money on bad strategy. Stay focused on sharing your story, knowing that what you learn in Garden Party will help you find your own voice as an artist.

"Taking this class made me feel happy, challenged, and motivated. I love Miriam’s mixed media work and teaching style, upbeat presentation, and well-paced lessons. The class is online, self-paced, and I can go back and review any lesson. This class is exactly what I wanted. Garden Party is perfection!"

~Karen Rushton from Iowa City, IA

Find your confidence!

"Before I took Garden Party, I struggled with trying to draw exactly what was before me. I was too tight in my drawings and didn't know how to simplify the shapes. I felt so uptight! Now, my mixed media florals are loose, exuberant, and fresh. I feel much, much more confident about painting. I am no longer intimidated... I just jump in and draw and paint and assume it will turn out fabulously. I learned how to have fun drawing and painting without worrying about how it’s going to look at the end. It was also great to learn how to use so many new mediums and supplies and the finished artwork is so appealing. I was excited with each new lesson! I think everything was wonderfully covered in this class and I am not feeling like I'm struggling any longer."

~Maribeth Jagger from McKinney, TX

Feed your soul with the right inspiration.

If your art has stagnated—or if you have no idea where to start—now is your time to change. It’s time to connect with your inner artist. It’s time to discover the joy that art can add back to your life. It’s time to finally take this much needed time for yourself which is just as important as exercise or eating right. What you put into your heart and mind feeds your soul. 

And if you don’t think you have the time to master all this stuff, you’ll love Garden Party. Each video has been edited down to a soul filling 10 to 20 minutes--- who doesn't have 10 minutes to get inspired?

Enjoy painting!

"I hesitated to sign up for this class because I used to struggle with finding time to create, and worried I wouldn't like the results of what I created. Also, I've never painted flowers over a mixed media background before taking Garden Party.  

Now I enjoy painting a lot more and want to do more of it! You learn new techniques, you can work at your own pace, and you have a community of other artists to share your art with. They will offer suggestions and praise too. And it's forever! I loved learning from a professional like Miriam. I now feel that I, too, am an artist."

~Victoria Freeman from Otisville, MI

What You'll Learn:

You have abandoned your creative side for too long, but right now you are ready to enter the more creative phase of your life.

Between all the art supplies, online videos, and everything else, you just don’t know what to do next...and you are overwhelmed... and maybe even a little bit frustrated. 

The good news? The content inside Garden Party will simplify your next steps by showing you:

  • Learn how to bring the spark of life to a painting
  • Discover how to make a pleasing arrangement of flowers across the surface  
  • Explore drawing exercises to bring out your true authentic style
  • Choose colors that work together and give your flowers personality and attitude 
  • Create complex paint patterns and lovely layers 
  • Conquer finishing techniques to give your art that professional look 
  • Add harmonious floral focal points that pop on interesting backgrounds 
  • Combine the whimsy of your own style along with delicate realism  
  • Explore the beauty and structure of delicate flowers and master proper shading techniques  

No more confusion. No more feeling overwhelmed. Just more inspiration and skills to make your creative dreams real. 

Plus, you’ll be surrounded by other artists cheering you on, all sharing insights from their experience.

Improve your art!

"I wasn’t sure if I would time to actually do the lessons, but I decided to sign up because I love mixed media and flowers. Before taking this class I struggled with shading and I was frustrated because my petals always looked flat. After taking Garden Party my flowers are much more multi-dimensional and I feel confident about my drawing and painting skills. I learned a lot and had fun in the process. I would recommend this class to a friend because it's a very accessible class. The lessons were easy to follow and understand and the techniques I learned actually improved my art."

~Natasha Papousek from Lemon Grove, CA  

Is this class right for you?

Who this class is for...

  • You want to learn how to get your layers to look like they belong together, not just flowers plopped on top of a collage background.
  • You crave a community of people to inspire you and cheer you on every step of the way.
  • You want to gain confidence in the painting process to make bold color choices.
  • You love flowers and are looking for new and creative ways to paint them.
  • You desire an outlet to wash away the stress and anxiety of everyday life  

Who this class is not for...

  • You already know all this stuff.
  • You want to paint and draw tight and realistic botanical drawings (we won’t be doing that).
  • You only want free techniques and rather not invest in your creativity.
  • You prefer to take more time to learn everything yourself by trial and error and don't mind being frustrated

Extra bonuses when you join today!

Not only will you get access to everything inside Garden Party when you join today, but I'm also throwing in these five bonuses!

Bonus #1: Floral Photo References eBook  

50 pages of gorgeous stock photography of luscious flowers that you can use to create art in your own style once the course is over.

Bonus #2: Mixed Media Mastermind Facebook Group

Private, members-only group to share your mixed media floral art and get to know the other students 

"I registered for Garden Party, because I love Miriam’s mixed media florals and wanted to learn a fun, new technique. I have taken in-person art classes, but Miriam's videos are so clear it's like she is in my studio helping me. I love the paintings I created in the class, and painting is now more fun and relaxing. I am less worried about perfection." ~Deb Eastwood from Waukesha, WI

Questions Students asked before joining Garden Party:

Q: When does Garden Party start? You will get IMMEDIATE access to the first set of lessons and then new material will be released to you each week. A inspiring email will remind you to check it out in the classroom.  

Q: Can I download the videos? A: Absolutely! Save them to your computer. They are yours to keep forever. 

Q: Do I have to be at my computer at a specific time? A: Nope. Watch the lessons when the time is right for you. 

Q: Does my access expire? A: You will have access to the course for the lifetime of the site. 

Q: If I am not on facebook, can I still ask questions and share my art? A: Absolutely! There is a members only forum in every classroom at the Inspiration Place.

Q: I am hard of hearing... A: Every lesson includes written tip lists. Also helpful if English is not your first language.

Q: How many instructional videos are included? A: In Garden Party, there will be 50 instructional videos plus a few more welcome videos and bonuses. All instructional videos show me working on different techniques just as if you were standing next to me looking over my shoulder and I was explaining my process to you. 

Q: If I have another question that isn’t answered here, whom do I contact? A: I want you to be happy. If you have further questions that have not been addressed here, please email my team 

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We know that if you watch the videos in the course(s) we offer, you’ll love it. That's why we give you a full 14 days from date of purchase to try the product. To be eligible for the refund, you must have watched a minimum of 3 videos but no more than 10 of the videos that you purchased and send your request to during the refund period. 

We hope you agree that this policy gives you enough time to figure out if the class was a good fit for you.

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