Lucie Duclos - Whimsical Botanicals: A Mixed Media Field Trip (Online Class); Saturdays, October 10-31, 2020

Date: Saturdays, October 10-31, 2020 (4 weekly sessions)
Time: 10:30AM-1:00PM PST
Level: All
Medium: Mixed Media
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Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Join Lucie Duclos on a field trip to the world of botanicals and mixed media! Explore a variety of techniques and work with lines, textures, shapes and patterns through line drawing, watercolor painting, printmaking and collage. The last class will focus on creating a repeat pattern from one of your drawing, collage or painting. This class is all about experimenting, and playing around with different techniques and watch what happens! 

This class is for all levels. Beginners welcome! 

Session 1- Botanical LINE ART and WATERCOLOUR 

This session is all about sketching and developping your botanical drawing vocabulary using line art and watercolor. Please bring a little collection of leaves and flowers to class, they can be real or just pictures from the internet or books. We will draw loose flowers and shapes in watercolor and then work with a line work overlay with tracing paper. 

Session 2- Create TEXTURES with PRINTMAKING 

In this session, we will focus on 3 specific printmaking techniques; printing, stamping and rolling to create textures and patterns. Printing with a scratch-foam plate, stamping with sticky back foam and found objects, and rolling with your own handmade rollers (save those toilet paper rolls!) 

Session 3- Explore SHAPES with COLLAGE 

In this session, we are going to draw with scissors, work with negative space, explore shapes with collage using the papers we created in session 2 and other found papers. Then we’ll then add line work and mixed media. 

Session 4- PATTERN DESIGN: Create a repeat tile with your artwork 

In this last session, you will learn how to create a seamless repeat tile with your artwork using the cut paper technique. You will also learn how to take a simple element and turn it into an interesting design when you upload it to to have it printed on fabric or wallpaper.


Lucie Duclos is a designer, art instructor and mixed media artist living in Victoria, British Columbia. She has a popular series of online classess on and has taught over 8,000 students between her 11 classes on the platform. She works with a lot of different mediums and techniques from pen and ink to watercolor, monoprints, encaustics, collage, acrylics, gouache and bookmaking. 

She was the cover artist for UPPERCASE magazine issue 41 and has been a guest speaker on several international podcasts. She also designs fabric and wallpaper for and teaches surface pattern design and mixed media workshops in Canada and the United States. She loves to experiment and share inspiration on instagram @lucieduclos. You can also find more info on her website at

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