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Early Bird Price

Get the early bird price of $47 when you purchase the course by the 8th August, after this it goes up to the regular price of $57.

How Does Your Garden Grow is a Self Paced Mixed Media Course

Join me for a creative garden adventure being inspired by the colors and shapes that we see in nature.   Back in the studio we will explore mixed media techniques to create a nature inspired gorgeous background, lots of mark making, stencils and a mixed media art figure.

Join me in How Does Your Garden Grow

A 5 Part Mixed Media Art Course

Techniques you will be learning -

Observing shapes and color

On our visit out into nature we will be looking at the plants in our surroundings and noting their size, shape, markings and color so that we can transfer these shapes into our art. We will break down the shapes into their simplest form.


We will be identifying the shapes of the plants in the garden and breaking them down. We will then combine them with our favorite shapes and 'go to' marks.

Mark Making and Background page

Once we have identified the shapes and marks we want to use we begin to build the background and create layers. You are provided with the images and stamps that you can use in your work.

Developing the Background

You have a selection of background papers that you will be able to use to create the background. You can also use your supplies to alter and make the backgrounds your own.

Join us for 'How Does Your Garden Grow'

Release your creativity and unlock your hidden talents!

What else do you get?

Included in the workshop is 1.5 hours of course, of observing, sketching, drawing, painting, and mark making

  • PDF Step by step of the project

  • Reference photos out in the garden

  • 12 Background art pages

  • Downloadable Coloring pages and stamps

  • Two prints for you to download

  • You can download and keep all the lessons

  • Bonus Creating Background Paper Video

Join Me

Amanda Trought

Hi I am Amanda a Mixed Media Artist and get to spend my time creating in Sunny Barbados. I have a dog, Cole who is my studio assistant and can be quite demanding. Creativity is for all and can have such a positive effect on our health and wellbeing.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • Message - Thank You and welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • Do not worry - leave the critic at the door!

  2. 2
    • How does your Garden Grow - Course Manual

    • How Does Your Garden Grow - Part 1 Introduction and Garden walk

    • How Does Your Garden Grow - Supplies Part 2

    • How Does Your Garden Grow - Simplifying the Shapes - Part 3

    • How Does Your Garden Grow - Creating the Background and Image - Part 4

    • How Does Your Garden Grow - Completing the Image - Part 5

    • Coloring Pages

    • Background Papers Part 1

    • Background Papers - Part 2

    • Two Mixed Media Art Downloadable Prints

  3. 3
    • Bonus Background Video - Creating a background

    • More resources for you!

    • Before you go...


  • What Supplies am I going to need?

    Check the detailed supply list in the course manual. We will be using a range of different supplies, first see what you have and substitute before going out to purchase additional supplies.

  • What is the course schedule?

    The workshop is prerecorded and you have full access to all material any time you want.

  • Do I have to be able to paint to do the class?

    No, the class is for all levels take it at your own pace, and add more where you feel comfortable

  • Will I be able to ask Amanda Questions?

    Yes! You will find me in the Facebook group and will be able to ask me questions.

  • Can I share my login details with family and friends?

    No this is not allowed. I would love to have your family or friends join me for the class by registering the proper way.

  • How long can I access the course?

    You will have lifetime access to the workshop and unlimited access. You will also be able to download all the videos, PDFs- coloring , backgrounds and prints pages.