Color the Emotion

Pick a few colors and create without stiffness.

Fun Botanicum

Welcome to Fun Botanicum – an online class for us who love plants!

Fun Botanicum is inspired by botanical art. We draw fantasy plants with colored pencils.

Learn how to:

  • grow ideas by scribbling and doodling with colored pencils – “no pressure” approach
  • use color differently so that the plants look fresh and alive – “against the sensible” approach!
  • create a delightful variety of images but still maintain a consistent style – “from the desire to practice” approach!
Scribbles and doodles

This class is suitable for all adults who want to draw plants freely, without references.

Make a Fun Chapter with a Title Page And All!

You only need colored pencils, an eraser, a sharpener, and 9 blank spreads in a journal. Your journal will have a chapter of botanical pages.

Fun Botanicum - a class where you make a chapter for your art journal

You will first skip some pages and start with the spreads dedicated to different types of plants. After that, you’ll make a spread that illustrates the lifecycle of a fantasy plant. Then you will draw the back cover, which is the final page of the chapter. After finishing the pages, you will go back to the beginning and make the front cover with the title and, finally, the inside cover with a decorative design that is like a piece of botanical wallpaper.

Fun Botanicum Has 9 Creative Projects

You will get 9 videos full of inspiration and techniques (over 4 hours total) and a 29-page document with more ideas. Project by project, you will grow your skills and see more possibilities in expressing yourself through plants.

Mystical Algae

Part 1 – Mystical Algae

Juicy Fruits and Berries

Part 2 – Juicy Fruits and Berries

Hidden Meadow

Part 3 – Hidden Meadow

Eye-Cather

Part 4 – Eye-Catcher

Mushroom Forest

Part 5 – Mushroom Forest

Lifecycle of a plant

Part 6 – Lifecycle of a Plant

bottle garden

Part 7 – Bottle Garden (back cover)

Fun Botanicum - a title in tropical style

Part 8 – Tropical Title (front cover)

Botanical wallpaper

Part 9 – Botanical Wallpaper (first spread)

With the class, you will also get a membership to the Bloom and Fly Facebook group to share your work and join discussions. The membership is for the end of 2024, so you can continue coloring and sharing your pages for the whole year.

Paivi Eerola, a Finnish artist who loves plants and the teacher of Fun Botanicum, an online art class

“Let’s Create a Colorful Jungle!”

I am Paivi Eerola, a working artist and a teacher at Fun Botanicum. My home is full of houseplants, and I have quite a garden as well. And every day on my walks, I observe how the light hits the meadow in my surroundings.

I like to think that even the most modest hay dreams about being able to do more – to bloom a bit more colorfully, to spread a bit wider, to meet a bit more soul mates. The nature of art is to express and expand, and I see a similar desire in plants as well.

So, when we draw plants, their dreams can take over. They can lean to each other, whisper in lively lines, and grow into a colored jungle that refreshes both the journal and the mind.

Use colored pencils freely to create a Fun Botanicum!

The videos are full of tips both for the hand and the mind – practical skills and imagination walk side by side in this class.

Fun Botanicum Logo

Yes, I want to start drawing and coloring!

Pay with a credit card or PayPal.

Technology Needed + Refund Policy

All the information and services are provided in electronic format. You will need Internet access and a personal email account. The document is in PDF format, and the videos are offered as a streaming service. You can access the material as long as you want if you download the document and the videos to your computer within 6 months after the purchase. If you download videos, you will also need an application to view and download MP4 videos. You have to be over 18 to join the Bloom and Fly community. All sales are final.

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