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Petal Pattern Flow with Melanie Lan

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Thursday, August 11, 5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

Have you ever felt stuck or unsure of where to begin? How do you harness a sense of flow? This session helps to provide a nature-inspired method for painting in order to overcome a creative block. We’ll practice intuitive painting - rather than focusing on how we want our painting to look, we’ll pay attention to how our hand wants to move. We’ll explore mark making - ending up with a playful composition by using patterns and the power of repetition to create a sense of flow. More than anything this class is about stirring creative energy, loosening up, and letting go of expectations. We'll be making one mark at a time and engaging how to work with the ebb and flow of creative movement in painting, using a "petal" shape or our paint brush's "footprint." This process is all about trusting that each step we take will inform the next step, and the next, and so forth, to completion.

Join zoom 15 minutes early (4:45pm) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 5:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!


  • All your favorite watercolor paints
  • Watercolor paper (2 sheets)
  • Brushes (a wash brush for large surfaces, a size 6 or 8 filling in spaces and one smaller 0 - 2 for small details)
  • Mixing palette
  • Cup of water
  • (Optional) masking tape / artist tape / washi tape



Melanie is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She earned her MFA in painting at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and is interested in the intersection of wellness, mental health, and the creative process. In her free time Melanie is a selenophile who loves painting, cooking, hiking, reading, and learning fun animal acts.

View more of Melanie’s work at and Instagram: @melanie.lan


All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the session.

*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

**If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the session.

***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email