Fundraiser Wildflower Watercolor Class

Artist-instructor: Mira O’Brien 

Format: Livestreaming via zoom

April 22, 2022
Friday, 6-8pm CET
(6pm in Berlin, 12pm in New York, 9am in San Francisco, 5pm in London)

Donation basis: it is completely FREE to join, but we will be kindly requesting donations for a great organization during the class. 
We are raising money for the organization Artists at Risk. Scroll down for more info.

Materials: Scroll down for list.

What to expect: 

Learn how to paint a YELLOW wildflower using watercolor. Follow along with artist Mira O’Brien as she guides you step by step how to paint a flower in a botanical style. Through a process of close observation and layering, we will capture the details of these delicate subjects. Discover a new way to appreciate even small instances of nature in your immediate surroundings through botanical illustration. 

 Reference photos of our chosen specimen will be provided. 
All levels welcome, no experience necessary.

How to join:

Sign up for our newsletter and receive the Zoom link to the livestreaming class. A newsletter will be sent out the morning of the class with login details for the online class.

Will there be more free classes? Yes! They will be announced via our Newsletter.


  • Watercolors
    • Any basic set of watercolors will suffice for this class. I will be using pigments such as lemon yellow, yellow “pure”, quinacridone purple, cobalt blue, and more… but I will also suggest alternative combinations if you don’t have the exact same pigments as me. 
  • Small and/ or medium sized round watercolor brush. 
  • Watercolor paper (300g)
  • HB pencil
  • Water cup, paper towel

Hey did you miss the live class?

We have recordings of some of our free classes on our YouTube channel!

Subscribe to our newsletter and get the invitation to the next free class. We offer free livestreaming drawing and painting classes about once per month on different topics. 

Fundraiser for Artists at Risk

Artists at Risk (AR) works with artists around the world, including those affected by war and crises such as those in Ukraine and Afghanistan. We focus on helping artists to safety and placing them in welcoming artist communities. Your support will directly benefit artists fleeing war and persecution in the form of emergency resources, travel aid, and residencies. Help support our non-profit organization help artists in danger!

Since 2013, AR has built a global network of arts non-profits and funders to assist artists who are at risk politically and fleeing oppression and war, establishing 26 residency locations in 19 countries. In 2016 the group received the European Parliament‘s European Citizen’s Prize. 

WAR IN UKRAINE! Please share the Artist at Risk Emergency Resource Page with any artists and art practitioners affected by the war who might need support.