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Tue, Sep 03


Boerma Instituut International

Floral Still Life (Amsterdam)

Learn to Paint at Boerma International Floral Design School

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Time & Location

Sep 03, 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Boerma Instituut International, Legmeerdijk 227, 1432 KA Aalsmeer, Netherlands

About the Event



Join this full-day floral painting workshop held at Boerma Instituut International Floral Design School, located in Aalsmeer, just outside of Amsterdam.

The workshop begins with a professional flower design demonstration from the experts at Boerma Instituut who will create a floral still life which will be our painting subject for the day. Professional artist and flower painter Sandra Iafrate will be your painting instructor. Sandra will teach participants how to approach creating a good composition, from drawing to colour mixing and brush stroke techniques as we capture the floral and foliage on canvas. All levels are welcome working in oil or acrylic paint. Some materials will be provided. Professional quality paints and mediums will be available and included in registration fee. Participants are asked to bring a canvas of medium size (16"x20" is ideal!) and a variety of paint brushes. If you are traveling and do not have access to materials, please let us know and we can provide for you for a small fee. A reminder materials list will be made available after registration. All levels of painting skills are welcome. Space is limited in this fun and creative workshop so please register early to get a booking discount!

Here is your day at Boerma Instituut Flower Design School Holland for our Flower Painting Workshop:

Tuesday September 3, 2019 from 10.00 – 16.00

10.00 – 17.00 is 7 hours

10.00 – 11.00 Floral design demo: classical/contemporary summer floral design demonstration by professional flower designer,

11.00 – 12.00 Canvas preparation and quick sketch of compositions on paper, preparation for starting your painting including short demonstrations and hand-out sheet.

12:00 – 12.30 Break for lunch (€ 15,- per person, including coffee/tea before the lessons and coffee break) About one week prior to the course we like to know how many students are joining for lunch.

12.30 – 14.00 Painting from our still life. Most of the afternoon is spent mixing colours and understanding brush stroke technique, creating good composition and layering paint to create a compelling floral still life painting.

14.00 – 14.15 Coffee/tea break.

14.15 – 17.00 This is our time to complete your painting, add some final touches and dramatic highlights for your take-home still life floral painting!

About the Artist

Sandra Iafrate is an award-winning artist and instructor, teaching and working in all mediums: watercolour, oil, acrylic and mixed media, for over 20 years. Her original, published work of flowers, foliage and European landscapes take on complex compositions alive with colour, which seem to go beyond the boundaries of the canvas.

Sandra is a GOLDEN Artist Educator (GAE) qualified to teach the proper use of paints, pigments, mediums and all material from GOLDEN Artist Colors Inc., having been selected to represent their brand and share the proper use of materials in a safe studio environment. Sandra will provide the fundamentals of painting and composition while introducing painting techniques to students while guiding them towards their vision.

"This workshop is so inspirational due to the flower-filled surroundings at Boerma Instituut, it will be fun and encouraging while we understand how to see as an artist, learn by doing and paint what we love. I do hope you will join!”

For more information please contact or you can call 00-1- 289-696-2789

How to get there:

Bus stop Nieuw Oosteinde, Aalsmeer (750 m) Line 357 and 358

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  • Floral Still Life Painting

    Please arrive 15 minutes early. You will receive a material list and instructions on how to prepare for this class.

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