The Gilded Brush

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Hello my creative friends,

I'm excited to bring you along on another creative journey into the artwork of Gustav Klimt! I have long been a lover of the Art Nouveau movement and so it is such a joy to finally pay homage to one of this period's masters!

The decadent, layered and symbolic work of Klimt has fascinated and enchanted art lovers for decades and now we get to create our own Klimt inspired works too!

I will guide you through a brief history of the artist, the period and and influences and then on to wonderful mixed media projects for all levels! 

I hope you will join me!



There is always hope as long as the canvases are empty.
— Gustav Klimt


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Here's a description of this special class:

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Art history -

Like all my classes, I start with a bit of art history. It's important for us to understand a little more about the artist, the time period and his influences as we begin our journey with Klimt. We will be looking at several of his works and discussing them together.


Warm ups - 

Pattern Play

We will look at some of the beautiful patterns Klimt used in his works and then try our hand at drawing them. Symbolic pattern was very important in Klimt's work and I think you will love exploring shape, scale and rythm in this warmup!

charcoal & graphite sketches

Klimt's sketches went from highly realistic to very mininalist. We will look at these and then create our own, drawing from vintage photography to get our creative energy flowing!


Project one :

The lady in Gold

Through a process of collage and mixed media we will create our very own Lady in Gold inspired by Klimt's amazing painting - "Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I". 

You will love layering pattern and decadent gold paint to create a rich, complex and enchanting - "Lady in Gold" of your very own!

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, 1907

Garden of Hope

Garden of Hope

Project two:

Garden of Hope

In this project, you will be guided through my process of designing, drawing and then painting a piece inspired by Klimt's many depictions of women. We will also incorporate the wonderous beauty of his flower filled landscapes!  This project will show you even more mixed media techniques to incorporate into your own works!

If you would prefer, you can use collage for your figure in this piece too! All levels are welcome!

Jardin aux tournesols  (1905-06)

Jardin aux tournesols (1905-06)

Whoever wants to know something about me, they should look attentively at my pictures and there seek to recognise what I am and what I want.
— Gustav Klimt

Bonus Lesson

This free lesson will also be included in the class and will guide you through how to create another Klimt inspired collage! Here, I create a cover for my Art Journal! Such a rewarding and delightful process! 



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The Kiss, 1907-1908

The Kiss, 1907-1908

What will you learn in this class?

  • How to creatively use collage to compose beautiful pieces of art

  • How to layer pattern, color and texture to create stunning effects

  • How to sketch in both charcoal and graphite to achieve expressive, fluid drawings

  • How to mix different mediums for maximum effect

  • How to incorporate design and balance into your composition

  • You will learn more about the artist Gustav Klimt and expand your knowledge of the Art Nouveau period


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Klimt inspired sketch

Klimt inspired sketch

  • 2 substrates for painting and collaging (for collage I prefer a rigid substrate like a wooden board) - any size you feel comfortable with. (for the second project - Garden of Hope - I used Cold Pressed 140lbs Watercolor paper)

  • Sketchbook or sketching paper

  • Assorted Acrylic paints/craft paints - I used a set of Arteza paints for the second project.

  • Charcoal Pencil

  • Vine charcoal

  • Ink Pens and/or Paint Pens

  • Gold acrylic paint - any brand

  • Pebeo paints in gold and silver*

  • Mechanical pencil - any kind

  • Blackwing pencil*

  • White chalk pastel or white charcoal pencil

  • Collage papers - preferably patterned

  • Matte Medium

  • Yes Paste*

  • Print outs of your figure (if you choose to use collage). You can find copyright free images at

  • Assorted brushes

  • Scissors


Truth is like fire; to tell the truth means to glow and burn.
— Gustav Klimt