8/20 Floral Sketch Class


8/20 Floral Sketch Class


Date: Monday, 8/20
Time: 10AM-2PM
Instructor: Mary Phan*

Location: Kinfolk Inspired Space
2090 Warm Springs Ct. Ste #280, Fremont CA

What will be provided: Each participant will be given a basic sketch kit + tote bag (each attendee will get to use a borrowed class set of markers)

Meals: No meals or snacks will be provided at this class

Refunds/Cancellations/Transfers: We do not offer refunds once you have signed up for class. So please make sure the dates and schedule works before signing up. If you cannot attend, you will need to find your own replacement and notify us via hello@verymaryinspired.com to let us know as soon as possible.

Please read our full FAQs page before signing up. Once you have purchased a class with us, you are agreeing that you have read and reviewed the FAQ page.

Who this is for:

Welcome to our new local summer/fall local classes! If you’re new around here, welcome!! We are excited to offer a 3 hour intro class to floral sketching and illustration. This class is great for beginners or anyone wanting to learn something new. This class is open to anyone looking to learn how to sketch and isn’t just for creative professionals. If you’ve already taken our classes, but want more practice - this will be a great class for you! Come join us in a fun, creative, and community style environment where everyone is encouraging and friendly. We take you step by step through the lessons and because it is geared to a small group, rest assured you can feel comfortable asking questions!

Are Children allowed: We are happy to have mature children over the age of 8 attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Please inquire via hello@verymaryinspired.com as we have a different rate for children 8-14 years of age.

What you’ll learn:

  • Basic textures and shapes

  • How to form your paper so you know where to start

  • Individual and Floral centerpiece in a basic container

  • Pencil sketching

  • Finishing with pen and coloring techniques (using Copic brand markers)

  • Additional detailing techniques that will wow all your friends/collegues!

  • How to scan in artwork after you’ve created your sketch

What’s included in the sketch kit:

  1. Sketchbook

  2. Pencil/Mechanical Pencil

  3. Clear ruler

  4. Eraser(s)

  5. Detail pens

  6. Tote bag and pencil container

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About the instructor:

Mary has always been drawn to the arts. After beginning her career as an interior designer, dabbling in fashion and staging model homes, Mary’s love of creating an atmosphere and a feeling in the spaces she entered inspired her to launch Very Merry Events in 2008.

In addition to creating memorable experiences, Mary sent her clients’ home with physical mementos in the form of custom illustrations that became an indispensable part of her design process. In 2013, Mary took that love of illustration to the next level, launching The Sketchbook Series to help other event planners and designers learn a skill that had become a key way that she communicated with her clients. 

Although Mary no longer plans and designs events, she has become an impactful creative leader and has a passion for inspiring creatives everywhere.

Aside from traveling and teaching, Mary shares her adventurous days with her husband and 2 little boys located in the San Francisco, Bay Area.   

“I love how my art has become a way to work with and support other event professionals. I love using it to empower and encourage creatives to pursue their passions. I want my art to inspire others to keep working toward their dreams.”

— Mary Phan