Introduction to Floral Illustration with Acrylic

A course by Maya Hanisch , Graphic Designer and Artist

Graphic Designer and Artist. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined September 2018

Learn to create your first folk composition on any surface or object

  • English, Spanish
  • 88% positive reviews (345)
  • 5880 students

Learn to create your first folk composition on any surface or object

A course by Maya Hanisch

Ready to turn everyday objects into unique works of art full of life and personality? Join Chilean artist and illustrator Maya Hanisch for this introduction to folk and floral illustration and bring your first composition to life.

In this online course, discover Maya's entire creative process for developing her hallmark botanical- and folk-themed illustrations, including color, composition, and how to use acrylic painting tools to develop your own style.

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What will you learn in this online course?

9 lessons & 7 downloads

The materials
1 minute, 48 seconds
The sketch
5 minutes, 59 seconds
The second layer
7 minutes, 59 seconds
Adding volume, light and shadow
12 minutes, 58 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 88% positive reviews (345)
  • 5880 students
  • 9 lessons (1h 4m)
  • 7 additional resources (0 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Use acrylics to add a floral- and/or folk-inspired composition to an everyday object or surface.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Illustrators, designers, artists, painters, and anyone who wants to start experimenting with acrylic painting to personalize an object, garment, or accessory.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge of any kind is required for this course, but some basic drawing skills can help you get the most out of it.

In terms of materials, grab your pencil, paper, eraser, brushes, palettes for mixing colors, acrylics, flowers for inspiration, and a notebook or other object to customize with your artwork.


5880 Students
345 Reviews
88% Positive ratings

Maya Hanisch

A course by Maya Hanisch

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Graphic Designer and Artist

Maya Hanisch studied both graphic design and art, allowing her to fully develop her own style that features a blend of folk culture and botanical motifs. Since 2008, she has published several books throughout Spain, Italy, France, the United States, England, and Latin America, and her texts have been translated into several languages. She has also received recognition for her work, including the Purple Island Award at the Nami Island International Picture Book Illustrations Concours in South Korea for her book Color Animal. This same book was also named one of the top 20 children's books of 2015 by Fundación La Fuente and was selected to represent Chile at the BIB Biennale in Bratislava.

Maya also teaches classes and workshops at various universities and book fairs around the world, and her paintings and collages have been exhibited both in her native Chile and abroad.


  • U1


    • Presentation: Who am I
    • Referents and influences
  • U2

    Pulling the first lines

    • The materials
    • The sketch
    • Transfer of the sketch to the notebook or "first layer"
  • U3

    Paint and color

    • Color palette and "first layer" finish
    • The second layer
    • Adding volume, light and shadow
    • Painting details
  • FP

    Final project

    • Floral illustration techniques with acrylic

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

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  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Introduction to Floral Illustration with Acrylic. Illustration course by Maya Hanisch

Introduction to Floral Illustration with Acrylic

A course by Maya Hanisch
Graphic Designer and Artist. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined September 2018
  • 88% positive reviews (345)
  • 5880 students