Ready to build your painting skills &

unlock your creative potential?

Painting is not just a hobby or a profession. It is a way to attain personal growth, to find happiness and fulfilment, and nurture a mind that is always wanting to explore.

Maybe you think you need talent to paint, but it is all about experience. Painting is a journey of discovery and skills discovered by experience are way more powerful than pre-determined rules or formulas. We learn by exploring and build confidence by giving our own artistic voice a chance to be heard.  This is the core of my teaching.



Live on Zoom

Sometimes all you need is

a little regularity and consistent practice

Are you looking for an opportunity to learn how to paint realistic botanical watercolors in a personal, regular class? Sign up for one of my

online painting classes.

How I will support your journey:

Weekly 2-hour sessions (Live on Zoom).

Small groups (10 participants max).

Learning from a professional artist & teacher.

Direct and personal feedback.

A relaxed atmosphere.

Plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

One theme per session.

Exclusive access to my online library full of tips & how-to’s.

Invitation to my online community on Discord.

All levels welcome: from complete beginners to advanced artists.

Languages: English & German groups.

Suitable as “ongoing” class for returning students.

If you can't make any particular date, you are welcome to join the other group in that week so you don't miss out!

“I believe the best way to learn is through personal engagement.

Therefore, I have designed my courses to be just like my regular in-person classes, but from the comfort of your own home. This enables you to interact with me, benefit from my knowledge, ask questions and get feedback right away. You will learn the basic techniques for painting realistic botanical watercolours from life, build your own skillset and confidence, and be inspired.”

Which themes are covered in the classes:

Seasonal leaves, flowers, fruit & vegetables depending on availability (announced for each session in advance). All painted from life. We draw, paint and finish our paintings.

Reference photo’s are made available.

What equipment will I need?

You are free to participate with any equipment you like.

For a detailed overview of what you will need and what gives the best results see Equipment

Want to know more?

Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more freedom and compact learning opportunities?

Our seasonal workshops might be just what you are looking for. Inspiring in-depth painting sessions of one or two days (3 to 6 hours). Live on Zoom.

What people are saying

Inspired and motivated

“Thank you so much for this wonderful course. It has inspired and motivated me a lot and showed me that there is so much to paint. Just feeling with my own hands what you can make tangible through painting inspires me.”  


Calm teaching manner

“ I would highly recommend Sophie's class. She not only has exceptional talent and skill, she has a lovely, calm teaching manner and explains her process clearly and masterfully. I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of this class.”


Always felt encouraged

“When I first started painting with Sophie I was a bit nervous that my skills in watercolours would not be good enough. Well I wasn't wrong! But what I didn't expect was how much I would learn and how much I would improve. Sophie's approach is one of curiosity and experimentation; I always felt encouraged and never judged.”



Genuine passion for botanical painting

“Sophie is a wonderful, patient and understanding teacher. Her calming presence ensures her learners have an enjoyable experience. Sophie wants her learners to succeed and her genuine passion for botanical painting is inspiring. She is knowledgeable and friendly. The lessons are interesting and engaging for beginners to the more advanced. I really enjoyed my time and wish I could have lessons in person! I will definitely consider taking more lessons in the future. Thank you for allowing me to learn from you!”



“Since I took this course, I see so many things that I would like to draw. So many pictures that need to be brought onto paper, and what am I painting there, reality or my fantasies? Sophie's botanical class teaches you to trust your eyes and your hand. I look forward to more."



“Your courses brought me a lot of joy and really helped me in my further development. I would take a course with you again - in person or online - anytime.”

Didn’t find the class you are looking for?

Sign up for the waiting list here and choose your preferred course language from the selection menu. As soon as a new course opens, you will be notified. For booking of all classes currently open, see here.


For enquiries about purchasing or commissioning works of art, or if you simply wish to know more about Sophie’s paintings please feel free to contact us!

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