Don't be intimidated any longer, but capture the beauty of Flowers on Paper

Being able to draw flowers gives so much joy and satisfaction. Wouldn’t it be marvelous to be able to just grab a sketchbook and pen and draw any flower you see? At this moment that may sound really intimidating to you, but by the end of this Masterclass you will have confidence to do so.

My name is Benjamin Aeilkema and I’m an illustrator and Artist from The Netherlands. I love creating Artworks with all kinds of materials. As many, many other artists, I also find great joy in capturing the beauty of nature in artworks. There is just something very special about it!

Over the years many people have shared their struggles in drawing and sketching flowers with me:

“Flowers are so complex”

“I always get the proportions wrong”

“My flowers need to be perfect, but I struggle to capture every detail”

“Somehow my shading seems off”

“Where do I even start?”

I can identify with these struggles since I’ve faced them myself. Good news, I’ve been able to overcome all the hindrances in drawing flowers and so can you!

In this Masterclass I’m going to break down the process of drawing flowers with a pen in easy to digest steps. I’ll be showing you effective ways to get from the first pencil stroke to the final pen stroke. Topics like observing, capturing what you see, sketching, detailing and shading will all be covered. Interpreting light and shadow will be made easy. 

At the end of this Masterclass you will be confidently creating beautiful & convincing flower sketches. 

This Masterclass will empower you to draw flowers in a fun and effective way!

Enrolling in this Masterclass will give you 5 modules with over 6 hours of clear instructions and examples. In these videos, I will be sharing my flower drawing method with you. You will greatly benefit from my decades long experience as an instructor and teacher.

My easy-to-follow teaching method will help you to understand exactly how to get from point A to point B. The in-depth demos make even the more complicated matters easy to understand and apply. Each module ends with a fun project that has a practical application of what we’ve discovered together.

The skill level advancing assignments are all truly focused on helping you grow. They’re fun to do, allowing you to keep on discovering new potentials. You will be equipped to explore so many wonderful ways to make amazing flower sketches ALL ON YOUR OWN!

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Additional PDF: Great Time Saver in PDF format

To help you save time, I’m providing you with a handy book of notes and references. Once you’ve completed an assignment, there’s no need to re-watch the video lesson. Instead, all of my finished works are in this booklet. Just find the lesson you’re on and compare your work to the finished assignment in the book. Again, this will save you time and allow you to keep on going.

That’s not all though, I’ve also included photo references. You’ll find photos of all the flowers I’ve used in the lessons. This addition will help you to work in any season, regardless of which flowers do or don’t grow. While I encourage you to get your own reference material, I understand that’s not always possible. With this booklet you have plenty of reference material to get you started.


A place to share your work, interact with other students and ask your course related questions.

What Students are saying about my classes...
Ann Johnston

I learned a great deal from this class, and Benjamin is an excellent teacher. I would say the most important thing he teaches is to how to really look at a subject and draw what you see. This is truly a wonderful class to learn drawing basics. Thanks so much!

Kimberly Hart

Amazing course and far above expectations! I have, or rather had, absolutely no prior skill in sketching at all! And now? I can sketch flowers, and it all looks amazing! My daughter was so impressed with the sketchings, she told me I needed to start writing children's books. With this one course, I went from having no idea how to get started to sketching believable pictures. Thank you for the great lessons! 

Rachael Ayers

I really picked up some new ideas about sketching and drawing nature, with pen and ink particularly. The linked community has a great vibe

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Course Curriculum

  The Forum
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  Section 1 The Basics
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  Section 2 Drawing with an ordinary Pen
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  Section 3 Drawing a ‘live’ Flower
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  Section 4 Working from Photos
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  Section 5 The Final Project
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Questions? Here are some answers...

What if I'm not happy with my Art Class?

While I would not like to see you go, there is a 30 day money back guarantee.

Will I loose access to the Art Class?

No, you will not. As long as Art Classes by Benjamin is active you will have access to your Art Class. While I don't gave eternal life on this earth, I hope to be around for many more years.

Is there a time-limit to complete the Art Class?

It's self-paced. You can access the Art Class whenever and how often you want.

Can you describe this Art Class in one sentence for me?

In this Art Class you will learn to observe flowers and draw them in a detailed, effective and convincing way, without getting lost in the details.

What are the essential materials for this Art Class?

A pencil, some paper and a pen will get you there. Recommended materials are also a set of fine-liners and a bit higher quality paper, like a sketchbook.

Anything else I need?

Yes, a ruler and you may want to use an eraser and sharpener. A printer to print the practice sheets is handy to have.

What kind of paper will you be using in this Art Class?

I’m demonstrating drawings on regular paper, sketchbook paper, inexpensive watercolor paper and bristol paper.

You only need one kind of paper to be successful in this class, but experimenting with different kinds of papers is fun.

I would at least get a nice sketchbook.

Do I need special expensive art supplies to do this class?

No, any inexpensive material you can pick up anywhere will be fine.

Do I need a certain brand of art supplies?

No, any brand will do. Get what you can afford or use what you already have.

Are we going to work with pens only?

Mostly we will be working with a fine-liner and/or a regular pen/biro.

Are you using complicated hard to follow techniques in this Art Class?

No, I developed special techniques that are easy to follow and anyone can pick up, yet give very satisfying results.

Is there a lot of (boring) art theory in this Art Class?

No, all of the lessons are very practical orientated. Even when there is some theory, it’s very practical.

I don’t have hours to spend on doing art projects, is this Art Class still for me?

This Art Class shows you techniques to reach lovely results in a relative short period of time.

I’m not an artist, is this class still for me?

Yes, no prior knowledge or skills required.

I’m not talented at all, will I still be able to get something out of this Art Class?

Definitely. Talent is welcome, but no requirement at all. With or without talent you can learn of the techniques this Art Class shows you and you will be surprised what kind of skills you can pick up.

I’ve got some art skills already, can I still join this class?

Yes, of course.

Does this Art Class only teach me skills and techniques?

While we will pay attention to skills and techniques throughout the Art Class, we will make it very practical. The goal is to get you comfortable with drawing flowers with a pen wherever you are.

Do I need to know how to draw?

This Art Class will show you the basics of sketching flowers, you’ll be drawing your own flowers in no time.

I noticed this Masterclass is called Part 1, will there be more parts?

Yes, this Masterclass is the beginning only. It will show you how to draw flowers, but other parts will take the skills and techniques even further. The combined parts will give you a really nice selection of techniques to use when drawing flowers.