The Garden of the Sea Dragon - Online Class

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  • Regular price $29.95

 Class Details and Benefits:                                             
  • New!  Filmed in High Definition
  • In-depth Video Instruction - approximately 3 hours total, in 3 parts.
  • On-demand access anytime beginning immediately after your purchase.
  • Downloadable PDF resources including closeup photos, patterns, stepsheets and instructions. 

 Class Bundle options available to choose from above:

Bundle options are available for printed packet, the beautiful alder boxes, free shipping AND online class access.


This new online class features three different sessions that include instruction for Chinoiserie, Floral Techniques and painting sea shells.  Together they combine for the beautiful designs that Jo Sonja calls "The Garden of The Sea Dragon. 

Sometimes she loves to try something a little different and perhaps challenging. Inspired by the beautiful alder tea box that we had done for Jo Sonja's original chinoiserie design - we designed a larger rectangular one with the same beautiful molding and extra details.  Together these two beautiful alder wood pieces make a stunning display, gift or addition to your home.

Painting two very detailed techniques on shaped surfaces is a challenge... but fun!

The packet that accompanies this lesson is 20 pages with full color close-ups of all designs.  There are bundle options available for online class with digital packet, online class with printed packet, online class with printed packet and small tea box, online class with printed packet and large tea box OR the full package with online class, printed packet and both tea boxes for an incredible set.

The boxes are made out of beautiful alder.

The small box is:
6.75" x 6.75" x 7"

The larger box is:
12" x 7" x 7"


Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Painting Medium of Choice
Retarder Medium
Kleister Medium

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Chinoiserie (Gold):
Raw Sienna or Antique Brass
Pale Gold
Rich Gold
Purple Madder
Carbon Black

Seashells and flowers:
Gold Oxide
Napthol Red Light
Red Earth
Red Violet
Purple Madder
Arylide Yellow
Yellow Deep
Yellow Oxide
Antique Brass (or Raw Sienna)
Yellow Green
Brilliant Green
Hookers Green
Olive Green
Pine Green
Pacific Blue
Blue Violet
Brilliant Violet
Diox Purple
Unbleached Titanium
Titanium White
Burnt Sienna
Brown Earth
Carbon Black or Black Umber

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
For gold Chinoiserie technique, I prefer an assortment of top quality sable brushes:
B1330 Liner - Fine details and lines
B1320 #2-3 round or #2, 4 and 6 filbert or flat - Larger objects such as flower, clouds, side loaded techniques.
B1310 Striper or a 4-6 B1325 Detailer - Stripes, grasses

For painting flowers and shells:
1350/1352/3010/4010 #2-3 round - Basic painting
B1385/1387 #2, 4, 6 filbert or B1370/1372 flat - Basic painting
B1360/3020 #1-2 Short Liner - Fine Details
B1315/1317/1318 ¾ mop - Blending out Retarder, glazes, etc
B1318 ½" - Applying Retarder Medium