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Watercolor Block Prints Sunday, August 5, 9:00 AM  
Helen Shafer Garcia $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process ***
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Printmaking, Printmaking, Watercolor

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Imagine the combination of relief block prints and watercolor. Relief block prints hold a huge realm of possibilities. You can repeat the image to create wonderful additions for cards or works on paper. Learn how to design and carve images with little effort on soft rubber material. These designs will build detail and decorative lines for our watercolor painting. I'll show you ways to drop in brilliant watercolor onto the paper surface. Adding watercolor to block prints is a form of instant gratification. Bright colors, lines, and shapes just pop immediately on the surface with little effort. No worries about your drawing skills level - tracing paper will be available! Indulge yourself for a day of creativity with paint, print, and line.

***Note: This workshop is geared towards creativity and technique. No drawing skills needed. We'll concentrate on a design for the print, as well as watercolor techniques.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • $15.00 includes:
  • Printmaking papers
  • print blocks
  • printing inks

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • brayers
  • carving tools
  • pattern designs
  • Plant and animal images
  • brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Student should bring:

  • Apron
  • Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a professional Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette)
  • Avoid the round palettes - they are usually too opaque.
  • Water container
  • #2b pencil
  • Journal to draw your designs in
  • Paper towels

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Some workshops may require that you bring paints or supplies that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for paints or supplies for pick-up at the on-site Mixed Media store when you arrive at ARTU18, contact:

Beach Flea Market

Email your order to: beachfleamarket@sonic.net
call: 707-486-6262

Questions: henstudio@cox.net
Website: www.HelenShaferGarcia.com