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Natural Curiosities Journaling Sunday, August 4, 9:00 AM  
Helen Shafer Garcia $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: All levels
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Painting

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I've always loved plants, gardens, and all things succulent. I illustrated veggies, fruits, nuts and roots for San Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine for 8 years. Spend the day learning how to capture and record the details of nature that we sometimes overlook. Plants, stones, pods and other nature structures have amazing shapes that are decisively intriguing things to draw and paint. Discover ways to document nature findings in a watercolor journal to hold onto and paint in every year. We'll organize the pages by seasons and develop a phenology wheel for the months of the year. Express yourself with verse, notations, curious observation, and paint while learning to draw with confidence.

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

  • $5.00 includes:
  • Light valued gouache colors
  • carbon paper
  • text papers
  • succulents from my garden
  • other tools to use while we work

Student should bring:

  • Heat gun or hair dryer
  • 2B pencil
  • 2 or more round watercolor brushes: #8, #10, #12, or #14
  • Watercolors: pan or personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if possible)
  • 8.25" x 5.5" or larger 90 weight (or heavier) journal for watercolor or mixed media. I recommend Global Art Hand Book Travelogue hardbound watercolor large Portrait journal, 8.25" x 5.5" or 8.25" x 8.25" (Cheap Joes), or Stillman & Birn mixed media Portrait sketchbook-Zeta or Beta series soft cover or hard 8.5" x 5.5", or Moleskine watercolour Portrait album 5" x 8.5" Avoid Strathmore watercolor paper - you won't get good results with it.
  • Small jar Acrylic matt medium- gel, regular, or liquid
  • medium size flat acrylic brush
  • Faber Castell or Micron permanent fine ink pen - black or dark color
  • One stone, twig, leaf, and seed pod from your garden or nearby

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 ARTU19, 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

Questions: hen
Website: www.HelenShaferGarcia.com