0 Not So Still Life
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Not So Still Life Monday, August 5, 9:00 AM  
Helen Shafer Garcia $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Advanced beginners to advanced
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of watercolor
Workshop Category: Composition, Transparent Watercolor

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Learn to see using the components of composition to develop watercolor still life paintings with a bit of fun. We'll work from still life set-ups in the classroom based on farm to table goodies, plates, bowls, funky doodads, and fabrics. Watercolor dropped in color techniques, water and paint to brush ratios, color drop timing, and color mixing will be explored to build up the surfaces, paint translucent layers, and create extraordinary shapes. Basic knowledge of watercolor is needed and we'll go into more depth behind the characteristics of watercolor.

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

  • $5.00 includes:
  • Arches 140 color pressed watercolor paper

Student should bring:

  • Brushes: 1 or more round watercolor brushes: #14, #12, or #10
  • Watercolors: personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if possible. Avoid the round pan sets- they are too opaque.) my full suggested color list is listed on my blog
  • Suggested professional watercolor brands: Daniel Smith, Holbein, Winsor Newton
  • Water container
  • #2b soft pencil
  • soft eraser


  • personal portable battery operated light

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