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Strata Botanica

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September 2, 2022
September 2, 2022
10:00 - 4:00

Workshop Overview

Imagine a world of layered abstracted botanical shapes on paper. This workshop is a perfect way to create with monotypes, resist tools, water-soluble pencils and transparent and opaque watercolors on paper. Based on biomorphic shapes, this process will allow you to discover ways to define the space around abstracted botanical shapes with values and colors. Pattern and texture will be the main ingredients for compositions. We will start with the process with monotype printmaking to build up a foundation of textures and images. Watercolors will be glazed on top, adding luminosity that will reveal underlining imagery in selected spots.

About the Instructor(s)

Helen Shafer Garcia is a painter, mixed media, book arts, ceramics artist and illustrator. Helen holds a BA degree in fine arts with an emphasis in illustration and ceramics. She is a signature member of San Diego Watercolor Society and teaches watercolor and mixed media workshops internationally and across the US.

Materials List: Students Bring

• 1 or more round watercolor brushes: #14 or #12

• ½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush

•  Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette) Avoid opaque round palettes.

• Watercolor paper Arches, Fabriano, or Lanaquarelle are good brands. Avoid Strathmore.  1 full sheet (22 x 30")  torn or cut to 1/2 sheets (22" x 15")

• Water container

• #2b pencil

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Acrylics

• Water-soluble pencils

• Texture materials

• Matte medium

• Gouache

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