Portland, OR 2018 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Sunday Feb 11

P239 - Strata Botanica

$ 150  


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

I’ll bring botanical references, printmaking tools,
extra brushes and other tools to use while we work.

$15.00 materials fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes: acrylics, watercolor paper, water-soluble pencils, texture materials, matt medium, and gouache.

Supply list to Bring:
1or more round watercolor brushes: #14. #12, or #10
½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors in a palette)
water container
#2b pencil