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Watercolor Block Prints

This class is FULL.
You may fill out the form below to be added to the wait list.

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Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday - May 29

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$ 150  

Students will complete a limited edition of carved block prints and paint with watercolors.
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.
Workshop category: printmaking, watercolor
Supplies provided by instructor: I will provide brayers, carving tools, pattern designs, Plant and animal images, brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Supply fee: $15.00 paid to instructors at beginning of class includes:
Printmaking papers, print blocks, printing inks

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

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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