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C238 - Travel Journaling with Pens & Watercolor

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Thursday - May 30

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$ 150  

Pens and watercolor are a very useful combo for journaling for travel destinations I’ll start you off with a short presentation from my travels around the world and explain my travel journal process. We’ll work with 2 different water soluble pens and 1 waterproof pen to create textures, values and compositions in journals. This will be the foundation for watercolor transparencies. Learn how to paint watercolor layers and fused colors with intensity. This is your chance to play with shape making and combine words and images in an artful way on paper. Paint freely while dropping in color onto the wet paper surface. I’ll go over the different brands and hues of paint, giving you a chart to go by. And no worries if you’ve never painted or drawn before! - I’ll go over the basics and give you the confidence you’ll need to get out there and journal!

$25.00 kit fee paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:
Travel palette with brush and sponge (without paint), Water-soluble pens, waterproof pens, images from my travels for reference to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
Watercolor paper travel journal. I recommend these small 5” x 8” cold pressed watercolor paper journal brands: Handbook (Global Art) watercolor journal, Penalic Aqua watercolor journal (comes with a small brush and sponge), Kilimanjaro black travel watercolor journal, or Moleskine Watercolor journal.

1or more round watercolor brushes: #12, #10, or #8

Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors set in a palette)
These are the brands currently use in my palette: Daniel Smith ,Sennelier,
Holbein, American Journey.
These are just suggestions of some of the hues that I currently use: Hansa yellow , Cadmium Yellow light , Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Gold Quinacridone Burnt Sienna, Sap Green, Phthalo Green, Compose Green #1, Leaf Green, Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Colbalt Turquoise Light, Phthalo Blue, Carbazole Violet, Indigo

Water container
#2b soft pencil and soft eraser


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