Colorado Springs 2021 Art and Soul Workshops

Workshop Details

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Saturday Oct 23

Altered Grid

$ 170  


Imagine, draw, and paint with pathways and grids on paper in your journal. Divide
and intersect lines with interesting botanical shapes that tie the compositions
together. We will draw the shapes with easy prompts and methods that will help
you overcome those “I can’t draw” thoughts. Stencils, gesso mark making, and
dropped in watercolor will give textures and depth to the flora and backgrounds.
Watercolor techniques are very diverse. The methods I’ll teach you will create
color fusion with beautiful interlocking values and hues that flow together on their
Crisscross, laugh, plot, and paint the day away!

$15 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of class includes
gesso, painted papers and text paper for collage.

Supply list to bring to class:
Brushes: 1or more round watercolor brushes: #14, #12, or #10
1 flat acrylic brush- 1/2 inch or wider.
Watercolor paints: personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if
possible. Avoid the round pan sets- they are too opaque.) My list for full suggested
color list is on my blog.
Suggested professional watercolor brands: Daniel Smith, Holbein, Winsor Newton.
Water container
Color pencils- at least 3 darks and 3 lights Prismacolor Premier is a great brand. Avoid the cheap sets. They will not give rich color.
#2b soft pencil
soft eraser

optional: personal portable battery operated light
9” x 12” watermedia journal- I prefer Stillman Birn Zeta journal. Make sure the
journal you select will handle watercolor. Mixed media journals with a smooth finish
work best.
Small jar Matt medium