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Natural Curiosities Journaling

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Wednesday June 23

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$ 170  

I always loved plants, gardens, and all things succulent. I illustrated veggies, fruits, nuts and roots for San Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine for 8 years. Spend the day learning how to capture and record the details of nature that we sometimes overlook. Plants, stones, pods and other nature structures have amazing shapes that are decisively intriguing things to draw and paint. Discover ways to document
nature findings in a watercolor journal to hold onto and paint in every year. We’ll organize the pages by seasons and develop a phenology wheel for the months of the year. Express yourself with verse, notations, curious observation, and paint while learning to draw with confidence.

$5 kit fee paid to instuctor at beginning of classincludes
Light valued gouache colors, carbon paper, text papers, succulents from my
garden, and other tools to use while we work.
Provided materials to use: extra brushes and other tools to use while we work.

Supply list to bring to class:
Heat gun or hair dryer
2B pencil
2 or more round watercolor brushes: #8, #10, #12, or #14
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (work with professional grade tube watercolors if possible)
8.25” x 5.5 ” or larger 90 weight (or heavier) journal for watercolor or mixed media. I recommend Global
Art Hand Book Travelogue hardbound watercolor large Portrait journal, 8.25” x 5.5” or 8.25” x
8.25”( Cheap Joes), or Stillman & Birn mixed media Portrait sketchbook-Zeta or Beta series soft cover
or hard 8.5” x 5.5”, or Moleskine watercolour Portrait album 5” x 8.5”
Avoid Strathmore watercolor paper- you won’t get good results with it.
Small jar Acrylic matt medium- gel, regular, or liquid
1 medium size flat acrylic brush
Faber Castell or Micron permanent fine ink pen- black or dark color
One stone, twig, leaf, and seed pod from your garden

Click here for a printable page

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