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Watermedia Fauna Monotypes

Helen Shafer Garcia
9:00 - 4:30
Mon Oct 9

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$ 185  

Create with water- based paint monotypes, resists, water-soluble pencils, and transparent and opaque watercolors on paper building compositions based on fauna.  Define the natural beauty of animals while learning the process with monotype printmaking to build up a foundation of textures and images. Create the space around the natural shapes with values and colors using indigenous patterns. Part of the beauty of this technique is revealing some of the underlining imagery in selected spots. Layers of paint will be glazed on top, adding luminosity and brilliant color.  Explore collage with stamp imagery for further development. This experience will give you new exploratory directions to play with and enjoy. 

Materials Fee $15paid at beginning of class includes:

acrylics, water-soluble pencils, rice paper, texture materials, and gouache.
I’ll bring animal references, Stamps, printmaking tools,
extra brushes and other tools to use while we work 

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:

I sheet 22” x 30” Hot Pressed watercolor paper - cut or tear in 1/2 so you end up with
2 sheets 22” x 15” each. Arches, Fabriano, Kilimanjaro are excellent brands. Avoid
1or more round watercolor brushes: #14. #12, or #10
½ inch or larger flat acrylic brush
Watercolors: pan or personal palette (tube watercolors in a palette) My suggested list
of watercolors is on my blog
https://agavelatte.blogspot.com/p/supplies.html. Avoid the round opaque palettes-You
will not get good results with these techniques.
matt medium
water container
#2b pencil 

Click here for a printable page

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