Serving the creative arts community of Three Rivers, California, near the entrance to Sequoia National Park
Create two extraordinary “inkly crinkly books”—multi-signature, end band, hand bound books with inked and painted Masa papers. You’ll learn at least five techniques in this workshop including dropped-in color, ink batik lines, Masa paper process, and book binding techniques to stitch signatures with end bands.
You will explore a special batik-like technique with Masa rice paper to create the folios and cover papers with stamps, acrylic inks and watercolor washes. The paper quality is ever so soft in the finished book…a book you’ll love to pick up again and again.
For a materials fee*, the instructor will provide:
Stamps and stamp pads, foam brushes, brushes for inks, and other tools will be provided to use during the workshop.
Suggested supply list to bring with you:
About the Instructor:
Helen Shafer Garcia is a painter, mixed media, found object and assemblage artist and award winning illustrator. Her whimsical style shows a love for living creatively with a studio filled to the brim with found objects! She is currently working with watercolor, pastel and mixed media creating contemporary images on paper along with a series of Icon folklore triptychs with wood, watermedia and found object construction.
Helen’s watercolor illustrations have graced the cover brochures, garden articles and advertisements of numerous International resorts and magazines. Awards include four San Diego Press Club First Place Awards of Excellence in Illustration for San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.
Helen holds a BA degree in Fine Arts and currently teaches college level watercolor and acrylic painting at Palomar College, San Marcos, CA. She also teaches mixed media workshops internationally and across the USA. She lives in Vista, California.
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$185 for Arts Alliance Members, $225 for non-members
Fee includes lunch each day, provided by St. Anthony Retreat
*$12 materials fee paid at the time of the workshop to the instructor.
Add $25 for registration after the earlybird deadline of September 28, 2013.
Refund, minus $25 administration fee, for cancellation made by September 28, 2013.
[all artwork on this page © Helen Shafer Garcia]