Friday, January 19, 10:30 a.m. For her first class, visiting artist Helen Shafer Garcia has created an incredible book project where you will gain a number of new artistic skills. First you will learn about working with colored pencils on vellum, plus drawing flora and fauna using your own designs or some of Helen’s lovely antique designs that she has collected from around the world. No drawing skills needed, we promise. Helen will guide you through the process and there will be images to transfer. Then you will enjoy painting with wild abandon using bright acrylic paints on heavy stock paper. You will learn to combine the translucence of your illustrated vellum art with the pages that you painted with acrylics by using a simple book binding technique. The end product, a 7.5″ high x 6 ” wide book, will show a charming combination of bright colors peeking through your hand-colored illustrations. You will complete two or three illustrations and still have many pages for additional drawings or journaling. The colored pencil set will be yours to take home for future projects. Plan on a six-hour class.
Cancellation policy: No refunds or store credits will be issued if you can’t attend a class. Instructors work far in advance to prepare materials for class and they are paid whether or not you come. No exceptions.