Workshop | Watercolor Block Prints with Helen Shafer Garcia
Watercolor Block Prints
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Date: Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Imagine the combination of relief block prints and watercolor. Relief prints hold a huge realm of possibilities. You can repeat the image to create wonderful additions for cards or works on paper. Learn how to design and carve images with little effort on soft rubber material. These designs will build detail and decorative lines for your watercolor painting. Helen will show you ways of droping in brilliant watercolor onto the paper surface. Adding watercolor to block prints is a form of instant gratification. Bright colors, lines, and shapes just pop immediately on the surface with little effort. No worries about your drawing skills level – tracing paper will be available! Indulge yourself for a day of creativity with paint, print, and line.
Instructor will provide: Carving tools, pattern designs, plant and animal images, brushes and other tools to use while you work. Printmaking papers, print blocks, and printing inks.
Student supply list: Apron, Brayer, Watercolors: pan or personal palette (QOR tube paints, Prang, Prima or professional tube watercolors etc.) all available at The Queen’s Ink. Avoid the round watercolor pans since they are mostly opaque.
#2b pencil and your art journal or paper where you can draw your designs. Heat gun or hairdryer if you have one.