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Class/Workshop Details

Watercolor Journaling - Creative Freedom

Watercolor Journaling - Creative Freedom

Monday (1:00 pm) 09/20/21 to Monday (4:00 pm) 11/01/21

Mondays, 6 Week Session (No Class 10/18) | Some Materials Included | Instructor Helen Shafer Garcia | Register by September 17

Fallbrook School of the Arts
310 E. Alvarado St., Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 728-6383 | email
In Historic Downtown Fallbrook


Art Journals give us an invitation to develop basic techniques and build skills needed to express creativity.  Join Instructor Helen Shafer Garcia for this inspiring and fun class as you start with watermedia painting and gesso techniques in your art journal.  Helen will guide you as you explore drawing, writing, and painting methods, creating mixed media images to build your confidence and articulate your thoughts.  This class will focus on drawing and painting basic forms with pencil, pen and ink, paint, collage and colored pencils.  Experimental techniques will include using colored gesso substrates for colored pencils and stamp carving.  On at least one session, the class will journal on location, observing pure nature - recording the moment and locale.  

Additional $10 special supplies fee to be collected in class.  Supplies will include, gesso, color gesso for color pencils, open acrylics, stamp carving material.

What to Bring

Bring your artist kit which should include:

1 or more round #12 or #14 watercolor brush, water container

1 or more flat acrylic brushes

8 colors or more - personal palette watercolors

1 waterproof ink pen:  Suggested brands:  Sakura Pigma Micron 03, Black or Sepia, Faber-Castell Pitt fine black or Sepia, Pentel Hybrid Technica Pen 06 Black (Dick Blick carries all of these pens www.dickblick.com )

Set of good quality color pencils - Prismacolor, Faber-Castell Polychromes, Caran D'Ache Luminance, or Derwent Coloursoft 2B pencil

A pad or journal of watercolor paper 9 x 12" or larger.  Suggested brands:  Stillman and Birn Zeta series mixed media, Strathmore watercolor visual journal, Arches Field watercolor book, Canson Montval Field watercolor book.  Dick Blick carries all of these journals.

Acrylic Matt Medium

2 Tombow pens:  black and another dark color

Note:  Dick Blick carries all the suggested pens & journals at www.dickblick.com


September 20 - November 1, 2021 (Mondays - 6 Week Session - No Class on October 18)

1pm - 4pm


For All Skill Levels - Adults

Registration Deadline:  September 17, 2021


Fallbrook Arts, Inc. Covid Policy Update 8/4/2021:  Masks will be required of all persons entering the Fallbrook Art Center and Fallbrook School of the Arts.  

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Age Group(s):
All Skill Levels
Mixed Media
Helen Garcia

Helen Shafer Garcia

Staff Instructor

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Monday - Saturday
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday & major holidays

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