Watercolor Journaling - Creative Freedom | Sept 11-Oct 16 (Mon) 6-Week Session 1:30p-4:30p


Sep 11, 2017 to Oct 16, 2017
Helen Shafer Garcia
All Skill Levels

Art Journals give us an invitation to develop basic techniques and build skills needed to express ourselves. We'll start with watermedia painting techniques in your art journals. We'll then explore drawing, writing and painting techniques, creative mixed media images that will build up your confidence to express your thoughts. Explore journaling in a relaxed fun atmosphere. This class will focus on sketching and painting basic forms with pencil, pen and ink, paint, collage and colored pencils. We'll go out on location to draw and paint to experiece pure nature and atmosphere. 

Supply list will be available upon registration. Please email Helen ( with any questions about the supplies. Bring whatever supplies you already have on hand to the first class. 

September 11 - October 16, 2017 (Mondays)
1:30pm - 4:30pm
$175 (includes all materials & supply list will be available upon registration)


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Class Times

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

About the Instructor

Helen Shafer Garcia

Printmaking Pastel Drawing Painting Acrylic Watercolor Mixed Media

Living and working in North San Diego County, Helen is an Artist, Illustrator, Arts Instructor and Gardener. She received her BA in Art from California State University, Long Beach and has created Corporate and Magazine Illustrations for over 23 years. Helen’s paintings and assemblages are expressively drawn encounters with paint, color and texture that invoke the spirit for an intriguing visual journey. Some of the images recount visuals from Mexico, New Zealand and other lands intertwining legends, flora, fauna and icons. Her works involve the process of transference- subtraction and addition of paint and found objects. She’s currently working with watercolor, pastel and mixed media creating contemporary images.