“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

I will return to Art and Soul Portland and Minneapolis 2018....mark the dates! 
Portland February 11 to 18
Minneapolis MN May 2 to 9

June 27 to 30 
Watercolor Mixed Media Fusion
Athenaeum School of the Arts

Baja Rancho Art  Retreat
May 4 to 7 2017   
Baja Mexico 

Painting on location, horseback riding, hiking, wine tasting, margaritas, yummy home cooked meals, cosy cabins, transportation from the border....need I say more? 

This is an all inclusive retreat in beautiful Guadalupe Valley in Baja, Mexico. 

The 2,800 acre ranch sits in an oak lined valley just north of Baja’s scenic “Ruta del Vino” between Tecate and Ensenada, approximately 1½ hours south of the border.

It is a working ranch, as you would have found in Baja California over 100 years ago. Oaks and sycamore trees, seasonal creeks and springs, rugged hillsides, boulders and local wineries provide inspiration for painting, sketching, and photography.

San Diego Botanic Garden 
Watercolor Pencil Botanical Journaling 
Sunday, June 11, 9:30 am – 4 pm
Pressing down pure color on paper leads to endless good vibes. We’ll combine watercolor pencils and water-soluble pens while learning clever user-friendly ways to draw. My drawing methods will ease those present inhibitions about drawing lines and shapes. Drawing flora is a delightful way to practice techniques with these pencils. Watercolor pencils are great for journals and for traveling. Colors become vibrant when water is applied to the paper surface. The effects range from smooth to textural with effortless brush strokes. We’ll also add some textures with stencils for a great mixed-media effect.
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia.

Phoenix, Arizona
August 1 to August 8
I will have a vendor booth on Saturday ....I'm bringing my new clay works to sell! 

Pattern Block Prints   August 6    9 hour workshop 

Watercolor Pencil Journaling      August 7     3 hour workshop

Transparent Color Pencil Stitch Book      August 8    6 hour workshop 

Tesoro del Corazon  SOLD OUT!

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
OCTOBER  to November
We will open registration late January 2017. This workshop sells out very quickly. If you are interested please email Leslie  to sign up for updates or to be put on the waitlist. 


Pamela Gemin said...

Hello, Helen! Will not be able to do Mexico this year, but I see you'll be in PHX for Art Unraveled, so I will probably catch you there!
xx, Pam Gemin

Helen said...

Hi Pamela! I just updated my Art Unraveled classes! Hope to see you in one or more of my classes!