“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

San Diego Botanic Garden 

Translucent Stitched Color Pencil Book

Sunday, February 12, 9 am – 4 pm

Instructor : Helen Shafer Garcia
Working with color pencil on vellum is beyond fun. This simple book structure is a perfect way to create, draw, stitch while blending color, ink, collage, and paint on 2 different but compatible surfaces. Participants will learn at least 6 different techniques in this workshop including color pencil techniques on vellum, drawing flora shapes, color mixing, acrylic painting with abandonment and book binding to stitch signatures in place.

Art and Soul Portland 
April 3 to 9 2017

     Strata Botanica 

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.

Art Unraveled
Phoenix, Arizona
August 1 to August 8

Tesoro del Corazon

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. 

1 comment:

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