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Creative Watercolor by Ana Victoria Calderón Workshop + Book Release + Craft Party | Individual $120 / Friends $200

  • Makers Mess 602 North Hoover Street Los Angeles, CA, 90004 United States (map)
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Welcome to the world of Creative Watercolor by Ana Victoria! In this workshop inspired by my debut book we will explore a modern side to watercolors with fun tricks to decorate your crafting projects. 

Creative Watercolor offers a fun, modern, and practical approach to a timeless medium, presenting beginner tutorials on handling watercolor and using it to paint flowers, leaves, critters, fruit and other nature-inspired motifs as well as basic lettering. Simple warm up activities will lead you to creating a series of fun and meaningful projects. Each student will receive one on one guidance and you will leave this class with a masterpiece of your own, new skills to integrate into future artwork, a signed copy of the book and new friends! I promise you’ll make something beautiful! Great for beginners and experienced artists as well.

Schedule: 
-Introduction to Creative Watercolor by author Ana Victoria Calderón: overview of the book content, author’s approach to painting, supplies and projects.
-Group introductions 
-Warm up activities: choose 2 to 3 exercises from the book to warm up your watercolor brain. This can be transparencies, gradients, precision work, color wheels, splatter or layering. 

Watercolor + Craft Project
-Making gifts: each participant will receive a heavyweight watercolor blank card to create a one of a kind painting that will serve as a gift. Options include holiday cards (we will be right in season), recipe cards, everyday floral cards, thank you cards, to name a few. 
-Ana Victoria will provide exclusive content for the workshop, along with outline drawings of a variety of motifs. Floral designs, lettering phrases, critters, botanicals and a special holiday edition including holly, doves, pine trees, snowflakes, cookies, menorahs and poinsettias. 
-Participants may use the tracing trick provided in the book the transfer preset designs on to their personal projects or use personal designs. One the watercolor painting is done, head over to the embellishment station to add glitter, gems, twine, stickers or gold dust to your project. 
-Option to scan and print watercolor designs to make a series is also provided in the book.

Although supplies are included, feel free to bring your own watercolor palette, block and brushes, we know how special using your own supplies can be.

Please enroll by 12/5 to ensure your spot in the workshop!  

Please check out our cancellation policy here!