Although we can't be together physically, I have found that an amazing connection takes place in small zoom gatherings, and I'm optimistic that these workshops will help you develop skill and community in your watercolor nature journaling practice. Here is a list of I will present material similar to my in-person workshops through the use of an auxiliary camera that will allow me to give live demonstrations of techniques. Downloadable handouts will We will also share our pages throughout which is a great way to learn from each other and create a sense of community.
Kits: I do still require that you use my kit since so much of the workshop depends on the use of its contents. If you don't already have MY kit, you will need to purchase one on the Kits page. Once you purchase the kit, which will arrive within 3 days or so, you'll be given a link to a video of how to do the color exercises. It will be necessary for you to complete the exercises in the video before the start of class. *For those who already have a kit, contact me and I will send you the link to refresh your memory and skills.
The Mountains Around Us
-– The Nature Within
Saturday - Sunday, April 25 - 26, 2020, 9am - 4pm each day.
In the valley surrounded by the majestic Mt Shasta and Mt Lassen, my friend Marcía and I will combine my watercolor nature journal teaching with a taste of her movement and meditation practice at her Heart of Yoga Studio in Redding, CA.
Saturday you will be introduced to your compact kit that includes eight watercolor pigments that you will learn to transform into a full range of nuanced colors. You'll then be given hands-on exercises to simplify sketching and painting the majesty of the mountains, and the flora nearby, breaking periodically for short periods of meditation, poetry and movement. On Sunday we will venture into areas nearby the mountains of Shasta or Lassen to practice our skills and I will introduce writing exercises that foster the connection between our inner nature and the nature around us.
Lodging in Redding:
Both of these are within one to two blocks of the Yoga Studio
Fee: $250 includes two days of class and a compact, carefully sourced kit containing a journal, a palette with pigments, a waterbrush and other essential tools for you to continue your practice at home.