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Helen Schafer Garcia  is a well known international watercolor artist, instructor and professional illustrator who will be in Calgary on June 17 and 18 teaching two fun workshops at my home studio in watercolor techniques and book arts. You can see more of her lovely work at

www.helenshafergarcia.com  and   www.agavelatte.blogspot.com

For questions regarding supplies : henstudio@cox.net

Crinkly Inkly Book  (Only 3 seats left)

Students will take home a hand bound book with inked and painted signatures

Create an extraordinary multi signature end band hand bound book with inked and painted Masa papers. You’ll learn at least 5 techniques in this workshop including dropped- in color, ink batik lines, Masa paper process, and book binding techniques to stitch signatures with end bands. We will explore a special batik-like technique with Masa rice paper to create the folios and cover papers with stamps, acrylic inks and watercolor washes. The paper quality is ever so soft in the finished book…a book you’ll love to pick up again and again.

Helen will provide stamps and stamp pads, foam brushes , brushes for inks, and other tools to use while we work, as well as Masa paper, PVA glue, acrylic inks, waxed linen thread, adornments, ribbon.

Student Supply list- Please Bring :

Your lunch and indoor shoes


Metal ruler,

1 or more round watercolor brushes:  #12, #10 or #14,

Watercolors: pan or personal palette (a Prang set will work or tube watercolors set in a palette),

Acrylic satin or gloss medium,

1 book binding needle,

#2b pencil,

Permanent ink pen- white, black or dark color


Cost is $ 150.00 CAD

Where: NW Calgary Studio ( I will email you the address once you have registered)

All Skill levels welcome.

Registration is now open.  To reserve your seat you will be required to mail Elitia a postdated cheque for May 15, 2017 to reserve your seat.   Unfortunately, no refunds on cancellation after June 1, 2017 – a credit will be applied to future workshops at my home studio.

To reserve your seat and check on availability please send Elitia an email at harts@shaw.ca

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