Monday, August 04, 2014

Random Arts Schedule of Workshops 2014

Here's an update on workshops
at Random Arts
for the remainder of  2014
(additional workshops may be added as
we go through the year and keeping up with us on
FaceBook and through our website will be more up to date.)
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5th - Zen doodle 10-12
8th - Colored Pencils
9th - Crinkly Bird
10th - Found in Nature Book
26th -Zen doodle 10-12
27th - Gouache Resist

2nd - Zen Doodle 10-12
6th & 7th -  Alcohol Inks
16th - Zen Doodle 10-12
20th - Abstract Collage -Wan Marsh
21st - Abstract Figures collage - Wan Marsh

7th - Zen Doodle 10-12
11th & 12th - Journal Explosion with Kim Beller
18th - Outdoor Flea Market
21st - Zen Doodle 10-12


8th & 9th - Plastered & Painted Book- Kate Thompson

Sunday, August 03, 2014

San Diego Artist Helen Shafer Garcia arrives this week!

 We are so excited to have Helen back again  at Random Arts for the 3rd time. Her workshops this week include a new process of using colored pencils for unique mixed media effects and a 2nd workshop on Saturday, Aug. 9th using Asian Masa Paper and watercolors. Each class is for beginners or advanced students.
Colored Pencils and red Gesso

Helen lives and works in North San Diego County, CA as an Artist, Illustrator, Arts Instructor and Gardener. Helen’s paintings are emotionally drawn encounter with paint, color and texture that invokes the spirit for a intriguing visual journey. Some of the images recount visuals from Mexico, New Zealand and other lands intertwining legends, flora, fauna and icons. The works involve the process of transference- subtraction and addition of paint and found objects. She’s currently working with watercolor, pastel and mixed media creating contemporary images on paper along with a series of Icon folklore triptychs with wood, watermedia and found object construction.
Helen’s illustrations have graced the cover brochures of numerous International resorts and magazines including the Westin St. John Resort, Acapulco Diamante Resort, the Sorrento Hotel, and in California, Westin Mission Hills Resort, La Quinta Resort, Marriott Desert Springs Resort, Mira Monte Resort, Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn, the Claremont Resort, and San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine.

Colored Pencil and gold gesso

Crinkly Bird Workshop
Sat. Aug 9th 
10 am till 10pm
 Reach into the sky and create Bird themed mixed media paintings on Masa paper and canvas.  A special batik like technique with Masa rice paper will create wonderful textures and crevices for the paint to flow into. Draw and paint symbolic iconic birds, flora, and other great, joyful creatures with bold watercolor dropped -in color techniques. You’ll play with colored pencils, ink lines and collage elements to further embellish your paintings.  Discover how beautiful and bright watercolors can be with this special process.  The watercolor paintings will be sealed with an acrylic varnish to protect the surface.  Borders and embellishments will be added with acrylics.

Water colors on crinkly wet masa paper - Sat. Aug. 9th

Crinkly Bird Workshop - Sat. Aug. 9th

Water color on crinkly wet masa paper - Sat. Aug. 9th
To register, email me
and confirm your space.
each class is $135. plus small kit fee to Helen.