A Mixed Media Workshop with Helen Shafer Garcia

Cost: $600*
Thursday–Sunday, April 30-May 3, 2020

Reserve your space below – A 3% fee is added to cover PayPal costs. To pay by check, contact Ellen Parry at bajaranchoart@gmail.com.

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Watercolor and Mixed Media Workshop Weekend

Helen Shafer Garcia will lead a watercolor and mixed media workshop at Rancho La Bellota April 30-May 3, 2020. Helen is an international workshop leader and award winning Artist, Illustrator, Instructor and avid gardener. She will focus on contemporary approaches to watercolor and mixed media. Surface textures, composition, stamping, collage, and journal making will be explored. Pigment qualities, color theory, and design will also be covered with demos, critiques and individual instruction on location. Custom stamps will be carved to enhance your paintings and hand made journals.

At any level of experience, Helen will focus your creativity to visually express what inspires you. Scenery includes beautiful ranch and vineyard settings, sycamore canyons, horses, sheep, and chickens, poetic oak groves, dramatic mountain views, and the iconic 1930’s style architecture of this beautiful working ranch. The natural landscape and the horses which roam the 2,800-acre property supply varied subjects for an intriguing artistic journey.

Visit Helen’s personal website at www.helenshafergarcia.com to view her colorful and richly layered style. See our sample itinerary page for instructor-led event details.

Cost includes: *Professional workshop instruction, 3 nights lodging and 8 meals at Rancho La Bellota, horseback riding, all transportation in Mexico, and winery tour in Valle de Guadalupe. Optional wine purchases are paid on your own. Workshop size is limited to provide individual attention and instruction.

April 30, 2020



Workshop Details

  • Thursday 3:30 pm – Carpool from La Mesa, meet at U.S.–Tecate border.
  • Sunday 4:00 pm – Return to U.S.–Tecate border.
  • Cost: $600*
  • Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
  • Instruction Type: Watercolor, Mixed Media
  • Instruction Level: Open to all
  • Materials: Beginner art materials are available at the Ranch at cost, experienced artists should bring their preferred medium.