In this beginner Craftcare Wellness Workshop Series, we will guide you through the fundamentals of watercoloring while practicing The Five Elements of Craftcare. The repetitive motions of watercoloring brush strokes are excellent for getting into the flow, de-stressing, and improving cognitive capabilities.
You will learn about different washes, mixing color and color temperature, layering, basic sketching and design. Each 1-hour session will allow attendees to learn techniques and ask questions while giving them the freedom to complete tasks at their own pace. With regular practice and check-in between the classes, expect to complete two paintings, socialize, and develop wellness skills that last a lifetime.
We offer four live stream sessions with your JamMaster, which allows for conversation and questions. You will see the JamMaster, a closeup of their hands, and the other attendees.
We also offer regular 15 minute practice sessions where you can paint and get your regular brain exercise with your peers.
Watch recorded sessions and check out technique videos and illustrations. All anytime, on-demand.
Every attendee will have access to a private Slack channel to ask questions and share progress or inspirations asynchronously.
Garine is trained in plein air (outdoor) painting and tries to paint everything from life. (When that’s not possible, a photo will do.) She studied art history in college and Florence, Italy, and worked in the fine arts field in New York City for many years. She counts John Singer Sargent, Eduoard Manet, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Henri, Caravaggio, and the impressionists as her inspirations from the past.
Garine loves painting architecture, patterns, color, shapes, sunlight, and blue skies. She paints for fun and for hire. She loves the beach and exploring new towns. She could live forever in Italy and paint all day long.
This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who wants to refresh basic watercolor knowledge and is curious about exercising self-care and socializing through crafting.
We recommend spending about 2 hours per week: one-hour attending and one-hour practicing.
If you’re missing a live-stream session, watch the recordings to keep up.
No. You have the option to purchase a craft kit with your workshop ticket. The kit includes all the necessary tools and materials to complete your project.
You can ask your JamMaster (instructor) during the live-stream class, your peers during check-in sessions, or text us asynchronously in our private Slack channel.
You will have access to the series for a month after the workshop ended.
Craft Supply Kit (free US shipping):