San Gabriel Workshops & Events (Los Angeles Area)

Workshops for calligraphy, watercolor, macrame, brush lettering, and more!  We're just 15 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles. Refreshments are included and street parking is free. Don't see what you're looking for? Feel free to send us a request! More details on upcoming workshops are below. 

Upcoming Workshops

Watercolor Basics with Rae and Lily: March 4th, Sun 10:30am-12pm | sign up
Watercolor Cacti & Lettering with Electric Eunice: March 10th, Sat 10am-1pm | sign up
Modern Calligraphy with Crooked Calligraphy: March 18th, Sun 1-4pm | sign up
Modern Calligraphy with Betty Ling: March 31st, Sat 10-1pm | sign up
Brush Lettering with Atiliay: April 7th, Sat 10:30am-12pm | sign up
Watercolor Basics with Rae and Lily: April 7th, Sat 1pm-2:30pm | coming soon
Intro to Modern Calligraphy with Luminous Lines: April 29th, Sun 2-5pm | sign up

All workshops are held at our studio:
513 S. Del Mar Ave San Gabriel, CA 91776 | get directions here

 

  


WATERCOLOR BASICS
with Rae and Lily
Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

Learn all about the basics of watercolor in a relaxed and fun introductory workshop that gets you set up with all the supplies and beginner techniques you need to start painting.
The workshop will cover supplies, basic color theory, color mixing, basic brush techniques, and of course, time to paint! We’ll end the class by using simple watercolor techniques learned in class to paint a variety of trees. You can even paint your favorite tree or trees as a frame-ready art piece to take home.

Supplies
Watercolor Basics Handout
Brush, Size 8
6-color palette with custom selected paints for the workshop
Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper Sample Pack

     

     


    WATERCOLOR BASICS
     with Rae and Lily
    Sunday, March 4th, 2018 from 10:30am - 12:00pm

    Learn all about the basics of watercolor in a relaxed and fun introductory workshop that gets you set up with all the supplies and beginner techniques you need to start painting.
    The workshop will cover supplies, basic color theory, color mixing, basic brush techniques, and of course, time to paint! We’ll end the class by using simple watercolor techniques learned in class to paint a variety of trees. You can even paint your favorite tree or trees as a frame-ready art piece to take home.

    Supplies

    Watercolor Basics Handout
    Brush, Size 8
    6-color palette with custom selected paints for the workshop
    Watercolor Paper
    Watercolor Paper Sample Pack 


    WATERCOLOR CACTI & LETTERING with Electric Eunice
    Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10:00am - 1:00pm

    Join us for a fun Sat morning where you will learn how to paint watercolor cacti and the techniques of watercolor lettering! During this 3 hour workshop, you will create a cacti and lettering watercolor print from start to finish and walk away with the skills to create gifts for your friends and family. We will walk through how to paint several cacti, and then dive into the techniques behind brush lettering: from upstrokes, downstrokes, and color blending. From this workshop, you will receive a watercolor starter kit that includes a 36 watercolor pan set, size 4 round brush, watercolor paper, take home guide and an Electric Eunice cacti print.

     


     

     

     

     



    MODERN CALLIGRAPHY
     with Crooked Calligraphy
    Sunday, March 18th, 2018 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Spend a fun afternoon learning the basics of Modern Calligraphy with Crooked Calligraphy!
    We'll spend three hours learning how to use that funny calligraphy pen to create beautiful letters. I'll start by introducing you to the tools, then walk through basic practice strokes, putting those together to form letters, and finally, starting to develop your own awesome style!

    Each student receives a carefully curated calligraphy tool kit:

    • an oblique pen holder
    • 2 nibs
    • a bottle of ink
    • clipboard
    • practice paper
    • an instructional guidebook written with alphabets, styling inspiration, tips and tricks.

     


    MODERN CALLIGRAPHY
    with Betty Ling 
    Saturday, March 31st 2018 from 10:00am - 1:00pm 

    We will cover all the basics from understanding the tools of pointed pen calligraphy, basic strokes, forming letterings, connecting letters, and developing a unique style. 

    Each participant will receive a curated beginner's calligraphy set to use and to take home. Each beginner's set includes two nibs, pointed pen holder, bottle of sumi ink, a quality pad of practice paper, tracing guides (which will also be emailed, so that you can conveniently print these at home for future practice), and an instructional handout containing several alphabet exemplars.

     



    INTRO TO MODERN CALLIGRAPHY
     
    with Luminous Lines
    Sunday, April 29th, 2018 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

    Learn all the basic essentials of modern calligraphy, including the anatomy of the nib, the proper way of holding a straight pen holder (great for both left and right handed calligraphers!) it's mechanics, and an introduction on developing your own personal style that is unique to each individual. Students will get to practice strokes, basic shapes and letters to prepare to be able to write anything!
    Everyone will be able to take home their starter kit, which includes all of Julia's favorite tools: a straight pen holder, 2 nibs, a bottle of black sumi ink, Julia's calligraphy workbook, a guideline sheet, a practice pad of paper, and clipboard.

     

     


     

     


     

     

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