Printmaking • Holiday
Gift Painting • Pre-Season
~ New! ~ Impresia Printmaking Safari
Impresia is our introduction to monotype- a creative printmaking
process yielding surprising and magical art. Owing to instant
results and endless possibilities, the technique is uniquely
satisfying whether you're a beginning or experienced artist.
To make the monotype print, you'll begin by painting an image
on a smooth, hard substrate. Next, align special printmaking
paper over the image and pass both through our large etching
press. The marriage of ink, paper, and pressure produces a
seductive print quite different from a typical painting or
drawing. Your style may vary from hard-edged shapes to velvety,
painterly abstractions- even seamless forms of collage can
be produced. During the Impresia Safari, you'll create several
monotype prints while experimenting with monochromatic themes
or vibrant color palettes.
Our spacious, well-lit Artista Studio is equipped with a professional
etching press designed for monotype printmaking. Naturally,
all necessary artist's tools, materials, and refreshments are
provided for you.
About your instructor:
William Harsh is a California painter, printmaker, and art
instructor of nearly two decades. As a talented and experienced
printmaker, Bill will inspire experimentation and creativity
while sharing his wealth of knowledge and technique.
Impresia 2008 ~ Monotype Printmaking Safaris
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~ New! ~ Holiday Gift Painting Safari
If you wish to give those closest a special gift next year,
what could be better than a work of art created by you? The
Artista Creative Holiday Gift Painting Safari will guide
you through the fun and satisfaction of making petite abstract
paintings perfect for gift giving.
Sip hot cider and nibble on holiday treats while exploring
the possibilities of color and form on canvas. We'll work with
premium liquid acrylics in earthy tones to vibrant hues. Experiment
with a variety of professional artist brushes and tools. The
workshop focuses on exploring pure abstracts, landscapes and
seascapes, and techniques ranging from smooth blending of colors
to heavy texture. Each artist will leave with several finished
art pieces boxed, wrapped, and ready to share.
Beyond the workshop, take advantage of this time to experience
cozy Carmel-by-the-Sea and finish your last minute shopping.
The quaint village offers an array of unique boutiques as well
as favorites such as Sur la Table, Coach, Sharper Image, and
Tiffany’s. You'll have a chance to finish all of your
holiday shopping while on holiday.
About you instructor:
Lauryn Taylor is an accomplished abstract artist, gallery owner,
and art instructor based in Carmel. Lauryn's teaching style
is relaxing, nurturing, and free from judgment. You'll discover
your own creativity, even if you've never held a paintbrush.
2008 Holiday Gift Painting Safari
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The Artista crew- Lauryn, Judi, Chris, Bill, Jackie,
Jessica, Annie, and Bev- wishing you a creative new year.
Take Advantage of the Pre-Season Safari Special
Pre-Season Special Rates
Take a $200 discount on any 2008 safari when you book by January
Call 831-625-5748 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request
a courtesy, 24-hour reservation hold for your date and hotel
We look forward to enjoying creative time in the studio with
Artista Creative Safaris for Women
Carmel-by-the-Sea, California 93921