Saturday, August 11 at 3 PM – 6 PM
1890 Bryant Street Studios
1890 Bryant Street, San Francisco, California 94110
In this workshop, students will learn how to create an illustration that can be both narrative and decorative. It is designed to give tools to participants, to create images with basic watercolor techniques and lettering, based on the principles of composition, line and color.
In three hours we’ll cover the basics about watercolor, how to use washes and how to create lettering and modern calligraphy using the gestures of the hand in rapid and natural lines.
Watercolor, Lettering and Illustration has been created and developed by Ana Aranda and Maria Motta, children’s book illustrators, based in SF/Bay Area.
**Workshop includes supplies.
*All levels are welcome
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
-Maria Motta is a Colombian children’s book illustrator, lettering artist and entrepreneur living in the Bay Area.
In 2010 she received a BFA from Jorge Tadeo Lozano University (UJTL) in Bogotá, Colombia, and in 2015 received her MFA in Illustration from the Academy Of Art University (AAU) in San Francisco, CA. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and owns the baby clothing line Twibbles, where she uses her whimsy illustrations to be part of adorable collections for babies and toddlers. She has created a countless variety of lettering and chalk art for several clients and events, mixing lettering and illustration.
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-Ana Aranda is a Mexican children’s book illustrator, muralist, fine artist and illustration instructor living in the Bay Area.
She completed her undergraduate studies in illustration in France and obtained her MFA in illustration in San Francisco, CA. In San Francisco, she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious de Young Museum. You can find her illustrations in picture books published in France, Italy and in the USA (“The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra” Paulsen/Penguin Books, upcoming “Our Celebración!”, Lee & Low Books).
She is currently working on new picture book projects one of which she both writes and illustrates.
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