Create Cocktail Art with Homemade Printmaking Techniques
What you'll learn
- How to trace an image with ink to make a print
- How to easily transfer ink and create interesting designs on paper
- How to use loose, vibrant watercolor to animate your prints
- How to create multiples for greeting cards, gift tags, or invitations
- Beginning art skills
Join me for two different creative, fun approaches to drawing cocktails--or anything you want to draw!
In this class, we’re going to try two DIY printmaking techniques popularized by famous artists: Andy Warhol and Paul Klee.
We’ll use Andy Warhol’s ink transfer technique to make simple ink prints of cocktails, and then we’ll add watercolor.
We’ll also use Paul Klee’s oil paint resist technique, along with modern wax crayons, to make a different kind of handmade, truly unique cocktail print, and we’ll add watercolor to those, too.
These techniques are really entertaining and inventive ways to approach any subject you want to paint—not just cocktails but florals, animals, and anything that inspires you.
With these methods, you can make paintings in series, create greeting cards or party invitations, make placeholders or gift tags, or create beautiful wall art that is truly unique.
Because we’ll be tracing in this class, no drawing experience is necessary, and we’re going to be splashing watercolor around in a loose, expressive way. There is truly no experience required. This class is for everyone!
Who this course is for:
- Beginning and intermediate artists
I'm the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen books, including The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, and Girl Waits with Gun. I've been a full-time author for twenty years, and in that time my books have sold over a million copies worldwide and been translated into 17 languages.
I love talking to writers and artists, and bonding over the creative process. I started teaching so that I can inspire others to take the leap.
I believe that writing, drawing, and painting are all teachable skills. Forget about talent--it doesn't exist, and you don't need it. With some quality instruction and lots of practice, any of us can make meaningful, honest, and unique art and literature.
When I'm not writing or traveling on book tour, I'm painting and drawing in ink, watercolor, gouache, and oil. Come find me on my website or on Instagram to stay connected.