Watercolor Workshop on Philippine Native Trees and Flowers

Breaking radio silence to invite you to my first workshop of 2019 (actually, my first workshop in almost 3 years. :D)!

watercolor workshop manila 2019 makati

Grow your appreciation for our beautiful native trees and flowers by painting them with me at our Philippine Forest Blooms Watercolor Workshop. This is a collaborative project with Forest Foundation Philippines and is still part of our ongoing Philippine native trees awareness campaign. <3

When: February 23, 2019 (Saturday)
What time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where:  Happy Garden Cafe, Sunshine Place, #56 Jupiter St., Bel-Air, Makati City, Metro Manila

What you’ll learn:
1 – basic color theory
2 – watercolor techniques
3 – how to paint botanical elements, with a focus on native trees and flowers

Fee: P2,000, inclusive of lunch, art materials and freebies! Open to both beginners and intermediate learners. 🙂

What exactly are the freebies? Each participant gets a premium Escoda watercolor brush + my handpicked artist grade Holbein and ShinHan paints (all from ArtWhale, squeezed in a take-home palette), fine art watercolor paper, a copy of our ForestBloomsPh Planner, Forest Blooms notebook and tote bag,  and a Forest Foundation BFF Bambler!

Plus you get to be an advocate of the important role of native flowers and trees in conserving and protecting our forests. <3

Sign up here: . Limited slots are available. 🙂



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Class Alert: Shrink Plastic Workshop at Hey Kessy, QC

shrink plastic crafting workshop

Hi guys! I’ll be having another SHRINK PLASTIC WORKSHOP on July 2 (that’s a Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Hey Kessy shop in U.P. Town Center in Katipunan Quezon City, 2nd floor of the Urban Turf section. In this workshop you will learn how to turn your doodles into wearable and usable shrink art pendants, magnets, etc. Above and below are pics of some of my own doodles that I turned into shrink art. 🙂

Beginner crafters are absolutely welcome, by the way! Learners from age 12 and above (even way above ;)) are ideal because we will be using very hot equipment like a toaster oven and a heat gun. Please see the workshops page for more details or fill up this form to secure your slot!

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Illustrating Recipes in Watercolor Workshop at Prism Gallery

Hey guys! I’m having a watercolor food illustration workshop at Prism Gallery in Makati on April 30 from 9am-12nn. Class fee, inclusive of materials and yummy snacks and food props (c/0 Chili Asylum!) is P2500.00.

This class is perfect for those of you who want to preserve or chronicle your favorite recipes in a fun way in your journals and sketchbooks.
watercolor food illustration workshop

If you’ve been checking my IG, haha yes all those tomato drawings were in preparation for this class! Prism Gallery’s Gold Tantoco asked me to hold a workshop there as far back as August of last year, but I already had classes lined up (and I can only handle one workshop every 2-3 months :P) so this actually took several months to plan. I’m glad it’s finally happening. 🙂

At first I couldn’t think of a theme (aside from portraits) to teach… and then the project with Chili Asylum popped up last January. That brought about the idea of a food illustration class with a twist and since I love Chili Asylum products, it was only fitting that they would be providing the snacks. (Thank you, Isi!)

The class is open to learners with basic skills in drawing and painting in watercolors. Don’t worry though if you haven’t painted in a while — we will review color theory and some general techniques in watercolor painting such as the wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry methods, among others.

watercolor food

Workshop kits will include a watercolor set, brushes, watercolor paper, a fineliner + a pencil and an eraser.

To sign up, please call Prism at 886-3947 or e-mail (kindly put APRIL WORKSHOPS on the subject line.)

Hope to see you there!


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I'm Cynthia Bauzon-Arre, a Filipino watercolor artist & graphic designer. I live in QC with my graphic novelist husband Arnold and our friendly marmalade tabby Abbas. This blog has been chronicling my life, likes, and loves since 2001. [ more ]

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