Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wacky Grunge Art Workshop

The new Workshop will be up tonight!
Hello Students!
Welcome to the new Workshop Called Wacky Grunge Art
Teacher - Magaly Ohika
Workshop - $50

You can have access to the videos at anytime, no time limit!
Once you purchase you will be given a secret password from me
Ask questions!

You want to draw and paint with freedom this is the right class for you.

It all begins with you. If not!, She will poke you with her crayon, scream, stomp, give you a slight headache till you listen, throw a tantrum and then poke you again with a brush. Bring it on! Bring it on!

You want to play!, I'm your teacher. I will teach you how to use watercolor in a rustic way using just your Watercolor brush and Wax China Pencil and other goodies as well, like pastels!
There will be to two videos in this class showing you ways to make your characters wacky fun and full of personality. And color to bring them to life. I will teach you how to create them in a wacky grunge look using our goodies. How to give them life and personality is to embrace a big part of yourself.
And the way to go about that is to tap and transform yourself into your inner child who has been so eager to explore and be let out free. Nothing wrong with embracing that part of yourself. Life is so much more fun when she takes over. So don't keep her cooped in. Let her out. Allow her to take over, and I promise you it will be one hell of a fun ride. See, she's fierce, bold and courageous and not only that, she does not enjoy being controlled. And she does not do well with Rules, she breaks them! I don't like rules. I do just the opposite and so can you! She's the Queen of her castle. So join forces with her and just have fun!

All you will need to begin with, is your openness to explore, patience, be consistent, practice and lots lots of play!

You can do that! If I can, you can!

Be confident and believe! if you find that you are having trouble its okay. It happens to all of us including myself.
See you in class!
You will need a set of supplies
watercolor - cakes or tubes are fine! I use Pelican and Koi watercolor
Watercolor Round brush # 8
One sheet of arches watercolor paper cold press 140bs
Wax china pencil - black and red - You can get at a hardware store or your local art store
Neopastels or color pencils

Thursday, April 5, 2018

New Online course Beginning April 6, 2018 at 6pm

The Art of Bonding with your inner Child Online Course!

When we were kids it was so easy to just paint scribble doodle smudge smear and get those little fingers messy, without fear. We did not think of approval or mistakes or that inner critic telling you can't do this you can't do that blah blah blah! Just Remember, We were free and it was fun and it was playful. No negative self talk telling you must be perfect. Our hearts were open to explore and express . We only knew it was play time, and that was enough. It was our playground.
But as we got older all of that innocent magic was loss, hidden or darkened clouded by the bullshit. Yes bullshit that clouds our minds to think that perfection is it and being our true artistic selves is pure nonsense! No, not true! We get stuck , we get wrapped twirled in an never ending circle I call the tornado spinning out of control taking away every bit of your colorful rainbow.
This course is about getting your inner child grooving again with playfulness, excitement and getting those fingers colorfully messy again. Have I told you that your inner child is still with you?, Well, yes, she sure is and she is always letting you know it's time to let her loose and get to bonding with her. She's tired of being trapped for too long. Telling you, hey give that crap up and bond with me. Give me some time give yourself some you time to do the fun unexpected, be absolutely vulnerable and treasure your artistic magic
The course is $45
Purchase Online Course in my Etsy shop
Course will begin April 6, 2018
Videos are downloadable
Videos will be posted in my blog
Videos - No Time limit!
Two lessons!
If you have any questions you can email me at or facebook
Once you have purchased the course you will be given a secret password

In this course we will be playing with many goodies to express and explore. We will begin with how to - make your own texture paste in three easy steps . The best part of making your own texture is, you can make as much as you want. We will use texture paste to add body of layers to your pieces. You will learn how to apply your acrylic with your homemade texture paste that will create a scratchy surface to your paper by using dry bristol old brushes.

Texture Paste - What you will need - Elmers Glue, Titanium white, and baby Powder
or if you don't have baby powder use flour, Gesso, titanium white, water, Elmers glue not
Half a cup for each - Mix it all in a tin and make sure it isn't too thick or too runny but just right!
We will be using mix media of tools - Stencils, Collage, wax china pencils, color pencils, acrylic and watercolor. Paper mix media 7 x 10
Wax china pencil you can get at a hardware store. Black and white!
Watercolor brushes
We will be learning how to use these tools to create fun techniques that will allow you to have fun and enjoy!
You will be creating a series of your own fun characters.

Lesson 1 and lesson 2

There will be lesson 3 tonight!

The art of bonding with your inner child lesson 1 and 2 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Final lesson 3
Enjoy your class!

The art of Bonding with your inner child lesson 3 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

My new Oracle cards Workshop!

My new workshop is here yeahhhh!

Siren in waves under water and other Art free flowing styles in...
The Oracle art Workshop!

The course will begin on Tuesday March 27, 2018 Yay!
The workshop $65

I always wanted to create an Oracle deck of my own artwork. And I thought, Wow!, that would be a fun workshop. At first, I thought Tarot cards would be fun. But then, I felt more drawn towards the Oracle deck. I love the concept of the Oracle being free flowing and better yet!, there isn't a set number for the cards. You can create as many or less with your deck. It could be 15 to 20 cards. Tarots cards on the other hand are very different, there are about 27 or more to the deck. Now about the cards, yes there is a difference between the two. The tarot is based on storytelling, divination and more. Whereas the Oracle is based on wisdom, guidance, meditation, poetry and Art. Anything you want! You can create your deck of cards based on your own vision. A vision of whimsy. Your cards can be about - children, girl power, fairies, mermaids, your spirit animal and more! What's meaningful and fun for you? Give me your voice, your imagination, your fun and your playfulness.

The cards can be for yourself - personal or public

Oracle cards Examples: Water
Water symbolizes for me peace, life and cleansing
Using Fantasy!
I can design my card creating a mermaid
Another example : Dance
Dance symbolizes expression of freedom, joy. letting go and art form of movement. To engage yourself in the art to perform and embrace. I'd love to create the dance card which for me dancing is about embracing the spirit self

I will draw a woman goddess dancing in a swirl of colors and a small poem to go with it written in the back of the card,
Poem - Dance to the Rhythm of waves and be happiness
It can be as simple as shapes. An example - The Sun or Rain Your approach to your design can be whimsical. The sun can have a face beaming rays of colors or simply creating rain drops in watercolor. In the back of the card, you can create a splash of colorful abstract shapes or other elements. Its up to you you. Use your creative freedom to express your design. Have fun with it.
Women are all about intuition and beauty and why not share your magic treasures creating your set of beautiful cards. You can write a lovely poem about the moon, and that will be your moon card with your own vision with mystery and fantasy. Another idea to keep in mind, once you are happy with your cards You can get them printed into any size you want size with sharp corner edges or round corner edges.
A reproduction of your original work of art into an oracle deck. How cool is that! It will be such a wonderful experience!
Bring out your magic, your whimsy, your inner child and transform them into beautiful pictures creating oracle deck cards.
The Theme/ Concept

You can choose any theme you desire
What kind of deck you wish to create?
Your images can be playful and fun fun!

Your cards can be about - about children, girl power, fairies, mermaids, your spirit animal and more! What's important to you? Give me your voice, your imagination.
The cards can be for yourself - personal or public
For example : Moon goddess/sisterhood
I'd love to create the crown moon goddess which for me means beauty, strength, wisdom and intuition. Now, how can I create that? I will sketch a woman in the water and only her chest will be exposed. It's night and her hands are up in the air as if putting on a hat but it will be a crown with the moon above it and foggy backdrop.

There will be 4 videos for this course!
There is no time limit. Go at your own pace.
The cards will be 3.5 x 5

Each video will be about how to create/design each card differently using the watercolor and other mix media goodies.

Video 1 - Creating a mermaid! I would love for you ladies to begin sketching your mermaid in your sketch pad. You will use that sketch for the final step( Transfer) Once you are happy with your sketch. You will then trace the outline of your mermaid using a mechanical pencil. If you have a light box perfect and if not tracing paper will do just fine. Transfer your shapes of your sketch to your watercolor paper cold press 140lb. Do not drawing in her features yet. That will be for last.

Video 2 - Draw a sketch of a mermaid and the moon. Be very creative and enjoy the process. For this video we go directly into watercolor paper. No tracing involve! I will teach you how to draw in the body of a mermaid in shape form only

Video 3 - The art whimsy free flowing Oracle card - in wax china marker, watercolor and colorpencils. In this video I will show you how to design with edginess and quirkiness.

Video 4 - Fun elements Oracle card - of shapes, symbols, plants and more in watercolor and colorpencils.

Supplies you will need for the course

watercolor paper cold press 140lb
I recommend a watercolor pad 9 x 12
A sketch book
watercolor tubes or cakes
watercolor brushes
Mechanical pencil
Color pencils
wax china pencil
Tracing paper or better, a light box if you have one

Please read!

Video 1 of the mermaid I'm editing!
This video of the queen will be video 1!
More video This Thursday 29, 2018 at 6pm

Siren in waves under water and art free flowing styles Oracle cards video 1 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Whimsical Oracle card 3 Video 3

Whimsical Oracle card 3 Video 3 from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

The dance Oracle card 4 Video 4

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Poem By Magaly Ohika
Painting in watercolor and ink on Indian watercolor paper 7 x 8

I new demonstration video on the new course today March 13, 2018
Sirens in waves under water Workshop
Stay tuned!

I see my light
but, it's away from me
distant in a fury
burning and angry
It's trying to make it's way towards me
but the wind blows against it
Come, I'm calling to you
can't live without you envelope me in your brilliance
into my heart that rest with me
I do deserve you
promise I won't deceive you
I won't betray you with words, I'm not enough
I'm crying a million tears
I'm trying, oh how I'm trying
My wounds are carved in deep
drowning a slow death
Hanging on to my last breath
Black intoxicating the internal flow of life
But wait, wait!
I see it, I feel it
My heart flutters
My light that defines my magic
I have buckets of colors to paint you in one single stroke
Ah Ah, I smile ever so happy
I feel warm
I feel alive
Light you made your way back to me, here, is where you belong
I will never, never again, be Afraid

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My New piece!

A new piece
Wearing my blue house
Done in mix media on paper
collage mix media, colorpencils and graphite

Artists - My Students!
We are gifted with magic, we are, magic! Our art imagination, the emotions, the feelings our insight to uncover and discover wonderful things on paper flows out through our hands. Hands are our instrument to express the art, is purely magical. We venture, wonder off through other portals in our brain creating our story with images is an amazing thing. So when I say tap in, pour out a personal part of your self in your painting and don't be frighten to discover that, is liberating. Creating a style takes time, slower and faster for other artists, art beginners. And it all depends on the connection the relationship you have with yourself. So what is your story?
Patience is a virtue!
Be patient when you are creating, and again, don't Rush!
Enjoy the process of learning a skill, a technique and practice. It is also important to keep in mind not to over work and over analyze your art. Take your time! When you do, the results of that, is a wonderful feeling. The accomplishment in achieving, to master a skill, the technique is worth not rushing during the creative process. And simply play and float! So if you find yourself doing that, STOP! Step away for a moment. I say this because I have been there before and I know when a piece of art doesn't have the charm! So, my lovely students give your piece that magical charm.
Magaly Ohika

Magaly Ohika illustrations