Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Workshop Creative Monoprinting

Welcome to Creative Monoprinting
Instructor Magaly Ohika

Class is $ 20
There will be 5 videos!

You will be given a password and direct you to my blog called The itsy bitsy spill

If you have any questions be free to contact me at ohika_mp@yahoo.com or facebook and Instagram.

We will be doing figurative, faces and movement!

Video 1 will be figurative in oil monoprint / Video 2 figurative acrylic oil monoprint tonight!

Next week March Thursday 26,2020  Video 3 acrylic collage monoprint/ Video 4 gouache and watercolor oil monoprint

March 30th Monday Video 4 stencil oil monoprint

While we all take care of ourselves at home. I decided to do a workshop on how to create a monoprint for anyone who wishes to learn and have fun.  We're living in hard times at the moment where  we all need to stay home to be safe. But, that doesn't mean you can't continue to do the things that make you happy. So I'm going to keep you busy. Remember to keep a positive attitude, remain calm, stress free and be healthy. I'm sending you all love!

On video 1 - I will teach you how to do figurative abstract monoprint using Deli paper and black oil  paint.  I will be teaching you how to transfer your image using tracing paper on mix media paper 7 x 10.  You will first draw your image on your sketch book or you can simply begin drawing on tracing paper creating your monoprint on deli or wax. You can do this intuitively if you like! And I will teach you how to do that. There are so many ways to go about creating monoprints using many tools and mediums which I will continue to show you in the following weeks to collage, watercolor, gouache, acrylics and using stencils. Once you get the hang of it you will begin to explore more and have great fun! Remember to have a sketch book for practice to create mark makings and wonderful shapes.

Video 2 - I will be teaching you how to apply color Acrylics monoprint intuitively. 

Supplies you will need!
Black oil paints
Acrylic paints 
Sketck book
Mix media paper 7 x 10
Two flat oil brushed
Wax paper or deli paper
plastic pallete knife
Knitting needle and mechanical pencil
Rag and Qtips

Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Art groove of Play Workshop
The workshop Is ready for you to have fun.
listed in my Etsy Shop www.itsybitsyspill.etsy.com
Once you purchase the course you will be given a secret password !
For viewing Videos;
You will go to my blog called - the itsy bitsy spill

I changed my Title of Free form to Art Groove!
Hi Everyone!
About the Workshop:
By Magaly Ohika

I will be teaching you how to loosen up and how to use wax and watercolor as well as Gouache in a fun way with itsy bitsy color spills. Lets explore the art groove of play. I am here to show you how its done.
Three Videos! Two different approaches how to groove!

Before we begin this fun playful course, let us remember!
The most important thing about this workshop before we begin creating the fun part. Is first tapping into the energy of your inner girl and appreciate her presence. So lets go way back to when you were a kid or we can learn from our children by simply observing them. You can learn a thing or two. I don't have kids but I have my inner girl and she is quite enough, and I have friends who have awesome children. I enjoy observing them. Kids are explorers, curious, they listen to their emotions, and what I love is, they are straight forward!

They are not afraid to seek out friendships. They love to play and try new things. They love to be outside and venture in nature. They enjoy being creative and getting messy. And a big one!, they live in the moment! They are ready to start the day with enthusiasm and vigor. Every day is looked at as another opportunity worth exploring.
I can go on adding but you get the idea!
When was the last time you gave yourself the opportunity to simply be to simply play? This class is about that! Let your inner kid enjoy the freedom to explore and express. Don't think when you are creating just appreciate simplicity while you are creating!
Canson mix media paper 7 x 10
Wax china peel off pencil at your hardware store!
Round watercolor brushes 8 and 10
Watercolor tubes or cakes and Gouache
Oil pastel or Caran pastels
HB pencil

Intro Video!

intro video of art groove from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Free Form Art Character Video one from Magaly Ohika on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

New Workshop

The Art Playhouse Workshop

Art Instructor Magaly Ohika

The Workshop
In the Art Playhouse, I will teach two classes- two Videos in a diverse array of gouache art processes. Playing with themes of joy, peace, free flow painting application and the connection process of intuition. Be ready to explore a wonderful fluidity of gouache medium. My focus is on the image as it comes to life on my paper. Not only does the course teaches you how to use gouache but also teaches you how to create images that speak to the human heart. What is your message, your voice, your goddess within? Tap into it.

Now, What is Gouache?
About this wonderful medium: Gouache is one type of watermedia, paint consisting of natural pigment, water, a binding agent (usually gum arabic or dextrin), and sometimes additional inert material. Gouache is designed to be used with opaque methods of painting.

While you begin to get ready to create on paper that is your stage think what your play will be about. Give yourself permission to explore. Open your mind and allow your eyes to roam but most importantly, your heart! Your heart is the key to a beautiful painting.
First I want you to draw with the wisdom center of your body, mind, heart, and spirit. You will explore ways to convey the elements that resonate with you applying them in your watercolor paper. Your the art storyteller of that stage. Bring your image to life! Open yourself up to a whole new way of soulful creating. It could be as simple as drawing your hands or feet touching a small pool of water. The question is, what do hands or feet signify to you? An example: Hand is a symbol of many different things. We use our hands yes, but what else? Think of hands in a symbolic way. what do you see? As you nourish your creative soul painting step out of the box and explore the artistic beauty of things that bring happiness and meaning. Open your eyes and see and then, feel it!

- The first video I will teach you how to apply gouache in a fluid graceful way.

- The second video I will teach you gouache with touches of color pencils and other wonderful materials.
- A bonus Video 3 Yay!

There is no time limit to the videos. You can view them to your convenience.

Payment and Password info:
You will be given a password when you make your purchase.
The workshop is $85 Dollars
There are assignments given at the end of the class for viewing.

Materials you will need:

Sketchbook and HB 2 Pencil
PLAKKAATVERF Gouache tubes white, black, red, light yellow, ochre yellow, turquoise OR WINSOR & NEWTON GOUACHE
Inexpensive is - Reeves Gouache
Koi Watercolor tubes or cakes
Watercolor Brushes Round 2, 4 and 8
choice - Watercolor paper cold press 140lb - Fabriano sheets or pad, Canson or Arches
Acrylic Markers - Uni Posca or you can use something similar
Micron Ink Pen black 03
Color pencils

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 www.theitsybitsyspill.blogspot.com
Videos - No Time limit!
Two lessons!
If you have any questions you can email me at ohika_mp@yahoo.com 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.

New Workshop Creative Monoprinting

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