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Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé

Watercolor and Wine, Watercolor WorkshopsKimberly HeimbachComment
Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon when we gathered in the garden at Soul Project in Laguna Beach. The mission, get creative with watercolor painting roses and sipping a variety of Rosé wine. Fleur de Sel cookies were the perfect accompaniment to it all thanks to Summer’s Table. Scroll down to see more of the creative process and how we were all inspired.

Roses and Rosé Watercolor workshop with Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach

We started this Watercolor and Wine workshop with what I like to call warm-up exercises. Each element of painting the rose was broken down into to simple steps. I always like to give my attendees a couple ways of completing a painting. With the roses there was three techniques and they could pick which ever one they felt most confident and comfortable with to compete their final rose painting. After going over materials, use of color and rose techniques we went over a few basic ways to paint leafs as well. You can see my clipboard below with the instructional warm-up pages and what follows is the attendees work in progress. You can already see how quickly they picked up on painting from my simple step by step instructions.

“When things are simplified it makes it a lot easier to get creative with something new.”

-Kimberly Heimbach

Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach
Roses and Rosé Watercolor workshop with Ladyfolk Studio, Laguna Beach

I love the warm-up exercises to get everyone started on their creative journey for the workshop. One is able to discover how to hold the brush and get just the right ratio of paint to water. I always say the key word in ‘watercolor” is “water.” For my workshops we use watercolor cakes so the paint is dry to begin and you really need to add water to get the pigment to flow onto the page. This is why the warm-up exercises are so important to discover this. Once the technique is established the painting process quickly turns from figuring it out to a more meditative state where attendees are able to just flow with the organic nature of watercolor. Repetitive shapes and motions ease the mind into a tranquil state.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of the everyday”

-Pablo PIcasso

Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach
Getting Inspired with Roses and Rosé, Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine Workshop Laguna Beach

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Be Inspired with Eberjey Recap

Events, Watercolor and Wine, Watercolor WorkshopsKimberly HeimbachComment
Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine workshop with Eberjey

I love sharing my inspiration and creativity!

So I was very excited when Eberjey asked me to host a Watercolor and Wine workshop for there “Be Inspired” series in Newport Beach. If you haven’t yet visited Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, where Eberjey is, then you are missing out! It is such a cute collection of boutiques, cafes and restaurants, all sitting along the beautiful Newport Beach Harbor. Some of my favorites there including Eberjey is the newly opened Malibu Farm, Zinque, the book store and Le Labo.

I love the inspiration behind Eberjey’s “Be Inspired” in-store events…

Eberjey is more than the soft cozies you never want to take off. We’re about embracing passions, exploring limitless creativity & sharing everyday moments with our customers & community. Whether you want to further an existing skill or learn something completely new, join us at one of our retail locations for a special event that promises to be enriching. From intimate shopping nights to workshops, panel discussions & more, we invite you to come BE INSPIRED & enjoy our retail experience!

Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine workshop with Eberjey Newport Beach

During the evening of my “Be Inspired” workshop we talked about letting go and using intuition to guide us to create something uniquely beautiful with watercolor. I always remind my workshop guests, art is not about creating the exact same thing as someone else. Watercolor painting does really require a sense of surrendering and improvising when things don’t go as planned, especially for beginners. All the ladies really displayed individuality in color preferences and brush techniques that we went over and I think all the watercolor paintings came out so pretty!

Rosé wine was definitely the variety of choice for the end-of-summer night but white and red were also available for tasting along with a perfect selection of snacks. All of this supported the relaxed and inspiring vibe for the evening.

Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine workshop with Eberjey Newport Beach
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It was a lovely group of women who spent the evening with me at Eberjey relaxing and getting inspired painting palm leafs, sipping wine and shopping in the beautiful store. If you aren’t familiar with the brand Eberjey, let me tell you they are known for there super soft must-have pajamas. They also have a variety of swimwear, loungewear, and the cutest little girl collection.

THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Watercolor and Wine workshop, I am hoping to do more there in the future but in the meantime subscribe to my email newsletter to be notified of the next event!

p.s. You can always host your own Watercolor and Wine workshop in home or at a venue of choice, contact me here for more info about booking. it is so FUN for bridal showers, birthday and bachlorette birthdays. I also can host a childrens Watercolor Paint Party for the little folk. Contact me with your party idea by emailing me, kimberly@ladyfolkstudio.com.

Ladyfolk Studio Watercolor and Wine workshop

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Painting Wildflowers with Watercolor and Wine

Watercolor and Wine, Watercolor WorkshopsKimberly HeimbachComment

Enjoy sips of wine, treats, paint, get creative and make some new friends! 
This workshop is for all levels!

Join us for this watercolor workshop and happy hour hosted inside The Collab Lab in Costa Mesa. Kimberly Heimbach, LCAD instructor and illustrator at Ladyfolk Studio, will guide you through the basics of painting with watercolor through a step by step process for painting different types of wildflowers. There will be a beautiful moodboard of paintings to inspire you!

During the workshop enjoy:

  • instruction from LCAD instructor and Ladyfolk Studio's owner, Kimberly Heimbach
  • 2 glasses of wine from Speak Wines
  • 10% OFF in the attached Nickel and Birch boutique the night of the workshop 
  • water and snacks
  • all needed accessories for painting: masonite boards, mason jars with water, practice worksheet, painters tape, extra brush sizes and a few of my favorite top notch watercolor favorites!

What you get to take home:

  • 2-3 final paintings
  • a travel watercolor set and brush
  • watercolor tips and tricks postcard with art
  • Plus, a few surprises for all attendees!

Hope to see you there! Check out past Watercolor and Wine workshops here and stay tuned new workshops will be announced soon! Join the Ladyfolk Studio newsletter to be updated:

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