Hi! I'm Tammy Garcia, aka Daisy Yellow. It is my goal to create, in the space of my online workshops, a warm and welcoming environment for creative experimentation and play. Think of them as play school rather than art school.
To register for my online painting and art journaling workshops click any of the registration links and select the workshop or a bundle of workshops. The link will take you to PayPal to sort out payment. Please allow 24-36 hours to receive login/password information. This is a manual process and I appreciate your patience.
The focus is on the creative process, teaching you painting techniques that you can build upon and use in your art journal. We generate ideas and learn how to transform those ideas with watercolor or gouache. We develop our ability to "dive in" and get creative without fear while exercising our creative thinking skills. It's not a few painting lessons but an intuitive process that could change the way you approach your art journal.
If you have a question about a workshop, contact me!
Workshop fees are non-refundable. Workshop website and videos will be available until the end of 2017.
A new workshop about abstract painting techniques using gouache or watercolor. We will work with pencil, paint & paper to create tiny abstract designs.
Tiny Museum is taught via video tutorials on a private workshop website. There is an optional private Facebook group where you can share your work and discuss techniques. When you post your work to the FB group, I provide tips and troubleshooting so that you can fully explore each technique and improve your skills.
Watercolor Playground, Painted Paper Paradise and Tiny Museum include "Painting with Watercolor & Gouache Expansion Pack," a 27-page ebook about the art of watercolor/gouache, tips on selecting colors plus inspiration & creative examples. Ebook revised August 2015.
Painted Paper Paradise
Learn how a variety of techniques for creating abstract paper ephemera for your art journal and mixed media work. These abstract painting techniques that can be that can be applied to an art journal using watercolor & gouache. Painting, sewing & using hand-painted papers in your art journal.
Painted Paper Paradise is taught via video tutorials on a private workshop website. An integral part of this workshop is my feedback to you when you post your work to the private Facebook group. I've helped hundreds of artists learn how to watercolor - so if you are curious, I invite you to join the fun! In the FB group, I answer questions and provide tips and troubleshooting so that you can fully explore each technique and improve your skills.
Freestyle doodly watercolor techniques. An introduction to watercolor for the absolute beginner. This workshop was originally taught at 21 Secrets. Designed for folks who have never used watercolor! It starts from scratch. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to draw and paint playful pages of colorful doodles!
Watercolor Playground is taught via video tutorials on a private workshop website. An integral part of this workshop is my feedback to you when you post your work to the private Facebook group. I've helped hundreds of artists learn how to watercolor as part of the original 21 Secrets version and in the past two years as a standalone workspace! In the FB group, I answer questions and provide tips and troubleshooting so that you can fully explore each technique and improve your skills.
Click the link to register for the workshop or a bundle of workshops. After payment has been processed, allow 48 hours to receive registration and login information. This is a manual process and I appreciate your patience. Workshop fees are non-refundable. Workshop website and videos will be available until the end of 2017.
I'm teaching an online mixed media workshop which explores art journaling at the intersection of watercolor, stitching and ink. This is one of twenty-one journaling workshops called 21 Secrets. Learn more about Crossroads and see a video peek.
Feedback from Watercolor Playground and Painted Paper Paradise workshop participants:
"I’ve been a fan and follower of Tammy/Daisy Yellow for many years and recently completed her Watercolor Playground Workshop. Tammy has a fun and playful style of teaching. She manages to make you feel like YOU can do this. I’ve always felt intimidated by watercolors-but after taking Tammy’s class-the apprehension has been kicked to the curb! (and I love the music she plays during a time lapse segment) Thank you Tammy-for creating this class and sharing your passion and inspiration. It’s contagious :) You are a treasure!"
"I love your classes, Tammy Garcia!!! I love how you use color and have us just dig in and get our "feet wet" so to speak. I also would like to give a shout out to Tammy's customer service. Earlier this year I emailed Tammy because I thought I'd missed the deadline for the classes and was so disappointed. She was out of town, but saw I was in distress (my husband was having surgery and I was looking for creative distraction). Tammy took the time to look up my registration though she was out of the country I believe, got back to me lickety split with assurance that indeed I was registered and provided my password and login so I could get started right away! One doesn't forget those types of kindness when you're in need."
"I have never had any formal art training and have always felt deficient for this, and also a yearning to study art. Your tutorials are simple to understand and follow, you give clear and practical guidance and all videos are professional and fun to watch. The system you've developed of sharing and supporting work via the FB page is an excellent way of gaining insight into others techniques, styles and interpretations of projects you suggest. Emphasis is put on the process, practise encouraged and also exploration. You teach vital skills to understand the properties, potential and limitations of working with water colour and emphasise the delight of discovery and free expressive painting. I feel indebted to you, as you reignited my creative flame and gave me an outlet for this vital self expression."
"Thanks, Tammy for such a wonderful & positive experience in your Watercolor Playground and Painted Paper Paradise workshops. As a loyal member of Daisy Yellow for quite some time, I am always inspired by your work, your talents and your ability to teach, coach & mentor in a way that is easy to follow and understand, no matter the difficulty of the technique to be conquered. I will continue to recommend any of your workshops with high marks!"
"If anyone is wondering if Tammy's classes are something you would enjoy, I would respond with a resounding yes! They are upbeat, fun, easy to access, relaxing, enjoyable and much much more. I just signed up for my third one and can't wait for Tiny Museum to start. Tammy, you do a great job, with the videos and behind the scenes! Way to go!"
"What I love about your videos so far, is that because I have a smidgen of knowledge I love how your exercises are teaching us basic steps of controlling the paint without making it boring. We end up with something that is cool to look at and can be used. I don't know if teaching comes easy for you but I would say that you definitely have a knack for sharing in a creative and interesting way! I have learned a ton just watching your videos and can't wait until I dip my brush into water and some beautiful paint. Now maybe I will get those expensive paints I bought out and take them for a spin."
"I really enjoyed this exercise and I am finding that the exercises are really helping me to practice mixing my paint with water to get the right intensity of colour."
"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed doing these pages. My only other attempt at doing watercolor was based on learning from a book, and it was so abysmal I put it away and never got back to it. Thank you so much for these brilliant ideas/exercises, Tammy! I am hooked on watercolors."
"Thank you for making watercolor fun! I was getting too stressed trying to get things to come out like the original picture in other watercolor books. I wish I started with this class first before trying to learn from books."
"I loved doing this and find using watercolours oh so relaxing! I know I will be using this technique A LOT in my journalling to come. I love the rawness and roughness of your work Tammy."
"Tammy, you created such a delightful and fun class for us to learn in and I now have a new "love"!!! Thanks so much for sharing your passion with us all!! It has been so refreshing."
"Your class was like no other I've taken. Maybe because I was so keen on learning how to paint with watercolors, and you really instructed us! I learned so much."