A Compendium of Herbal Lore, Recipes and Illustrations
Instructor: Ann Maglinte
Skill Level: Appropriate for All Skill Levels
Art Stay I: June 3-7, 2019
Class Enrollment Status: Accepting Students
What could be better that sitting on the Apple Tree Lawn in the warm sun at Emandal, learning about herbs and painting in watercolor? Please join me at this workshop!
Together we will: Create your own nature journal of recipes, and illustrations of the herbs and flowers we find to use. I will teach you simple sketching ideas, and techniques, as you learn to capture the essence of a plant in your journal/sketchbook.
I will guide you on herb walks as we gather our herbs, and tell you stories and uses of the healing plants at Emandal.
We will do a simple book binding and make a personal herbal recipe book with watercolor paper, write our thoughts and observations, and make several herbal concoctions, including: A healing salve, and an antiseptic tincture for insect bites and cuts. We will treat ourselves to an herbal spa morning: A footbath and foot massage, facial steam with fresh flowers, fragrant herbal toner, and a Shea butter creme we have made to moisturize our skin.
Additional Supplies Fee: $30
a portable watercolor kit to use at Emandal
Jars and containers
140 # watercolor paper
fine-line sharpie pen
Supplies to bring:
pen, pencil and white vinyl eraser
low backed chair or stool
lined paper notebook
good walking shoes or sandals
Ann Maglinte’s painting class inspired her students to tackle challenging material in a supportive environment. Our final art show displayed amazing results and made us all feel we had earned our applause. I’m looking forward my next class! – Fran Resendez
I had such a good experience yesterday sharing all of our art work. It was so positive and fun and inspiring to see everyone have such beautiful work and such enthusiasm. Everyone from the beginners to the most experienced had something wonderful to share…I loved it… Thank you so much for teaching and inspiring all of us. Hugs, Sandy
Finding an art teacher like Ann Maglinte is like finding a multi-faceted jewel. She has inspired folks by her own paintings, encourages those who do paint, and leads beginners through the techniques with knowledge, practical application of years of learning, a sense of humor, and great patience. If you have the opportunity to attend a class or workshop with Ann, I urge you to do so. – Georgine Hultz
Thank you, Ann, for a very positive, inspiring experience, which I can build on as I continue watercolor painting.– Linda Park
About the Instructor
“When watercolor is dropped from a brush onto wet paper magic happens.The colors flow and blend instantly.I love the challenge and mystery of watercolor. ” Transparent colors layered over each other create a glow; earthy colors create rock formations and mountains. It is the perfect medium for a sketchbook or nature journal.
Ann received her B.A. in Art, with an emphasis in painting, from San Jose State University. She has studied watercolor, printmaking, fabric design and ceramics for many years at Mendocino College and the Mendocino Art Center. She studied drawing and education at Sonoma State. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at several schools, and was awarded a Two Year California Arts Grant Program. Annhas taught to all ages at many of the schools in Ukiah and Willits and most recently taught Waldorf painting at River Oak Charter School in Ukiah.She has been the featured artistfor the Grace Hudson Museum Gift Shop, also showing her flower and bird paintings.
Ann’s watercolorsare in collections all over the world, and in 2014 she received a commission for a series of three large paintings, and several room paintings, which are on permanent display at the Redwood Medical Clinic, which is part of Howard Hospital Adventist Health in Willits.
Ann graduated from the California School of Herbal Studies in Forestville, with a degree in Advanced Herbology from Rosemary Gladstar and Jane Bothwell, two gifted teachers.She grew an herb garden and created her own line of herbal products which she made and sold at the Renaissance Faire.At Dicken’s Fair in San Francisco, her family had a had a Victorian Apothecary shop stocked with herbal remedies, sachets, powders, cremes and medicinals.
Ann has been painting since she was a child and received her first set of Prang watercolors. She has always made her own handmade books, illustrating them with pen and ink, and adding recipes, stories and poems.She has illustrated several books with watercolor, with calligraphy for maps for a series of fantasy books, and painting over 30 illustrations for Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, and two other books for children and parents.
If you know Emandal jams, you know
Ann’s paintings… We’ve selected many for use on our jars! Soon, Emandal will have it’s own book illustrated by Ann Maglinte… An ABC book of the farm.