2018: Mar 2 – 4, Armchair Travel Sketching: Building a Practice


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March 2 – 4, 2018
Friday, 6 – 9 PM, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Cost:  $280
Instructor: Gwen Diehn

Description: Learn to see with the fresh eyes of a traveler and discover and draw wondrous things in your everyday life and surroundings. The class will build a sketchbook to facilitate exploration and learn how to use it in a sustainable practice of looking, seeing, and noting/sketching.

Students should bring to the class:

  • one 50 page sketchbook with multi-media paper -size 9 x 12 from Cheap Joe or A.C. Moore, white or tan pages
  • any specialty papers s/he would like to add to a sketchbook, such as vellum or tracing paper, sheets of watercolor paper, colored paper such as Canson (optional)
  • bone folder or large paper clip
  • awl or push pin
  • straight sewing needle
  • about ten yards of bookbinding thread (any color, waxed or plain) OR heavy dental floss
  • favorite pen or pencil
  • waterbrush or small paintbrush and small bottle for water.