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Watercolor Journaling: The Beauty Around Us

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Watercolor Journaling: The Beauty Around Us
Jude Siegel
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

This workshop will begin with participants making a single signature sewn watercolor journal filled with a combination of drawing, watercolor and writing. We will practice relaxation, awareness and enjoyment as we savor the beauty around us. Through the use of penwork, nature printing and collage, you will learn useful drawing and watercolor skills that will help you see in a new way. We will work on page design, quotes and page embellishments in the studio, and then explore outside. This workshop will provide plenty of support and encouragement. No art experience is required.

About the Instructor(s)

With a background in education and natural science, Jude has been teaching about nature and art to adults and children for over 45 years. She currently teaches Nature Journaling at Multnomah Art Center, Portland Audubon and her Portland studio. Her book is "A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook" ( Timber Press 2006).

Materials List: Students Bring

SUPPLIES: Most supplies are available at the Merri Artist, Artist and Craftsman, Blick and Columbia Art Supply (use your list for a student discount at most places)

• 1 full sheet 22" x 30" 140# coldpress watercolor paper (Arches, Fabriano, Winsor Newton,Lanaquarelle are all good brands)

• Watercolor paints: bring what you have or read through this for suggestions.

Travel size watercolor paint box with good quality paints and decent colors

*IF you need to purchase one, I highly recommend ordering a paint box from me: 10 beautiful colors of professional quality watercolors in a small travel palette, $55. please order at least 2 weeks before class! This is an excellent deal if you want high quality pigments, already set up for you!

Other options: PRANG makes an inexpensive mediocre set. Most pre-made paint boxes are inferior quality and will be frustrating for you! Contact me if you've concerns.

• Plastic bag to carry paint box in

• Watercolor brushes: at least one #8-10 round and a small flat . I recommend Escoda versatil #10 rigger

• Permanent waterproof black pen (PITT medium point, Uniball Vision elite ( light gray with black dot on top) or other brands

• 3 small yogurt style cups for water

• Rag

• Tissues

• Small scissors

• Woodless pencil #6B (pure graphite) or soft mechanical pencil

• Kneaded eraser

• A bag or pack to hold it all, that is easily portable

• Stool or portable chair for working outside

• Water bottle

• Glue stick

• Ruler

• Dress for outdoor weather: hat, sun protection and rain gear too!


• Stamps, stickers, special pens and inks, images you may want to collage, etc

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Sewing materials for our journals

• Glue

• Extra scissors

• Decorative papers

• Stamps to borrow

• Extra pencils, pens to borrow

• Some collaging materials

• Assorted supplies to use in our journals

• Handouts

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