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Sketchbook Journaling with Janet Takahashi

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Develop your sketchbook/journaling practice, habits and skills with Janet Takahashi!  You’ll take your sketchbook everywhere, capture your savored moments in pictures and words, and have fun!
Class time includes in-the-field studies of nature, people and architecture in Old Town, Coppell, TX.
Saturday class in the morning will spend in-the-field time at the Farmers Market.

Module 1/Day 1 Thursday, 27 SEPT. SKETCHING as a Craft
Keeping it Simple. Pencil, Pen & Paper.  Anyone can draw!
With the basics of tools and your sketchbook, capture every opportunity that inspires. Incorporate your journal writings on the page. Explore the fundamentals of sketching: process and practice to make sketching a habit. In studio and in the field instruction (weather permitting).

Module 2/Day 2 Friday, 28 SEPT.  LIGHT, COLOR & SHADOW
Make better sketches! How to apply lighting concepts and create depth with rich values. Embellish your drawings with color. Fill your sketch pages with pen and ink, watercolor and colored pencil together. Simple color mixing and tips on effective colorful travel sketches. In studio and in the field instruction (weather permitting).

Module 3/Day 3 Saturday, 29 SEPT.  SKETCHING ON LOCATION
Exercises and techniques for sketching on the spot. The art of the quick sketch using watercolor and pen in a busy space. Experience Coppell’s Farmers Market. Selecting potential subjects to sketch, setup, composition and note-taking.

Module 4/Day 4, Sunday, 30 SEPT.  PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER 
Finalize unfinished drawings in your sketchbook pages to bring your work all together in the studio. Tips on making a cohesive page, integrating lettering, tip-ins and design elements in a fun thoughtful exploration. Bring your sketchbooks!

TAKE ONE OR ANY COMBINATION. Take all 4 and save!

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Author of Artful Journals: Making & Embellishing Memory Books, Garden Diaries & Travel Albums, Janet is a freelance artist specializing in calligraphy, illustration, bookbinding, sign painting and gilding.
She is an avid journal keeper who fills several books at the same time, an illustrator for books and magazines, a teacher of calligraphy and conducts workshops throughout the nation. See more of her artwork at janet takahashi.com.


September 27, 2018
September 30, 2018


Createria Studios
509 W. Bethel Rd
Coppell, TX 75019 United States
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