|Happy Group on the last day of my workshop|
Each day's lesson was intended to provide opportunities to draw from life, to focus and quietly observe the world around them, to play with color and paint, brush and pen, to learn to express themselves with worlds and pictures and to compose interesting pages.
|Day 1: Drawing and painting their paint boxes!|
|Day 1: Getting to know the colors in their paint kits|
My workshops are typically geared to beginners. It's so rewarding for me, to have someone who has never drawn or painted before, come to my workshop and become inspired by watercolor journaling!
So many of my students come to me and say that they are now "hooked" and can't stop doing it! It has opened a whole new world from some people who never thought they could be artists. Many come back and take my workshops over and over again, fine-tuning their skills, proud of their progress.
|Day 2: Hannah sketching flowers on N. Walnut Street|
|Day 2: Marylou adding details|
"...I have learned so much already and it is exciting to see places and colors with new eyes, to capture my thoughts and to rest in the now. It's not about the final product but being present."
|Day 3: Watercolor Washes|
|Day 3: at The Towers Bed and Breakfast|
|Day 3: Fun with watercolor washes|
|Day 3: Journaling in the Garden at The Towers|
|Day 3: Towers day lilies in bloom|
|Day 3: Paige's journal page that "says it all"|
|Day 4: Journaling at Abbott's Mill Nature Center|
|Day 4: Comparing different leaf types|
|Day 4: Last day's watercolor journals|