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Wed, May 15


Create Space Langley

Water Color Journaling Class

Come and get started on a watercolor art journal or get new ideas for your own practice with seasoned art journalist Paula Pugh.

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Water Color Journaling Class
Water Color Journaling Class

Time & Location

May 15, 2019, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Create Space Langley, 723 Camano Ave, Langley, WA 98260, USA


About the event

Come and get inspired to start an art journal or get new ideas for your own practice. Paula Pugh has been recording her life in watercolor journals for over a decade--and her books are beautiful! In this class, Paula will share a selection of her journals to give you ideas, and we'll talk about how to get started doing your own. Paula's uses a combination of store bought and homemade books. She'll share a variety of drawing techniques that will add a unique flare to your journaling. And she'll lead a discussion on what your intention is so you can decide the size of your book, your palette, and what you want to draw. There are no rules with watercolor journaling. It's your book and you can do what you want, sometimes it's hard to know how and where to begin. And that's what this class is about: having fun, creating and not letting your inner critic get in your way. All levels of arts experience are welcome.

Cost: $15

Supplies: We will supply some 140 cut paper for you to use. Or you can get a journal at Casey’s. Be sure you get 140 # paper.

Get a black micron 03 pen from Casey’s as well. Bring your own watercolors if you have them and brushes. I use the water filled brushes that Casey’s also has. If not, you can use supplies at Create Space.

Paula Pugh has lived on Whidbey since 1972. She started her first travel journal in 2005. She soon branched out to experiment with many kinds of focuses (a trip, a theme, a class), but mostly she has settled into keeping a chronicle of what’s going on in her life. Whatever happens gets documented. She uses the art journal as a working tool to collect names of people and places she wants to remember, a postcard that she's loved, a restaurant menu or ticket stubs. Sometimes even a grocery list can go in there. It is fun to do those things in an artistic way. She also sometimes writes the story of the object she is drawing. She tries to find out more about what she is seeing and add that to the mix, so some pages have art as well as story and history and location. She claims she is not a professional--although she recently illustrated a beautiful children's book about death. She says, "It sounds like an amazing luxury not to have to produce art to sell, but it keeps me sane and feeds my soul, which is worth a lot in today's world." So join Paula as we explore together and ‘see’ what we find.

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