Water Color Journaling Class and Practice Group
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About the event
Come and get inspired to start an art journal or get new ideas for your own practice. This group will meet monthly starting in December so that you can share your work and get inspired by others. Each month Paula will introduce watercolor journaling for new people. She will also teach one technique for everyone who comes. Paula 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: $ 5 - $15, sliding scale
Supplies: You will need some 140 pound water color paper or a journal made with 140 pound paper and a micron 03 pen. You can purchase these items at Casey's Crafts in Bayview. Bring your own watercolors if you have them and brushes or we have some in the space that you can use. Paula recommends water filled brushes that you can purchase at Casey’s.
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.