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The Art of Travel Journals
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The Art of Travel Journals Thursday, August 3, 9:00 AM  
Lisa Cheney $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

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Student Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Type of Workshop: Process
Prerequisite: The processes learned can be applied at any level of artistic level, however a basic knowledge of drawing skills will be helpful.
Workshop Category: Collage, Journaling, Mixed-Media

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Most people love the experience of traveling to far off destinations. While traveling we hunt and gather to create memories. What are left behind are objects and photos often stored away either in shoeboxes, iPhones, or become random mental images and thoughts that fade or change over time. This course will introduce students to the vast variety of artistic Travel Journals. Students will learn visual journaling, sketching, watercolor, and mixed-media techniques and how to incorporate these skills into a journal; to create aesthetically rich pages with mementos gathered on trips; and how to incorporate personal thoughts into their artwork. Once completed the journal becomes a gift: the gift of knowing more about someone, their thoughts, and the world through their eyes.

In this workshop you can choose to create a journal that focuses on only one trip/vacation or mix it up and include multiple adventures. For example, say you traveled to Germany and only want to focus on that location; or say you took a road trip up the California coast and want to focus on all the locations you explored along the way; perhaps you traveled a lot during a particular year and wish to dedicate your book to a year's worth of traveling, the options are endless!

The morning will be spent prepping journal pages to create a few different surfaces to work on. The afternoon will be spent learning many of my journaling techniques, both while I am on location as well as after I return home. I will provide guided techniques to create aesthetically interesting page layouts through the use of drawing, painting, collage, and mixed-media.

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Sand paper
  • Baby wipes
  • Packet of assorted old book pages
  • Wax paper
  • Ephemera for all to use
  • Assortment of PrismaColor colored pencils & pencil sharpener
  • Packing tape
  • Tracing paper
  • Clear Gesso
  • Blow dryer

Student should bring:

  • A book to convert into a journal - Could be either a Day Planner or book (with the theme of the destination you traveled), a handmade book, or sketchbook that lays open flat.
  • Masking tape
  • Decorative tape (one is enough)
  • Glue Stick (optional)
  • Acrylic Gel medium
  • Assortment of craft paintbrushes
  • Cheap acrylic craft paint - 1 bottle light cream or white, 2-3 other bottles in colors of your choice (Americana, FolkArt, or similar)
  • Old credit card
  • Scissors, Exacto knife
  • Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (Fine or Medium) or Waterproof India ink pen (Pigma Micron pens)
  • Pencil (optional)
  • Basic watercolors and watercolor brush
  • Assortment of PrismaColor colored pencils (optional)
  • Markers and colored pens of your choice
  • Signo white pen
  • A sheet of good quality watercolor paper (1/4 of a large parent sheet will be fine or 1 sheet from a tablet of paper)
  • Assortment of personal photos from vacations (we will be drawing from these)
  • Small objects you acquired while on vacation that evokes memories of the trip (we will draw these as well)
  • Memorabilia and/or ephemera collected from your travels - maps, brochures, postcards, business cards, scraps, ticket stubs, wrappers, pressed flowers/leaves, etc...
  • Images from travel magazines of destinations you wish to visit
  • Map of the destination (can be printouts from the internet)
  • If music helps you make the shift from left brain to right brain feel free to bring in your iPod

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to:
call: 602-956-0189