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Sketchbooks: A Journey of Visual Discovery

April 28, 2011

Photographs can be glued right into your sketchbook. Colored pencils complete the image. ©Gail Harker

Sketchbooks are a repository of possibility. They function as personal diaries, travel journals, reference books, a place to jot down simple notes, make thumbnail sketches, create pictures or plan grand adventures. They provide a safe place to try out ideas and practice techniques.

Your handwriting is unique and will personalize your sketchbook. © Marie Plakos

Doodling and playing with art materials can yield many new possibilities for those who didn’t know they had the ability to express themselves in this manner. Our personal interpretations of subject matter are just waiting to be unearthed.

Sharing results during a sketchbook class.

Collage of painted papers torn into strips and applied to page. ©Sabrina Bradley

Simple design elements like lines and shape can create a lot of impact.

A painted page makes a colorful background for drawing on. © Gail Harker

For more information about this course, offered 17 – 19 June, 2011 view our Expanded Course Description, recently placed on our website or take a look at the course brochure.

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