INSTRUCTOR: Megan Klco Kellner
DATE: Friday, Nov 13
Learn how artists use sketching to record their thoughts and observations and explore how keeping a sketch journal can deepen your creativity. Students will look at a variety of artist journals and use writing and sketching prompts to begin a journal of their own. This class could be taken in combination with Observational Watercolor
or on its own.
What will be covered:
Discuss sketching as a means of keeping a personal record
Finding a practice that works for you: repetition, recording/sketching the same space over time, routine sketching/daily sketching, collection, collecting significant images, words or small objects, free writing, collecting phrases, stream of conscious writing, short poem forms
Tips for building a sketching/journaling habit
Students will participate in guided writing and sketching activities and see examples of a wide variety of creative journaling practices. You will come away with a broken-in sketchbook and tools and
prompts to build your own practice.
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