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Colorado Springs 2021 - October 18 - 22, 2021

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Tell Me About It! Tell Your Story Through Watercolor Sketching & Book-Making

Trish McKinney
9:00 - 4:30
Friday Oct 22

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$ 170  

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Now tell about it.” Mary Oliver In this class students will learn how to perfect the fine art of seeing – capturing the essence of a place, a subject, a moment - & be inspired to tell their stories. Class will begin by creating a 16-page, very simple handmade Gellin’ Journal TM. Students will be provided with colorful Gel Press printed papers with pages precut & folded - then learn how to create a very simple journal. Trish will then demonstrate her unique way of watercolor sketching by drawing with her brush! The focus of this class will be on techniques for filling their journals by integrating their watercolor sketches with the fun printed patterns on their journal cover pages, learning the important design principal of harmony!
SO…who wants to tell about me it?!  

Kit fee $20 paid to instructor at beginning of class includes:

the gel-printed watercolor sheets, binding thread, handouts with instructions & most importantly: INSPIRATION through various creative ephemera – ie, fun papers to collage, stencils, stamps, inspirational quotes, reference material (if needed), handouts, and more. 

Supplies Needed to bring to class:

Bone Folder, Scissors, & an Awl - Trish will have a few of these for the class to borrow also 

Optional Supplies To Bring:
 personal inspirational ephemra for the journal - favorite quotes, beautiful papers to collage, your favorite textural stamps, & stencils & reference images from a trip, or whatever inspires you, note: reference images should be sized 5” h x 7”w if possible.
Trish will provide everything else to take this class!  



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