How to keep a Travel Sketchbook
Have you always wanted to keep a travel sketchbook but it never seemed to work out? Have you brought your paints and supplies, only to leave them in your suitcase the whole trip?
I have a long list of tips and helpful strategies to help you fill your sketchbook, even if you are traveling with non-artists. After years of traveling and sketching I have learned what works and what doesn’t.
In 2004, my daughter April and I went to Italy with family and I started sketching. I remember the exact minute in time, because when I sketch I have to be in the moment. It’s not the same as snapping a photo...
I was sitting on the dirty cobblestone steps, directly across from St. Mark’s in Venice, Italy. April was 13 years old and she sat down in front of me so I could rest my pad on her back. The sun’s heat burned through the light cotton fabric of our shirts. People hurried to eat oversized cones of gelato that dripped on the sidewalk at their feet. We smelled garlic from the restaurant next to us.
When you keep a sketchbook, you come away with artwork of your travels but, more than that, you will have lasting memories.
In this class we will go over strategies that will help you keep a sketchbook while traveling. We will also fill a few pages with sketches from life as well as from photos. We will use pen & ink and watercolor for fresh, quick studies.
Space is very limited so sign up soon!
An All-Day Workshop
about the instructor
Lori Mitchell graduated with honors from the internationally renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California with her BFA. Lori Mitchell wrote and illustrated the award-winning children’s book, Different Just Like Me, for which she appeared on Oprah and the Today show. She has illustrated 9 more books since, including Holly Bloom’s Garden and her latest, Bal Yoga for Kids, which won the San Diego Book award. She also does advertising and editorial illustrations. She teaches Pen and Ink and watercolor at the Athenaeum and Animal illustration and Pen & Ink at UCSD Extension for the Children's Book illustration certificate. Taught Drawing and Composition at Palomar College in San Marcos, CA for 14 years.