Travel Sketchbooking Instructor: Susan Cornelis - A Gualala Arts Workshop
Gualala Arts Workshop
Instructor: Susan Cornelis
Saturday - Sunday
June 26 - 27, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Susan Cornelis: Travel Sketchbooking
Register by: June 14, 2010
Tuition: $150 members; $175 non-members
Materials needed: Travel Sketchbooking materials list
Learn to make painting so portable that you can do it on a hike, in the woods, at the beach or around town, capturing your unique impressions in a color sketchbook. Using pen and watercolors which fit in a purse or pack, you will create your own captivating color sketchbook. The result? A new way to relate to visual experience and record it with your own personal reactions.
Susan Cornelis: Travel Sketchbooking Susan Cornelis: Travel Sketchbooking
Drawing warm-ups, watercolor painting technique, and fun sketchbook collage and textures will be demonstrated with ample time to practice the new skills around town. Beginners and experienced painters welcome.
About Susan Cornelis . . .
Susan Cornelis is a water media artist, published children's book illustrator and popular workshop teacher who inspires students to access their personal imagery and take delight in the creative process. For more information, visit her website. Sketchbooking with Susan Cornelis
Strive to simplify and free yourself from the awkward bags and boards and cases we drag around
to make art. Portable is the key word here, meaning fits in your purse or fanny pack. If some
art stuff doesnt live there, then it wont get used, and youre back to not having time to do art!
Heres what I recommend bringing to the workshop in a purse or bag. . .and bring a ziplock bag
to protect your purse.
1. A Sharpie ultra fine tip permanent marker (or equivalent pen that you like). Pencil and eraser
if youre uncomfortable with the permanent idea.
2. A small folding watercolor palette. Mine is 4 X 8. If you already have tube watercolor
paints, you can squeeze your own into the palette or you can purchase a set of tubes
(recommended colors attached). There are many alternative travel palette-and-pan watercolor sets
like Windsor + Newton Cotman.
3. A spiral bound sketchbook no bigger than 6 X 10 with 140 lb watercolor paper (like Arches
Travel Book, cold pressed paper preferred).
4. A few sheets of paper towels folded up.
5. A small closed water carrier, like a small cosmetic bottle, or a Niji water brush, medium or
large sized, which fills with water. An empty film canister filled with water doubles as a water
well and can be stuck to your palette with putty.
6. One watercolor brush will do it! The Niji water brush will work for fast applications. For
more flexibility I recommend a round brush about size 8 with a good point. Make sure it has a
cap on it. Travel brushes are preferred because theyre protected.
7. One small glue-stick and tiny scissors. Sunscreen, hat, and portable stool.
If you are purchasing watercolor pigments in tubes I would recommend buying professional
grade paints such as Winsor + Newton, Daniel Smith or Holbein. Mixing brands is fine. Graham
and Maimeri paints are fine, but tend to be runny in your sketch palette. These are the colors I
recommend in order to have maximum color flexibility. Different manufacturers have different
names for the same pigments! The starred ones are basic:
*Hansa yellow medium or Cadmium yellow light
*Quinacridone gold or raw sienna
*Quinacridone burnt orange or burnt sienna
*Cadmium red or cadmium red light or Scarlet Lake
*Quinacridone rose or permanent rose
*Phthalo blue or Winsor blue (green shade) or Prussian blue
You are safer not having a green on your palette unless you are an experienced painter! You can
easily mix greens with your blues and yellows.
Gualala Arts Center
46501 Gualala Rd
Gualala, CA 95445
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