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Creating an Illustrated Field Journal

  • James Freed Design Studio SEBASTOPOL United States (map)

I love being outdoors. And when I can combine my love of drawing with being outside that is a very good day. During this two-day workshop, I cover the practical basics of drawing and using watercolor and gouache on location when creating an illustrated field journal. Two days of instruction will include examples, observational drawing practice and demonstrations. I’ll provide you with some effective tools and techniques that will help you to improve your drawing and create a field journal filled with your own direct from life illustrations. We will begin work in the studio setting learning about how to set up an illustrated field journal, do some drawing warmup practice using my extensive natural history artifact collection as subject matter, and then head out into the field. The second day will focus on color mixing and application and may include a field trip to a local park for added interest and practice. This is a hands on drawing and painting workshop.

Workshop cost = $275 Please use my Contact page to sign up for this particular workshop. Send me a message letting me know which workshop you are signing up for, the date of that workshop, along with your full contact information, and I will add your name to the class roster. A deposit of $100 is due when signing up. I accept payment for deposits and/or full workshop fees via my Paypal account. Please indicate the workshop name and date when paying via Paypal. Full payment will be due by the beginning of the class. Once you have registered and paid the deposit I will send you the address of the workshop location in Sebastopol, CA, along with a supplies and materials list.

Please Note: A $100 deposit holds your place. Deposits are refundable up till 9 AM, 7 days prior to the start of the class. After that, no refunds will be made. This workshop has a minimum attendance requirement of 4 people to run. If attendance does not reach 4 students by 72 hours prior to the start of the class, or the weather turns to rain, it may be cancelled, and a full refund will be made.

Questions: Use my Contact page to send me a message with any questions you have about the workshop. If you would like a response via telephone, please make sure to include your phone number in the Contact inquiry.

I look forward to working with you at an upcoming workshop! -James