Wanderlust Watermedia


Creating A Watercolor Travel Journal

Trish McKinney

Thursday evening, September 21


Class Description: 

If you have wanderlust - the desire to travel and explore - this class will speak your language!. Trish will share her lovely travel journals and sketches from around the world and inspire students to creatively savor the essence of a place through words, imagery, and paint.

Students will create a handmade, 8 page travel journal from a single sheet of watercolor paper and learn to enhance pages with several mixed media techniques. Students will learn the exciting process of plein air sketching by perfecting the "art of seeing" as they are guided through the process of how to record imagery from their favorite places in watercolors in a quick, easy watercolor sketching process Trish calls, "drawing with a brush."   Student’s sketches will be combined with creative writing excercises and collaging ephemera as they create their own personalized travel memory journal.

Come and be transported and leave inspired to creatively savor everyday moments in your life!

Bio: Trish McKinney, is a national and international award winning artist and instructor who loves telling a story through her paintings by capturing moments in the human condition. She is a Signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, was published as the featured artist and author in Art Journaling Magazine and won numerous awards in national and international exhibitions. Her most recent awards include: The H.K. Holbein Award in the Pikes Peak International Watermedia XVII Exhibition and The Jim Brower Memorial Award in the Ohio Watercolor Society. Trish gives programs, demonstrations, workshops and retreats for all ages - both locally and abroad. She has taught workshops abroad in Italy, Greece, and France and throughout the United States.

Trish’s creative enthusiasm is contagious and she thrills at the prospect of inspiring creative joy in others through her art and teaching.

The artist’s Moments Collection is largely inspired from these travel journals:

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Supplies furnished by GOLDEN Paints - QoR Watercolors, Strathmore Paper, Princeton Brushes