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Watercolour Sketchbook Techniques: How to keep an illustrated journal with Kelley Aitken

Monday February 24th 2020
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Price: $ 45.00 CAD

Learn quick drawing and painting techniques in a range of media to use in a travel journal: postage stamp vignettes; varied scale drawings and cropping; hand-painted script and simple calligraphy; page composition and design.

Travel sketching can help you to capture architectural or landscape details, street views and quick figurative sketching.

Materials needed:
-a 4″ x 6″ or 5″ x 7″ hardcover, coil-bound sketchbook
-a pigment liner- Faber Castell Pitt Pen or Micron(03 or s), a mechanical pencil,
-a small watercolour kit

Kelley Aitken

Kelley Aitken is an author and artist. She has exhibited in Canada and Ecuador and has work in many private collections and is represented in the Canada Council Art Bank collection. Her work can be seen at

Love in a Warm Climate, The Porcupine’s Quill, 1998 was nominated for Best First Book, the Commonwealth Prize. She co-edited First Writes, Banff Press, 2003. Current writing projects include a novel Dreaming of Tom Thomson, and a manuscript of essays, images and poetry about art, Drawing and Love.

Kelley has taught art for over 25 years, offering private classes and workshops, and running art programs for community-based agencies serving newcomers to Canada and women experiencing long-term poverty. She has taught surface design at Sheridan College and currently teaches drawing and writing programs in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

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