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Creative Journaling with Watercolour

Private 3-hour lesson for two - Documenting with Drawing, Watercolour & Ink

  • 3 hr
  • 290 Canadian dollars
  • Upper Ganges Road

Service Description

Have fun discovering your creative "voice"! Learn how to document your life, natural surroundings, home or garden, travels and adventures while capturing the moment with all your senses in this condensed version of my 3-week Creative Journaling workshop. This condensed workshop is perfect for visitors and busy lifestyles. Using simple techniques and materials, this workshop will inspire you to capture the simple beauty surrounding you in every day life. No prior creative experience is necessary. 

All in-class supplies are included. We will explore a full spectrum of materials and techniques including basic observational drawing (the art of seeing) and painting with watercolours. Learn how to create value, contrast and texture using pen and paint, how to draw from life or a photo, and what to write in your journal. It's a good idea to bring photos of places that hold special memories or objects that you cherish to reference while we explore how to document these visually. We will also discuss what makes a subject interesting, how to approach ideas from a creative standpoint, as well as gain inspiration from other creative journaling artists. Never again feel embarrassed at the thought of someone reading your journal. You might even find yourself sharing it with friends and family, inspiring them to begin their own! Contact to book. -- Testimonials: "Daina… I have so enjoyed your class. You will not know how much. I have appreciated your quiet and reflective manner and your appreciation of where your students are in watercolour. A difficult task given our individual abilities. But your listening skills in such a careful and thoughtful manner to each participant as you figured out where each of us was … that is an incredible gift. I sure feel more confident about recording what I see... without a camera now. I now feel that the camera is a tool and not the main thing." - S. Savage ​ “A super-fun day. I LOVED Daina’s Creative Journaling Workshop. It was a great way to change up my normal routine and spend a day doing something different. While I am not an artist, I took this workshop to do something creative with the memories from my 2016 Camino in Spain. Playing with watercolours and using a marker to practice shading and lettering lead to some dedicated time creating a journal-type post card. I was super happy with the outcome. Daina is extremely supportive and encourages students to experiment. Thanks Daina." - A. LeBorgne

Cancellation Policy

Art Lessons & Classes: To reschedule a private lesson, please contact Daina with at least 24 hours notice. For cancellations with regards to a private lesson, group class, art camp or workshop, refunds are conditional to your spot being refilled, minus the rush last minute advertising fees required to fill your spot -$100). If the spot cannot be filled, a refund cannot be given, as that is a lost opportunity for someone else. It is greatly encouraged the student wishing to cancel find someone to replace their spot in order to ensure their refund. In extreme circumstances, credit towards a future creative experience may be issued. No-shows are considered time used. Life Coaching: For coaching appointments, notification to reschedule is required 24 hrs in advance. No refunds for missed appointments without 24 hr notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Contact Details

  • Ocean Art Studio & Gallery, Upper Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada


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