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1023 Springdale Road, Building 6B
Austin, TX, 78721
United States

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09.21.19 — Urban Sketching + Watercolor Workshop

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09.21.19 — Urban Sketching + Watercolor Workshop


Workshop taught by: Chelsea Ward with Sketchy Notions

Date: Saturday, September 21st

Time: 10am-2pm

Experience Level: Open Level

In this unique 4-hour art making adventure, you will learn to sketch the beautiful scenery and skyline of Austin!

For the first portion of our workshop, we will meet in an iconic location in Downtown Austin. There, we will discuss how to sketch your surroundings and begin to document the scene in a hand-bound mixed paper journal. After we’ve sketched the scenery, we will break to travel back to the lovely (and air-conditioned!) Paper + Craft Pantry Shop for lunch and part two of our workshop. 

After a light lunch, we will begin the second portion of our workshop.

We will discuss how to use your travel watercolor set, going over watercolor basics and how to use the set while traveling or art making around town. We will then transfer your favorite sketches to heavy watercolor paper and begin to paint! Once we’re done painting, we will add in our final details in fine point pen to bring your scenes to life!

All workshop students will receive a travel sized Winsor & Newton watercolor set, a mini water brush, a fine point waterproof pen, watercolor paper, a hand-bound mixed paper journal, a pencil and an eraser to keep for your future urban sketching adventures!

*A light and delicious lunch will be provided (vegetarian option will be available upon request) + in the event of rain or bad weather, the entire workshop will take place inside our studio!

What you'll get (and keep): 

  • 4 hours of personalized workshop instruction

  • Watercolor travel set + water brush

  • Fine point pen, pencil + eraser

  • Watercolor paper

  • Hand-bound journal

  • Sips & treats

  • 10% off The Paper + Craft Pantry retail

All workshop sales are final- no refunds or exchanges. Only one seat will be saved per paid ticket. Ticket sales will end 24 hours prior to workshop. 

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Chelsea Ward is a watercolor and travel sketching addict based in California. While Chelsea didn’t always love watercolors, she’s now happily obsessed with them and enjoys helping others find a love for them too. When she’s not painting illustrations for her stationery line, Chelsea hosts art retreats in Italy during the summer.

Workshop Experience Level:

Open Level

This workshop is ideal for you if you are interested in this class’s content. Perfect for true beginners and veteran creatives alike!