The Art of Watercolor Journaling
September 25-30, 2016 (Four Teaching Days)
Returning for the 2nd year in 2016
What is an “illustrated journal?” It’s a small book of watercolor paper in which you record images - and some text - around any theme. Traditionally used to record memories while traveling, a journal might also record family memories, images of your hometown, favorite recipes, visits to restaurants or any subject in which you are particularly interested. In this workshop, we’ll start with a simple illustrated map of Dillman’s Resort, and venture out to find and record the details that make a memory of your time at Dillman’s.
This is a great class for beginners (yes, you can do it!), as well as accomplished painters looking for a fun way to find new images, and loosen up. You’ll learn drawing and watercolor techniques, some easy decorative lettering, composition and more. You’ll learn how to use photos as a resource, as well as sketching from life. You’ll go home with your own journal packed full of images from your painting adventure at Dillman’s and plenty of ideas for more.
You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish with a few simple tools that you can carry in a purse or small bag! Here are a few comments from past students:
- “We had good specific direction on how to get started as well as suggestions for improvements and new ideas.”
- “Learning to make journals in this workshop was easy and fun!”
- “I appreciated being able to draw and paint in a low pressure atmosphere.”
- “Hannah gave us a LOT of useful tips and techniques, and made it fun!”
Hannah Ineson has been painting in watercolor since 1977, and teaching watercolor for over 15 years. She also paints in oil, and has experience with etching and pastel. She is also a potter in her spare time!
Her teaching experience began with two years as a watercolor instructor in Mexico with Elderhostel. She conducts illustrated journaling workshops for art centers in Florida and Maine, and partners with a Maine B&B to provide private watercolor lessons for guests on request. She also has taught watercolor classes for years in her own studio space in Maine and Florida.
She has been Artist In Residence in the Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades. Prints and cards of her work are carried by the Everglades National Park system in Florida and many retail outlets. She has had solo and group shows in many museums, galleries, and art centers in southwest Florida and Maine, and is a permanent juried member of the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park in Bristol, the oldest continuously operating gallery in Maine (87 seasons).
Currently, she is working on a series of her own illustrated journals for publication, including one that will feature the lighthouses of the Maine coastline. As with many artists, Hannah Ineson is inspired by the natural world, by light and shadow, and by the beauty around us. Her watercolor and oil paintings are usually somewhat impressionistic in style, but the journals she creates rely more on line drawing and illustrative style, as well as hand written text.
A devoted teacher, she particularly enjoys helping students find their own direction in art and to be empowered to paint and draw without fear - for the pure enjoyment of it. Her instruction style is geared to supporting all levels so students can work and progress without pressure. Her students appreciate the collaborative nature of the classroom, with demonstrations and hands-on individualized help. The illustrated journaling workshop will provide plenty of useful information on general technique and composition that will translate into other types of painting in watercolor. Students will have studio time as well as “travel journal” trips around the Dillman’s Resort campus.
Studio: Something for all levels.
Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $295
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $335
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $395
Optional $50 Art Kit
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
NEW Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 9/26-9/29
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)
Depart - check-out time is 10:00
Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.
Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’sfor $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.
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