The Illustrated Journal

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Levels: All Levels

Offered: Six Tuesday Mornings beginning 01/15/2019, 9.30am - 12.00pm

Instructor: Cynthia Armstrong

Journaling helps us to slow down to really see and appreciate the world around us. This course is designed for those who wish to learn the joy of being artfully present in the moment and wish to record their experiences in the form of an illustrated journal. The basic elements of watercolor, color pencil, pen and ink wash will be covered as well as the fundamentals of page layout and design to create a pleasing page. Drawing theory from Frederick Franck’s “Zen of Seeing,” and Betty Edward’s “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” will be presented to encourage us to tame the inner critic, free up creativity, and enjoy both the process and the product as we journal our experiences. 6 consecutive Tuesdays will give us time to explore techniques and build on what we learn. Some classes will be held outdoors, weather permitting, locations to be announced.





Cynthia Armstrong holds a graduate degree from UC Santa Cruz in Science Illustration and a Master’s degree in Education from Stanford University. She has been a freelance illustrator and artist for over 20 years, and a teacher for the past 15 years. Cynthia, as a published illustrator, has traveled and journaled extensively throughout her career.