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The Illustrated Journal: Painting and Drawing Your Life

  • 301 Marina Avenue, Grand Lake, CO
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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The journal can be a place to rediscover your particular physical spaces and can generate significance and gratitude for the small pleasures that abound in Daily living. Whether ramblin’ through Rocky or traveling through the seemingly ordinary and mundane of the everyday, using art along with your written words will develop your powers of observation, spark your imagination and curiosity, and increase your attention span. Art brings awareness, understanding of your present self and surroundings, and an order to your reflections and memories. Come spend two days in the quiet of the Kawuneeche Valley on Rocky’s west side, as Hannah Hinchman says, “in healthy solitude and active connection to a beloved terrain.”

This two-day workshop will offer you some techniques of drawing and painting, several approaches to page design, some instructions on using color to express mood, as well as short writing exercises to get you started and keep you going in your practice of journal-keeping. You will look forward to having uninterrupted time during the day for private reflection and attention to your artwork.

Who: This age 16 and up workshop is open to experienced and newbie journal keepers and sketchbook enthusiasts alike. This is a Level II course. Expect short-distance walks throughout the day, primarily on level terrain.

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, and Thursday, August 31st, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day

Where: Classroom instruction at the Grand Lake Center, 301 Marina Avenue, Grand Lake, CO, and various locations in the Kawunechee Valley on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park. We will travel together into Rocky Mountain National Park in Conservancy vehicles. All required park entry fees and permits are included in your registration.