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Travel Sketching - Capturing Memories

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ClassGraphic Discover your own creative expression and explore the fun of capturing memories! Whether you are bound for exotic places, traveling to your backyard, or out and about in town, you will learn how to do quick, spontaneous ink sketches with a Pilot Parallel chisel edged pen. 
Using a water brush, learn how to draw out various values from the pen's water-soluble ink. There will be lots of demos and lots of fun! You will feel comfortable and encouraged in this non-intimidating class, even if you don't have any previous sketching experience. It's not about learning technical drawing skills, it's more about letting your intuitive nature play; being loose, expansive, and expressive. All in the spirit of enjoying life more fully with the art of sketching subjects in your daily lives or travels.

No experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For additional class information about what students need to purchase, including a list of required tools, equipment, and supplies, please see the special notice listing.


Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

Aptos Main Campus

Carolyn Fitz 



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Pilot Parallel Pen: a broad edge calligraphy pen, size 3.8 mm medium nib (green cap). Other sizes are fine too; 2.4mm, which is a smaller nib, or 6.0mm, which is a larger nib. These are about $10.00. This pen is essential for this class.

A few refill cartridges (6 in a pack). You may choose “black” or “blue black”. You might like to get both! They are $2.00 each pack.

Any kind of watercolor set and/or a few water soluble color pencils - to add splashes of color to your piece.

Heavy weight drawing paper pad or watercolor paper pad. Size 9"/12", a bit smaller or larger is fine too, your choice! My favorite is the Carson XL multi-media paper pad.

Water brush- pointed. This “water brush” has a plastic barrel that you fill with tap water. Or you may simply bring a pointed brush and a small water container. Medium or larger size is good.


A calendar page of an image you like, or any picture of something you'd like to sketch... keep it simple.

Some paper towels

“General’s” charcoal white pencil

Pack your lunch and drinks/ snacks if you like, and perhaps a hat for outdoor time.

You can pick up these supplies from one of the following art supply stores: Palace Arts, Lenz Arts, or Jet Pens Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.

For maps and detailed information about parking on campus, please visit the Maps and Parking webpage.



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/29/2024 - 6/29/2024 Weekly - Sat 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: Hort 5010 Carolyn Fitz