||Part of the continuing educational
experience at Pig Wings & Promises includes regular chances to
practice in real life what you learn in the studio. Students are invited
to participate in field trips designed to provide a variety of on-location
sketching and writing opportunities. Groups meet at a specified location
for lunch and discussion. Then we set out to sketch and study the
environment. Sometimes historical tours or pertinent details about
flora and fauna
are included in the program to inspire your journal keeping muses.
I am on hand from noon to 4 pm. offering guidance to enhance your
Pre registration is required to receive maps to
the site and meeting details.
Cost: $10 per session at local recreation areas to be announced.
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upcoming dates and sign up for your Day in the Park with
Sketchbook entries shared here were
begun during an outing to Shoreline Park with some students. That
day, I did indeed wear the Pig Socks pictured in the first frame!
I usually make color and lighting
memos next to pencil or ink sketches started on site. Later, at
home, I'll fill out more depth and detail based on memory and
my written notes.
I also research wild life, architecture, and history encountered
during the excursion. Thus my sketched Marsh Tern acquired a name
and some additional facts about his habits.
That particular day, we enjoyed a free guided
tour of the Rengstorff House interior. I later wrote a recap of
the docent's presentation to go under my location sketch of the
I encourage my students to look, feel, smell, taste, and listen
to their surroundings. Sensory notes augment pictorial entries.
Combining words, pictures, and mementos of the day breathes life
and character into your journals.
Learn more about Journal
and Travel Sketching or Artful
Journal Keeping and other Workshops
held in the studio.
View more of my illustrated journals at Jaki's
Journals. Learn more about me at About
Looking forward to having you join one of our
workshops or field trips.