Janet Takahashi Sketch Trek hosted by Texas Lettering Arts Council


Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM CDT
Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Createria Studios 
509 W. Bethel Rd
Coppell, TX 75019

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Angie Vangalis 
Texas Lettering Arts Council 


Develop your sketchbook/journaling practice, habits and skills with Janet Takahashi!
You'll take your sketchbook everywhere, capture your savored moments in pictures and words, and have fun!
Class time includes in-the-field studies of nature, people and architecture in Old Town, Coppell, TX.
Saturday class in the morning will spend in-the-field time at the Farmers Market.

Module 1/Day 1 Thursday, 27 SEP - 9:00am - 5:00pm. SKETCHING as a Craft
Keeping it Simple. Pencil, Pen & Paper.  Anyone can draw!
With the basics of tools and your sketchbook, capture every opportunity that inspires. Incorporate your journal writings on the page. Explore the fundamentals of sketching: process and practice to make sketching a habit. In studio and in the field instruction (weather permitting).

Module 2/Day 2 Friday, 28 SEP - 9:00am - 5:00pm LIGHT, COLOR & SHADOW
Make better sketches! How to apply lighting concepts and create depth with rich values. Embellish your drawings with color. Fill your sketch pages with pen and ink, watercolor and colored pencil together. Simple color mixing and tips on effective colorful travel sketches. In studio and in the field instruction (weather permitting).

Module 3/Day 3 Saturday, 29 SEP - 9:00am - 5:00pm SKETCHING ON LOCATION
Exercises and techniques for sketching on the spot. The art of the quick sketch using watercolor and pen in a busy space. Experience Coppell’s Farmers Market. Selecting potential subjects to sketch, setup, composition and note-taking.

Module 4/Day 4, Sunday, 30 SEP - 9:00am - 5:00pm.  PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER
Finalize unfinished drawings in your sketchbook pages to bring your work all together in the studio. Tips on making a cohesive page, integrating lettering, tip-ins and design elements in a fun thoughtful exploration. Bring your sketchbooks!

TAKE ONE OR ANY COMBINATION. Take all 4 and save!
1 day - $90 ($85 paper check/snail mail); 2 days- $130 ($125 paper check/snail mail);
3 days - $180 - ($175 paper check/snail mail); all 4 days - $205 ($200 paper check/snail mail).

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Advance Registration is required and encouraged due to limited seating.
Refunds permitted only if waitlist exists or workshop is cancelled.

About Janet

Janet Takahashi Author of Artful Journals: Making & Embellishing Memory Books, Garden Diaries & Travel Albums, Janet is a freelance artist specializing in calligraphy, illustration, bookbinding, sign painting and gilding.
She is an avid journal keeper who fills several books at the same time, an illustrator for books and magazines, a teacher of calligraphy and conducts workshops throughout the nation. See more of her artwork at janet takahashi.com.

About Texas Lettering Arts Council

Texas Lettering Arts logo Established in 2003, TXLAC is a volunteer run a non profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the Lettering Arts through quality education.