Travel Journaling - 2 Day Workshop FEBRUARY with James McKay

Creating a travel journal is one of the most rewarding and creative processes you can do. This 2 day workshop takes you through the watercolour and black pen sketching processes to capture your travels or day to day experiences in a fast and enjoyable way.

Due to popular demand we have added a 2 day workshop!

Learn to create pen and wash sketches of your favorite places in a travel journal.

In a one day workshop we will cover basic drawing and perspective, light, shading and different pen and wash techniques. We will also look at composition and transferring the scenery in front of you to piece of paper.

Nothing beats the feeling of capturing the essence of interesting places in quick spontaneous sketches with a few hand written notes. Spend the day learning to record what you see and experience both locally and abroad.

Learn simple ways to use the brush and pigments to create bright fresh paintings full of movement and light while doing quick exercises and complete paintings.

Limited to 12 students with all materials supplied.

BOOK EARLY - LIMITED SPOTS. Please read the refunds terms & conditions at the bottom of our site, change fees may apply.

This workshop is being held at our newest partner space - HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL - 21 Bridgman Dr, Reedy Creek QLD. Enter via the bus pick up area and you will find parking there. Walk down the stairs and follow the signs to the art studio (for wheelchair access please contact us for directions).


HILLCREST CHRISTIAN COLLEGE: 21 Bridgman Dr, Reedy Creek QLD 4227

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$375 per person

Meet the Teach

James McKay

James has been painting in watercolour for over 25 years and has exhibited his work in galleries throughout Australia and Southern Africa for the last 10 years.

James was born and spent most of his life on a farm in Africa where he started to paint scenes from the farm and African life. After moving to Australia some 14 years ago he fell in love with the Australian landscape particularly the old farms, the warm soft colours and the light. This inspired him to paint more seriously.

He paints loosely in watercolour using wet into wet techniques “the faster I work the more feeling the painting has”. He doesn’t paint to sell but more what catches his eye or portrays the feeling of a scene. He feels a deep connection with the land and nature.

He also loves to share his excitment for watercolour and painting

with others. As a result he teaches workshops and joins or creates painting groups where ever he goes.


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