Visual Arts Workshop

Sketchbook Journaling ~ Create your 2020 Vision
with Melissa Young and Barbara Temple Ayres
January 25 & 26 | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Tuition $150 | Materials Fee $25
Hoffman Center for the Arts | 594 Laneda Avenue | Manzanita


Create your 2020 Vision
The focus of this workshop is on creative exploration, the flow of your artistic experience & embracing the element of surprise, and is intended for beginners or practiced journalers

An exploration into the art of sketchbook journaling, this class provides an opportunity and space for your story to unfold.  Flex your creative muscle, learn new techniques and make your own tools from stamps to stencils. Explore themes, chronicle the present or the past, and map your 2020 artistic path.

Water-based pigments, acrylic inks, and layering methods will be used to create unique imagery, your own stencils and stamps to incorporate into your vision. You will play with drawing and lettering techniques to add interest to your story and embellish your pages.

Please bring ideas, quotes, verses, images cut from magazines or printed from the internet, and personal photographic images printed on regular paper or photocopied. Consider a focus word(s) for what you’d like to express in your journal experience, or a broader scope (2020 resolution?); i.e… “free spirit”, “discovery”, “courage”…

Barbara Temple-Ayres began her career as a production potter. She helped found Fire Mt, School in Falcon Cove where she taught elementary kids over a span of 25 years. She started a summer art camp through the Cannon Beach Arts Association, which is in its 18th year. Temple-Ayers has a degree in Art and German Literature, and a MAT in Art. She is a well-known artist, and host in the Hoffman Clay Studio and Gallery.

Melissa Young’s career has been spent in family medicine. But she says: “I’ve always used creative outlets to help keep me grounded.”

She has dabbled in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning & weaving, quilting, and acrylic and watercolor painting. Over the past few years, she enjoys sketchbook journaling, for both every day and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on the pages of her journals.

Supplies included in $25 fee:
Moleskine Art Watercolor Album, Hard Cover, 5″ x 8.25″
Acurit waterproof technical pen
Square of MOO Carve for stamp making
Use of Liquitex matte medium, Golden High Flow acrylics, Lino cutting tools, Distress Spray Stains, watercolors & other teacher supplies

Students to bring:
Watercolor paints
Paintbrushes, small to medium
Small sharp scissors
Plastic yogurt containers
Empty toilet paper or paper towel roll
Hot glue gun with sticks [only if you already have one]