9 am – 4:00 pm
Level: Beginner – Intermediate
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How would like to learn how to take time to “smell the roses” by documenting everyday things and moments in your life? When you sketch the mundane details of life they become sacred. Sketchbook journaling is a relaxing and meditative way for us to slow down and savor the “ordinary things” we take for granted: a special object, place visited, favorite quote, beautiful flower, etc. In this class you will learn how to create will a beautiful keepsake from moments of your life.
Whether you are new to sketchbook journaling, or have recently begun, come join us in the journey. In this class we will be talking about sketching tips, designing the layouts of our pages, using borders, and how to create faux calligraphy. During class you will design and sketch your own sketchbook pages using the concepts taught.
Annie has always loved creating some type of art. As a child she would spend hours and hours lost in the joy of creating and drawing. When she became a wife and mother, life shifted into high gear and the time available for art diminished. However, once her children grew older, the desire to create once again bubbled up to the surface.
After painting for a while in oils, Annie chose watercolor as her medium because of its transparency, luminosity, and spontaneous traits. She loves the adventure of following where the painting leads. Although watercolors can be quiet and gentle, Annie prefers to create a cheerful mood with vibrant and dramatic colors. Be cause watercolor painting is such a joy, she often loses track of time when picking up a brush.
Annie holds active memberships in the Watercolor Society of North Carolina, Cabarrus Art Guild, and the Mooresville Art Guild.
Through the years she has had the privilege of studying with Susan Crouch, Sterling Edwards, Leslie Fehling, Jan Groenemann, A.J. Schexnayder, Brenda Swenson, and Wes Waugh.
For the last six years, her work has been exhibited in many North Carolina juried exhibitions, judged shows and galleries and won numerous awards.
Currently you can find Annie’s art at these North Carolina venues: The Billy Graham
Library, The Billy Graham Training Center, The Guild Gallery in Concord, and the MAGical Gift Shop in Mooresville.
In addition to exhibiting and selling her art, she enjoys teaching workshops in watercolor painting, sketchbook journaling, color mixing, and watercolor and wax batik.
Annie’s desire is to produce art that would cause the viewer to reflect on the beautiful creation of the Master Artist–The Creator!