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June 13 @ 9:00 am - June 14 @ 3:00 pm

The Sketchbook and the Journal
(Talking to oneself in words and images)

This workshop will cover what, where, and whys, of both sketchbook and journal usage. Participants are encouraged to bring along a sketchbook and or Journal

The workshop will present a way of drawing from nature that progresses from the sketchbook to a finished drawing. There will be a class presentation on an approach to using the sketchbook as a tool for connecting with nature and selecting content and compositions. The workshop will move from a classroom presentation to the outdoors for image development and then back to the classroom for work on the finished drawing.

Martin John Garhart has worked as an artist and teacher, making and showing his art over the last fifty-plus years. His works reside in over forty institutions including the British Museum, Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institute, as well as numerous private collections.  He is a Professor of Art Emeritus from Kenyon College, in Gambier, Ohio where he taught Studio Art.

Having grown up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, he now splits his time between his cabin/studio in the Black Hills and his home/studio in Powell, Wyoming.

Participants should bring to class the following items:

  1. Pencils, two of each  HB, 2B, 3B and a couple regular pencils with erasers
  2. Sharpener of a type
  3. Chamois cloth  (will be provided as part of workshop fee)
  4. Erasers  one kneaded and one vinyl
  5. Spiral sketch book (removable pages) at least  a size around 5”x 8”or larger (one you would carry)
  6. Roll of masking tape 1”
  7. Roll of scotch tape 1”
  8. Pencil size X-acto knife 
  9. Your cell phone with a camera ( if not owned you will be able you use someone’s)
  10. One sheet of Arches Hot Press (will be provided as part of workshop fee)
  11. Lunch!

Locally supplies can be purchased at:

Sheridan Arts and Craft (in the Ace hardware store) 1447 Coffeen Ave., 307-672-5889
Walmart SuperCenter, Sheridan