How to Keep a Sketchbook with Carol Coogan on Fridays, November 11th, 18th, December 2nd, 9th, and 16th, from 10 am to 12 pm.
This is a 5 session class that is $100.00 per student.
Preregistration is required to attend all classes and workshops at Arlene’s. Space is limited so please register soon. Otherwise, please come into the store, at 57 Fuller Rd Albany NY, or call us, (518) 482-8881, to reserve your space.
Anyone can learn to draw and express themselves creatively. The best tool towards this end is to keep a sketchbook or visual journal on a regular basis. In this workshop you will be guided and encouraged to develop the habit of keeping a sketchbook or visual journal, and to allow yourself the freedom to develop your artistic skills and self expression without harsh self judgment. You will learn the fundamentals of how to use this tool, acquiring a solid base of experience and confidence to build upon. Every sketchbook or visual journalis as unique and individual as you are. The result will be a personalized sketchbook or visual journal for you to call your own — a place within which you can freely express yourself, developing a fun, healthy and positive lifelong habit that will continue into the future, regardless of what level you believe yourself to be. This is a place to totally be yourself, practice drawing from both observation and imagination, develop ideas, experiment with collage and mixed media, and be free to play, make mistakes, and express yourself creativity. Classes will be tailored according to the interests and goals of the participants. Plenty of examples and inspiration will be provided. Beginners welcome.
Carol Coogan makes her living as an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, writer, instructor, and trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She has kept sketchbooks and journals her whole life, using them regularly for both personal expression and as part of the process and development of ideas for her professional work. In 2006, Carol created the Times Union’s “Backyard Naturalist” newspaper feature, which she’s been writing and illustrating since. She is also the weekly editorial illustrator for the Altamont Enterprise, and a member of the Crane & Co stationery design team. Her website is www.carolcoogandesign.com.
Please note that our classes are typically held in the lower level of Arlene's. Because access to the lower level is available only by stair, please let us know if using the stairs presents any difficulty for you in advance of the class so we can make alternate arrangements. We want to make sure everyone is able to enjoy and participate in our classes.