Milton Arts Guild will present a Watercolor Journaling class with Rosemary Connelly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10.
With just a blank journal, a watercolor kit, a pen and a brush, anyone can discover the joys of watercolor journaling around the world or in their own backyard. Participants will learn how to incorporate drawing, painting and writing in ways that will delight and inspire. Connelly will show attendees of all experience levels how to slow down, really look at the surrounding world, and capture what they see and feel as they paint.
Connelly's workshops include a morning of simple drawing exercises and lessons using pens and watercolors. In the afternoon, participants will venture outside to create pages in their own watercolor journals. The end of the day includes sharing and taking photos together. To find a supply list, go to www.livecheapmakeart.com.
The fee is $65 for arts guild members and $85 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early sign-up is encouraged. To register, go to www.miltonartsguild.org, call Lou Ann Miller at 610-368-6516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Connelly is a water media artist living and working in Milford. She studied fine art, drawing, painting and graphic design at Arizona State University and worked for over 20 years as a professional graphic designer. Two years living and painting in Italy with her late husband fulfilled a dream to live cheap and make art, living a simple life focused on experiences, not material things. Travel remains an integral part of her life and work.
Connelly practices and teaches the art of watercolor journaling and urban sketching. She is a member of the Milton Arts Guild, Rehoboth and Mispillion art leagues, and a founding member of Urban Sketchers Delaware. Her teaching style is gentle and encouraging; she creates an environment that allows everyone to practice and grow at their own pace.