Workshops/Classes/Events

Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling
Yosemite National Park

February 16-19, 2018. Workshop LETTERS OF WHIMSEY AND THE ART OF FINDING CREATIVITY. Letters California Style, Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge at Cal Poly Pomona. Society for Calligraphy Southern California.

October 2-7, 2017. Workshop WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING. Yosemite, California. Register here for Sketchbook workshop.

August 25-27, 2017. San Francisco International Pen Show 2017. Workshop TBA

July 10-15, 2017. IAMPETH Annual Conference (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting). Workshop LETTERS OF WHIMSEY and THE ART of FINDING CREATIVITY, Louisville, Kentucky.

May 20-21, 2017. Workshop: MASTERING SKETCHING for JOURNALING. Portland, Oregon. Portland Society for Calligraphy.

March 17-19, 2017. 3-day Workshop: HAVE SKETCHBOOK WILL TRAVEL … for Journeys of Daily Explorations at Home and On the Road. Scribes of Central Florida, Contact Judy Shears, workshop chairman.

January 21-23, 2017. Demo and Hands-On with Sakura of America booth; Monogram Floral Wreath and Embellished Envelopes. CHA Craft and Hobby Association Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

2016
Oct 8-9 2016 SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING, Edmonds, Washington with Write-On Calligraphers.

September 19-24, 2016. Yosemite National Park, California. WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING.

July 11-15, 2016. IAMPETH Conference in Portland, Oregon. THE PEN and INK ILLUSTRATED PORTLAND SKETCHBOOK

May 17, 2016. MAKE IT ARTSY, TV. 4 PBS segments, Cleveland, Ohio. Watch for videos on Make It Artsy, tv with host Julie Balzer.

Feb. 27-28, 2016. LETTERS of WHIMSEY Dallas, Texas. Contact Texas Lettering Arts, Angie Vangalis.

Jan. 10-11, 2016. CHA Craft and Hobby Association, Anaheim, California. Demo for Sakura of America.

Sept. 21-26, 2015.  Yosemite National Park, California.  WATERCOLOR SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING.  Contact Yosemite Conservancy, Art Workshops.

July 13-18, 2015.  The 66th Annual IAMPETH Convention, Franklin, Tennessee.  THE PEN & INK ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL.  (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting)

June 6, 2015.  BANNERS, RIBBONS & WHIMSICAL SCROLL FLOWERS.  Orange County Society for Calligraphy.  Fountain Valley, California

Feb. 13-26, 2015.  LETTERS of WHIMSEY.  Letters California Style, 2015 Calligraphy Conference at the Kellogg West Conference Center on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona.  Pomona, California.

Jan.9-13, 2015.  CHA, Craft & Hobby Associaion.  Make-n-Takes for Sakura of America.

July 19-26, 2014.  Legacies 2014 International Calligraphy Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Oct. 24-27, 2013. 4 day intensive: SECRETS OF THE ARTFUL JOURNAL SKETCHBOOK A-Z. Tulsa, OKLAHOMA.
Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma at the Tulsa Garden Center.

April 20, 21, 2013. ARTFUL SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING. Portland, OREGON
Portland Society for Calligraphy workshop.

April 6, 7, 2013. LETTERS OF WHIMSEY. in Orange County, Fountain Valley, CALIFORNIA.
for the OCSfC; Orange County Society for Calligraphy.

Ongoing: year-long Journal Intensive group. Study every aspect of the sketchbook.

Ongoing: Calligraphy study group.

SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING. Nov. 3 & 4, 2012. Albuquerque, NEW MEXICO
Escribiente Calligraphy Society. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

ARTFUL SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING. Oct. 26-28, 2012. Tulsa, OKLAHOMA.
Calligraphy Guild of Oklahoma, at the beautiful, historic Tulsa Garden Center.

BIG SUR NATURE JOURNAL RETREAT in BIG SUR. Sept. 12 – 15, 2012. Big Sur Lodge, CALIFORNIA.
On the spectacular Big Sur coastline. Explore the wonders, sketching with your 5 senses heightened. Sketching opportunities galore on the trail, in the Lodge and under the canopy of the Redwoods along the Big Sur coastline.

SECRETS OF THE ARTFUL JOURNAL SKETCHBOOK A-Z. 4 days- April 12-15, 2012. Irving, TEXAS.
Venue: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Irving, Texas. Sponsored by FWCG; Fort Worth Calligraphy Guild.

WATER-TANGLES. Co-Teach with Angie Vangalis. April 11, 2012 Irving, TEXAS.
6:30pm – 9pm. Texas Lettering Arts Council. Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, Texas.

Lecture: MAKING A TRAVEL SKETCHBOOK PORTFOLIO. Fort Worth, TEXAS.
April 10, 2012. Fort Worth Calligraphy Guild.

JOURNALING JOY IN THE GARDEN. September 23, 2012. Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA.
10am – 3pm. SKETCHING IN THE GARDEN.

HOW TO SKETCH IN A MUSEUM: JOURNALING JOY at MUZEO, a museum. Saturday, August 18, 2012. Anaheim, CALIFORNIA.
MUZEO, 241 So. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA 10am-4:30pm.

JOURNALING JOY. March 11, 2012, Santa Monica, CALIFORNIA.
12 noon – 3:30pm. In 3 1/2hours, discover answers to the “5W’s of journaling. Suitable for both first time and experienced journalers. With the most simple of materials… Meet your use, hold the story, record the travel, dream, incubate ideas, create. Your journal is a place of discovery, a place of not being critical and a journey. 2500 Broadway, Community Room in Santa Monica.

LETTERS CALIFORNIA STYLE 2011, February 18-21, 2011
Society for Calligraphy Southern California, 6th annual Conference in Pomona, California
SECRETS of the ARTFUL JOURNAL SKETCHBOOK A-Z.
Enliven your journaling as you work your way through the alphabet with twenty-six plus creative ideas. Fill your pages with a series of explorations in pen and ink, pencil and watercolors. Learn tricks and techniques that will open up a world of possibilities for use in the field or in the studio. Build your drawing skills, create small compositions and feel the joy of spontaneous color movement on paper. Bind the pages into a book for you to keep for future reference and inspiration. All levels.

BIG SUR, NATURE JOURNAL SKETCHBOOK. February 2010 at Treebones in Big Sur, California.
A 3 1/2 day workshop. Treebones Lodge Resort. Lodge in spacious, circular tent-like yurts, polished pine floors and plush accommodations.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. November 6-7, 2010.
Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco, California at Fort Mason Center.
Here’s the link to the workshop flyer: www.friendsofcalligraphy.org/pages/janet%20flyerfinal.pdf
CREATIVE SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING; Inspiration with Letters & Watercolor. Tips and techniques for the basics of journaling and sketching. Stretch your point of view. Combine text and visuals within a page layout. We will focus on sketching techniques for working “in the field”.

McCLOUD, MT. SHASTA, CALIFORNIA. June 24, 25 and 26, 2010.
A SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING WORKSHOP. You will learn techniques with pen and ink sketches, watercolors used creatively, and building textural layers for journal pages. Learn to incorporate your own writings onto your sketchbook compositions. Lots of tricks with old tools, based on examples, step-by-step exercises.
For more info. contact Claudia Ellis at www.BrownDogGallery.com 307 Pine Street, McCloud, CA

GOLD LEAF WORKSHOP. July 8, 2010, Costa Mesa, California
10am – 5pm.

CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES at SANTA MONICA COLLEGE, EMERITUS
Sept-Dec 2010, Fall Semester. Santa Monica, California
9:00am-10:50am The Four Seasons of ITALIC Lettering
11:00am – 12:50am. The Decorated Letter and Color 2.

SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING. Sept. 25, 26, 2010. Monterey, California
2-day workshop for Sea Scribes, a calligraphy guild.

CO-TEACH with Master Calligrapher SHEILA WATERS. September 26-October 4, 2009. Fairfield, PENNSYLVANIA.
Sheila on Color Theory and me on Sketchbook Journaling. At the home and studio of Sheila Waters.

WASHINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA: SIMPLE CALLIGRAPHY FOR JOURNALS. April 4,5, 2008.
9:30am – 4:30pm. Sponsored by the Beaufort County Arts Council. Brown Library Community Room.

ARTFUL SKETCHBOOK JOURNALING. Spring 2008, San Diego, California.
SDFC: San Diego for Calligraphy Guild. A 2-day workshop.

ARTISTIC JOURNALING RETREAT at CAMP OCEAN PINES. Sept. 28-30, 2007, Cambria, California

A NATURE JOURNAL WORKSHOP. September 2006. Big Sur, California
A 4 day workshop at the Big Sur Lodge.

THE POWER OF THE CREATIVE JOURNAL. Nov. 18, 19, 2006. Bel Air, California
A two-day workshop: Sat. 11:00am – 5:30pm and Sun. 9am – 4pm.
Lecture and Slide Show: HOW TO BE MORE CREATIVE AND MAKING SOUL STEW. Nov. 18, 2006 9:00- 10:30am