The Illustrated Letter ONLINE

The Illustrated Letter ONLINE

Wednesdays / 10AM-1PM Arizona Time (Mountain Standard Time) / ONLINE!

Artists and authors have been illustrating their correspondence for centuries. Beatrix Potter sprinkled her letters with bunnies in the garden, Saint Exupery drew stars, Picasso, Victor Hugo, Gaugin, Corot and Van Gogh all combined words and pictures when writing to friends – just to name a few. Of course, these artists and authors didn’t have access to email or texts (Thank goodness!) And also we do, I think it might be time for a “Slow Letter” movement, much like Slow Food, where we take time and make effort to communicate in a more creative, personal way.
Join me as we explore this old idea and make it work for us in todays high tech world, with words and pictures of our own. All skill levels welcome!

Supply list:
8×10 sketchbook with spiral binding works best but feel free to use one you have on hand.
Any watercolor, brushes, markers, colored pencils or pens you have and like to work with.
6 watercolor postcards, 4×6, cut from heavy stock that you already have. (or you can buy a pack of readymade ones in an art store or on Amazon)
Scissors.
Glue stick.