"Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling: a Studio in Your Pocket" w/ Faye Castle

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This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to sign up on the waiting list. We often fill last-minute cancellations from the waiting list.

DATE/TIME:  Saturday Sept 17 / 10:30-4:30pm

COST: $125

Also, for beginners: see below for info on pre-workshop intro class, on Friday Sept 16, for just $50.

REGISTRATION: Call, come in or use our online registration (below) to sign up. 425.697.2787.

LOCATION:  You will meet at Cole Art Studio in the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds. Then, weather permitting, you'll be out and about in downtown Edmonds with Faye.


Every year, just in time for your summer and fall vacations, we offer this really fun workshop. And every year, it's a sell-out! So we've added a second workshop on a Saturday in September, so you too can sketch the scenery wherever you find yourself in the fall and winter. be it a beach in Hawaii or a neighborhood park! Either way, you'll be equipped with a "studio in your pocket"!

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As a sketcher, you will discover the gift of time you never knew you had. Over coffee, waiting for an appointment, or a pause in your daily routine, or as a memorable and fun addition to your travel and journal experiences.

Learn to step away from expectations and explore, observe, and enjoy the experience of drawing. There are no rules here! It may be a few quick lines or more developed color notes. Whether you are an experienced artist or a beginner, sketching is a great teacher, and always leaves you with a unique and valued personal record.

Make sure to wear layers and comfortable shoes as you will be sketching on location in Edmonds, weather permitting. Bring some favorite photos in case the weather is cold and rainy.

FRIDAY EVENING INTRO CLASS:                                               SEPT. 16 / $50 / 6-8pm / Optional

Maybe you’ve signed up for Faye Castle’s Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling class on Saturday September 17, but you feel a little nervous. Or perhaps you’ve been dying to learn how to sketch all those lovely vistas around you, and you’d really like to sign up to take a sketching class to do just that, but you have never even picked up a paintbrush or pen and have serious doubts that you could keep up with a class.

This intro class is for you! It’s just what you need to jump-start your confidence and get you ready to dive in! Bring your supplies that you are getting for the Saturday workshop and Faye will explain them to you, as well as a few pointers to help you get started.

In this 2-hour Beginner’s class, you’ll learn some basics:

  • what to look for in getting started
  • some basics on sketching
  • how to use a fountain pen in sketching
  • how to hold and use a paintbrush
  • what a waterbrush is and how to use it
  • how to use the paints in your new watercolor set
  • etc!

At the end of this two-hour class, you’ll feel confident to take Faye’s all-day workshop, and be even more satisfied with your results on Saturday. For your supplies for this intro class, just bring in the materials you are getting for your Saturday workshop.


You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site


Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

Sketching and Watercolor materials:

  • Watercolor sketchbook:
    Faye recommends an easily portable book with a binding that will lay flat when open. The sketchbook should be able to accept watercolor.  Some standard sizes are 7” x 11”, 6” x 10”, 5” x 8”
  • Carrying container for pencils, brushes etc., such as a school pencil case  
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Small metal pencil sharpener
  • Black or brown ink pen(a fountain pen, if you have one - ArtSpot has a nice one)
  • Portable watercolor set:
    There is a wide range available, from $3 to $75 and up. If you already have materials, bring them with you (more info below)
  • Watercolor brush or waterbrush (the kind that can hold water in its barrel):
    Many of the portable w/c sets come with a small brush. A #6 that comes to a good point is a good overall choice.
  • Bring photos to paint from, in case the weather is uncooperative
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  • Small water bottle
  • Lightweight folding chair for location sketching(optional, but nice)
  • Hat

Questions? Contact Faye for more information: fayecastle@comcast.net

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.