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Travel Sketching Workshop
w/ Gabriel Campanario


Saturday / Aug 10 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $150

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787


Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Are you planning to capture your travel experiences in hand-drawn sketches this summer? Then this workshop is for you.

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We are so excited to bring you this local legend! You’ve seen his wonderful work featured in the Seattle Times over the years, and we’re happy to announce that “Urban Sketchers” founder Gabi Campanario is joining with Cole Art Studio for this great 1-day workshop on travel sketching. Year after year, this topic is a popular workshop, and we think this one will max out very quickly!

 Gabi will share tips to draw on the go from more than a decade carrying a sketchbook on every trip. In this one-day class, participants will learn how to pack just the right number of tools for every occasion and learn useful sketching techniques from Campanario as he demonstrates different approaches in pencil, pen and ink and watercolor along the beautiful Edmonds waterfront. Some previous drawing experience is helpful but all levels are welcome.  

Supply List:

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You can purchase your quality art supplies around the corner from Cole 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. Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at Artspot's Web Site

Watercolor Sketchbooks - an easily portable book with a binding that will lay flat when open.  
Bring at least one of the sizes listed below.
·         3.5" x 5.5" approx. (pocket size)
·         5.5" x 8.5" approx. or A5 (medium size)
·         8.25" x 11.75" or A4 (large size).

A note from Gabi on the paper -- The sketchbook paper should be thick enough to hold watercolor. Standard watercolor paper weights are 90 lb, 140 lb, and 300 lb. Gabriel says, “The Stillman and Birn sketchbooks I normally use have paper weights of 150 gsm and 270 gsm” (a standardized measurement “grams per square meter”).  Try the great watercolor sketchbooks available at ARTspot.  

Ink pen: Uni-ball Signo, Micron Pigma

Ballpoint pen: Bic Cristal or any other brand

Pencil: HB pencil. You may also bring a harder lead (i.e. 4H) and a soft lead (i.e. 3B)

Watercolors*: Suggested tube watercolors by Daniel Smith:
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Ultramarine Blue
Alizarin Crimson
Manganese Hue Blue
Hansa Yellow Medium 

*Watercolor tray – small to medium, with lid (fill pans with watercolors from the tubes a few days earlier so they dry on time for the workshop)

 *Instead of purchasing these separately, you can purchase a watercolor travel set, such as Koi or Winsor Newton, which has the watercolors and the tray included.

Watercolor angle brush – short-handled, 3/4-inch
Water brush (Niji or Pentel) – medium size 

Rag towel or paper towels to dry brushes
Container for water
Bag to hold supplies

Don’t forget to dress for the Weather!

  • Personal water bottle – stay hydrated!

  • Comfortable shoes - you’ll be walking around Edmonds from our studio to Brackett’s Landing and back

  • Lightweight folding chair (optional, but a good idea) - you’ll be sketching while both sitting and standing

  • Hat/hood and sunscreen, depending on weather

  • Anything else you might need to be comfortable while walking and sketching outdoors

 For more details about Gabriel’s complete urban sketching kit, see this post: