Watercolor Sketchbook Journaling
w/ Joe Mac Kechnie

Date/Time: Saturday / Aug 5 / 9:30-3:30 pm

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

Whether on vacation or in the beauty of your own backyard, if you have ever wanted to capture the beauty around you in a few quick sketches or some simple watercolor and ink strokes, this is the workshop you've been looking for!

Travel and art journaling can be a deeply personal thing to the artist. It can be shared with others or it can be kept private. Says Joe: “I use art journaling to help me work out compositions for future paintings. I also just enjoy the drawing and painting process when I’m at a place, alone and in the moment. I don’t care if there are errors in my journal images. That’s why I journal! It’s a chance to practice on drawing the unfamiliar.” 

In this 1-day workshop, artist Joe Mac Kechnie will show you how to use watercolors and ink mediums to capture images in a journal book.  Discover the wonderful freedom and joy in sketchbook journaling!  This is always a very popular workshop, so sign up today!

Supply List:

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.


  • Kneaded eraser
  • Hard white eraser
  • Eraser pencils

Pencils (optional)

  • #4B, 5B and 6B drawing pencils
  • Lyra water soluble graphite pencil 9B


  • Permanent Ink Pens: Sharpie or Pental Ultrafine tip or ‘Pen and Ink’ brand sketching fountain pen
  • Water-Soluble Ink Pens: Speedball Elegant Writer 4-pen Calligraphy Set
  • OPTIONAL: Uniball Signo - white pen


  • Portable watercolor travel set: there is a wide range available, from $20 to $75 and up.
  • You may also include Watercolor sticks by Daniel Smith or Neocolor II-Carand’ache (10 and 15 color sets available).


  • Pentalic 140 lb. (300 gsm) AF Aqua Journal (comes in different sizes), or Pentalic Nature.
  • Basically 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”


  • Many of the portable w/c sets come with a small brush. A #6 that comes to a good point is an overall good choice
  • Midsize Sumi or a watercolor round brush – equivalent to a size 8 WC brush
  • large Niji Water Brush (the kind that holds water in its barrel)

*Optional - ½ Connoisseur Risslon Dagger watercolor brush


  • Soft paper towels or Kleenex tissue papers
  • Water container and water dish (if you’ve purchased the watercolor travel set, it may come with these)
  • Spray bottle
  • Small water bottle
  • Lightweight folding chair for location sketching (optional, but nice)
  • Hat
  • Bring photos to paint from in case the weather is bad


  • Soft White Pastel Stick
  • Conte Bistre
  • Magic Palette Color Matching Guide
  • Art Bin

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.