OSHR 1480 - Illustrate Your Life: Journal and Miniature Watercolor Sketching

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Prepare for spring by cultivating your creativity. Learn basic sketching and watercolor techniques that will enable you to enjoy creating small sketches, picture postcards, or small illustrations of memorable experiences to decorate your journal.

We will begin with common, household drawing tools and paper, and then introduce additional ink and watercolor techniques for you to explore. Learning to observe and appreciate design and beauty in your surroundings will be emphasized.

No prior art experience is necessary to enjoy this fun activity.

Readings: (Suggested) Schilling, Richard; Watercolor Journeys---Create Your Own Travel Sketchbook. (Copies available from the instructor, wwatercolorist@comcast.net.) Or Nice, Claudia; How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal; ISBN: 1-58180-044-4

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.