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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Travel Journal with Watercolor

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.Fresno, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Tom

2 hours
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I am going to show you how to get more out of your travels and to preserve those memories for a life time, by creating a Journal in Watercolor.

We will Set up our Journal and explore our Travel Paint Set. We will look at the advantages of a travel kit and test its limitations with some warmup exercises.

You can use your favorite travel photos to compose your first journal entry or follow along as we visit my favorite locations. Throughout the session I will give you tips on color mixing, paint techniques, drawings hacks and tips and work with each of you offering some individual suggestions and tips along the way.

THEN
I'll share with you a methodology for your written narrative called the SOAP method Seeing, Observing, Application, Preserving.

AND THEN
We design a composition that captures the essence of your visit with both graphic and written descriptions.

And THEN
You will create a personalized cover page in the front of the Journal
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AND FINALLY
We will share our work, and discuss how we can use the journals in years to come. With your best vacation memories preserved on paper, it’s easy to get a dose of sunshine and smiles. Just open your travel journal to keep that vacation glow alive.
I am going to show you how to get more out of your travels and to preserve those memories for a life time, by creating a Journal in Watercolor.

We will Set up our Journal and explore our Travel Paint Set. We will look at the advantages of a travel kit and test its limitations with some warmup exercises.

You can use your favorite travel photos to compose your first journal entry or follow along as we visit my favorite loc…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Tom can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $100.

What to bring

  • Watercolor paints with no more than 6 colors. Preferred is Burnt Sienna, ultramarine blue, aliziran crimson, cadmium yellow and yellow ochre. *Amazon
  • 5.5 x 8 in, journal book with 140lb watercolor paper. *Amazon
  • A simple paint palette or any household plate.
  • 2-3 round paint brushes or waterbrush pen, black waterproof pen. *Amazon
  • Other helpful items, water rinse cup' Paper towels, masking tape, water, smart phone,
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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Meet your host, Tom

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Veteran and novice artists made this the highest rated Experience in painting on AirBnb. it goes beyond the visual and evokes the emotion of their travels they will cherish.
Studying Architecture I learned watercolor and I have over 30+ years painting landscapes and cityscapes, and studied under master watercolor artists. My art is for my personal enjoyment and often donated to charity.

A Trauma Therapist assigned Journaling as a way to define my feelings; and with an art and architecture background I expressed these through art more than writing, and Watercolor Journaling became a natural. My journal and paints go with me everywhere to record my life and activities. I'm compelled to share what I experience and consider "My mess to be my message."

I'll share a unique insight to Travels by Journaling, and do it with Watercolor
Veteran and novice artists made this the highest rated Experience in painting on AirBnb. it goes beyond the visual and evokes the emotion of their travels they will cherish.
Studying Architecture I learned watercolor and I have over 30+ years painting landscapes and cityscapes, and studied under master watercolor artists. My art is for my personal enjoyment and often donated to charity.

A Trauma Therapist assigned Journaling as a way to define my feelings; and with an art and…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Jennifer
September 2020
I loved this experience so much! Tom was a great, kind host. Whether you're looking to just kind of listen and learn or really dive into painting in the moment, the whole experience is just really low pressure and easy going. As a watercolor beginner, I learned a number of practical watercolor techniques to get me started. I would absolutely do this again.
I loved this experience so much! Tom was a great, kind host. Whether you're looking to just kind of listen and learn or really dive into painting in the moment, the whole experienc…
Karen
September 2020
A delightful couple of hours spent learning a new skill. Tom was pleasant and informative, explaining how to use watercolour in a very helpful and straightforward way. He has given me the confidence to have a go at journaling. I would definitely recommend this zoom lesson.
A delightful couple of hours spent learning a new skill. Tom was pleasant and informative, explaining how to use watercolour in a very helpful and straightforward way. He has given…
Kristen
September 2020
Tom was knowledgeable and helpful. He is a great watercolor artist and had a terrific teaching styles. We had a few connectivity issues.... and he graciously offered to teach again for me and everything was great. I learned slot am inspired for my travel journal. Thank is Tom
Tom was knowledgeable and helpful. He is a great watercolor artist and had a terrific teaching styles. We had a few connectivity issues.... and he graciously offered to teach again…
Alyssa
September 2020
This was a very fun and relaxing class, and I really enjoyed getting lost in the process of painting. Tom is a wonderful instructor, and his teaching style is very patient and accessible. I'm newish to watercolor, and had never journaled before, but I'm looking forward to incorporating this into my artistic endeavors. He had great technical advice to help me improve my painting skills, but I also really loved the spirit in which this class was given, and the thoughtfulness and sense of being in the present that Tom brings.
This was a very fun and relaxing class, and I really enjoyed getting lost in the process of painting. Tom is a wonderful instructor, and his teaching style is very patient and acce…
Marlene
September 2020
This was a ton of fun! Tom shared some really helpful hacks. This class really is a great experience for everyone. I am an absolute beginner whereas my partner has attended art school. We both enjoyed it and learned some new stuff!!
Karen
August 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in Tom’s watercolor class. I am a new by to the art but felt after 2 hours- I know enough to do this on my own and create personal travel journals of my experiences.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

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This is best viewed from a PC or tablet or cast from your phone to a TV with smart Tv, fire stick, Roku or Chromecast.