Ocean Doodles Library Program

SUMMARY 

This program celebrates the art of the doodle! As a calligrapher, I use doodles all the time in my work, so when I introduce this program, I talk with the participants about patterns and how calligraphers use them. Or, some today call it Zentangle. I’m not certified in Zentangle and won’t use that in the description. (One of the founders of Zentangle is a calligrapher.)

Inspired by the work of marine biologist Sylvia Earl, Calligrapher Debby Reelitz will guide us through exploring the ocean and creating coral reefs with doodles.

DETAILS

In-person classes do have an additional travel fee of $0.55 per mile from my studio in North Granby, Connecticut, to the class location and back.

60-MINUTE PROGRAM 
Participants will create a black and white doodle art inspired by our oceans.
Fee: $150
If I am providing materials, cost is $10. Participants do not keep the pens. 

90-MINUTE PROGRAM 
Participants start by creating a black and white doodle like above, then using watercolors to add color to their project.
Fee: $175
If I am providing materials, cost is $15. Participants do not keep the pens. 

 

MATERIALS

60-MINUTE PROGRAM 

  • Doodle Idea handouts created by Debby Reelitz (digital files)
  • Pencil
  • Writing Instrument. Pigma Graphic 1 “bullet”      (NOT chisel)
    Pigma offers a lot of variations. This is the specific one I prefer for students. It won’t bleed when wet.
  • https://www.jerrysartarama.com/pigma-micron-graphic-pens
  • A nice piece of drawing paper, approximately 8×10”. A nice cotton resume paper also works well. For the Ocean theme, the paper will be blank.

90-MINUTE PROGRAM

  • Doodle Idea handouts created by Debby Reelitz (digital files)
  • Writing Instrument. Pigma Graphic 1 “bullet”      (NOT chisel)
    Pigma offers a lot of variations. This is the specific one I prefer for students. It won’t bleed when wet.
    https://www.jerrysartarama.com/pigma-micron-graphic-pens
  • A piece of high-quality watercolor paper. I’m a big fan of Arches Hot Press watercolor. 90 lb weight is wonderful. A full sheet of 22×30 Arches watercolor paper can be cut into 6 pieces approximately 7.5 x 10″
  • Watercolor paints. Some people have these at home. Some libraries loan these out to patrons. If I am in-person teaching the workshop, I will provide several palettes that can be shared. 

DESCRIPTION FOR MARKETING

Coral Reefs, Black and White, 60-minute
Inspired by the work of marine biologist Sylvia Earl, calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide us through exploring the ocean and creating our very own coral reef with a web of dancing lines, patterns, and shapes.

Corals Reefs, Color, 90-minute
Inspired by the work of marine biologist Sylvia Earl, calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide us through exploring the ocean and creating our very own coral reef with a web of dancing lines, patterns, shapes and watercolor.

I’m happy to answer questions.
I’ve thrown out a lot of information!
860-413-9041