Fantasy Journaling in Charleston DVD


Artist: Diana Hollingsworth Gessler
Producer: A to Zinnia Productions
Runtime: 150 min
PDF. Documents Included

Product Description


What is Illustrated Travel Journaling? Diana Hollingsworth Gessler says, “It’s the joy of using our artist eyes to discover and record a moment of delight by drawing and commenting right on the spot.”

If you can’t draw a straight line, this is the class for you! Because wobbly lines are charming and you don’t have to be an artist to learn how to create fun and colorful journals that will be treasured forever. Illustrated journaling is more rewarding than a camera click because sometimes recording a memorable moment may require just a few quick lines and a brushstroke—perfect for the budding watercolorist!

At the end of the class, you’ll have created an illustrated travel journal of Charleston’s history, culture and Lowcountry charm without leaving home. Using my photos, you’ll discover the delightful hidden treasures of the “Holy City” like its secret gardens and plantations. Your journal pages will be so colorful and personal that friends will ask, “When were you in Charleston?”

Students of all levels will learn:

• Quick and easy sketching
• Botanical illustration
• Simple watercolor washes
• Caricatures and cartooning
• Artful layouts
• Simplifying comments
• Calligraphy

Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.

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diana gessler 2016Diana Hollingsworth Gessler started her career as a graphic designer in NYC and amused herself by keeping illustrated journals. Algonquin Books loved the charming format of the journals and the idea of traveling through an artist’s eyes. So a series of author-illustrated travel books was born: Very California, Very Charleston, Very New Orleans, and Very Washington DC. Another book, The Sampoerna Legacy, was privately commissioned by a Chinese family to document their 100-year-old history. Diana is now recreating that same history in a series of 7 children’s books for the Sampoerna Family. Her Artful Gathering Retreat Workshops include Fantasy Journaling in Charleston, Fantasy Journaling in Yucatán: ¡Vaya Maya!, and Fantasy Journal with Mother Nature. Available now on DVD.

Diana is also a fine artist whose oils and watercolors have been represented by Shaw Gallery, Naples FL since 1993. “Traveling and teaching The Art of Illustrated Journaling, makes me feel I’ve bundled all my acquired talents into a neat package that I can share with others. I’m confident that, through this gift, I’ve been able to change creative lives, ” says Diana.


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