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As always, the class has four lessons full of inspiration, information, tips, demos, exercises and videos, plus BONUS links, books, and resources.

You’ll learn a number of ways to add color to your quick sketches, with different mediums, old and new – you’ll be able to choose the one (or ones) that best fits YOU, or discover new ones you’ll love. You’ll have plenty of chance to try them out!

Play with watercolor, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, brush pens, markers and even kids’ crayons! Try out mixed media. Discover quick resists that work on the spot, when liquid mask is not always the best choice.

We will touch on traditional sketching techniques, plus new ways to approach them.

Note: This lesson can build on Quick Sketching 1 and 2, but it also stands alone.

Mini-videos in every lesson explore right along with you.

And best of all, this is at your convenience, in your own time.

You’ll have a blast! And, with any class, online or otherwise, you’ll get out of the lessons what you put into them.

Judging from the enthusiasm level of most of my students, that’s a lot!

Notes: The lesson will be automatically delivered to the email address you sign up with. Whatever address you use for PayPal, be sure to check, that's where your lessons will be sent.

Classes will be delivered once a week, for four (4) weeks, each one 7 days after the last.

System Requirements: Lessons are in PDF format and Adobe Reader X is required. Whatever device you use to view the lessons must meet Adobe Reader’s system requirements.

All this for $30!

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Quick Sketching 2 builds on Quick Sketching 1, but it can also stand alone, if you like.

Find Quick Sketching 1 here.
Find Quick Sketching 2 here.
Find Quick Sketching in Color here.
Find Ink & Wash Mini-Class here.
Find Watercolors Pencils Mini-Class here.
Find Keeping an Artist's Journal Mini-Class here.

Check the Great Feedback on Mini-Classes!

Future offerings may include:

• Sketching in Nature
• Drawing People
• Plein Air Painting
• Watercolor Basics
• Watercolor Textures
• 80+ Creativity Prompts

If you are interested in any of our interactive classes, please feel free to ask to be on our waiting list. You can write me at kate@cathyjohnson.info. If you want to know about upcoming mini-classes, just fill out the form on this page.


Supply List

• Pencil - HB or 2B
• Colored Pencils - small set of 2-3 pencils
• Watercolor Pencils - small set of 2-3 pencils
• Watercolors - small set of 3-6 primary colors + a couple of convenience colors
• Watercolor crayons or sticks
• Ink pen ... waterproof ink (Micron Pigma, Zig Millennium, Pitt Artist Pen, etc.) or water-soluble (Stabilo, Razorpoint, etc.)
• Fountain pen if you like - optional
• Kids' set of wax crayons
• Colored markers or brushes
• Watercolor brushes (1" or 3/4"), #10 round (at least), #6 round
• Waterbrush - the largest you can find
• Paper
• Eraser
• Water container
• Small sprayer

Choosing your Supplies for Speed ... and how to use them!

• Keep it Simple
• Limited Palette
• Brushes and what they can do
• Paper
• Carry Light
• Quick-mix Colors
Be Prepared
• Get Organized
• Videos, Exercises, Tips and Extras
• Links

Let's Get At It ... FAST!

• Create a Framework
• Pencil and Watercolor
• Colored Pencil Watercolor
• Be Prepared!
• Jump Right In - watercolor without preliminary drawing
• Videos, Exercises, Tips and Extras

Ink and "Friends"

• Ink and Watercolor
• Waterproof or Water Soluble?
• Ink and Colored Pencils
• Ink and Watercolor Pencils
• Colored Inks
• Videos, Exercises, Tips and Extras

Single Mediums, Mixing Mediums

• Colored Pencils
• Watercolor Pencils
• Crayons - water soluble and otherwise
• Markers/Brush Pens
Colored or Toned Paper
• Quick Resists (video link)
• It's a Brave New World
• Cameras, Computers, iPads and Apps
• Videos, Exercises, Tips and Extras