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Sketch Journaling Course - ENGLISH

  • Your Space Herengracht 407 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017BP Netherlands (map)
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You don't have to travel far to make great memories. Short trip or daily trinkets become extra special when you put them in a journal. With sketches, illustrations, handlettering, and more. How to make a journal like that? We will teach you all about it in this 2 day course Sketch Journaling! 

"It's so cool to look at your surroundings this way!
I notice the beauty in small things even more."

What are we gonna do?
On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of November we will draw for 2 days, in the beautiful venue of Your Space Amsterdam. And of course, we will also go outside (if the November weather allows). You'll learn how to find inspiration everywhere and how to draw on location.

We often hear that people have trouble getting started, or that their perfectionism makes them afraid of a "failed" drawing. Because of course, you want your journal to be beautiful! That's why we start at the basics, and expand your skills with each assignment. Step by step you will learn how to illustrate, handletter, and sketch. We teach how to observe your surroundings, but mostly.... to just START! At the end of the weekend you'll go home with a well-filled sketchbook and the tools to make beautiful pages at home.

We alter theorie with short assigments, and longer drawing breaks. Because we have 2 days, there is a lot of time to answer questions and give personal feedback. At the end of the weekend you'll feel more confident about your creative process. 

"I did not expect I'd be able to do this. I'm gonna practice more at home, but I'm already super proud!"

Who are your teachers?
This weekend, Anne (@GoudenLijntjes) & Nienke (@nienkevletter) will take you on your creative journey. We are known for our enthusiasm and overdose of energy. We both have given our fair share of workshops before, and passing our creative knowledge onto you makes us incredibly happy. Our drawing styles are very different, which is the fun of having two teachers: you get the 'best of both worlds'!

“You two are such a great combo!
Your enthusiasm is contagious”

Do I need to have experience?
Twee days of drawing is fun for everyone. In this course, we mostly focus on beginners and intermediates. Because there is two of us, we can give everybody personal attention, fitting to your personal level of experience. This way, we help you learn exactly the things you want to learn. 

The following topics will be taught:

  • Illustration, handlettering en urban sketching

  • Recognizing shapes

  • Depth, shadows, contrast

  • Use of materials and colors

  • Composition

  • Letting go of perfectionism and JUST START!

Where, when, and what time? 
Location: Your Space Amsterdam, Herengracht 407, Amsterdam
Satudray 9th and Sunday 10th of November, 2019
Both days from 10.00h - 16.00h 

What do you get?

  • Two days of creative inspiration

  • Two days of me-time with a lovely group of people

  • Two enthusiastic, experienced teachers

  • A well-filled goodiebag with everything you need to continue sketch journaling at home!


  • 2 days of great coffee, tea, and soda

  • 2 days of great (vegetarian) lunch and snacks

  • Goodie bag with:

A6 Hahnemühle sketchbook
Watercolor set Field Box by Sakura Koi 
Tombow Fudenosuke Brushpen grey/black
2 Micron fineliners
HB Pencil

For this two-day course, filled with information, fun goodies and on a beautiful location in Amsterdam you pay 295,-. Quick decision maker? We have 5 early bird tickets available for 245,-. That's a discount of 50 euros!
Click here for more details and tickets!