Travel Sketching with Sue A. Cowan




FREE per person


1h 30min

About This Experience

No matter how experienced you are at drawing or painting, travel sketching can enhance your experience of a time and place and give you wonderful memory-filled art journals.  

Sue A. Cowan, SFCA, will show you the supplies she carries with her and examples from her sketchbooks. She’ll discuss practical considerations like comfort, safety, time available, etc. Sue will demonstrate how to approach your travel sketches using pen, watercolour, or coloured pencils.  



M. Graham White Gouache

Watercolour Brushes

Pentel Aquash Water Brush

Lamy Fountain Pen 

Permanent Pen Ink - Octopus Inks is an option!

Sakura Pigma Micron Pens

Pencil + Eraser

Coloured Pencils

Journal Options: Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbooks (Watermedia), Talens Art Creation 4x4”, Opus Essential Sketchbooks  

Coroplast Sheet -  a lightweight, stiff surface.  

Water + Container + Tissues 

Gardening pad to sit on.  


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About Your Host

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Sue A. Cowan is an award-winning artist passionate about painting the world around her. Born in Scotland and based in Coquitlam, Sue celebrates the beauty of experiences and objects that make up everyday life with collections including landscapes, figures and portraits, with a more recent focus on abstract work.

Sue has taught drawing and painting for over 25 years and inspires new and emerging artists to gain the skill and confidence to develop their unique personal vision.

“ I love sketching in small books with pencil, pen and watercolour, or a few coloured pencils.
Whether travelling in Europe or my local park, sketching absorbs me totally and bonds me to a place and time in a way that photos do not.”

Instagram: @sueacowan