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Illustrated Journaling with Nick Stewart – PART 1

Day one of a two-day workshop in the Crypt.

Why you should try this course

There are few activities more meaningful than recording and reflecting on the events of our lives, those we care about and the world we live in. Whether journaling to create a keepsake containing precious moments and thoughts, or to improve creative illustration and writing skills or to simply pass on your life experiences to future generations, this workshop teaches a range of fountain pen ink art approaches and techniques that will enhance the journaling experience.

The Tutor

Nick Stewart has a BA(Hons) degree in Graphics and Illustration from the University of Brighton and has tutored at the University for the Creative Arts. Nick is also internationally recognised for his investigations into using and promoting fountain pen ink as a creative medium.

What will we cover?

  • investigate fountain pen ink, it’s chromatography and reaction with bleach

  • learn about different paper surfaces and how to use dip pens and different watercolour paint brushes

  • create visual landscapes blending inks together using abstract watercolour techniques

  • learn how to blend 4 fountain pen ink colours, and create a colour wheel

  • learn about visual composition: layout, tone, colour and illustration techniques

  • create a written and illustrated page spread of a journal using the one medium

  • appreciate the creative versatility of fountain pen inks.

What will I achieve?

By the end of this workshop you should be able to:

  • develop a visual journaling style that works for you and your life

  • learn about a range of techniques that will enrich your journaling experience

  • know where to find further inspiration to progress your journal keeping.

Workshop duration

The workshop will be over 2 days, 2 sessions per day - morning (2 hours) and afternoon (2 hours).

Workshop cost

Total cost – £110 per student for both days. Materials included.

How to book

To book a place call Nick on: 07960 280108 or email:

For more information about the course visit:

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