Quick, scribble a note. Registration is now open for a two-day Sketchbook Journaling workshop set for May at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

Local artists Melissa Young and Barbara Temple-Ayres will lead the workshop, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19.

“Journaling is a gift you give yourself,” Young said. “Time spent reflecting where you are, right here, right now. This workshop will offer tools to help you incorporate creative expression into your life.”

Young and Temple-Ayres will guide participants through numerous techniques to help free their creative energies and fill their journal pages. Some entries will be messy and spontaneous and others more precise, with an emphasis on creative lettering.

Students will use pens and pencils, inks, watercolors and spray stains as well as incorporating some collage, stencil and stamp techniques.

Young, who spent her career in family medicine, said she she has always used creative outlets to help keep her grounded, dabbling in ceramics, jewelry making, spinning and weaving, quilting and painting. Over the past few years, she has enjoyed sketchbook journaling for both everyday and traveling. She finds it a useful tool for spring-boarding other larger artworks from ideas developed on the pages of her journals.

Barbara Temple-Ayres is a well-known artist, and host in the Hoffman Clay Studio and Gallery. She has a degree in Art and German Literature, and a master’s degree in art teaching.

“Art knocked me over in college and I’ve been smitten ever since,” she said

Temple-Ayres began her career as a production potter. She helped found Fire Mountain School in Falcon Cove where she spent 25 years teaching elementary kids. She started a summer art camp through the Cannon Beach Arts Association, which is now in its 17th year.

The Sketchbook Journaling workshop will run from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19. Tuition is $100, plus a $5 materials fee.

To register, go to https://hoffmanarts.org.

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