Kath Macaulay

Pocket Sketching™ ZOOM

June 17, 20, 24, 27and July 1, 2020
Five 1 1/2 Hour Sessions

Learn enough to play for a lifetime! This is the perfect technique for travel journaling, hiking, biking, sauntering, sitting in a café or the airport. Capture what you think you see in 25 minutes or less using a water soluble Micron pen, a 4 x 6 inch pad of paper and a small paint set. Ideal for the timid beginner to paint fearlessly in public, and the advanced artist who wants minimal equipment, total portability, speed, no interruptions and no cleanup. This workshop includes several of the watercolor techniques of John Singer Sargent and uses photos of his watercolors extensively as teaching examples. From a former student at Canyon Ranch, “You just changed my life: I can do this!”

Perfect for hiking, biking, sitting in a café or standing in line — take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less and put away with no clean-up. This workshop is ideal for timid beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, and perfect for experienced artists who want mobility, minimal equipment and no clean-up.

Zoom sessions start at 9:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Central and are 1 1/2 hours long. You will need internet access for your computer/ipad/phone. Sessions will be available for viewing for 2 weeks after being recorded live. Interactive, with instructive demonstrations and critiques, both given in a very positive manner in each session.  There is far more material covered than fits in these descriptions!

Supplies:  includes paint set, paper, water soluble pen and water container, manual, knife for opening paints, normally $45.00 but included with shipping for this class.

Price:  $225.00, including supplies and shipping

Session one: Water soluble pen and perspective of contrast.
Session two: The pen and how to use with watercolor:  the perspective of color
Session three: Landscape, focal point and importance of timer.
Session four: Landscape and the use of wax as a resist.
Session five: Still life with flowers.


For more information and to make your reservation, call 520-318-9291 or email kath@pocketsketching.com.



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  • Full time painting and teaching Pocket Sketching™ workshops including nine years at Canyon Ranch, Tucson, AZ, the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY, The Burchfield Penney Museum International Center for Watercolor in Buffalo, NY, PACE 2017, Plein Air Convention and Expo in San Diego, and many U.S. and Canadian art organizations
  • Produced 13 episode show for PBS, "Pocket Sketching™ with Kath Macaulay"
  • Produced three hour-and-a-half DVDs covering three-day basic workshop
  • Produced webinar in four parts to review technique
  • Trademarked Pocket Sketching™ as a seminar/workshop
  • Published book, Pocket Sketching, the Portable Workshop
  • Was an artists’ agent for 11 artists, establishing gallery relationships from San Diego, CA to Taos, NM while studying art marketing at NMSU
  • Competed successfully in national shows with several Best in Show awards, plus noted one-person shows including an international show at the Chamizal, El Paso, Texas, sponsored by Mexico and the United States, featuring 56 paintings done from the Western United States National Parks
  • Showed in Mexico via the U.S. State Department


  • New Mexico State University, four years marketing aimed at marketing art
  • University of Arizona, scientific illustration (while teaching watercolor and drawing)
  • Oregon State University, B.S. biology
  • Private instruction, master artists: Nickolas Brigante, Los Angeles, Robert Carl Cogar, Las Cruces, NM, Bong Wai Chen, Portland, OR, Robert Noel Blair, Buffalo, NY


Artist Summary
My favorite evaluation so far came from a woman at Canyon Ranch in Tucson after an hour and a half overview of my workshop. She had previously registered in six 5-day watercolor workshops nationally, flying to each with hotel reservations and car rental, only to stay a few days in each and leave in total frustration: "You just changed my life! I can do this!” From students and former students I receive letters, notes, and emails exclaiming their delight. "My sketches bring back more memories than my photographs." "My friend had the sketch enlarged and taped above her bed in hospice to remind her how much her friends loved her." “I see the world as if cataracts were removed!” All I can say is, I change lives. Nothing can be more rewarding.

This is an online class provided over Zoom.
Something for All Levels.