Art Zoom: Art Maps


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0896_ARTM
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: Online
  • Places Left: 11
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $95
Creating an Art Map: Narratives in Pen and Watercolor
One Zoom Session
Sat., Nov. 9, 2024, 9 am-12 pm MT

Maps have always told stories behind the geographic directions. And maps have a point of view (think flat Earth); they can be used to paint a nostalgic picture and they can be used to organize thoughts. Plus, we can embellish them and sketch them in a way that anchors a memory, adds to a diary or stands alone as a unique image. In this class, artist Judith Cassel-Mamet considers the stories that traditional maps tell, then explores ways to create your own. Starting with a pencil sketch involving simple lines, students go from global to granular―working from a bird’s eye view to pathways that inspire. Additional offerings include mixed-media techniques for illustrating memorable journeys with pen, watercolor and colored pencils. Students also learn about map elements including compass roses, neat lines and legends, so they can create their own unique art maps. Feel free to imagine your home, neighborhood, dreams, adventures or other narratives to illustrate your map. “This approach is perfect for everyone. Adventurous explorers and dreamers alike find that making art maps can enhance the experience as you create your personal narrative,” Cassel-Mamet says. The material list is limited so students may explore this technique before making larger investments. Also, no experience in sketching is necessary.

Judith Cassel-Mamet is a mixed-media artist and instructor who has taught for DU for more than a decade. In addition to leading workshops independently, Judith teaches online at Craftsy and The Great Courses. She also leads art journal groups to magical spots in the U.S. and Europe. She’s the author of two books: Joyful Pages: Adventures in Art Journaling and Joyful Pages Playground. She’s the co-creator of a virtual culture and travel journal class called Sketching Spain. For examples of Judith’s work and teaching approach, see


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Saturday 09 November 2024 09 November 2024 09:00AM - 12:00PM All Students Judith Cassel-Mamet