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A Complete Beginner's Guide to Travel Journaling

By Michelle Tabares, Illustrator and Cartoonist

Language: English

This course is for you

Travel journaling is a fun, unique and deeply personal form of creatively chronicling your travels, usually in a book or diary format. A travel diary can engage and give readers a deeper understanding of your mindset during a travel experience that looking at photos alone just can't accomplish.  In this course I will help you with gathering your art supplies (along with some suggestions on supplies that you should leave at home), coming up with interesting travelogue ideas, finding time to record your thoughts and ideas while on the go and how to utilize a combination of photography, writing and drawing (and more!) to personalize your travels and help you remember them forever.  If you have a special trip coming up or even just want to commemorate a previous trip that was meaningful to you, this class is perfect for you!

Course overview - 12

  • What is a Travel Journal?

  • Examples of Travel Journals

  • Selecting a Journal and Packing Your Supplies

  • Supplies to Reconsider

  • When to Work on Your Travel Journal While You Travel

  • Collecting Memorabilia

  • Drawings and Comics

  • Maps

  • Photos

  • Writing

  • Embellishments

  • Closing Thoughts

Meet your instructor

Michelle Tabares
Michelle TabaresIllustrator and Cartoonist
I've studied a variety of different creative disciplines ranging from graphic design, creative writing and drawing, but at this time I mostly focus on comics and illustration at the classes you'll see from me are a reflection of that. I'm a big believer in harnessing inspiration from a variety of sources and in the importance of trying new things and pushing yourself artistically. The two things I love most about teaching others is how much I end up learning in the process and the other is the rewarding feeling that comes from helping other artists grow creatively. Non-art things I love with an undying passion include; drinking tea, absurdist humor, taking long walks, thrifting, caring for plants and sharing cute kitten photos with people I love.