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Pocket Sketching with Kath Macaulay


May 15-17, 2020



NBAL Members    $350

Non-Members      $380

Plus $45 Supply Fee payable to Kath on Day One of Workshop 


$100 Deposit Required





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 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 clean-up. New is adding a Micron pen.


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!”


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.  



Full time painting and teaching Pocket Sketching ™ workshops. This includes 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, San Diego), and many U.S. and Canadian art organizations.

Produced three hour-and-a-half  DVDs covering three-day basic workshop.

Produced webinar in 4 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 withseveral 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 donefrom 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:  NickolasBrigante, Los Angeles, Robert Carl Cogar, Las Cruces, NM, Bong Wai Chen, Portland, OR, Robert Noel Blair, Buffalo, NY. 


Learn more about Kath here:    


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Be sure to indicate on your check, the workshop you will be taking along with a phone number and email address.


Mail checks to: 

Sandy Oberg

1400 Greystone Drive

New Braunfels, Tx 78132




Balance of workshop is due 30 days prior to your workshop date. Refund will be issued if you cancel prior to 30 days of the workshop date.  No refund if you cancel after 30 days prior to workshop date. 

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