Beginner | 2 hours
Taught by e bond
You might think of maps as diagrams of physical places, but the irrepressibly creative e bond will show you how to re-imagine a map as a visual journey through your artistic and emotional places. In this 31-day class, you’ll use maps and mapping, their functions and characteristics, as a process tool for generating abstract compositions with mark-making, collage, doodling, and other visual experiments. Map-making will be your conceptual point of departure as you fill up your sketchbook with paint, photographs, leaves, ephemera, and pieces of actual maps to create vibrant, mixed-media spreads. 
Learn how to:
  • Make timelines
  • Work with tracing paper
  • Utilize existing maps
  • Sew on paper
  • Make rubbings of textures

What you'll get:
  • A 31-day series of easy-to-follow video lessons on how to use map-making to inspire your sketchbook with collage, textures, and multi-media
  • 33 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist E Bond
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Chapters
Personal Map Making - A Daily Mixed Media Practice
01:17
01:16
06:51
03:55
07:40
04:18
03:13
02:44
04:31
03:19
03:41
06:38
06:20
03:15
04:41
07:41
03:59
04:28
05:52
01:54
03:59
05:22
04:37
03:41
02:27
02:36
01:29
04:09
02:17
02:43
05:12
05:08
03:59
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Cutting mat
  • X-acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder
  • Pencil
  • Pens
  • Brush Pens
  • Glue stick and/or double-sided tape
  • 8.5" x 11" mixed media paper
  • Existing maps and photocopies of maps
  • Ephemera
  • Various backgrounds, old artwork
  • Craft paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Carbon transfer paper
  • Card stock, printer paper, or any of your favorite paper
  • Acrylic inks
  • Water-based spray paints
  • Tempera paint markers
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brushes
  • White-out marker
  • Sharpie marker
  • Sewing machine
  • Circle punches
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • Home laser/inkjet printer or access to photocopier (optional)
Special supplies needed for certain days

Day 2:
Map you made from Day 1
Day 3:
Oil paint markers, scrapers
Day 4:
Leaves, bark, plastic plants, conte crayon or charcoal or crayon
Day 5:
Image of your desktop
Day 9:
Photocopy of leaf, paint pen
Day 10:
Photographs
Day 11:
Circle stencils in different sizes
Day 14:
Rope or string
Day 15:
A pre-written list, string map from previous day or other background
Day 18:
Camera
Day 26:
Magazines, brads
Day 27:
Straight line image, list
Day 28:
Wiggly line image, list
Day 30:
Portrait
Discussion
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