Dramatic coastlines, sprawling wisteria, eclectic shops, old friends and new: Northern Italy sun kissed in the springtime. Sometimes a travel experience is so vivid, sketch and color can’t capture it all. Enter Pam Garrison, and The Blue Walk’s Art Walk Italy Art Journal Workshop, a travel art program of sketching and ephemera-collecting that incorporates lettering, watercolors, inspiring instruction, and creativity “in the field.”

Much loved art blogger, teacher, print artist, and online presence, Pam Garrison brings her approachable style and simplified techniques to inspire participants to create your own keepsake book as you walk, sketch, paint and collect through Milan, the Italian Riviera, and Lake Como — with an optional extension to Padua, Venice and Verona.

Pam is a creative adventurer who loves for her work to inspire others, to art journal, craft, paint, stitch, “anything your heart desires,” she says.

Pam’s five-star reviewed courses on CreativeBug.com include her newest, Daily Art Challenge: 30 Flowers in 30 Days, and Creative Sketchbooking, Creative LetteringCreative Doodling, and 31 Things to Draw.

Fans of her blog, PamGarrison.com, follow for her lush paintings, found art collages, her fun experiments in color and media, and can download courses she has designed, such as her Lettering Lessons: Lettering with a Personal Touch. You can find links and pictures there of her newest contribution to print, The Botanica Encyclopedia of Inspiration, by Uppercase Magazine.

“I am deeply passionate about creating and inspiring others to create,” Pam shares with anyone curious to explore or expand their own art making. “I especially love interesting color combinations and using everyday materials in new ways. We’ll leave the Art Walk Italy tour with our own one-of-a-kind art travel journals to treasure. It’s a special souvenir that will bring you right back to your time enjoying, exploring and creating in Italy whenever you page through it.”

Pam lives with her husband and two children in Southern California, where she tries to incorporate creativity into her life every day. She calls her art journals her favorite places to play and experiment. Join her in Northern Italy, April 6-13, 2019, and make your travel art journal your favorite, too.