Travel Journals
A Drawing Experience w/ FRANK Gallery Artists

Each Session is $25 ($20 for participants under 15 years of age)*

Materials will be provided.**

These sessions are held outside on a variety of terrain and weather conditions. Please wear comfortable shoes, wear layers to accommodate changes in temperatures. Inclement weather will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

TO REGISTER: Please select Sign Up for the session you would like to attend and enter your information when prompted. You can choose more than one session before checking out. Click the shopping cart in the upper right corner to review your order and proceed to check out.

For participants under the age of 15, please select this choice under Price Level below and indicate age as requested.

For those a who registered for the FRANK  December 2017 Journaling/plein air drawing  class at Johnsons Mill Preserve with Nerys Levy and Carroll Lassiter and which was rained out, you can take one free class from this selection-state that you were a December 2017 registrant and select the "rain check" option from the dropdown list under class type.

Travel Journal Class: Plein Air Drawing and Photography
from 20.00

Join FRANK artists Nerys Levy, drawing and Barbara Tyroler, photography for a hands-on art experience to tone up one’s vision and technical craft through the lens or with a drawing tool.  Both artists will stress observation with attention to composition, light quality, and design found in the buildings and environment of the Blackwood Farm, including the pond, historic farmhouse, barn, smoke house, corncrib and other buildings, slave cemetery in the woods.

Students may participate in one or both of the classes. Please register for your initial commitment.

When: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time:  8:30-11:00 am
Teacher: Nerys Levy & Barbara Tyroler
Where: Blackwood Farm Park, 4215, Highway 86 S, Hillsborough,NC  27276; All students will meet at the picnic shelter.

What to Bring: For drawing, all materials provided for new registrants. .For all those who have taken FRANK Classes before please bring your journaling book, grey scale, plastic grid/viewer, pencils etc, chair, hat, water. We will try to beat the heat!!

For photography, bring laptop and camera (iphones and ipads acceptable)

Class Type:

Brumley Forest Travel Journal Session
from 20.00

Description: Drawing with FRANK artist Nerys Levy. Meet at the designated entrance. We will proceed from there to the site. Brumley has extensive views of the New Hope River. Learn how to draw and deal with expansive landscapes. Also looking at value, line and light-even color.

When: Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time: 9:00am-11:30 am
Teacher: Nerys Levy
Where: Triangle Land Conservancy’s Brumley Forest; 3055, New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill NC 27514;

What to Bring: Drawing materials included for new registrants. If you have taken one of our journaling classes before please bring those materials with you: sketchbook, gray scale, plastic viewer/grid, pencils. If you have paints please bring them with you. Also bring a seat, hat, and water!


Price Level:

Johnson’s Mill Nature Preserve Travel Journal
from 20.00

Description: Drawing and painting with Nerys Levy –this is a shaded area and perfect for this time of the year. We will learn how to deal with water (New Hope River) foliage, and how to extract a work of art from a busy landscape. If you have paints please bring them.

When:  Saturday, July 14 2018

Time: tbd

Teacher: Nerys Levy

Where: Johnson’s Mill Nature Preserve, 2713 Mt Sinai Road, Chapel Hill NC 27514. Please meet in the car park;

What to Bring: including drawing materials for new registrants. If you already have materials from previous FRANK Journaling/ plein air classes please bring them-sketchbook, grayscale, pencils, plastic viewer/grid. Also bring a seat, hat and water. 

Price Level:

Meet your Teachers:

Nerys Levy and Barbara Tyroler are two acclaimed local artists as well as FRANK Gallery members. Nerys is a skilled plein air and local landscape painter and Barbara is an innovative photographer who specializes in many techniques from portraits to layered multimedia collaborations and collages. They will teach a variety of methods of capturing the landscape in their own artistic mediums. All experience levels are encouraged to attend, no prior knowledge required. Techniques will be reviewed as needed in each session, and will be expanded upon for repeat participants.

What's in a name?

Travel encouraged but not required. We hope our Travel Journal Workshops will inspire you to draw everywhere you go! The idea began as a way to explore and "travel" around the Triangle to find the beauty in the world around us, and encourage our participants to make drawing a part of their travels. We hope you will continue to work on your sketchbooks even after your session ends and bring it along with you wherever you go.

All funds raised from these workshops support this program, and FRANK Gallery, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Special thanks to the generosity of the Triangle Land Conservancy our partners, and ours hosts for many of the sessions

*All participants under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult to all sessions. Adult participation is not required but must remain present for child to participate in session.

**One set of supplies (journal, pencils, erasers, etc.) will be provided for new registrants on your first workshop day. If you have signed up for our Travel Journals in the past, please continue bring your supplies to all upcoming sessions. Directions, alternate weather sites, and any other necessary information will be sent via email to the participants for that class. Dress accordingly, some sites will be outdoors (as noted) and require a short walk to reach the drawing destination.