The Artful Map

The Artful Map
Program Series Learning Center classes and retreats
When Jun 24, 2016 11:00 AM to Jun 26, 2016 03:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Tuition Includes two nights lodging and seven meals at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park and basic mapmaking supply kit
Single Accommodations $570.00
Double Accommodations $385.00
Triple Accommodations $295.00
Clock hours 18.0
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Whether documenting trip highlights through the North Cascades, noting orientation of plants and geologic formations of a landscape or simply telling a story about your own home and neighborhood, a personal map can reflect the stories and experiences that connect us with place.

Working with artist Jocelyn Curry and a provided art supply kit, participants will create artful maps of the Diablo Lake neighborhood, or a personal map project if desired. Instruction will include basic map iconograpy, drafting and coloring guidance. Useful hand-lettering model sheets of historic forms will be included.
Sources of our inspiration include mountain and lake views, the Wild Ginger Library, long hours of daylight to enjoy and explore the landscape nearby the Learning Center and time in the spacious, well-lit classroom.

Tuition includes includes two nights lodging and seven meals at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center in North Cascades National Park, as well as a basic mapmaking supply kit that includes papers (for map, tracing), pens (vintage dip pen nib with holder and a Faber Castell Artists’ Pen XS), permanent ink, a reference booklet and instructional handouts.
Drawing experience is helpful but not required. 

Join us for a weekend of exploring, reflecting and recording as we create one-of-a-kind maps in a setting ideal for this creative immersion. 

View of gallery of last year's artful maps produced in Jocelyn's popular class at

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Triple Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with two other people (this may require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-climb ladder). Double Accommodations is the tuition for sharing a room with one other person. Single Accommodations is the tuition for a room for one person.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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