Though my first love is sharing information here at Scratchmade Journal, I occasionally have the privilege of teaching classes, workshops, and more. Classes and workshops can be tailored for nearly all ages and skill levels. If you’re interested in planning an event, I'd love to talk with you so please contact me. You can learn more about me here, and see below for information on past workshops along with participants’ testimonials.
I'm a seasoned educator and have been honored to lead classes and workshops on various topics for all ages.
Beginning an Art Journal
Hand Lettering 101
The Art of Birding
Illustrative Garden Journaling
Celebrating Scripture with Art
Incorporating & Encouraging the Gentle Art of Nature Study (for educators)
Field Biology (high school level)
Mycology: Identifying, Studying, & Sketching Mushrooms
Dendrology: Identifying & Sketching Trees
I’m currently putting together online classes to launch in early 2019. If this is something you're interested in, I'd love to connect with you, so please keep checking in!
"I found Tonya's class very informative and helpful. As an overwhelmed beginner, it was most instructive. Tonya is very encouraging and inspiring, and I would be very interested in more of these sessions." G. Buchanan
"Tonya has an amazing wealth of knowledge about watercolors, related products, and art journaling. But none of that is as important as her ability to convey that information in a wonderfully understandable way to her students and readers. Her thoughtful guidance has been more helpful to me than any other source I've found." M. Sabin
"Tonya's information on pigment, supplies, paper, and overall knowledge of watercolor opened up a new world to me. Things I never understood started to make sense. Tonya's instruction is very helpful because it is down to earth, and she covers every angle of any issue. I am impressed by the way she makes sketching and journaling accessible and possible for anybody." A. Koehn
"I've dabbled in acrylic painting, but watercolor has always intimidated me. Tonya changed all that. She is so passionate about watercolor that her enthusiasm exudes and encourages even the apprehensive. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone." J. Hamil-Green