Personal Map Making - A Daily Mixed Media Practice
Beginner | 2 hours 15 min
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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. 
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
Downloads:
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
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Class Reviews
368 users recommended this class to a friend
Gillian Norris
Clear and creative instructions. Makes me want to get going on my map making
4 days ago
Irina Volchansky
what a novel and magical class - please continue to delight us with your new ideas and inspirations!
January 19, 2023
Inês Rato
Really nice way to expand our conception of what maps can be
January 17, 2023