October 28-29, Port Townsend School of the Arts, For more information and to register online go to

November 4, from 10-4pm at Waterworks Studio, For more information and to register online go to

For information and additional details on workshops, contact Darsie at 206/669-0745,

To pay online for workshops located at Waterworks and insure your space, use PayPal and send your payment via PayPal to You do not have to be a PayPal customer but do need a valid credit card.
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Testimonials about The Bag !!

Guy Vinson in California says: 
I recently purchased one of your bags and I am enjoying it, I find it most useful in situations where I have to stand to draw. I would recommend one of these bags to anyone and have posted my use of this bag on the Sketchbook Skool facebook web site. The size is perfect, it will handle a reasonable size sketchbook. The bottle holder works very well with the small nalgene bottle I use for watercolors or a larger water bottle on hot days … it is a great idea and design over all. I will continue to enjoy using it...

And Alan Wernicke of New York posted a wonderful and informative review on the New York City Urban Sketchers blog site. Follow this link to read the full review:

Darsie Beck

Travel Journal Sketching Workshops, Technical Workshops and Sketch Workshops 2017

Enhance your daily life and travel experiences by learning how to keep a travel sketching journal. Live the moment and treasure the images and memories for a lifetime. Darsie will share his time proven journal keeping process as well as the best travel sketching gear to carry, host Sketch Ins and introduce you to some of the finest artists on the Island who will share techniques with you. Reward yourself and join one of the upcoming 2017 workshops !

Please join Darsie and Tacoma Urban Sketchers the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for our regular free sketch outings. Check the Tacoma Urban Sketcher blog site for locations.