What is

Sketching Spain?

Sketching Spain is the best travel journaling program around and the perfect experience for any sketching enthusiast! With the inspirational backdrop of the rich Spanish culture, you will engage in Judith Mamet-Cassel’s famed artistic “Adventure Journal” approach, a no-fail process that aims to take away the roadblocks to creative expression. We offer virtual classes that you can follow at your own pace from the comfort of your own home, as well as our signature art retreats to Spain. In both cases you’ll complete your journey having experienced Spain in a unique fashion, learning about the culture and making your own observations while recording your experience in your sketchbook. Absolutely no sketching experience necessary!



  • You want a creative and fun way to record your travel memories: Travel Journaling!

  • You're passionate about travel.

  • You'd love to learn more about Spain.

  • You love sketching, watercoloring, and drawing!

  • You are curious about a no-fails approach to working in an art journal or sketchbook.

  • You want to join a supportive and fun creative community.




Sketching Spain Barcelona is a unique blend of virtual travel and art journaling class! Danny will share Barcelona's culture, food, wine and history. Judith will show you how to use simple sketching techniques to fill your art journal. Experience Barcelona with us from the comfort of home!


  • 10 instructional art class lessons

  • 7 cultural tours around Barcelona

  • More than 2hr of great content

  • Downloadable resources

  • Unlimited access to lessons

  • Access to private sketching community

  • Access to monthly virtual community meet-ups

  • Cultural and artistic support from your hosts


Total Value: $387


Sketching Spain All About Vino is the perfect hybrid of Spanish wine lessons and travel journaling. It includes a robust curriculum that aims to demystify the wines of Spain, while simultaneously offering fantastic art journal techniques in the classic Simple Sketch style.


  • 14 instructional art lessons

  • 13 Spanish wine lessons

  • More than 3.5hr of great content

  • Downloadable resources

  • Unlimited access to lessons

  • Access to private sketching community

  • Access to monthly virtual community meet-ups

  • Cultural and artistic support from your hosts


Total Value: $439



I found Sketching Spain-Barcelona when I was missing travelling and wanting to fill COVID self-quarantining space with something fun and productive.  This online course was just what I needed!  I was able to virtually visit Barcelona and learn how to create a unique and artful travel journal. Travel guide Danny and art teacher Judith put together an engaging and educational course.  It will make you count the months until we can travel again! 


Judith Cassel-Mamet’s Sketching Spain classes and her Simple Sketch methods are pure genius!  Her methods take all the fear and guesswork out of learning the techniques of art and replaces it with a joy of discovery and creative expression. Her classes make art accessible to everyone. She has an infectious passion for art, is dedicated to helping students discover the joy of learning about simple art methods and displays an abundant creativity along with being super organized. Judith's classes have altered my life and given me discovery and purpose (in my art hobby, in traveling and creating travel journals, in just the sheer joy of drawing and painting in  etc.) in ways I did not know were possible.

--Dennis K. 

The Sketching Spain online class has taken me right back to my wonderful week in and around Barcelona with Judith and Danny a couple years ago.  Lots of good journaling tips from Judith, as always, and Danny takes you on a fun tour, recipes included, of Barcelona. I can’t wait to take another journey with them, after my planned trip for Oct., 2020 was cancelled. 





About Us

Judith Mamet-Cassel

Artist, Teacher, Adventurer

Judith is the author of Joyful Pages: Adventures in Art Journaling and a Craftsy online instructor. She has been a mixed media artist and educator for her entire career teaching at a public high school in Denver, the University of Denver and the Art Student League of Denver for over 25 years. She offers independent art adventures to magical spots, including Barcelona, Taos, New York City and Crested Butte Colorado. Judith embraces a no-fail attitude with art journaling where students are encouraged to focus on the joy of creative expression and the power of capturing a moment, rather than aiming for a perfect sketch of anything. She loves to share simple sketching techniques, new ways of opening our hearts and minds and a playful approach. You can view her work and sign up for her monthly Adventure Journal Newsletter at

Danny Adler

Travel Expert, Guide, Wine Lover

Danny was born in New York City and has lived in Spain since 2007. With a background cooking in some of New York’s finest restaurants, he traveled to Spain and fell in love with its culture, gastronomy and history. He quickly took to the travel industry, starting as a food and wine guide, and then managing a boutique day trip company. In 2016 he went on to found Adler & Marlow, which exclusively focuses on tailor-made travel experiences for luxury travelers visiting Spain, Portugal and Morocco. Adler & Marlow hit the ground running and was met with great success in its first year due to its ability to find the perfect ingredients for each client’s dream trip. Danny takes great pride in his ability to bring travelers closer to his newfound homeland. You can learn more about what Adler & Marlow provides a