Soliloquy in Art Journal Form
Some of the things that make me very happy include making my own journal from scratch, falling in love with said journal and exploring new ideas, techniques and thoughts on the pages of said journal. I know that I am not alone in these thoughts (or else you wouldn’t be reading this.)
Art journaling is a dialogue with yourself in the form of paper, paint and pen. It’s a chance to express, explore and experiment with your thoughts and ideas on paper. It’s a chance to play. I often think of my journal work as having a conversation with myself as well as the world around me.
In this day long workshop, we will create an expanded journal (with hidden pockets) (there is a one hour lunch break in this class) After creating our new book, we will dive onto the pages exploring rich and personal journal pages. Learn new techniques as you create your own unique pages using collage, paint, pens and much, much more.
Spend several hours engrossed in a world of layers, color, composition and self expression. Come create with us in a space that is safe, nurturing, fun (and often very funny) and full of ideas guaranteed to get your creative juices flowing.
Supply list: an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), cork back metal ruler, a full roll of paper towels OR old rags, a container for your paint water, your favorite paint brushes, a few of your favorite glue sticks (please trust me when I say that large glue sticks will last you longer. I always have two or three 40 gram glue sticks in my journal bag and that’s more than enough for a long weekend. You WILL go through the smaller glue sticks in MINUTES), roll of waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine to glue on (if you don’t want to use all of your waxed paper for this.)
My workshops are always about inspiring creativity, generating ideas and learning how to see. The ideas can be translated into a variety of art forms. Use your art journal “as is” or for a springboard of inspiration for other art forms and living a creative life! I am well known for not traveling light and bring a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) acrylic paints and mediums, collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, tape and more.
Please note there is a small supply list below the class descriptions.
Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of my classes.