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Creative Sessions - Art Journaling this Fall!
 

I am super excited about sharing my love of art journals with you over the next few Creative Sessions. For years I have made my journals (and, of course, also used all those yummy ones you can buy in a shop), but there is something to be said about making your own. Collecting papers, folding, and binding into a homemade journal - it just feels so good in your hands!

These art journaling classes can be taken separately. You can pick and choose which one you like or buy all 3 for a discounted rate. These classes will be Live each month, with the option to view the replay with lifetime access.

Remember drawing in sketchbooks when you were younger? Spending hours coloring and creating beautiful illustrations? 
I am lucky to have kept a couple and wish I had saved them all. Now, as an adult, my art journals are like my sketchbooks but with just more substance. I am layering in collage materials, writing thoughts or sweet poems. These journals are the first place I go to explore new ideas and doodle a quick sketch. They are imperfect, and that’s why I love them. Not too precious that I won’t use them (like some of those journals I bought in the shop)!

Creative Sessions Art Journal 01 - Making the Journal

Replay Available

The Replay will have a Zoom recording, as well as hi-res videos of me creating the lesson on my tabletop.

What a fun class! I will take you steps-by-step so you can make your own journal and prep the backgrounds.

 

I will also be walking you through some of my art journals for inspiration. We will trim, sew, and bind our journals together and use acrylic inks to play with some gorgeous colors as we work on the first layer. I will also leave you with prompts and ideas to fill in your journal until the next session as well as give you tips on how to prep for the 2nd art journaling class on our Floral theme.

***if you prefer to follow along with how I make and bind the art journal, then prep your pages in one you already have – that is 100% fine! It will still be an enjoyable class to get inspired by the benefits of starting a journal practice!

Click here to see the suggested Art Supply List

Creative Sessions Art Journal o2 - Floral Theme

Zoom Live on October 23, 10am pt/1pm et
Replay available on October 25

We will be creating a double-page spread together in our second class based on one of my favorite themes – flowers! Choose a beautiful color palette, gather lots of yummy collage elements and grab some of your favorite mixed media supplies. I will be sharing many tips and ideas on how I use florals in my work and how that can inspire larger pieces. You can watch me create mine or follow alongside me in your journal and make a beautiful bouquet as well! I will also leave you with prompts and ideas to fill in your journal until the next class and give you tips on how to prep for the 3rd art journaling class on our Lettering theme.

Click here to see the suggested Art Supply List

Prep work before class:

Bring your art journal, collage materials, and any mixed media supplies you want to create with. I will list the ones I am using in the suggested art supplies list.
Also, bring flower catalogs or magazines you want to cut (or have your flowers precut) and colorful collage materials like art paper or magazines. If you find flower images online or photos from your garden – make sure you print on laser printer paper, not ink-jet. You can usually find local copy places that make great laser prints. Ask for bright white paper and make sure it's on cover weight.

Creative Sessions Art Journal 03 - Lettering Theme

Zoom Live on November 13, 10am pt/1pm et
Replay available on November 15

 

In our 3rd class, we spend some time lettering! Do I love to letter! My first job out of college (well, one closest to my graphic design degree) was hand-lettering all the signs for a stereo store. As we become more digital, handwriting becomes less seen. I will be sharing different techniques on how we can incorporate lettering into our journals—using paint pens, gel pens, inks and brushes, pencils, markers. Whatever you want to use to create letters is perfectly fine, as long as you have various tools to choose from.

Click here to see the suggested Art Supply List

Prep work before class:
Bring your art journal, collage materials, and any mixed media supplies you want to create with. I will list some I am using in the suggested art supplies list.

Also, bring your favorite poem and a favorite quote!

****Once you purchase the Live Zoom class or the Replay you will receive a PDF download in your email inbox.

Here is where you will find the links to the Live Zoom class, or password for a private page to view the Replay.

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or contact me here.