Tuesday, February 24, 2009
In many of the art journaling groups I belong to, I've seen the same questions pop up over and over, and this has inspired me to offer a class that will answer most of those questions in an organized manner.
Even though we were all born with the creative part of our natures intact, and drew and painted with abandon as a small child, a majority of us lost this joyful freedom of expression as we grew into adulthood.
If you are longing to create a visual journal, but feel unsure about how to get started, this is the class for you. I will guide you to combine writing and art in a non-threatening and fun way. There is no need to be afraid. If you've completed kindergarten, you've got all the prerequisite skills you will need.
You'll have the opportunity to see different types of journals and learn how to quickly paint beautiful backgrounds to enhance your writing. You will receive detailed lessons with full color examples of many different techniques. The instructions fill over 80 pages, which will be emailed to you as PDF files. You will need to have Adobe Reader on your computer. It is a free download:
This class is wonderful for all levels. It's perfect for those who have never journaled or done any type of art, as I will take you step by step, while people with more experience will find it invaluable to have an organized course of instructions and examples you can save on your computer, print out, and refer to anytime you wish. The total cost is $35.
You will be invited to join a private online group of fellow students where you can ask questions, post photos of your pages, and tell us of your experiences and discoveries. Or you may just choose to observe.
I will always be available for one-on-one clarifications.