- Do you wish you had an artistic playground where you can let loose and explore
- Would you like to learn an intuitive approach to art making?
- Wouldn’t it be fun to develop a soulful art journaling practice that honors your creative spirit?
“I found that it opened up a channel for creation without judgement, and I am constantly inspired to see what is going to happen on the page.”
– Caroline Etheridge
- Create your own unique style by learning to tune into your imagination and intuition in the art making process.
- Do writing exercises for introspection about your images and feelings. (These are part of what makes art journaling so deeply personal, cathartic, and meaningful for me.)
- Access tons of instructional videos, photos, PDFs, prompts, and an inspirational poster.
- Participate in a private FB community for connection and support in your art journaling process
Art Journaling 101 Lessons:
Welcome: Supply list video and getting the most out of this class
Lesson 1: Preparing for Creativity
Lesson 2: Conquering the Inner Critic
Lesson 3: Creating Beautiful Backgrounds
Lesson 4: Creating Meaningful Images
Lesson 5: Writing About Your Art
Lesson 6: Putting It All Together – Ways to integrate all your skills and find your own creative voice
(This is an art class, different from art therapy. For more information on what art therapy is, click here.)
Art Journaling 101 is available for $29.
“When I ordered Art Journaling 101 I really had no fears or concerns because I had the first course (Freeing the Muse) under my belt and new that you were offering, first, tons of encouragement, and secondly, you weren’t asking me to paint pictures I couldn’t paint. Your background work is rather abstract and very simple. I knew I could do it. I chose Art Journaling 101 for the above reasons. It is every bit what I hoped it would be: encouraging and simple! I use this course as my encouragement. So thank you for the fun this is bringing me.”
– Jeanine Arnold
It’s been very liberating and has infused the act of creation with a sense of fun and excitement again. Another very surprising result is the prolific amount of work I began to immediately produce again after a period of drought. I found that it opened up a channel for creation without judgement, and I am constantly inspired to see what is going to happen on the page.
Just know you have opened the door to something wonderful for me and my family. We are together creating and each in our own “flow…” it feels relaxing and exciting all in one! Thank you for sharing your love of art with us!”
– Stacey Hartman
“You showed me that the art process is ongoing and always alive.”
– Sarah Kulig
“Your course gave me so much inspiration, and even more importantly, concrete ideas and techniques for art journal pages. I feel much less intimidated by the art journaling process than I ever have, and more accepting of my results. The course was just the thing to make art journaling a regular part of my creative process.”
– Melissa Gondek
1. Do I need any art experience in order to take this class?
Nope! I will lead you through very simple step by step instructions in video tutorials. You can pause and try things out, or watch it all the way through and then give it a try. The class is completely self-paced, and you have full access.
2. What art supplies will I need for the class?
To get started, you should have a journal with blank pages, watercolor and acrylic paints, chalk or oil pastels, India ink, gesso, and string. I also do a section with Neocolor water soluble crayons and gesso, but these are pricey, so you could either buy just two single crayons or just use other paints for this section if it’s too expensive.
3. What kind of journal should I buy?
Really almost any blank-paged journal can serve you. I have worked in thin-paged Moleskin journals, run of the mill art journals I can find at Michael’s with a medium strength page, and expensive watercolor journals or brown craft paper journals. They all have different qualities. I have used all of the art materials we will use on these surfaces.
My suggestion is to go to your local art store and handle some journals. See which one pleases you and makes you want to pick it up and make something, that one will probably serve you well. If you want a more scientific answer, go for a heavier page, it will hold up to more paint. 🙂
4. You are an art therapist, so if I take Art Journaling 101 online, am I doing art therapy?
This is a great question! While I believe all art is therapeutic, can be a great form of self-expression and stress relief, this class is not art therapy. Art therapy happens when a trained art therapist uses art within a counseling relationship to help a client meet their mental health goals. As with talk therapy, there is a signed agreement for treatment and a treatment plan.
5. I didn’t notice the price, how much is Art Journaling 101?
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