Incorporating the practice of art journaling into my life as an artist has allowed me grow in new and unexpected ways!
What if you found renewed inspiration and freedom in the intimacy of your journal?
What if you deepened your voice to create art that is completely unique to you?
What if you took the leap from page to canvas?
If you are an artist who wants to explore the magic of working in a journal and create a practice that allows you to make more art, more often, and most importantly, art that is more YOU...
If you are an art-journal lover with a burning desire to take your art to the next step, while keeping the freedom and joy you find in your journal...
If you love both art journaling and painting, and would like to find your own flow between the two practices...
... THEN YOU WILL LOVE THIS JOURNEY!
The class includes:
Over 8 hours of video (with english captions & french subtitles available)
A whole palette of tutorials to make your own journal, custom collage papers etc.
Two detailed art journaling projects
One in-depth mixed media painting project on canvas
Journaling prompts & inspiration
Creative tips & starting points
Downloadable PDFs & extra resources
In all my classes, my intention is to openly share my own personal practice as an artist, so that it inspires you to build your own practice with more confidence.
Because this is all about growing YOUR wings and making YOUR art.
More than ever, this is what this class is about. Through the projects I'll be sharing, what I really want to give you are creative processes that you can apply and adapt to your own practice, your own favorite techniques and style.
You will really be with me in my studio and I'll share everything that's going on as I create, including:
getting stuck and how to turn it into new opportunities
how to stay in the flow
creating intuitively and intentionally
challenging yourself in a way that feels good and fun
how to bring a piece to completion
Plus of course I'll be sharing a ton of fun activities and techniques for art journaling and painting, including:
setting up your space + mini set-up for small spaces & traveling
creating custom collage papers from magazines, book pages etc.
how to start a page & what to journal about
embracing your own perfectly imperfect handwriting and using it as a graphic element in your art!
working with collage, paint and inks
creating a translucent portrait with book pages, gesso and inks
creating a large painting from inspiration found in your journal
composition tips and techniques like using a viewfinder
observing and learning from your own art!
The class is organized in 3 parts and is completely self-paced: there is no time-frame to complete any of the lessons and it's all about tuning in to your own rhythm. You have lifetime access.
If you are new to art journaling, my advice is to really take the time to build your practice and create several pages in your journal, before diving into Part 3.
Part 1 - Creative starting points
Invite your muse to play! This part of the class is a well of inspiration with lots of tutorials to give you a solid foundation for art journaling or refresh your existing practice. Let's get playful and messy!
Part 2 - The magic of the page
This second part of the class is all about creating in our journal. We will honor the magic of the creative process and explore intuition and intention through the making of two art journal spreads:
A very intuitive spread with collage and cut-out words. This project is really about tuning in to our emotions and our inner stories, and let spontaneity and curiosity take the lead.
A more intentional spread where we start with an idea and let it morph along the way. In this project we will honor the magic of the creative process.
Part 3 - from page to canvas
It's time to take the leap! This part of the class is a deep dive into mixed media painting!
I will first share some ideas about how you can use your art journal for inspiration + creative tips to plan your painting while letting the door open to intuition.
Then you will be by my side every step of the way as I create a large painting inspired by the combination of two pages from my journal!
NB: In this painting project you will see me really challenge myself to overcome one of my biggest art fears (and desires): painting in red! My hope is that by witnessing first hand how I deal with it all, you will feel inspired and more confident to grow your wings in new ways and rise to your own challenges.
let’s fly together!
You will be invited to gather with hundreds of like-minded creatives from all over the world in our private Facebook group, a safe place to share, encourage and learn from each other!
We also have an Instagram hashtag #artistjournalclass for you to share your photos related to the class (progress pics and happy messes welcome!)
And I will be there to answer your questions and cheer you on as you grow your beautiful wings! (seats are limited so that I can truly be available to support you on your journey)
Make your own Art journal!
I'm delighted to share this free tutorial from the class! In this video I'm showing you the simple technique I use to make an art journal from a pad of watercolor paper. It will allow you to create a nice, sturdy journal that takes wet media really well and opens flat from the first page to the last! You will also find a ready-made option in the supplies list.