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Art Journal Every Day: Altering a Book

I'm Coming To Cali

Earlier this year I confessed that I was a bit road weary and feeling like all the traveling and teaching was limiting my "studio" time.  So I resolved to cut down on my teaching in 2012. 

A difficult decision, but one I felt I needed to make for myself. 

And I have been proud of myself for sticking to my guns and turning down every teaching offer that has come my way.  But....

Well, when Jenny Doh, the extraordinary artist and long time previous editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, invited me to teach at her studio, I just didn't have the strength to say no.

So here it is, an awesome new class that I hope will get you excited!

Ruin & Rescue

1-Day Workshop on Saturday, February 4, 2012
in Studio CRESCENDOh

"Over the years, I have learned that my art journal is a great place for artistic experiments. It's all about ruin and rescue. By discovering that virtually all "mistakes" can be "fixed," I gained confidence and lost the fear of ruining my artwork. Come and spend the day learning a panoply of techniques for layering, collaging, doodling, and creating wonderful new things from the ashes of old projects." — Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Studio CRESCENDOh in the Artist Village of
Santa Ana, California


  • Arrive & Settle: 8:30 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in, and grab a cup of coffee.
  • Class Segment A: 9:00-12:00 :: Class time with Julie who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like The Gypsy Den, or Lola Gaspar.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:00 PM :: Class time with Julie who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Show & Tell, Clean-Up & Depart: 4:00-5:00 PM

You can read Jenny's post about the class here.  You can sign up here.  I believe that there are only 10 seats and I heard through the grapevine that 3 of the seats are already sold.  I encourage you to come and spend the day laughing, learning, and making art.

Thanks for stopping by!