I'm super psyched to be part of an exciting day long art journaling workshop that Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine is hosting. It's called "Art Journaling Live." It's on October 26 from 8am-5pm in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The all-inclusive day (all art supplies are provided!!) includes classes from four fabulous art journalers:
Create art journal backgrounds and collage papers using handmade tools. Explore mark making and create colorful layers with simple printmaking techniques using prints, paper cutouts and monotypes. Learn how to add mark making, custom colors and patterns, and printmaking to your journals. Use stencils and masks to take your journal sessions to a deeper level of self discovery. Create in a positive and fun-filled atmosphere with other art journal fans of all abilities. Scribble, paint, doodle, and journal your way through a fun and exciting day of artistic explorations.
Most of us try to put our best face forward, but often underneath there are many things going on that our outward appearance masks. In this self-examining art journaling exercise, you’ll learn masking techniques for creating a "safe zone" to unload those thoughts and feelings our outward mask hides. From the silly to the serious, recording your inner thoughts in an artistic way is a valuable self-awareness tool and the mixed-media process satisfies the creative soul.
Dina Wakley, author of Art Journal Freedom, will be teaching a class called "Paint it Out."
Join Dina for a fun, therapeutic art experience. You'll start by creating a mess! You’ll scribble, make marks, write out thoughts and feelings, and let the emotions spill. Anything goes! Then you'll examine your messes and find shapes and forms in the chaos. Learn how to isolate the shapes and forms and to create beauty from the mess. You'll end with lots of layers that peek out, interact, and vibrate with meaning.
Get ready to play with paint! I'm going to show you how easy it is to create complicated patterns full of color and energy. And speaking of color, we'll be mixing up our own custom colors so that your art journal pages are bursting with your own unique flavor!
I hope that you'll join the four of us for a day of painting and making and laughing and generally have an awesome time! To register, visit the official website here.
Thanks for stopping by!