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Art Journal Every Day: Two New Online Classes

ArtJournalEveryDayLogo-150If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here.  All of the previous posts can be found archived here.  There is a flickr group for sharing right here.  Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day!  No need to finish anything or even like it.  If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post.  Thanks!

You've been asking and I've been promising and now the day is finally here!  Hooray!!!!  I'm thrilled and delighted to announce that I have two new art journaling classes for sale: Make Your Own Junque Journal and 30 Days in Your Junque Journal.  They can be purchased together as the Junque Journal Bundle for a savings of $50!!!


Nowadays I prefer to work in an art journal with non-blank pages.  For me, it makes the art journaling process much easier and cleans all the junque out of my studio (bonus!).  In this five-week class I’ll take you through the process of putting together your own fabulous Junque Journal.

Week One: Covers
In week one we’ll design and decorate our covers.  All measurements for the book will be based on the size of your covers, so that’s why we’re starting with the covers.

Week Two: Pages
Week two is all about paper, baby!  Gather all the half finished projects and junque you have laying around!  I’ll show you how to create the large inside pages for your journal.  We’ll discuss what kinds of papers work best and how to reinforce weaker papers to make them work.

Week Three: Stitching
Even if you can’t sew at all, you’ll be happily stitching away with this easy binding technique.  In week three we’ll be stitching all of our signatures together to create the guts of our journal.  You get both video instructions and diagram instructions on the stitching!

Week Four: Cover Shell
This journal has a full wraparound binding.  It looks like a hardcover book, with a covered spine.  In week four we’ll be putting that cover shell together.

Week Five: All Together Now
At last it’s time to put the whole book together!  In week five all of your hard work will come together into a finished Junque Journal!

Like all Balzer Designs classes, once you purchase the class you never ever lose access.  You can also ask questions, chat with other students, and share your artwork in the classroom forum.  You have access to the forum before class starts, so go ahead and get chatting right away!

Taking an online class with me is like sitting on my shoulder while I create.  I talk you through all of the decisions I’m making and why I’m making them — whether it’s products, techniques, or design.  I take you step-by-step through it all!

While I do give you the measurements for my journal, I also supply you with the knowledge of how the measurements relate to each other so that you can make a Junque Journal of any size that you wish!

Lessons are delivered via HD video.  You can pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward the nineteen class videos as needed.  Lessons are divided up into easy-to-digest chunks, and each video is followed by a bulleted list of take-aways.  This makes it easy to pop back into the classroom for a quick refresher without having to watch the entire video.

Like all of my classes, once you purchase “Make Your Own Junque Journal” you never lose access to the classroom.  Come back as often and for as long as you want!

Class begins on September 1, 2014.


Join me for a 30-day art journaling journey!

This class is all about the practice of daily diary-style art journaling.  However, instead of working in a blank journal, we’ll be working in a junque journal — a journal that already has stuff on its pages.  You don’t need to work in a junque journal to benefit from class, but I think it makes it a lot more fun!

Each video shows you how to combine writing and arting until we have built up beautiful, complex, layered, journal pages.

Every single day for 30 days you will get a power packed art lesson!  Each lesson consists of:

  • A video tutorial: A daily 5- 40 minute video where I work in my journal, describing everything I’m doing and the thinking behind it.
  • A supply list: Each day the supplies used that day are clearly listed and linked so you can easily gather your supplies and work along with the video.
  • A substitution list: A list of suggested product substitutions is provided every day.  This is not a class that requires you to go out and buy a bunch of stuff if you don’t want to.  I try to show you a lot of different supplies in use, and then indicate what else you might have on hand to use instead.
  • A list of take-aways: This is not a class where you are meant to copy what I do exactly.  If you want to, awesome!  But my goal is to inspire and empower you.  So after every video lesson I have posted a list of lessons I hope you’ll take away and put into use in your own journal.

I have designed this class to be the kind of art journaling class that I would love to take!  You get a peek into my brain — why I make certain decisions and how I approach things — along with step-by-step instructions on my most-used techniques.

Whether you’re an accomplished journaler or a beginner, this class is sure to inspire and get you journaling — if not every day — on a much more regular basis!

Lessons are delivered via HD video.  You can pause, stop, rewind, and fast forward the 30+ (that’s right there’s bonus content!!!) class videos as needed.  Like all of my classes, once you purchase “30 Days in Your Junque Journal” you never lose access to the classroom.  Come back as often and for as long as you want!

Class begins on October 13, 2014.

You have three options for buying if you'd like to play along:  

  1. You can purchase only Make Your Own Junque Journal here.
  2. You can purchase only 30 Days in Your Junque Journal here.
  3. You can purchase both Make Your Own Junque Journal & 30 Days in Your Junque Journal here for a $50 discount!  

Please note: You must buy both courses (option 3) at the same time in order to get the discount.

I hope to see you in class!

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