It's almost the end of January...how time flies! I've been busy catching up from the holidays and travel, but wanted to share with you a little peek into my new art.journal.PLAY live stream workshop series. The first four weeks are all about PLAYING with acrylics and building colorful backgrounds on the canvas. We had our first live streaming workshop on Wednesday and it was fabulous! I love teaching and demoing live...my students get a peek into my studio and can watch me create art in real time, ask questions and PLAY along in the comfort of their home.
In the first live workshop, we talked about a plethora of mixed media supplies, I shared a tour inside one of my art journal. I demoed various ways to use Golden High Flow Acrylics, including adding lettering with a pointed pen. I created multiple painted pages in my journal and showed various ways to build layers on the page with some of my favorite mark making tools like hot glue stencils, handmade printing plates and various refillable markers and bottles to use for painting.
Check out some of the lovely work from students in the workshop! Follow along to see artwork throughout the workshop on Instagram #artjournalPLAY
Not only do I share lots of ideas and inspiration during the live stream sessions, every week students receive a PDF workbook full of art journaling & mixed media creative prompts and journal fodder. The exercises are meant to encourage you to PLAY in your art journal, even if it's for only 10 minutes.
Along with the art journaling workbooks, I share additional HD videos with step-by-step demonstrations of building layers on the pages and peeks inside my art journals. Throughout the twelve weeks, I'm also doing pop-up live stream session, where you can join me while I journal. These aren't scheduled for any particular time, I just turn on the camera and invite you into my virtual studio.
We're heading into the fourth week of the workshop series..lots more colorful mixed media lessons. Coming up, we'll be painting Soulful FACES, working with creating acrylic skins, collage and during the final month we'll explore binding handmade journals. You can still join in art.journal.PLAY live steam workshops and PLAY along! All the videos and live stream workshops are available for self guided study 24/7!
10 minute mark-making prompts...
take just 10 minutes out of your day to make marks or brush paint onto your canvas!