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Greetings!

I’m so excited to offer this class as it was a true labor of love for me and also an exploration into my own creative journey. I wanted to understand why some creative projects flowed more easily than others and when I began looking at the subjects I really enjoyed painting, they all had one thing in common - they were the things that brought me joy on a day to day basis or Everyday Magic.

We’ll explore these themes and I’ll give you a series of exercises to get into the creative spirit, I’ll also show you how to make your own journal.

I hope to see you in class!

Much love,

Monica

 
 

Project List

 

Project One: Making an Art Journal

In this first project, we’ll be making our own journal with watercolor paper and a custom front and back cover. I’ll show you how to bind the book together with a coptic stitch that will allow the journal to lay flat as you create.

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Project Two: Writing Exercise

In the second exercise, we’ll begin exploring the everyday things in our life that bring us the most joy and we’ll jot them down to reference later in our other projects.

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Project Three: Reverse Painting

In project three, we’ll begin exploring our personal subjects in our journal that we’ve created. We’ll start off by painting in a ‘reverse’ method. I’ll show you how to create an abstract background with ink and mask everything out with white, except for the main subject.

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Project Four: Black & White

In this project we’ll have fun exploring the use of black paint on a white page, we’ll be adding details using metallic pens and white gel pens.

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Project Five: Abstract

This project is all about exploring a concept or feeling in an abstract style. We’ll talk about color psychology and shape, and how both play an important role in the message we’re trying to convey with our art. We’ll apply these concepts in our journal using paint to create an abstract design.

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Project Six: Broken Color

In this final project, we’ll explore how the eye can optically mix colors and we’ll try our hand at fun little butterfly using crayons!

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Only $35

Registration is now open!


 
 
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Here’s what you’ll learn after completing this class:

You will be able to make your own custom art journals with the type of paper that best suits your artistic needs. I will provide you with a printable sheet of several different art prompts, when paired with your writing exercise, will enable you to always have something to create!

I’ll also show you some mixed media techniques, different methods of painting, and provide you with downloadable art prompt and color psychology references.

If you’re just beginning your creative journey or you’re a seasoned artist looking to expand, this is the perfect class to get you on your path or find new inspiration.

I look forward to creating with you!

 
 

 

Only $35

Registration is now open!

 

 
 
 
 

 
 

What topics will we cover?

Create a custom journal
Learn the Coptic book stitch
Explore your surroundings and journal about the things that bring you joy
Create from a downloadable list of art prompts
Learn how to paint in a reverse method
Explore different types of mediums
Discover how to paint in an abstract style
Learn about shape and color psychology
Always have inspiration at your fingertips

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Only $35

Registration is now open!

 

 

Supplies for this class

 

Project Supplies

  • Assorted Ink i.e. India Ink, metallic Inc, Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers

  • black acrylic paint

  • white acrylic paint

  • watercolors

  • white gel pen

  • crayons

  • colored pencils

  • micron pens

  • paint brushes

Journal Supplies

  • 9 x 12” Watercolor paper - Hot press, 140 lb

  • 2 pieces of cardboard (or use cardboard from back of watercolor pad)

  • Bone folder

  • PVA Glue/Matte Medium Gel/Matte Medium/Craft Glue (any of these)

  • Binder’s needle (or comparable sewing needle

  • Binder’s thread

  • 4 sheets of coordinating paper (if you’re covering your cardboard)

  • Cutting mat

  • Utility knife/craft knife

  • Ruler

  • Pencil

  • Awl