In the Studio we’ve been offering Art Journal classes for well over a year. In January of this year we started a new version of the class titled ‘Art Journal Adventure.’
We’re working in a smaller format. I think the pad is about 5 inches by 9 inches. I’m really liking the smaller format and we’re able to keep the classes to its two-hour time limit.
As much as I enjoy the creative process, at times I tend to lose sight of that when I’m teaching. It’s my students who often remind me why I started teaching in the first place.
My goal in class is never to aim for perfection. I love to teach technique but I encourage students to play with that technique. If you’re questioning in your head ‘what would happen if I did this…’ then I say, go for it and see what happens! I think we all need to learn to play all over again. Throw out the rules and pull your product out and just sit and play!
We gather in the Studio for class and almost immediately there’s friendly chatter among students. Students begin sharing stories – happy and sad. Creating art brings us together. The atmosphere is supporting and accepting and encouraging.
We make messes and create art. I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you like to make messes and want to create art with us, check out the calendar for upcoming classes.