Monday, April 16, 2007
Spotlight On...Art Journals
While my blog has become an easy and consistent way of documenting and developing my artistic growth, I love hands-on, tactile art...and one of my favorite forms of artistic expression and experimentation is art journaling..
So I am very excited to be teaching a class on that topic at Stampassion at the end of April (the 29th) and in May (the 20th).
My art journals are a very personal and free form of artistic expression, and I hope to pass on my passion for this medium to my students in this three-hour workshop. We'll explore breaking the blank page with some fun and colorful background techniques, and I will provide ideas and guidance so that students can find their creative voice and boldly go where they've never gone before!!!
Here are a few pages from the journal that I am working in now for the class...
One exercise that I want to get students thinking about is to explore and embrace their symbolic alphabet, which is a term that I recently became familiar with through Anahata Katkin's blog. She's got an amazing outlook on art and life, and I identify enormously with her creative philosophy. I find myself saying "yes, yes" when I read about her artistic vision, and I hope to pass that kind of energy and excitement onto my students.