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Danforth & Donlands

Toronto, Ontario m4j 3t5

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Art journaling is for everyone!

Come discover what visual journaling is all about. Find out how you can start and maintain your own art journal to help with release of stress, sustain a creative practice and help you experience a more authentic and mindful way of living. In this workshop, we touch on the basics to start, but go beyond giving you a variety of “tools” to express yourself visually. Those new to art journaling as well as those who already have tried art journaling will discover ways to build their creative practice.

In this 3 hr. workshop you will:

  • Learn ways to begin when faced with a blank page.
  • Develop easy go to prompts to get started.
  • Acquire quick ways to connect with your creativity daily, even when you have only a few minutes.
  • Learn how to make your own tools to use for art journaling.
  • Become accustomed with mixed media techniques that can be used over and over to achieve different effects.
  • Discover different ways to make backgrounds.
  • Drawing basics for expressing through symbols.
  • Different ways to incorporate words into your art journal spread.
  • Find out how to let go and play with art materials.

PLUS,

You will make your own stash of collage papers,

Create a min art journal for quick and portable creating,

Make some tools to use for mixed media art journaling.

Make your own prompt cards to keep your creative expression flowing.

FAQsDo I need to know how to draw to do art journaling?

No, art journaling is for everyone, no matter what your perceived skill level, we are all creative beings. First and foremost, art journaling is about letting go of preconceptions of what is “art” and how the art journal page will turn out. Play, process and experimentation, is the overarching premise that guides these workshops.

What if I make a mistake or it does not turn out?

I always say that so called “mistakes” are opportunities for new paths and discoveries. Mistakes are an important part of growth. I like to call “mistakes” in art making happy accidents, because they can lead us where we need to go but did not know!

Will I be asked to share my art journal with others in the workshop?

No, your art journal is your own personal space to express yourself. While others may see parts of what you make just by being in the same space, the beauty of art making is that only you really know what it is about. As this is a workshop, and not art therapy, I do not ask participants to share what they have made visually (holding up to show) or with words. Who you choose to share parts of your art journal with is up to you. Because art journaling can be highly emotional at times and of a very personal nature, I recommend that before sharing parts of your art journal with anyone, you give yourself a few days sitting with what you created in order to make an informed decision.

Will I need to buy expensive art supplies to keep art journaling?

Absolutely not! Many supplies I use for art journaling can be found at the dollar store or inexpensively. In fact, in this workshop, I will show you how you can use recyclable materials to make tools to create with.

What is included in the workshop fee?

All materials except a separate art journal will be provided at the workshop. You are welcome to bring your own art journal if you have one, just make sure that it is a mixed media journal for wet mediums like paint. Alternatively, you can purchase a new mixed media art journal from me at the workshop for $10. You will leave with an affordable supplies list, a mini art journal that you created, some unique collage papers, some home-made tools for use in your art journal, a set of art journaling prompts individualized by you, your own unique art journaling pages and lots of inspiration and ideas to keep you going beyond the workshop!

What are my parking options for the workshop?

There is street parking available (this is a residential area).


What do I need to bring into the event?

Please bring a mixed media art journal to use at the workshop.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact petrea via e-mail petrea@arttherapist.ca if you have further questions.

What's the refund policy?

Please see this link for details: http://www.arttherapist.ca/cancellation-policy/

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