“How Do I ...?” Meets the Art Journal Page
Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2017
10:00 am – 4:30 pm, ½ hour lunch break
All Supplies Provided!
Spend the weekend with a wide selection of products, and the guidance of Artistic Artifacts owner Judy Gula, to create original and layered journal pages and bind them into a custom art journal! Day 1, we will paint and print on Strathmore Mixed Media Papers and found papers. (Those simple words hardly describe the wild, freeing day creating the backgrounds for our journal pages!) Day 2 will find us continuing to add color to our pages with pens and inks, plus collaging with our painted pages and ephemera. Enjoy the camaraderie of creating together in this mini Creative Retreat Experience that includes the fun 'try it and play' aspect of our popular How Do I...?
series! We will discuss and execute multiple journal pages, learning how to create Judys signature backgrounds — experiment with putting your own spin on the many techniques you will be taught! Each student will receive a Strathmore tablet of 9" x 12" mixed media paper (15 sheets), and workstations will be set up with the following products for your use: Artistic Artifacts Fluid Textile Paints, stencils, rubber stamps, Silks Acrylic Glazes and Twinkling H2Os; Stampers Big Brush Pens and Gelatos by Faber-Castell; texturing/modeling products from Viva Decor; a wide range of wooden printing blocks; Spray Inks, and Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates. Students will learn to fold and bind their pages into a custom art journal using sturdy Roc-lon Multi-Purpose Cloth (provided) to create their cover. (If desired, you can keep your pages flat and separate if desired). Your registration cost includes a $35 supply fee.
While all necessary supplies are provided
, personalize your pages by bringing the following materials from your stash: photos, favorite art paper or patterned cardstock, special ephemera (postage stamps, tickets, envelopes, handwritten letters, etc.), favorite pens, pencils and markers, washi tape, glue stick, scissors, plus a pen and paper for taking notes. We recommend limiting yourself to packing one 1-gallon plastic bag. If you are currently keeping a spiral bound (or other format) art journal, bring it to work in too!
About the Instructor:
Judy Gula, owner of Artistic Artifacts, believes that to make art, you must live art. She finds inspiration in new and vintage materials, her interactions with other artists, and in surprising and unexpected experiences. Her goal is to share her love of art and in empowering people to create their own artwork, she finds her bliss. More about Judy »