About this Course
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We will cut and paste. Snippets of yourself begin to emerge.
I truly believe we can revisit the nostalgia of our childhood or good memories and recapture the bliss. I'll give you the tools to build your own sets of little sketches, tokens, word designs, and writings.
YOUR journey will contain your own “neat stuff”.
I’m so ready to hit the ground running on our journals. My wish for you and this class is to discover something inside of you that may have been lying dormant for a while. Some creative energy that is aching to get out. I want our journals to be a safe place to experiment and make mistakes in. As well as a resting place for the words that we write by telling more of the story behind the art that is YOU! To be so uniquely you that there be no need for comparison.
Your journal is ALIVE, evolving and growing with each day. It becomes a chalise for your soul......shining bright and emerging into that which is so uniquely you.
click photo above for a video sneak peek
There will be 5 weeks full of material. Most days have video demonstrations. The 5th week, there will be three days of material and the first 4 weeks the posts will go like this:
Monday: writing/ (photography every other week)
Friday: word designs
A few fun things involved during these 5 weeks include stamp making, creating our own journal, painting primitive figures, and a fun bonus demo video in week 5 of painting a realistic face. Lots and lots of video demonstrations are included. We will gather bits of ephemera. We will take photos of simple inspirations. We will write. We will build libraries of tokens, word designs, and sketches. All of these will come together as elements for our journal.
for making your own journal:
22”x30” hot press or cold press watercolor paper 140lb
a ready made journal:
Strathmore 9x12” journal (mixed media)
- favorite color acrylic paints (craft paints are fine)
- heavy body titanium white (I like blickrylic or golden)
- pen set (sharpie fine point or pitt pens, black fineliner set of 4)
- scrap paper or sketchbook (8x10 or so)
- matte medium - or mod podge matte
- 3-4 paint pens – sharpie water-based (I like the red, yellow, and white)
- india ink
- brush variety pack – hogs hair
- ephemera – think neat stuff like bubble gum wrappers, fortunes, old notes, ledger paper, movie ticket stubs, old photo scans, photos of your fav childhood cereal......etc.
- Portfolio pastels (or a small set of caran d'ache neocolor II)
- palette knife
- a few crayons
- soft graphite pencil – 8b or 9b
- washi tapes
- glitter stickles or any glittery/shimmery media
- spiral bound notebook/pen
- prismacolor colored pencils
- camera - iphone, point and shoot, or dslr
For making stamps:
- wood burning tool
- 1/4” craft foam (if you want to try the thinner craft foam, go for it. it will be easier to find)
- mask (for making our own stamps)
- hot glue gun
any markers - copic sketch markers, sharpies, etc.
I have never painted or journaled before.
This class is open to all levels from the very beginner to seasoned artists. What I love about Neat Stuff is that our own voice and unique style will start to emerge. I had trouble journaling in the beginning because I didn't know what to journal about. This will help you. I give you the tools to build up layer by layer and give meaning to what you want to say. I share with you my way of tackling the blank page and harnessing the subconscious into telling your own adventure.
I like to work at my own pace. How long will the workshop remain open?
I will leave you access to the workshop up until February 1st, 2013 for you to go back and work or re-watch any video demos.
Can I use different colors than what you demo?
Sure! Feel free to use colors that you are drawn to....in the backgrounds as well as the face. I challenge you though to use at least one neon or bright color that you don't normally think to use. It can be beautiful in small doses!
Can I get a refund if I pay for the course and decide not to use it?
I'm sorry, but there are no refunds after payment it sent.
Do I need to take you first class, "Paint Your Story" to take this class? absolutely not! This is a free standing class about visual journaling and can be taken with or without having taken my other class.
Are the videos downloadable? yes! all of the videos are downloadable for you to keep.
Is there a zine for Neat Stuff like you did on your last workshop?
Yes! The zine is HERE!!