Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mixed Emotions Art Journaling Workshop is coming...!!!

Hi everyone!  I'm super-excited to announce....

Art journaling focuses on putting your personal thoughts and emotions on paper - and you don’t always have to use words to do that! Even if you're not a writer you can create meaningful art journal pages; because an emotion can be expressed through a photograph, a color, a material or a particular technique. 

In this workshop we will explore one specific emotion each lesson; and take that emotion as the basis to create a personal art journal page. What does each specific emotion mean to you? You are encouraged to explore your inner world and your perception of your emotions and turn them into art journal pages. Each lesson also explains a different technique, step-by-step, through photos or an instructional video.  The techniques are consistent with the emotion.

Techniques include gel medium photo transfer, paper weaving, writing meaningful journaling, using paint on the page etc. Inspiration videos stuffed with art, layouts, quotes and music will help to get the ideas flowing and set the creative process in motion. The lessons also contain printable collage sheets with photos, quotes and images for you to use in your work. You are challenged to explore your inner self and take a step further in your creativity. This is your opportunity to learn new approaches to self-expression. Do you dare to explore your emotions?

“Mixed Emotions” includes:

  • 12 lessons with assignments in pdf format. Each lesson will focus on a specific emotion and an art technique that goes with it. Techniques will be clearly shown through photos or demonstrated on video. Both beginners and advanced art journalers will find pleasure in working with the lessons.
  • Access to inspirational videos to inspire you and help your creative juices flow.
  • Extra printable collage sheets with photos, illustrations and quotes to use in your work.
  • Access to a private group discussion forum where you may share, ask questions and interact with the teacher and other class participants. (Access will be activated a few days before the workshop starts or within 24 hours of payment.)
  • Access to group albums for posting your completed assignments and seeing what others have done. (Access will be activated a few days before the workshop starts or within 24 hours of payment.)
If you know me, you know that Emotion is a big part of all of my artwork!  This is especially true in my art journaling!  Mixed Emotions is a class that my friend Marit Barentsen and I developed and taught in 2010.  We packed alot of fun and creative play into the 12 lessons of the workshop.  We were really happy with the reviews we got the first time around, and we've decided to run it live again in February!!!  I hope you will join us for the fun!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Yea! I really enjoyed this class. I hope a lot of people sign up - I think they will get a lot out of it. :)

dawn said...

Hi Michelle, this sounds great!! I didn't know you taught this before. How exciting it will be and the timing might be good for me too. So glad it's after the holidays so I can save up. So EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!! Thanks for letting us know NOW!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks for the endorsement Renee! I am so glad you liked the class!!!

And Dawn - yeayyy! We are going to have so much fun! I am glad you are excited - me too!

Michelle said...

I am so freaking excited!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Oh Michelle - I'm so glad you're excited about the class! It's going to be so much fun! Hope to see you there!

Sharon Fritchey said...

I am SO EXCITED!!!!! I am definitely going to participate in your class, Michelle and Marit!!!!!