Art Journaling E-Courses

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You are invited to join me as we walk through the process of making an art journal. In the series of four workshops, I demonstrate my process of making the Hope Journal, and refer to other journals throughout.  I share tips and show you the secrets of Art Journaling I’ve discovered over the years, breaking the techniques down into step-by-step formats that show how to create journals such as the Faith and Gratitude Journals. The processes shown are often what I go through to make my art journals and teach during in-person classes.

Although each workshop stands alone in its teaching content so they can be taken in any order. I begin the Hope journal with the techniques taught in Marbling & More.  Embellishing Edges & Text and Beautiful Backgrounds are next, then Lettering & Doodling Hope, which for me is the heart of the journal. The lessons are filled with step-by-step video demonstrations and inspiration that will enable you to apply the techniques in your journal using your own personal style. All the videos are available at one time, listed in the sidebars, so you can take them at your own pace, pause, and apply the techniques instantly, at your leisure. You will have unlimited access to the workshops, as long as the workshop is offered, so there is no need to feel rushed by a deadline. You will need access to high speed internet connection to view the videos, so keep this in mind when registering. Private Facebook groups are available to join for each workshop.

My dear friend, web designer, and fellow artist Anneli Anderson (designanneli.com) is partnering with me. She is an invaluable help with technology support and encouragement.

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Lettering & Doodling HOPE is the heart of the Hope Journal.

It is a journaling journey that shares the inspiration of the content as well as the step-by-step processes of doodling and lettering pages, designing layout with quotes in mind, using meaningful text, drawing & painting illuminating letters, creatively using your own handwriting, doodling and painting a frame border, how to make a found image you

This class, twice as large as the others in the series, has 17 lessons with over 30 videos, and is full of helpful, doodling and lettering tips.

Regularly $69.75. On SALE NOW $55

Welcome
Supply & Material Info
Making the Journal
Beginning Lettering
Beginning Doodling
Designing Cover & Illuminated Letters
Correcting Lettering Mistakes
Using Meaningful Text
Doodling a Frame Border
Painting the Feather & Bird Doodle
Painting a Doodle Frame Border
Painting Illuminated Letters
Putting Text into Shapes & Adding Color
Experimenting the with Pens
Painting Heart & Stars
Transforming a Found Image with Doodling
Painting Letters & Let Hope Arise

In Marbling & More we will make a journal and walk through the step-by-step process of marbling pages of our journal, enhancing the marbling, and painting papers. The techniques taught in this course serve as a base to build the rest of the journal. I love this one because in addition to new skills, it focuses on playing, enjoying the process like a child again!

Regularly $34.95On SALE NOW $25

Welcome & Supplies
Choosing a Color Palette
Beginning the Art Journal
Marbling Technique #1
Marbling Technique #2
Painting Tissue Paper
Making & Using Paint Sprays
Enhancing Marbling Techniques
Collage a Wing & Make Paper Swirls

In Embellishing Edges & Text, this how-to workshop features step-by-step instruction and inspiration for shaping and embellishing the edges of your journal pages, and fitting text into shapes, embellishing it with pen and paint.

Regularly $34.95On SALE NOW $25

Welcome & Supplies
Beginning the Art Journal
How to Design and Cut Edges
How to Fit Text into a Shape
How to Embellish the Edges with Pen
How to Paint the Shape with Text
How to Embellish Edges with Paint
Doodling the Edge with Paint
Bonus Inspiration

Painting Beautiful Backgrounds can be easy and fun!
In this workshop, you will see me paint all the backgrounds of the Hope Journal, step-by-step, as well as a few bonus step-by-step backgrounds from the Faith Journal, PLUS how-to use gesso for beautiful backgrounds.

Regularly $34.95On SALE NOW $25

Welcome & Supplies
Beginning the Art Journal
Painting Backgrounds of Hope Journal
Building a Background on a Theme
Painting Background after Penwork
Glazing Background Technique
Using Sprays & Tissue Paper
Collage Paper Background
Bonus Lesson: Using Gesso

When I take a class, I hope to gain some techniques and tips that will help me enhance my own artwork and style. That is what I've worked to create in these workshops. What I do is walk through my process of making an art journal, sharing my inner process as I go, exploring ideas, and demonstrating step-by-step techniques for making the art journal and pages. These classes are technique driven, not product driven. We each have something to say from our heart and my hope is that these workshops will help you say what is in your heart.

 

I believe we are each created with the potential to make beautiful things
- our own kind of beautiful.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
when you register...

These are the steps that you will take...

  • Click on the register button for the workshop you would like to purchase.
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT with valeriesjodin.com on the shopping cart checkout page. If you already have an account, log in before proceeding to check out. Remember the login and password that you create that is unique to you!
  • PAY for your online workshop through paypal.
  • Your order confirmation will include a link to the workshop login page.  Login to your account, and get access to the workshop you payed for. If you are already logged in, follow the link to start the workshop.
  • Once you are logged into the site you will have access to all the online workshops you paid for.  You only need to remember one password, your account password that is unique to you.
  • If you lose your password follow the link "Lost Password" on the login page.

A Spiritual Journey of Discovering
& Creatively Activating Your Word of the Year

I have been excited about A Word Well Lived™ e-course because discovering and living out A Word Well Lived™ throughout the year has been one of the most consistent and meaningful things I do that connects my life, faith and art.

My hope was to launch this brand new class autumn of 2016, but A few unexpected health events with family members came up and my priorities shifted. I am grateful to be there to help. There have also been some technological challenges in the launching of the new website that have impacted a new online course. All that to say, A Word Well Lived™ e-course is not available at this time. I am working to have it ready to launch fall of 2017, Lord willing.

This does not mean I won’t have a word of the year. In fact, it is more important than ever! A word for 2017 has already emerged for me as “The One.” It promises to be both am exciting and challenging. As the word, theme and life unfolds in 2017, I will be posting highlights of the journey on my blog. I hope to hear more about your word too.

Blessings to you of creative courage as we move onward and forward!
Valerie 

Watch this video to find out how discovering and activating
a word of the year has helped and enhanced my life:

Stay tuned for more exciting information coming soon!

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