Explore Your Creative Vision – Expand Your Creative Skill – Express Your Creative Self

Art Journaling Weekend Workshop

2 1/2 – Days!

I believe you are creative and have something valuable to say!

If you desire to express yourself with color, line, shape, this weekend workshop is for you.

We will venture into creative play to explore, expand and express our creative selves in a beautiful, inspiring retreat-like setting.

This workshop is about getting inspired, playing with paint and learning techniques such as: painting papers for collage, using stencils, binding a simple journal, doodling, creative lettering, collage with painted papers, and layering and shading with paint. To accommodate a variety of skill levels you can follow step-by-step to make the same journal I’m making OR you are free to venture out with your own ideas and theme.

Lunch for Saturday & Sunday is provided. Daily snacks and drinks provided.

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In this class you will experience:

  • being a part of a small class size in a safe, inspiring environment and pleasant atmosphere ready for creative play and adventure
  • creative freedom with options to: follow step-by-step to make a journal just like Valerie’s, OR adapt the techniques to your own idea and theme, OR a combination of the two.
  • connecting with like-hearted people
  • step-by-step demos with written instructions followed by opportunities to go through the processes
  • painting papers for collage using various techniques
  • variety of ways to use stencils: patterns with paint sprays, to define edges, how to make a stencil not look like a stencil…
  • binding a simple journal from watercolor paper
  • collage methods of layering and integrating your painted papers with paint
  • painting coordinating backgrounds
  • doodling and creative lettering
  • Snack, drinks, and lunch provided
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    DATE

    June 26-28, 2019

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    TIME

    Friday evening:
    6:30-9:30

    Saturday & Sunday:
    9:30 am  – 4:30

    Lunches are provided

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    LOCATION

    Valerie’s Studio
    in Hillsboro, Oregon USA

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellations made more than 30 days prior the workshop,  a non-refundable administrative fee will be charged of $25 for 1-day workshops and $50 for 2-day workshops. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the workshop.

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    INVESTMENT

    $325 plus a supply list

    Register and Pay Now!

    Supply List

    Supplies Included:
    watercolor art journal pages, collage papers to paint, spray bottles for spray paints, stencil sponges, and more… Written step-by-step instructions, and journaling tips.

    Also Included:

    Daily snacks & drinks provided. Also includes lunch on Saturday & Sunday

Here’s what participants have to say about Valerie’s Art Journaling Workshop:

How to Paint Eggs, Feathers, Bird & Nest in Acrylics

1 1/2 - Days!

Have fun learning acrylic painting techniques and bird themed symbolism that inspires personal meaning!

There is something special about birds, feathers, eggs, and nests - like a life full of wonder, flight, freedom… There is also something special about being able to paint them connecting to our personal stories. That is what this class is about. I look forward to hearing and sharing some of our bird stories.

     Acrylic techniques & symbolism that inspire personal meaning

In this Bird, Egg, Feather, Nest class we will paint this beautiful bird themed accordion journal by following 4 step-by-step painting lessons.

  • Step-by-step lesson drawing an egg
  • Step-by-step lesson painting eggs
  • Step-by-step lesson painting feathers
  • Step-by-step painting bird demo (different from e-course bird)
  • Step-by-step lesson painting a nest

Included:

  • Reference to paint from life and photos: eggs, nests, and feathers, plus bird photos, or bring your own bird photo to paint from
  • Egg template stencil
  • Written document of the Symbolism of Eggs, Feathers, Birds & Nests
  • Tips on where to find bird photo reference

I hope you will join me in my studio nest where we celebrate the wonder and joy of birds as we learn to paint birds, eggs, feathers and nests!

Also included:

  • Snacks and drinks
  • Lunch on Saturday
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    DATE

    March 13-14, 2020

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    TIME

    Friday evening:
    6:30-9:30

    Saturday & Sunday:
    9:30 am  – 5:00

    Lunch is provided on Saturday

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    LOCATION

    Valerie’s Studio
    in Hillsboro, Oregon USA

    CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellations made more than 30 days prior the workshop,  a non-refundable administrative fee will be charged of $25 for 1-day workshops and $50 for 2-day workshops. No refunds will be available for cancellations within 30 days of the workshop.

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    INVESTMENT

    $155 plus a supply list

    Register and Pay Now!

    Supply List

    Included:
    Watercolor paper paper for journal, Photo reference, Tracing & transfer paper, White gesso, Stencil Sponges, Egg Stencil Template, Written info on symbolism of eggs, birds, feathers, & nests

    Daily snacks & drinks provided. Also includes lunch on Saturday

Happy Creating!

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