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

Art Journaling Weekend Workshop

Cancelled due to the Corona Virus


Nurture your creative Spirit with me this June in my studio. 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. The visual theme of my journal this year is based on whimsical trees, leaves, and celebrating the joy of being in nature. The word theme is THRIVE and all the related words I hope for us: grow, bloom, flower, cultivate, fruit, flourish and shine. There are more of course, but you get the idea. I’m excited and would love to have you join me!

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

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art journal class trees-Valerie Sjodin©

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 mine 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 lunches provided
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    June 26-28, 2020

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    Friday evening:

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

    Lunches are provided

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    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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    $325 plus a supply list

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    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:

Happy Creating!