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September 20, 2010

21 Secrets: An Artist’s Playground, is a 3 month long workshop being taught by 21 different artists, with 21 completely different classes to educate you in everything ART JOURNALING. The class is being coordinated and held by Connie Hozvicka of Dirty Footprints Studio.

Yay, registration for 21 Secrets is officially open!  You can click on the photo above to buy it!  Here are the full details on all the workshops you’ll get for $59:

I AM MAGIC
Andrea Schroeder

i am magic guides you through the process of using your art journal to embrace intuition and flow and discover your inner magic.  play.  experiment.  explore.  find the place where you know that you can do anything.  find the place where all of your dreams are possible.

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CONVERSATIONS WITH SELF: LETTERS FROM YOUR INNER CHILD
Angelia Thompson

Many of us have carried unresolved childhood experiences into our adulthood, and these incidents often linger with us because as children, our voices were not heard.  Let your inner child have a voice and finally release these shadows of the past.

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GET IT OUT :: GET IT DOWN
Connie Hozvicka

How many times have you blocked yourself from creating just because you worry that you can’t get what’s in your head out onto the paper?  No more!  I’m here to show you that it doesn’t matter.  Your creativity is depending on you to be FEARLESS and get those images, ideas, and beautiful masterpieces of LOVE out of your head and down on the paper……After I have my way with you you’ll be painting like wild!

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GET CARDED
Dawn Sokol

Tips and tricks on using up those old credit cards, gift cards, and hotel room keys on your journal pages. We’ll not only use them as a tool, but as decoration!
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THE ART JOURNAL AS SOUL MIRROR
Effy Wild

Plumb your own depths to discover your soul’s purpose and create a beautiful art journal page that reflects that purpose back to you. No drawing required! This class will include an mp3 audio meditation, a step-by-step PDF file, and a video!

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ANCIENT CHINESE PAPER CUTTING MEETS MODERN ART JOURNAL
Emma Peabody

Learn to create simple, beautiful paper cutting designs and then transform them into fabulous art journal pages. Whether your style is crazy colors, gritty grunge, or simple sweetness, you can use this technique to create eye-catching, truly unique art.

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LAYERS OF TISSUE
/Hanna Andersson

Thin tissue paper can be found in all kinds of pretty colours at the art store. But I like it best when it comes for free in shoe boxes, flower protection or as gift wrapping. Save it all and let’s find some different uses for it in our Art Journals together. We will colour with it, and create textures, transparencies and yummy collage layers!
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EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK:
USING COMMON HOUSEHOLD ITEMS IN YOUR ART JOURNAL
Heidi Dilley

This lesson is about thinking outside of the studio, letting go of the idea that you have to have fancy art supplies to art journal, and having fun raiding the rest of your house in search of new ways to make art!  In this lesson we’ll be learning several techniques using ordinary household supplies to make backgrounds, stamp, and open new doors to your creativity.  Have you ever used alcohol from your medicine cabinet or bleach from your pantry in your journal?  You will after this lesson, and you have my word – when we’re done you’ll be on a mad hunt through your home looking for anything and everything that you can use to make your mark in your art journal!  Come and play with me!

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THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE OF SPLATTERS
Jonathan “Blade” Manning

Learn how to use different materials to create random splatters, negative images or voids in splatters—why you would want to and when you maybe shouldn’t–and preservation: protecting them in your journal and protecting the REST of your journal from them!

THE THINGS THEY SAY
Kelley Warren

Are you a mom wondering how you can incorporate your children into your art journaling?  As a mom to twin seven-year-old girls, I love to incorporate my children into my art-making and art-journaling.  Join my girls and me as we show you how to incorporate your kids everyday “wisdom” into your art journaling by capturing “the things they say.”

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OLD SKOOL ART: GLAZES 101
Less Herger

Together we’ll demystify glazes in acrylic paint.
We’ll mix them in various strengths and discuss their uses in paintings and art journals. You can use a glaze to tint collage elements, change the colors of a previous layer of paint or to obscure writing. Glazes are all about layers.

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ART JOURNALING’S SASSY LITTLE SISTER: THE ART POSTCARD
Lis Hofmann

As a support for your art journaling process, or as a practice all on its own,
the Art Postcard is a perfect format for exploring a variety ideas, techniques,
motifs and themes.  Learn how to use this versatile format for quick creative
play and discover the endless possibilities to recycle, reuse and reinvent via
the Art Postcard.

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THE SECRET OF BEGINNING
Lisa Wilson

Why in the world would one want to do this thing called “art journaling”?
Even if you wanted to, how would you know where to begin?  And that stuff, “gesso” – do you apply it or eat it?

We all start somewhere.  Those with a wise beginner’s mind start again and again.  Journey with me as we explore why & how one would go through this process of art journaling, including a detailed look at some of the basic materials used.

(A little tip before we get started: No, you don’t eat gesso!! )

SPIN THAT WHEEL!
Mariza

Boring, static pages got you down? Wish you could keep playing with your pages after the paint has dried? Step right up and spin the journal wheel! I will show you how to incorporate selector wheels into your journal pages and create ever-changing spreads. We will make two wheels: one with images and one with text. It’s an easy way to add interactivity and fun to your journal!

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TYPOHOLIC (TYPOGRAPHY 101)
Natalie Malik

Love to write, but feel like your handwriting might be flat? Lets enhance, improve and play with your handwriting! Practice how to draw out your favorite fonts to add a different depth to your journaling. Play with different tools and materials to add some boldness! Learn how to add your amazing new skills to your journal!

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DOORS AND WINDOWS TO YOUR SOUL
Paula Phillips

Incorporate your hidden, or not so hidden, thoughts and art in your journal using five different styles of doors and windows.  You will learn how to make your pages interactive, and your secrets tucked away, using basic art and scrap booking supplies.  Bring your juiciest innermost thoughts and art and turn your art journal into an open window to your creative self.

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RUNNING LOOSE ON CANVAS
Samantha Kira Harding

We’ve all worked on paper, but what about journaling on loose canvas? In this workshop, we’ll explore all the fun things you can do when working on canvas — from freestyle sewing to buttons to lots of water and being completely without boundaries — a bunch of stuff you simply can’t do on paper!
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JET-SET JOURNALING: SOUL JOURNAL STYLE
TRAVEL JOURNALING FOR ARTISTS ON THE GO
Sarah Whitmire

Have you ever been stuck in a hotel room, a waiting room, a boring conference, anywhere…and thought, “I’d rather be journaling?”  Have you ever planned a trip and found yourself agonizing over what materials and art products to pack?  This is the class for you!  In Jet-Set Journaling: Soul Journal Style, we will start by building the ultimate travel kit for journalers including a look at the type of journal I personally bring on my travels.  I will share my absolutely essential travel supplies, give you some fun prompts aimed at using these products, and teach you new ways to use materials found around you to create art that is absolutely unique to your experience.  I will also share the invaluable tips and tricks I have learned in my artsy travels, including what and what not to carry onto a plane.  In this class I will demonstrate the “field test” of my travel kit on the road, on a plane, and in a hotel room with both video and an easy to print .pdf file.  Whether you are traveling across the country, killing time in a waiting room, or waiting for your connecting flight, this class is for all you busy journalers on the go.

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10 TEXT TECHNIQUES
Spooky

Ten fun new ways to play with old book pages in your art journal.

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SURREAL JOURNAL FUN
Tami Chacon

Come learn a technique that will add a bit of surreal fun to your journal page…..

Using magazine images,  and a few simple supplies we will create new works of art, partially or totally altering the original images.  With just a few easy steps you can turn turtles to flowers!  This is a resist technique and great if you aren’t fully confident in your drawing ability.  You can take those magazine images and alter them to your heart’s content.   Layer images, add texture, subtract and add color! — Create a bit of surreal fun to journal on!  The possibilities are endless.  This is a technique I come back to often just for the pleasure of playing with images.

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THE DOODLICIOUS DAYBOOK
Tracie Hanson

Doodle much?  Yeah, me too.
Ever doodled on a scale so large that you produced enough whoppin’ doodlicious paper to bind a thick and juicy art journal?
Nope, didn’t think so.  I have.
And I’ll show you how with some videos and pdf’s.

In this workshop, we’ll begin by doodling WAY big . . .
then deconstruct it into the makings for your own
beautific doodlicious diary.

So fun, easy and cool, you’ll crank out a dozen in no time!
I’ll even share a few spankin’ specialicious techniques
to make it even purtier.

You’ll dig it.  You’ll wanna show off.

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Doesn’t that look amazing?  I am thrilled to be a part of it!  I would also like to point out (even though it isn’t very tactful) that if you register through my blog, I will receive a share of the profits.  And I will greatly appreciate getting paid for my efforts.  Also, I would like to be able to thank each of my buyers personally.  So, if you follow the link above and sign up, please email me your address and I will send you some fun mail art or collage goodies!  Who’s ready for October?

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One Comment leave one →
  1. September 20, 2010 9:40 pm

    all I have to say is that for once, i am GLAD i have zero money right now, because choosing which artist to purchase this from to give them profits would be pure torture!!! it does look really awesome though…and im an idiot and forgot to enter in connie’s giveaway! oh well.

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