An Intuitive Burst of Colour (AJSS 2015)

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Art Journal Workshop: An Intuitive Burst of Colour

For the first time since 2015 this short workshop is now available for purchase as a standalone lesson.

This lesson originally appeared on Art Journal Summer School 2015 hosted by Marieke Blokland from

In this mini workshop we will create an art journal spread with a simple selection of art supplies. We will create quickly & intuitively and try to embrace imperfection as a way of letting go and enjoying the process.

The simplicity of the lesson lends itself really well to creating multiple versions of the journal spread. The supply list was specially put together to be suitable for holiday use; everything fits in a toiletry bag.

What Will You Learn?

  • Working with limited supplies
  • Quick & simple art journaling techniques
  • Simple portrait & shading

At the end of this workshop you will be more confident to play in your art journal using a variety of mixed media.

What Will You Get?

  • One project based lesson
  • Video with voice instruction
  • Share your progress & connect online
  • Lifetime access
  • Fully downloadable

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Student Artwork

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The Art Journal Summer School supply list was specially put together to be simple, portable and includes supplies that are easy to get. I'm a big fan of working with what you have. You can always ask before or during the course whether it's worth spending money on something or not. Let's face it though, personally I'm always looking for a good excuse to go art supply shopping!

  • Art journal
  • Watersoluble crayons
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stencils
  • Spray inks
  • Washi tape
  • Charcoal pencil
  • Gesso
  • Black and white paint pens

AJSS 2015 supply list

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Who Is This Course For?

This course is great as an affordable introduction to art journaling. It is also very suitable if you are looking to become more loose in your art journal and wish to embrace fun and imperfection.

Self-Paced / Fully Downloadable / Lifetime Access

On this workshop you are absolutely free to go at your own pace and work as quickly or slowly as suits your personal needs and circumstances. You will have lifetime access and you can download all class materials to your own device.

About your teacher

front-page-iris-1000Hello creative person! I’m Iris from and this website is where I offer online mixed media & art journaling courses and workshops.

I’m a mixed media artist from London and I believe in the magical powers of art! To me making art serves many purposes: fun, relaxation, healing, processing feelings, making pretty things, connecting with others (and more that I can't think of right now!).

I believe in simplicity and clarity when it comes to both painting and teaching. My videos & PDFs don't waste your time and will tell you exactly what you need to know so you can spend more time actually creating art.

We are all on this journey together, learning about how to face our fears and find inspiration. I love sharing honestly about my joys, struggles and discoveries (plus techniques and art supplies!). My courses are a culmination of everything I have learned so far!

I really hope you will join me on An Intuitive Burst of Colour!

What To Expect

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This lesson originally appeared on Art Journal Summer School 2015. If you purchased AJSS2015 you will already have this workshop. Before buying please check whether this applies to you.

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