Exploring Raw Art Journaling (AJSS 2016)

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Art Journal Workshop: Exploring Raw Art Journaling

For the first time since 2016 this short workshop is now available for purchase as a standalone lesson.

This lesson originally appeared on Art Journal Summer School 2016 hosted by Marieke Blokland from bloknote.nl

In this mini workshop we will start working with a process I call ‘raw art journaling’. We will put our feelings first, explore our raw emotions and pour them into the page. We will create a journal spread with a simple selection of art supplies.

The objective with this lesson is to connect with yourself and your feelings, it might happen that the art you create won’t be ‘pretty’, that is OK.

What Will You Learn?

  • Working with limited supplies
  • Intuitive art journaling techniques
  • Simple watercolour portrait

At the end of this workshop you will have explored a way of connecting your feelings with the art you do in your art journal.

What Will You Get?

  • One project based lesson
  • Video with voice instruction
  • Step-by-step PDF walkthrough
  • Share your progress & connect online
  • Lifetime access
  • Fully downloadable

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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
  • Watercolours
  • Acrylic paint
  • Stencils
  • Brayer
  • Washi tape
  • Stabilo All pencil
  • Black and white paint pens

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Who Is This Course For?

This course is great as an introduction to going deeper with art journaling. It is also very suitable if you are looking to become more loose in your art journal and wish to explore your feelings through art.

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.

What students said about the course

Thank you so much, it helped me to overcome my fear of drawing faces :). And try watercolour over acrylic paint. Love the result
Sandrine B.

I was scared but I ended up having a blast!! Love the scribbling - that was quite liberating. Really fun.
Lydia F.

As always when I journal from within, my dark soul pops up...😄 Thanks Iris for the lesson, I loved it a lot.
Dorette G.E.

About your teacher

front-page-iris-1000Hello creative person! I’m Iris from iris-impressions.com 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 Exploring Raw Art Journaling!

What To Expect

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This lesson originally appeared on Art Journal Summer School 2016. If you purchased AJSS2016 you will already have this workshop. Before buying please check whether this applies to you.

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