art journal workshops
You are the artist of your own life
As we move into 2022, massive changes and adjustments are still in process, both personally and politically. The pandemic persists, as does political, social, and economic struggle. Perhaps some things have become simpler for you this year while others have become more complex. It is a chaotic time, but in moments of disarray, our own creativity can be both a grounding anchor and a beacon of light.
Sketchbook is currently on hold.
Sketchbook is a series of guided mini-workshops to keep your creative energy flowing with the seasons. Creative practices are not only healing and rewarding in and of themselves; they also train the mind to explore, see possibilities, solve problems, and make discoveries.
Each 1-hour session takes you through a sequence of accessible writing and drawing prompts to help you reflect, release, play, and imagine. We meet 8 times throughout the year, exploring themes that reflect the movement of the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere: the pure potential of Winter hibernation, the fresh growth of Spring, the bright, expansiveness of Summer, and the release and surrender of Fall.
“It’s fun to look back on my sketches from your classes plus extra ones I’ve done during some free time and I’m always amazed what came out in those single hours I was zoned into the creative process.”
“I loved that it was simple and not overwhelming to a beginner, but still very rich because of all of the possibilities the prompts could open. I went into it excited but apprehensive, sure that I was not and could not be an artist. And I came out knowing that that is all nonsense, that we are all artists, and that I could tap into this form for fun, exploration, and guidance in my daily life.”
- A sketchbook or journal with thick, blank pages (here’s one and here’s another)
- Everyday pen or pencil
- Some combination of crayons, colored pencils, ink pens/markers, paint pens/markers, and/or oil pastels
- For some sessions, you will be asked to bring specific items such as an object that holds personal meaning, an element from nature, magazine clippings, tape, or glue.
When you register for the upcoming session, you’ll receive a Zoom link via email with your payment confirmation. You can leave your camera on or off, ask questions or just follow along on your own.