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SELF-PACED ONLINE ART JOURNALING, PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOPS

My workshops focus on the creative process, teaching flexible, open-ended techniques that you can build upon and use in your art journal. I've long been a proponent of art & visual journaling and my approach is to break through the fluff, mystery & mystical terminology and share techniques to inspire you to get to work in your journal.  My workshops are about creative play & experimentation! Feedback from workshop participants highlights my ability to create a warm and nurturing environment for learning. 

About Tammy + Daisy Yellow

My artwork has been published in the book A World of Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol; my articles & artwork have been published in various spots including Featuring Magazine and Create Mixed Media. I've been art journaling since 2007, blogging since 2008 and teaching online journaling workshops since 2012. I'm a self-taught mixed media artist with a background in quantitative analysis!


Workshop Registration

Workshops are on sale through October 4, 2016. 

Select a workshop or combo-pack and the link will take you to PayPal. After payment is sorted, I'll send login/password information within 48 hours. This is a manual process, so thank you for your patience!  Workshop fees are non-refundable. 

Select a workshop!

Workshop Pricing

THE CIRCLE: Start, revamp, refresh + reinforce your daily creative practice and generate creative ideas with a focus on index card art and collage. Price: $70
Sale $55 USD {save $15} ☜  SALE

NOVEL APPROACH: Wild mixed media art journaling with acrylics + collage in an altered hardback book. Focused on acrylic painting and collage techniques. Price: $80
Sale $65 USD {save $15} ☜  SALE

COMBO PACK: CIRCLE + NOVEL APPROACH
Price: $125 {save $25 USD}
Sale $100 {save $50 USD} ☜  SALE

TINY MUSEUM: Playful abstract designs + patterns in watercolor or gouache on watercolor paper. Focused on watercolor or gouache painting techniques. Price: $60
Bonus: Watercolor Workshop Expansion Pack 29-page ebook.

Good news! I've extended access to Tiny Museum, Novel Approach, Painted Paper Paradise/Watercolor Playground through December 2018 and have extended access to The Circle through December 2017. If by chance you purchase a different workshop than intended, I can switch registration if you email me within 12 hours of purchase and before accessing the site, just send me an email.


The Circle

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I have long wanted to create a workshop where I guide folks through creative experiments, curious explorations and the mental gyrations & gymnastics that refresh the way that you SEE your art and your creative work. This workshop will help you break through perfectionistic tendencies and help you move through an imaginary or real creative block. The Circle is a deep dive into the daily creative habit. We'll work on small format art with creative exercises, explorations, tutorials and resources that you can use as launching points for index cards or the pages of your art journal. 

"I've taken several Daisy Yellow courses and participated in ICAD three times, but joining The Circle this year was exactly what I needed to push past the "perfectionistic procrastination" that has plagued me when it comes to making art. The prompts and the questions led to many creative wanderings (both tangible and intangible), and seeing all the exciting work that was shared is a constant reminder that "it's all good."  I am so grateful for Tammy's inspiration and encouragement -- I heartily recommend her classes, especially The Circle." ~ Melinda

"This year I joined the Circle and this took me on a fun but also deeper experience, with more in-depth suggestions for techniques, questions to stimulate my thinking about creating and art, and more support and encouragement to explore in a smaller group. I also found Tammy's videos a great visual experience and loved her easy banter with the participants." ~ Susan

"The Circle workshop has enriched my creative process by helping me to dive deeper into my art making. The discussion topics are thought provoking & encompass many different aspects of the creative process. There is a wonderful camaraderie among group members as well! I highly recommend this workshop!" ~ Patricia

Start + revamp + refresh + reinforce your creative practice. Where can you take it? How do you stay motivated? Where do you find ideas? How can you take an idea and explore it in a series? How can you take a concept and expand upon it? How do you develop experiments to pursue? Creatives at any skill level can incorporate a daily art habit. It's not about making perfect art, but exploring creative ideas via art.

There are sixty-one (61) sections in The Circle including 12 videos about collage & lettering, ideas to ponder, prompts and 70+ guided discussion topics... all designed to kick-start your creative endeavors. 

Access to a small, private Circle Facebook discussion group to discuss the creative process, art journaling, index card art and everything from pencils to perfectionism.

Workshop resources/videos available through December 31, 2017 {just extended!!!}
Facebook Group open through December 31, 2017.


Novel Approach

Pages from the Novel Approach Workshop. Artwork by Tammy Garcia.

Pages from the Novel Approach Workshop. Artwork by Tammy Garcia.

In my latest mixed media workshop, we create pages with acrylics and collage in an altered hardback book. We will not follow any formulas. It is valuable to allow yourself the space for play, experimentation, exploration & imperfection in your journal. You'll explore fun, messy, free-range, organic, playful art journaling. I'll show you a variety of acrylic painting and collage ideas/techniques that you can take in any direction you wish. We'll generate ideas and learn how to bring those ideas into your journal, "diving" in while refining and exercising your creative thinking skills.

This workshop is about acrylics and the textural experience of altering a hardback book into an art journal. So while it will be fun, it will also be quite immersive in terms of actually PAINTING stuff in your book-turned-journal.

In Lenna's words, "I find Tammy Garcia's online workshop to be very organized and so inspiring. Full of the details I need, but with the freedom and permission to be me. Tammy inspires me to try so many things I would not try on my own and she attracts a lot of fun & creative people to her workshops. It is a joy to participate!"

Details: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, advice, tips & tricks. Beginner level experience with acrylics/collage.

Art Materials? Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer questions. You are encouraged to purchase as few materials as possible, but invest in good quality paints! In general, you'll need a hardback book, heavy body acrylic paint {i.e. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics or Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics}, a few brushes, a liquid adhesive {fluid matte medium or soft gel/gloss}, magazines, index card artwork or painted papers, a stack of index cards and a handful of Neocolor II water-soluble crayons. 

The only prerequisite is a desire to work with acrylics and collage in your art journal. You can start where you are and apply and expand upon the concepts. The workshop will not cover color theory or conceptual aspects of design, value studies etc. It will be a warm, positive, inviting introduction to the art of altering a book and creating playful pages.

There's a private Facebook group where you can share your work, if you feel comfortable, ask questions and talk about the techniques. 

Workshop resources/videos available through December 31, 2018.
Facebook Group open through December 31, 2016.


Tiny Museum

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Artwork from the Tiny Museum Workshop. Artwork by Tammy Garcia.

Artwork from the Tiny Museum Workshop. Artwork by Tammy Garcia.

ARTWORK FROM THE TINY MUSEUM WORKSHOP. ARTWORK BY TAMMY GARCIA.

ARTWORK FROM THE TINY MUSEUM WORKSHOP. ARTWORK BY TAMMY GARCIA.

Learn how to generate ideas and transform those ideas into watercolor or gouache; develop the ability to "dive in" and exercise creative thinking skills. We create tiny abstract designs, doodles and patterns with pencil and watercolor or gouache paint. We start the workshop with blending exercises and build to techniques that you can use in your art journal or on loose watercolor paper.

Art Materials? Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer questions. You are encouraged to purchase as few materials as possible, but invest in good quality paints! You'll need watercolor paper, a good quality watercolor brush, artist quality watercolor or gouache paints and a handful of Neocolor II water-soluble crayons.

There is a private Facebook group where you can share your work. Check out the student work from Tiny Museum

Taught via video tutorials on a private workshop website. This is a beginner level workshop. Students at any experience level are welcome.

Workshop resources/videos available through December 31, 2018
Facebook Group open through December 31, 2016.

Student Feedback From Tiny Museum:

"I highly recommend the Tiny Museum workshop. Such simple techniques but so very effective. I LOVE the art I've made for Tiny Museum. I've bought more watercolor journals because it's such a lovely medium and I just want to keep doing more! I love how Tammy puts her workshops together - everything is very clear and easy to follow and she provides great feedback. The video tutorials are wonderful - they're beautifully produced and an absolute joy to watch." ~ Rebecca P.

"Labor Day I had the house to myself {heaven} and had so much fun playing with the inspirations grids. I could keep going forever. Color and pattern are my happy place." ~ Calene S. writes about the inspiration boards exercise.

"A warm-up grid where I focused on exploring the relationship of water & paint, not so much on patterns. For me it was about noticing the tiny interactions between colors, how the paint hits the water. This was incredibly relaxing to do!" ~ Patricia D. writes about the process of creating a page.

"That lady could motivate a snail to stand up and do the tango! Watercolor and gouache are certainly dancing together in my journal as I work through the many videos in this class. I'm sure everyone has their own approach but I enjoy working while listening to the videos, listening and following along very loosely while Tammy describes what's she's doing. Her enthusiasm is contagious and helps cut through the painful haze I am swimming through every day." ~ Michelle R.

Student Feedback from Watercolor Playground + Painted Paper Paradise:

"I’ve been a fan and follower of Tammy/Daisy Yellow for many years and recently completed her Watercolor Playground Workshop. Tammy has a fun and playful style of teaching. She manages to make you feel like YOU can do this. I’ve always felt intimidated by watercolors-but after taking Tammy’s class-the apprehension has been kicked to the curb! (and I love the music she plays during a time lapse segment) Thank you Tammy-for creating this class and sharing your passion and inspiration. It’s contagious:) You are a treasure!" ~Jenny P.

"I have never had any formal art training and have always felt deficient for this, and also a yearning to study art. I discovered your courses last year when looking for inspiration and have gained both skills and an awareness that the important thing is just to create and explore. Your tutorials are simple to understand and follow, you give clear and practical guidance and all videos are professional and fun to watch. The system you've developed of sharing and supporting work via the FB page is an excellent way of gaining insight into others techniques, styles and interpretations of projects you suggest. The encouragement and input you give is always appropriate and useful. Emphasis is put on the process, practise and also exploration. You teach vital skills to understand the properties, potential and limitations of working with watercolour and emphasise the delight of discovery and free expressive painting. I feel indebted to you, as you reignited my creative flame and gave me an outlet for this vital self expression." ~Debbie C.


Groovy Grunge

[Registration opens in OCTOBER] Currently in development. This workshop will follow the theme that began in Novel Approach. We'll take your skills to the wild & crazy next level, working in more saturated vivid colors and even more grunge. We'll also get more into writing in our journals and exploring ideas, more than in previous workshops! I've been dreaming of developing this workshop for several years, a refreshing creative| stretch| challenge for folks who are already art journaling and have experience with acrylics and collage. A good fit if you want to dive deeper into abstract techniques that can be utilized in your art journal, on index cards, wood, canvas, etc.

Details: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, advice, tips & tricks. Beginner to intermediate level experience with acrylics/collage. If you are new to art journaling or acrylic paints, take Novel Approach first, then Groovy Grunge! 


Crossroads at 21 Secrets Spring 2015

Crossroads is an art journaling workshop at the intersection of journaling, ink, thread & watercolor. This self-paced mixed media workshop is available only as part of the 21 Secrets Spring 2015 Series. It is one of twenty-one journaling workshops called 21 Secrets...  a great introduction to the work of a bunch of fabulous teachers, and you can hop around and explore each of the workshops at your own pace. Teachers are paid by utilizing an affiliate link; if you register for 21 Secrets workshops through this link, I receive a small percentage of the purchase. 


Workshop content Copyright ©2011-2017 Tammy Garcia. Workshop registration does not convey copyrights. You may not teach or redistribute the content of these workshops in any format. You may not reproduce the process steps or content of this workshop except for your own private use. You may not publish or redistribute any portion or content from this workshop on any website, on social media or in any paper or electronic format. 

Workshop fees are non-refundable. If by chance you pay for the same workshop twice, or purchase a different workshop than you had intended, just send me an email and we'll work out the details!