Self-Paced Online Workshops

There's a sense of fun, freedom & exploration in my work. I create pages that make me happy. It's about doing the work rather than making pretty pages.

Information about my mixed media art journaling workshops Novel Approach and Groovy Grunge where I share acrylic & collage techniques using a hardback book as an art journal. I also teach abstract watercolor, gouache, doodling & paper sewing workshops including Tiny Museum, Painted Paper Paradise and Watercolor Playground.

Novel Approach Workshop
Select the workshops you'd like to take:

The Acrylic/Collage Workshops

Novel Approach is the first of two new workshops for 2016 and a good fit for artists with beginning to intermediate experience in working with acrylics and collage. The focus is about the act of creating, not creating something perfect.

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.

Feedback from workshop participants highlights my ability to create a warm and nurturing environment for learning. This workshop is quite literally 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. Beginning to intermediate level experience with acrylics/collage.


Groovy Grunge [Registration opens in March or April] is currently in development; it is the second new workshop for 2016. This will follow the theme of Novel Approach, taking your skills to the wild & crazy next level. This is a workshop I've been longing & dreaming of developing for several years, an advanced art journaling workshop, a refreshing creative| stretch| challenge for folks with acrylic painting and mixed media experience. I would consider this an intermediate to advanced level, a good fit if you have experience with acrylic paints but want to dive much 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. Intermediate level experience with acrylics/collage.

Novel Approach

Registration. Before you register, be sure to read the WORKSHOP FAQ so that there are no surprises! This is a self-paced, online workshop where you can login at your convenience and work at whatever pace you wish. Within 48 hours of registration, you'll receive your login + password to access the workshop website. This is a manual process {it's me, Tammy, behind the scenes}, so I appreciate your patience! Kindly wait 48 hours before checking on your registration.

Workshop Registration

To register for my online art journaling workshops click any of the registration links and select a workshop or combo-pack. The link will take you to PayPal to sort out payment. Please allow 48 hours to receive login/password information. This is a manual process {it's just me} and I appreciate your patience.

Select the workshops you'd like to take:

Novel Approach. $80.
Tiny Museum: $45.
Painted Paper Paradise: Sale price $35, save $5.
Watercolor Playground: Sale price $25, save $5.

Combo-Pack, Novel Approach + Tiny Museum: $105, save $20 off current individual workshop prices. Explore acrylics and altered books + abstract watercolor/gouache for maximum variety.

Combo-Pack, Tiny Museum + Painted Paper Paradise + Watercolor Playground {all 3 watercolor/gouache workshops}: $85, save $20 off current individual prices. Explore abstract watercolor/gouache, doodles, collage + sewing paper.

PS. Learn more about my abstract watercolor, gouache, doodling & paper sewing workshops including Tiny Museum, Painted Paper Paradise and Watercolor Playground.

Discount for Students in Tiny Museum. If you are enrolled in Tiny Museum as of December 1, I've communicated the special student price via email. The special price is valid through January 15 {contact me w/questions}. You are welcome to register and I'll refund the difference to your PayPal Account.

Art Materials? I keep the supply list to the bare minimum and provide a list of art materials and answer your specific questions upon registration. You are encouraged to purchase as few materials as possible. 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. 

Is this a beginner, intermediate or advanced workshop? All of the above! This workshop is appropriate for anyone who would like to learn more about working 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 a bunch of fun, messy pages where you can feel free to play.

The private Facebook Group for the workshop is open through December 31, 2016.

About Tammy | DaisyYellow

Hi! I'm Tammy. 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. It is my goal to create, in the space of my online workshops, a warm and welcoming environment for creative play & experimentation.  I work in a wide range of mediums and teach mixed media art journaling workshops as well as watercolor & gouache workshops.

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, so I guess I'm an analytical artist! More in About Daisy Yellow

To learn more about my perspective on the art of art journaling {and it is an art}, you can read Thoughts on Art Journaling and Art Journaling Without Rules.

Learn more about my abstract watercolor, gouache, doodling & paper sewing workshops including Tiny Museum, Painted Paper Paradise and Watercolor Playground.

Workshop content Copyright ©2011-2016 Tammy Garcia. Workshop registration does not convey copyrights. You may not teach or redistribute the content of this workshop in any format. You may not reproduce the content of this workshop except for your own private use. You may not publish or redistribute any portion of this workshop on any website or in any paper or electronic format. Workshop fees are non-refundable.