Student Work: Groovy Grunge Art Journaling Workshop
When I develop a workshop, I stir up a batch of fresh ideas brainstormed + scribbled on index cards; then I take the ideas from vision to reality on film and in words. And that's just the beginning. Then curious artists join the fun and start to explore the materials, watch what I've developed, interact with each other and start playing with techniques & prompts. Each artist spins the page differently, taking tangents and paths of their own.
Whether you define it as an altered book, an art journal, a visual journal, a test journal, a what-if journal, a collage journal... it's groovy!
Check out the playful pages that artists are creating! How magical!
As Tigger would say, "Can you imaginate such a thing?"
So what kind of book would you choose? A coffee table book about gemstones? A book of maps? And could you contain your collage work to just one book? A bunch of us working in multiple books simultaneously. That way you can pivot back and forth, painting backgrounds, working on collage, building doodle designs, writing lyrics, etc.
I absolutely love to the watch as artists interpret this freeing art form. Take a peek at the work we're doing in Groovy Grunge.
"As I continue to work on these spreads, I can feel the cogs ticking over, and the releasing of internal boundaries on the "possible." It makes me excited to continue." ~ Myrna Loy
"Super fun and I love the grungy-ness. Looking forward to playing with this technique again!" ~ Teresa Benson
"Worked on over about a week and a half - pink is not a usual color scheme for me- but this layout felt like a costume or a fancy dress to me - song lyrics based on what I was listening to as I painted." ~ Elizabeth Titus
"I really like this Inside Out page format as a vehicle for contemplation and reflection; it seems to lend itself so well to this." ~ Rebecca Morris
"I am loving the grunge approach to these pages in my first altered book." ~ Opal Cocke
"I like the problem solving involved and the hunting, the looking for bits of different texts and things to balance the page." ~ Lenna Andrews
Artwork shared with permission from each artist.