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Let me tell you a bit about my workshops! I put thought & love into developing these experiences and want you to feel comfortable diving in!! You’ll explore playful painting + collage techniques, inventive prompts as well as options for expanding on the ideas that I share with you. Each section in my workshop gives you a flexible technique to interpret in your own unique way! Enjoy the process of adding vibrant color + visual interest to your creations! We also do fun things like going on treasure hunts through our collected + found paper stash in search of interesting finds to inspire + include in our art. In the videos, I show you HOW {the PROCESS} and then encourage you to gather your ideas and bring them to life. Colorfully.

If you would like some help deciding which workshop to take,
just send me an email at tammy [dot] daisyyellow [at] gmail [dot] com.

My background? I’ve been doing art for 11 years am entirely self-taught. My favorite art forms are mixed media art journaling in acrylic + collage, abstract painting in gouache, sewing paper, and drawing abstract works in ink.  Join my workshops for playful, open-ended, wildly colorful, exploratory techniques designed to spark creativity.

Open for Registration
Online & Self-Paced

 

Mixed Media Art Journaling!

Novel Approach

&

Groovy Grunge

A wild variety of techniques for creating visually intriguing pages in your art journal using acrylic paint and paper [both found + painted]. Techniques that form the building blocks for art journaling with a playful, grungy, impromptu vibe. We create a variety of pages, with carefree details falling into beautiful disarray. As you explore & practice the techniques, you get comfy with incorporating imagery, words, patterns, and colors into your mixed media work. 

Access to the Daisy Yellow Altered Books FB group. Interact with other artists [who love paper and collage as much as you do]. Share your pages, check out work that your fellow artists have created, ask me questions, and I'll help you troubleshoot problems that you might encounter while working in your altered book. 

 

Abstract Watercolor/Gouache!

Tiny Museum

Play in your journal with pencil & paint, exploring grids, doodles & repeating patterns. We start with a fun bit of cut + paste collage to gather ideas. Then we transform our ideas with watercolor or gouache [your choice] in the form of teeny tiny museums with  grids + squares + circles + patterns galore! The more comfortable you feel with your watercolor or gouache paint, the more ideas you can explore in your journal. As a bonus, I'll show you how to make a tiny altered book filled with your own luscious painted patterns! 

 

Registration Opens Nov 2018!

Fresh Abstract Watercolor/
Gouache Workshop!

Meander via with pencil & paint, drifting peacefully in a pool of vibrant color.

Access to the Daisy Yellow Abstract FB group. Interact with other artists in the Daisy Yellow community, share your abstractions, and check out work that your fellow artists have created. You can ask me questions, and I'll help you troubleshoot problems that you might encounter while working with watercolor & gouache!

Be sure to join the Newsletter list to find out when EARLY BIRD registration opens!!!

Daisy Yellow Groovy Grunge Art Journaling Workshop

Groovy Grunge Workshop

Create bright, bouncy, colorful art journal pages full of energy! Loosen up your art journaling style and incorporate a rainbow of colors with techniques for combining acrylics, ephemera & all of that paper you collect from everyday life.

We'll generate ideas to bring into your journal, prepare a hardback book for mixed media journaling and dive in to those scrumptious pages. Create bright & bouncy journal pages with a grungy, weathered vibe and decadent painted edges. 

To get started, I'll share tips for selecting a book for your project and show you how to prepare it for all of those layers of paint! 

We'll generate ideas to bring into your journal, prepare a hardback book for mixed media journaling and dive in to those scrumptious pages. Toy with your ideas through a variety of journaling techniques. Get INTO your journal rather than worrying about the perfect page, the composition, or the outcome. 

The techniques are all fresh & new. Create bright and bouncy pages while you refine your collage and acrylic painting techniques with a grungier vibe. We will actively work through the process of incorporating words on pages. 

This is fun, messy, free-range, organic, playful art journaling, taught in a positive environment designed to support artists to create  more openly and intuitively!

Materials

We’ll use a hardback book, heavy body acrylics, brushes, liquid adhesive, magazines, a few Neocolor II water-soluble crayons and random collected papers + magazines. Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials, add you to the Altered Books FB group and help you get up to speed! The workshop includes tips on book selection and preparation.The materials for Groovy Grunge + Novel Approach are almost the same with a few slight differences. 

Details

Level: Intermediate level workshop.

Specs: A self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. 3.5 hours of video.

Facebook: Access to the Altered Books Facebook group.

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/20.
Facebook Group: Through 12/31/18.

Bonus—-> Facebook Group! This workshop includes access to the Daisy Yellow Altered Books FB group. Tammy is active in the group and will encourage you along the way! If something isn’t working or you get into a quandary, you’ll get troubleshooting and answer questions and encourage you as you work through the techniques. You’ll find a community of creative people who are working with the techniques and ideas shared in the workshop. It’s a great space to find additional content, examples, ask questions about materials, share the work that you create for the workshop, and see what other folks are doing with the ideas!

video peek!!!

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Daisy Yellow Art Journal Workshop

Daisy Yellow Workshops are online & self-paced, PACKED with creative prompts, insights & ideas to kick-start creative play! We play with a variety  of techniques and building blocks to develop your own unique journal pages.

SUPER FEEDBACK!

✔︎ Student work from Groovy Grunge!

"Wow, wow, wow!! These exercises are absolutely magical!!"  Sooz

"I am a BIG fan of Tammy's Novel Approach and Groovy Grunge classes! Well worth the investment as I have used many of the techniques I learned in art pieces I created afterwards. I find I often go back and repeat specific exercises that I really love. But it doesn't stop there! I get so inspired by what my new class "mates" come up with - so many creative takes on Tammy's original ideas. I recently took another online class by another instructor and was constantly comparing them to Tammy - she wins hands down for well planned, structured and awesomely delivered classes." Julie

"I've loved this course, thank you so much." Rebecca

"Tammy's workshops are pure delight - she is very thorough in her approach and always leads you down wonderful and imaginative paths. I highly recommend them!" Patricia

Daisy Yellow Novel Approach Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop
 

Novel Approach Workshop

Blend, collage & play with acrylics in an open-ended, loose, playful, grungy style. Create a variety of art journal pages which incorporate paint blending and layered collage in a visually engaging style. We'll jump in, play with grids, rainbows and incorporate those papers and ephemera you've been collecting for years! 

GRIDS AnD COLLAGE GALORE

We will start by selecting + prepping a hardback book to use as an art journal and then I'll show you how to create more than 10 unique art journal pages! You'll get a chance to roll up your sleeves, and immerse yourself in your art journal!!! We will work with concepts like grids, paint blending, adding depth and grunge to your pages, and more. 

About NOVEL APPROACH

Working with collage and acrylics in an altered book is an incredibly engaging process; each page of your book has a built-in starting point that you can choose to incorporate or ignore. I like to have multiple books and journals going simultaneously.

When your book is finished you'll adore the glorious edges of saturated acrylic paint. Join this class to explore ideas for allowing your pages to flourish without a predefined finished product.

You'll learn an array of acrylic painting and collage techniques. We'll go on an idea & inspiration treasure hunt, paint abstract backgrounds, discover found poetry, work with grids and freestyle collage, adding color and mystery to your book.

To get started, I'll share tips for selecting a book for your project and show you how to prepare it for all of those layers of paint! 

This is fun, messy, free-range, organic, playful art journaling, taught in a positive environment designed to support artists to create  more openly and intuitively!

Materials

We’ll use a hardback book, heavy body acrylics, brushes, liquid adhesive, magazines, a few Neocolor II water-soluble crayons and random collected papers + magazines. Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials, add you to the Altered Books FB group and help you get up to speed! The workshop includes tips on book selection and preparation.The materials for Groovy Grunge + Novel Approach are almost the same with a few slight differences. 

Details

Level: Beginner level workshop.

Specs: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. 2 hours of video

Facebook: Access to the Altered Books Facebook group.

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/20.
Facebook Group: Through 12/31/18.

Bonus—-> Facebook Group! This workshop includes access to the Daisy Yellow Altered Books FB group. Tammy is active in the group and will encourage you along the way! If something isn’t working or you get into a quandary, you’ll get troubleshooting and answer questions and encourage you as you work through the techniques. You’ll find a community of creative people who are working with the techniques and ideas shared in the workshop. It’s a great space to find additional content, examples, ask questions about materials, share the work that you create for the workshop, and see what other folks are doing with the ideas!

Daisy Yellow Workshops are online & self-paced, PACKED with creative prompts, insights & ideas to kick-start creative play! We play with a variety  of techniques and building blocks to develop your own unique journal pages.

Daisy Yellow Novel Approach art journaling workshop.
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Super feedback!

✔︎ Student work from Novel Approach!
✔︎ Examples and a video peek!

"Tammy's ability to inspire creative experiments has always been a path for me to carve out time and space for my personal artistic expression. I view the course videos to keep me on-track with my own creative experiments even if I don't actually create the assignment." Teresa

"This fun workshop is reasonably priced for the lessons, encouragement and new-found friendships I've developed with other women all over the world and I highly recommend it to everyone, regardless of how much or how little your experience in this field." Barb

"I find Tammy Garcia's online workshops 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!" Lenna

"This was such a fun workshop that I am going to do it again." Jane

"I can totally recommend Tammy's workshops, she is so giving of herself, her ideas and techniques - and they are such FUN!" Jo

"I love the class as all the lessons are there and you can work at your own pace, dipping into them randomly. If you're interested, join in!" Frieda

"I’ve learned ever so much and enjoyed every minute of it – as well as everyone else’s work – hurrah!" Julie

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Tiny Museum Workshop

Go on an adventurous exploration of your watercolor or gouache paints. Learn how to paint detailed doodle patterns, blend adjacent colors, play with grids of circles + squares everything in between!

ABOUT TINY MUSEUM

In this workshop, you'll play in your journal with pencil and paint, exploring grids, doodles & repeating patterns. We start with a fun bit of cut + paste collage to gather ideas. Then we transform our ideas with watercolor or gouache [your choice] in the form of teeny tiny museums with  grids + squares + circles + patterns galore! The more comfortable you feel with your watercolor or gouache paint, the more ideas you can explore in your journal. As a bonus, I'll show you how to make a tiny altered book filled with your own luscious painted patterns! 

Level: Beginner level workshop.

Details: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. 3.5 hours of video. 

Art Materials You'll need good quality watercolor paper, a few Neocolor II water-soluble crayons, two good quality watercolor brushes and good quality watercolor or gouache paints. Details about the paints I use. Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer your questions about materials. 

Access: Through 12/31/20. 

Super feedback!

✔︎ Student work from Tiny Museum

"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

"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

"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

"Labor Day I had the house to myself {heaven} and had so much fun playing with the inspiration grids. I could keep going forever. Color and pattern are my happy place." Carlene

Daisy Yellow Workshops are online & self-paced, PACKED with creative prompts, insights & ideas to kick-start creative play! We play with a variety  of techniques and building blocks to develop your own unique journal pages.

Daisy Yellow Tiny Museum watercolor workshop.
Daisy Yellow Tiny Museum watercolor workshop.

Feedback from Previous Workshops!

"The workshop offers a fantastic chance to really play, and enjoy the messy process, as well as developing new skills and using different materials." N

"I have loved making pages for each lesson in the workshop, learning something great from each and just plain having fun! I still have more ideas to play with and that's a great thing about having extended access to the workshop. The time frame and the build up of techniques allows me the room to let it all evolve. I highly recommend your workshops for their laid back ease and generous inspiration." C

"I love Tammy’s class because it’s focusing on the creativity process rather than how to create a specific product. There is good instruction on the techniques she features while being very open-ended. It’s been easy to incorporate these ideas into my work without feeling like I’m copying or recreating hers. The techniques are adaptable to a variety of materials and I find myself combining the things I learned in different lessons." K

"You have certainly found your calling in teaching these classes - please keep it up!" K

About Tammy

Hi! I'm Tammy, a self-taught mixed media artist with a background in quantitative analysis! I've been art journaling since 2007 and blogging here at Daisy Yellow since 2008. I've been developing online, self-paced art journaling & creativity workshops since 2012, including 3 teaching gigs at 21 Secrets!!!

Published

My artwork has been published in the book A World of Artist Journal Pages. My articles & artwork have been published in Featuring Magazine and Create Mixed Media. 

Know Before Registering

Workshops are shared with you via video tutorials, examples, and written materials on a private workshop website. All of the material is self-paced with 24/7 access so that you can work whenever it is convenient for you. 

Facebook Groups Your workshop may include access to a dedicated FB group [see below ⬇️]. Tammy is active in the FB group and is happy to help you with troubleshooting as you work through the techniques. You can ask questions and get help with art materials too! In the group, you’ll find a community of creative people playing with the techniques and ideas shared in the workshop. It’s a great space to find additional content, examples, ask questions about materials, share the work that you create for the workshop, and see what other folks are doing with the ideas!

What Facebook Groups are open now? Currently I’m offering a dedicated Facebook group for Groovy Grunge + Novel Approach called the Daisy Yellow Altered Books Group. This group is open through December 2018.

Videos are posted via Vimeo and are not downloadable. To access all of the content, you'll need basic computer skills, a high speed internet connection, the ability to login to a website using a userid/password and navigate a website. It's easy to navigate!

Workshop fees are for one participant and cannot be shared or transferred. My supportive workshop Facebook groups are open to women only, 18+, individual [non-shared] accounts. I'm happy to help you with password issues but cannot provide technical support. Workshop fees are non-refundable. 

About expiration dates. Each year, I re-evaluate the content of each workshop, the video quality, and the workshop as a whole... and if the workshop is still of good quality, up-to-date, relevant, I extend the end point. Typically I do this for YEARS. That said, I do not offer forever access because technology changes, website hosting services change terms, hard drives & back-up hard drives crash and video technology improves. 

Further, my ability to support the workshops can change and I want to provide the best possible experience for each of you.

Expiration dates for all of my workshops. 
12/31/20: Tiny Museum, Novel Approach, Groovy Grunge
12/31/18: The Circle
12/31/17: Painted Paper Paradise & Watercolor Playground

Workshop content Copyright ©2011-2018 Tammy Garcia. Registration does not convey copyrights. Please know that I am an independent artist and put an incredible amount of time, energy & love into developing a unique series of workshops and as such I pursue copyright violators. You may not teach or redistribute the content of this workshop 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 my workshops in any paper or electronic format. If you do share your own work from the workshop online, I respectfully ask that you attribute the idea source to Daisy Yellow.