Let me tell you a bit about my workshops! I want you to feel comfortable making the decision to take a workshop with me and so I put an incredible amount of thought & love into developing the content. In addition to painting and collage techniques, you'll enjoy playful prompts, ideas, and options for expanding on the explorations. We do fun things like treasure hunts through our paper stash for interesting finds to inspire our art. Although I do work intuitively [you will not find a color wheel on my art desk] my workshops focus on the HOW, the process of painting and collage.
My background? I have 11 years of experience in art journaling and am entirely self-taught. I work in acrylic, collage, gouache, sewn paper, and ink. Join my workshops for playful, open-ended, wildly colorful, exploratory techniques designed to spark creativity and help you dive into your art journal!
So! I'm currently teaching 3 workshops.
a) My mixed media art journaling workshops are called 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 and painted]. You'll learn 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.
You will also have 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.
b) My abstract watercolor/gouache workshop is called 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!