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Super fun, open-ended, wildly colorful, exploratory techniques designed to spark creativity and help you dive into your art journal!

Daisy Yellow Workshops are online & self-paced.

My workshops are PACKED with creative prompts, insights & ideas. 

Each workshop is overflowing with sparkly fresh ideas to kick-start your creative play! We focus on the creative process of art journaling with a variety of techniques and building blocks to develop playful journal pages.

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.

Daisy Yellow Groovy Grunge Art Journaling Workshop

This Will Be FUn!

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. 

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About GROOVY GRUNGE

Create bright, bouncy, colorful art journal pages full of energy! I'll help you 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! 

These techniques can be used in any art journal moving forward.

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

You'll need a hardback book, heavy body acrylic paint {i.e. Golden Heavy Body Acrylics or Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics}, brushes, liquid adhesive, magazines, index cards, a few Neocolor II water-soluble crayons and a few odds & ends. 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 are the same as those for Novel Approach, 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. 20 videos; 3.5 hours of video. This workshop is almost 2x as long as Novel Approach!

Facebook: As part of the workshop experience, you'll gain access to the Altered Books Facebook group where we geek out about art journaling!

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/19.
Facebook Group: Through 12/31/18.

Daisy Yellow Art Journal Workshop

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 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.

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! 

Daisy Yellow Novel Approach Mixed Media Art Journaling Workshop

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. 

Daisy Yellow Novel Approach art journaling workshop.

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

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, magazines, a stack of index cards and a handful of Neocolor II water-soluble crayons and a few more odds & ends. Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer your questions and help you decide what to purchase. The materials are the same as those for Novel Approach, with a few slight differences. The workshop includes tips on book selection and preparation.

Details

Level: Beginner to intermediate level workshop.

Specs: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. 13 videos; 2 hours of video

Facebook: As part of the workshop experience, you'll gain access to the Altered Books Facebook group where we geek out about art journaling!

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/19.
Facebook Group: Through 12/31/18.

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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

I know it's difficult to choose between Novel Approach + Groovy Grunge!!!
Maybe I can help steer you in the right direction! 

Novel Approach: An emphasis on layering paint and papers; a bunch of exercises about blending acrylics. Working with grids as the basis for some of our pages, plus found text and incorporating words onto our journal pages. 13 videos; 2 hours of video. I suggest taking a look at the example pages in the grid above; if they appeal to you, go for it. 

Groovy Grunge. Wilder and more expressive, with grungy, weathered edges, intense colors, layers, and a graffiti vibe. Working with much less structure! Pushing the limits of this art form further. But we also step back to the basics of collage, playing with patterns and balance. 20 videos; 3.5 hours of video! Take a look at the bouncy colors and loose style of the pages in the examples and see if they resonate with you!

Here's what they have in common:

- Preparing your hardback book for art journaling.
- 2 bonus index card collage tutorials.
- Access to the DY Altered Books FB group.
- A deep dive into mixed media art journaling with heavy body acrylics + collage.  
- Prompts, points to ponder, inspiration galore.

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.

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!

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a peaceful diversion

Drawing or painting every day is the way that I clear my mind. It brings some peace + clarity and in many ways has evolved into a form of meditation. 

Daisy Yellow Tiny Museum watercolor workshop.

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. 19 videos; 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 12/31/19. 

Daisy Yellow Tiny Museum watercolor workshop.

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

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

Know Before Registering

Workshops are taught via video tutorials on a private website. They are self-paced with 24/7 access so that you can work at your own pace. 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.

Workshop fees are for one participant and cannot be shared or transferred. My supportive workshop Facebook groups are open to women only. Technical support is not provided to workshop participants. Workshop fees are non-refundable.

Each year, I re-evaluate the expiration date for each workshop and have extended the end point for previous workshops by several 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.

Notes for students: Painted Paper Paradise & Watercolor Playground access expires 12/31/17; The Circle access expires 12/31/18.

About Tammy

I'm Tammy Garcia, a self-taught mixed media artist with a background in quantitative analysis and I've been art journaling since 2007 and blogging since 2008.

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. I've been developing online, self-paced art journaling & creativity workshops since 2012, including 3 teaching gigs at 21 Secrets!!!

Workshop content Copyright ©2011-2017 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.