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Daisy Yellow workshops help you incorporate a wide variety of painting, drawing, brainstorming, and collage techniques into your art journal practice. You’ll find the process rejuvenating, playful, open-ended, and wildly colorful! The LATEST OFFERING is Tiny Adventure ~ an energizing, rainbow-filled exploration into art journaling in watercolor or gouache.

Whatever you select, you’ll explore a variety of flexible techniques designed to spark creativity!!!
Online & Self-Paced & 24/7 Access


Watercolor/Gouache
Art Journaling Workshops

Tiny Adventure + Tiny Museum Workshops
105.00 125.00

TWO WORKSHOP COMBO-PACK —> Tiny Adventure + Tiny Museum
Tiny Adventure Launches 2/1/19
Tiny Museum Available Now!
Creating peaceful, playful abstract patterns in watercolor or gouache.
➸ Over 8 hours of video content on a private workshop website.
➸ Access thru: Tiny Adventure 12/31/21; Tiny Museum 12/31/20.
©2018 Tammy Garcia

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Daisy Yellow Tiny Adventure Workshop
50.00 70.00

Early Bird Special Thru 12/31/18; Workshop launches 2/1/19
Creating peaceful, playful abstract patterns in watercolor or gouache.
➸ 5+ hours of video content.
➸ Private workshop website.
➸ Workshop access thru 12/31/21.
©2018 Tammy Garcia

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Daisy Yellow Tiny Museum Workshop
55.00

Painting peaceful, playful abstract designs & patterns working in watercolor or gouache.
➸ 3.5 hours of video content on private workshop website.
➸ Workshop access thru 12/31/20.
©2018 Tammy Garcia

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Mixed Media
Art Journaling Workshops

Daisy Yellow Groovy Grunge Workshop
95.00

Explore the groovy world of mixed media art journaling in a hardback book following a fresh, playful approach to creating pages. I'll share with you ideas for creatively building art journal pages with all of your yummy collage papers with heavy body acrylic paints!
➸ 3.5+ hours of video content.
➸ Private workshop website.
➸ Workshop access thru 12/31/20.
©2018 Tammy Garcia

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Daisy Yellow Novel Approach Workshop
75.00

Explore mixed media art journaling in a hardback book following a fresh, playful approach to creating pages. I'll share ideas for creatively building art journal pages with collage papers and heavy body acrylic paints!
➸ 2 hours of video content.
➸ Private workshop website.
➸ Workshop access thru 12/31/20.
©2018 Tammy Garcia

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Daisy Yellow Art Journal 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!

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. 

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. The workshop includes tips for selecting a book to alter and video instructions for preparing your book to use as an altered book art journal. We use a similar set of materials in Novel Approach and Groovy Grunge.

Details

Level: Intermediate level workshop.

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

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/20.

Please be sure to read
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Groovy Grunge video peek!!!

Some of the pages we create in Groovy Grunge!

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Mixed media art journaling workshop https://daisyyellowart.com
Mixed media art journaling workshop https://daisyyellowart.com
Mixed media art journaling workshop https://daisyyellowart.com

kind words about groovy grunge & novel approach!!!

✔︎ Student work from Groovy Grunge!
✔︎ Student work from Novel Approach!

“All 42 pages of my altered book have art on them. All of the techniques taught in Groovy Grunge/Novel Approach appear at least twice and the influence of Tiny Museum (done in a separate book) included. While there are pages that need collaging and/or grungifing, the book is essentially complete. It represents a year's effort that makes me smile when I page through the altered book. Thank you!” Theresa

"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

"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

Mixed media art journaling website https://daisyyellowart.com  #artjournal #alteredbook #mixedmedia

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! 

We 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.

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!

Create mixed media art journal pages in an altered book with a focus on acrylic paint and paper. As you explore & practice the techniques, you get comfy with incorporating imagery, words, patterns, and colors into your mixed media work. 

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. The workshop includes tips for selecting a book to alter and video instructions for preparing your book to use as an altered book art journal. We use a similar set of materials in Novel Approach and Groovy Grunge.

Details

Level: Beginner level workshop.

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

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/20.

Please be sure to read
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Some of the pages we create in Novel Approach!

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Mixed media art journaling workshop https://daisyyellowart.com
Mixed media art journaling workshop https://daisyyellowart.com
Mixed media art journaling workshop https://daisyyellowart.com

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.

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EARLY BIRD special ⤵️⤵️⤵️

TINY ADVENTURE WORKSHOP

The workshop begins February 1, 2019.

We will be drifting away on a peaceful + relaxing adventure through patterns + marks as we explore watercolor or gouache in an intuitive way. The goal is to chill out, enjoy the flow of paint, the intermingling of colors, the serendipitous surprises. Join me for creative open-ended play! 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. 

Loosen up your painting style and allow for happy bursts of color + pattern to develop along the way.

Meander via with pencil & paint, drifting peacefully in a pool of vibrant color. Paint imperfect, quirky patterns with watercolor or gouache, explore mark-making with different brushes, and draw tiny repeating patterns to embellish with color.

Playful techniques for creating doodles & repeating patterns in watercolor or gouache. After painting in this relaxed and playful way, you’ll feel way more comfortable with open-ended, intuitive drawing and painting!

Details

Level: Beginner level workshop.

Details: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. 5+ hours of video content. 

Art Materials: You'll need good quality watercolor paper, 3 good quality watercolor brushes, and good quality watercolor or gouache paints. After you register, I’ll send a confirmation. On approx. January 15th, you’ll get access to a detailed list of art materials and tips for deciding what to purchase.

Facebook: Access to the private FB group. Interact with other artists in the Daisy Yellow community, show your work and see what everyone creates! A supportive group where you can get help with troubleshooting the materials and techniques, participate in Q&A, and discussions about creativity!

Workshop Access: Through 12/31/21.
Facebook Group: Through 12/31/19.

Some of the pages we create in Tiny Adventure!

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Daisy Yellow Tiny Adventure https://daisyyellowart.com
Daisy Yellow Tiny Adventure https://daisyyellowart.com
Daisy Yellow Tiny Adventure https://daisyyellowart.com
Painting workshop https://daisyyellowart.com  #artjournal #gouache #watercolor
 

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!

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!

Bonus: 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 abstract watercolor workshop https://daisyyellowart.com
Daisy Yellow Tiny Museum watercolor workshop.

Want to peek into my journals? Sure thing!

I do my mixed media art journal work in hardback books. Each book that I select to alter has something that pulls me in... that's my starting point. It might be the vibe or mood or shape of the book, the feel of the paper, the images, the fonts or all of the above. As I work, gradually the book is transformed into something altogether different. I try to see the book as a whole rather than a set of discrete items. Each altered book is a project with components | compartments | subsets | layers | ideas | colors | images | words | thoughts | ideas | textures | concepts | experiments | tests | etc.

You can also find the flip-thru video at YT.  Read more about this journal!


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

"I have never had any formal art training and have always felt deficient for this, and also a yearning to study art. Your tutorials are simple to understand and follow, you give clear and practical guidance and all videos are professional and fun to watch. The system you've developed of sharing and supporting work via the FB page is an excellent way of gaining insight into others techniques, styles and interpretations of projects you suggest. Emphasis is put on the process, practise encouraged and also exploration. You teach vital skills to understand the properties, potential and limitations of working with water colour and emphasise the delight of discovery and free expressive painting. I feel indebted to you, as you reignited my creative flame and gave me an outlet for this vital self expression." 

"Thanks, Tammy for such a wonderful & positive experience in your Watercolor Playground and Painted Paper Paradise workshops. As a loyal member of Daisy Yellow for quite some time, I am always inspired by your work, your talents and your ability to teach, coach & mentor in a way that is easy to follow and understand, no matter the difficulty of the technique to be conquered. I will continue to recommend any of your workshops with high marks!" 

"I’ve been a fan and follower of Tammy/Daisy Yellow for many years and recently completed her Watercolor Playground Workshop. Tammy has a fun and playful style of teaching. She manages to make you feel like YOU can do this. I’ve always felt intimidated by watercolors-but after taking Tammy’s class-the apprehension has been kicked to the curb! (and I love the music she plays during a time lapse segment) Thank you Tammy-for creating this class and sharing your passion and inspiration. It’s contagious :)  You are a treasure!"

"What I love about your videos so far, is that because I have a smidgen of knowledge I love how your exercises are teaching us basic steps of controlling the paint without making it boring.  We end up with something that is cool to look at and can be used.  I don't know if teaching comes easy for you but I would say that you definitely have a knack for sharing in a creative and interesting way!  I have learned a ton just watching your videos and can't wait until I dip my brush into water and some beautiful paint.  Now maybe I will get those expensive paints I bought out and take them for a spin."

"I really enjoyed this exercise and I am finding that the exercises are really helping me to practice mixing my paint with water to get the right intensity of colour."

"I can't tell you how much I enjoyed doing these pages. My only other attempt at doing watercolor was based on learning from a book, and it was so abysmal I put it away and never got back to it. Thank you so much for these brilliant ideas/exercises, Tammy! I am hooked on watercolors."

"Thank you for making watercolor fun! I was getting too stressed trying to get things to come out like the original picture in other watercolor books. I wish I started with this class first before trying to learn from books."

"I loved doing this and find using watercolours oh so relaxing! I know I will be using this technique A LOT in my journalling to come. I love the rawness and roughness of your work Tammy." 

"Tammy, you created such a delightful and fun class for us to learn in and I now have a new "love"!!! Thanks so much for sharing your passion with us all!! It has been so refreshing."

"Your class was like no other I've taken. Maybe because I was so keen on learning how to paint with watercolors, and you really instructed us! I learned so much."

A little about Tammy!

Howdy! I’m Tammy Garcia and I live in Texas with my family and a kooky Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Indigo. If we’d met 10 years ago, you would have found me in a corporate cubicle doing quantitative analyses, business process redesign, supplier management, and contract negotiations. My undergraduate degree is in accounting and I have an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. When my kids were little, I started doing art - mostly drawing and mixed media collage - as a hobby to pass the time spent waiting at places like the aquatic center, the school carpool line, on airplanes, etc. I loved the intellectual challenge of my corporate job, but it became more and more difficult to juggle being a mom and working full-time in an office far from home. So I switched to part-time and then finally left my corporate job. Meanwhile, driven by curiosity and a desire to figure out how things work, I taught myself a bunch of different art forms. My focus has consistently been on the process of creating art rather than creating pretty things.

Gradually I realized that art is something crucial to my well-being. And if an analytical like me can let go of rules and structure and create free-form art, you can too! Daisy Yellow was launched in 2008, about a year after I started art journaling. And just about every single day, for a decade, I’ve been doing creative stuff like drawing in ink, painting in a variety of mediums, doing collage, photographs, writing zines, blogging, developing workshops, and kind of sort of writing a novel [still a work-in-process].

To help artists instill, reboot, and refresh their daily art habit, I facilitate an annual 61-day global Index-Card-a-Day Challenge [the 8th annual challenge just wrapped up].

My favorite art forms? Mixed media art journaling, collage, abstract gouache painting, sewing paper, and drawing illustrations in ink. Since 2012, I’ve developed a wide variety of online, self-paced art journaling & creativity workshops, including 3 teaching gigs at 21 Secrets. My artwork has been published in the book A World of Artist Journal Pages, with articles & artwork 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. 

The work that you create is your own work. That said, if you share your work on instagram don’t forget to use the tag #daisyyellowart as I follow that tag. It would be extremely wonderful and kind of you to attribute the idea source to a Daisy Yellow workshop. That way other folks can find my workshops and I can make more of them!

Workshop cancellations. For brand new workshops, if a minimum number of students do not enroll, the workshop will be cancelled and registration payments will be refunded in full. For Tiny Adventure, this decision will be made on January 20, 2019.

Facebook Groups Your workshop may include access to a dedicated FB group [see below ⬇️]. Tammy is active in each group and can answer questions @ techniques, materials, and tools used in each workshop. In the group, you’ll find a community of creatives playing with the techniques and ideas. It’s a great space to find additional content, resources, links, examples, show your work, and see how others interpret the ideas. We can inspire each other along the way.

What Facebook Groups are open now? Currently I’m offering a dedicated group for Tiny Adventure.

Videos & Website. Posted via Vimeo and not downloadable. To access 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 the ability to navigate a website.

Workshop Refunds. Workshops are not refundable. However, I am happy to refund your payment in this circumstance —> you request via email within 48 hours of purchase AND you have not logged into the workshop website.

Workshop fees are for one participant and cannot be shared or transferred. My supportive FB groups are open to women only, 18+, using individual [non-shared] accounts; account must be in the name of an individual not a company. 

Technical Support. The workshop website has been used for many years and works extremely well. I'm happy to help you with password issues but please know that I do not provide technical support. Safeguard your password - I can reset your password if needed, but if this happens repeatedly there will be a small fee.

Expiration dates for workshops

About expiration dates. Each year, I re-evaluate the content of each workshop, the video quality, and the workshop as a whole... and sometimes I extend the end point. Several of my workshops have been extended for multiple years. That said, I do not offer forever access because I simply cannot guarantee that. 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.

12/31/21: Tiny Adventure
12/31/20: Tiny Museum, Novel Approach, Groovy Grunge

12/31/18: The Circle
12/31/17: Painted Paper Paradise & Watercolor Playground

The fine print that you should definitely read

Participants may not teach or redistribute the content of this workshop in any format. Content refers to everything on the workshop website, including but not limited to, photographs, descriptions, excerpts, videos, and artistic techniques. You may not reproduce the process steps or content or share screenshots except for your own private use.

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.