Click here to learn more about the Groovy Grunge Experience which launched today. I'll be incorporating all of the information here in the workshop section later this week {crazy busy!!!}. 

My workshops focus on the creative process, teaching flexible, open-ended techniques that you can build upon and use in your art journal. I've long been a proponent of art & visual journaling and my approach is to break through the fluff, mystery & mystical terminology and share techniques to inspire you to get to work in your journal. My workshops are about creative play & experimentation! Feedback from workshop participants highlights my ability to create a warm & nurturing environment for learning.  

Let me tell you a little about myself! My name is Tammy Garcia and I'm a self-taught mixed media artist with a background in quantitative analysis. I started art  journaling in 2007 and launched Daisy Yellow a year later. Over the last five years, I have developed 8 online, self-paced art journaling & creativity workshops and have taught 3 workshops at 21 Secrets. So I've got a lot of experience in facilitating and teaching artists in an online environment! 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.

Workshop Registration

Select a workshop or combo-pack and the link will take you to PayPal. 

Select a workshop!

After payment is sorted, I'll send login/password information within 48 hours. During the first week of registration, or during the early bird special, registration can take up to 3 days. This is a manual process, so thank youin advance for your patience!  Workshop fees are non-refundable.

Groovy Grunge

For fans of mixed media art journaling. We will explore open-ended, intuitive, playful mixed media techniques using a hardback book as an art journal. I'll show you how to paint and layer acrylics and intermingle them with papers that you collect from everyday life. We'll work on the process of generating ideas and bringing them into your journal, "diving" in while refining and exercising your creative thinking skills.The sections about book selection and book preparation will be shared between the Novel Approach and Groovy Grunge workshops so whether you take one or both together, you'll be able to start from scratch! The techniques are all fresh & new. Brighter and more bouncy, working that graffiti grunge vibe. In addition to the painting and collage techniques, we will actively work through the process of incorporating words on pages. All in a positive environment designed to support artists to create  more openly and intuitively. 

Registration opens November 29th! The workshop website OPENS on December 27, 2016. I will roll-out a few sections at a time until the entire workshop is available.

We'll take your skills to the wild & crazy next level, working in more saturated vivid colors and even more grunge. We'll also get more into writing in our journals and exploring ideas, more than in previous workshops! A good fit if you want to dive deeper into abstract techniques that can be utilized in your art journal, on index cards, wood, canvas, etc.

A workshop for folks who love paint & collage & vivid color!

Art Materials? Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer questions. You are encouraged to purchase as few materials as possible, but invest in good quality paints! In general, 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 {fluid matte medium or soft gel/gloss}, magazines, index card artwork or painted papers, a stack of index cards and a handful of Neocolor II water-soluble crayons. The materials are the same as those for Novel Approach, with a few small additions.

The only prerequisite is a desire to work with acrylics and collage in your art journal. You can start where you are and apply and expand upon the concepts. The workshop will not cover color theory or conceptual aspects of design, value studies etc. It will be a warm, positive, inviting introduction to the art of altering a book and creating playful pages.

Details: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. Folks with any level of art journaling experience are welcome to join! There will be a minimum of two hours of concisely edited video content for this workshop.

The private Facebook group is available upon registration. It is a space to share your work, if you feel comfortable, ask questions and talk about the techniques.

Workshop resources/videos available through December 31, 2018.
Facebook group available through December 31, 2017.

The Circle

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I have long wanted to create a workshop where I guide folks through creative experiments, curious explorations and the mental gyrations & gymnastics that refresh the way that you SEE your art and your creative work. This workshop will help you break through perfectionistic tendencies and help you move through an imaginary or real creative block. The Circle is a deep dive into the daily creative habit. We'll work on small format art with creative exercises, explorations, tutorials and resources that you can use as launching points for index cards or the pages of your art journal. 

"I've taken several Daisy Yellow courses and participated in ICAD three times, but joining The Circle this year was exactly what I needed to push past the "perfectionistic procrastination" that has plagued me when it comes to making art. The prompts and the questions led to many creative wanderings (both tangible and intangible), and seeing all the exciting work that was shared is a constant reminder that "it's all good."  I am so grateful for Tammy's inspiration and encouragement -- I heartily recommend her classes, especially The Circle." ~ Melinda

"This year I joined the Circle and this took me on a fun but also deeper experience, with more in-depth suggestions for techniques, questions to stimulate my thinking about creating and art, and more support and encouragement to explore in a smaller group. I also found Tammy's videos a great visual experience and loved her easy banter with the participants." ~ Susan

"The Circle workshop has enriched my creative process by helping me to dive deeper into my art making. The discussion topics are thought provoking & encompass many different aspects of the creative process. There is a wonderful camaraderie among group members as well! I highly recommend this workshop!" ~ Patricia

Start + revamp + refresh + reinforce your creative practice. Where can you take it? How do you stay motivated? Where do you find ideas? How can you take an idea and explore it in a series? How can you take a concept and expand upon it? How do you develop experiments to pursue? Creatives at any skill level can incorporate a daily art habit. It's not about making perfect art, but exploring creative ideas via art.

There are sixty-one (61) sections in The Circle including 12 videos about collage & lettering, ideas to ponder, prompts and 70+ guided discussion topics... all designed to kick-start your creative endeavors. 

Access to a small, private Circle Facebook discussion group to discuss the creative process, art journaling, index card art and everything from pencils to perfectionism.

Workshop resources/videos/Facebook group available through December 31, 2017.


Novel Approach

Pages from the Novel Approach Workshop. Artwork by Tammy Garcia.

Pages from the Novel Approach Workshop. Artwork by Tammy Garcia.

We will explore open-ended, intuitive, playful mixed media techniques using a hardback book as an art journal. I'll show you how to paint and layer acrylics and intermingle them with papers that you collect from everyday life. We'll work on the process of generating ideas and bringing them into your journal, "diving" in while refining and exercising your creative thinking skills.

"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

Art Materials? Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer questions. You are encouraged to purchase as few materials as possible, but invest in good quality paints! In general, 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 {fluid matte medium or soft gel/gloss}, magazines, index card artwork or painted papers, a stack of index cards and a handful of Neocolor II water-soluble crayons. 

The only prerequisite is a desire to work with acrylics and collage in your art journal. You can start where you are and apply and expand upon the concepts. The workshop will not cover color theory or conceptual aspects of design, value studies etc. It will be a warm, positive, inviting introduction to the art of altering a book and creating playful pages.

Details: Self-paced online workshop taught via video tutorials with creative prompts, tips & tricks. There are 13 videos, concisely edited to 2 hours of viewing time. Folks with any level of art journaling experience are welcome to join!

There's a private Facebook group where you can share your work, if you feel comfortable, ask questions and talk about the techniques. 

Workshop resources/videos available through December 31, 2018.
Facebook group available through December 31, 2017.

 

Tiny Museum

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Learn how to generate ideas and transform those ideas into watercolor or gouache; develop the ability to "dive in" and exercise creative thinking skills. We create tiny abstract designs, doodles and patterns with pencil and watercolor or gouache paint. We start the workshop with blending exercises and build to techniques that you can use in your art journal or on loose watercolor paper.

Art Materials? Upon registration, I'll provide a list of art materials and answer questions. You are encouraged to purchase as few materials as possible, but invest in good quality paints! You'll need watercolor paper, a good quality watercolor brush, artist quality watercolor or gouache paints and a handful of Neocolor II water-soluble crayons.

Check out the student work from Tiny Museum

Taught via video tutorials on a private workshop website. This is a beginner level workshop. Students at any experience level are welcome. There are 19 videos, concisely edited to 3.5 hours of viewing time.

Workshop resources/videos available through December 31, 2018
Facebook Group open through December 31, 2016.

"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

"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

"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
 
"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


Workshop Pricing

GROOVY GRUNGE: Wild & bouncy mixed media art journaling with acrylics + collage in an altered hardback book. Free-style, intuitive acrylic painting and collage techniques.
Early bird pricing & registration begins November 29, 2016!

NOVEL APPROACH: Wild mixed media art journaling with acrylics + collage in an altered hardback book. Acrylic painting and collage techniques. $80 USD

THE CIRCLE: Start, revamp, refresh + reinforce your daily creative practice and generate creative ideas with a focus on index card art and collage. $70 USD

TINY MUSEUM: Playful abstract designs + patterns in watercolor or gouache on watercolor paper. Watercolor or gouache painting techniques. $60 USD
*Bonus: Watercolor Workshop Expansion Pack 29-page ebook

 

Crossroads at 21 Secrets Spring 2015

Crossroads is an art journaling workshop at the intersection of journaling, ink, thread & watercolor. This self-paced mixed media workshop is available only as part of the 21 Secrets Spring 2015 Series. It is one of twenty-one journaling workshops called 21 Secrets...  a great introduction to the work of a bunch of fabulous teachers, and you can hop around and explore each of the workshops at your own pace. Teachers are paid by utilizing an affiliate link; if you register for 21 Secrets workshops through this link, I receive a small percentage of the purchase. 


Workshop content Copyright ©2011-2017 Tammy Garcia. Workshop registration does not convey copyrights. You may not teach or redistribute the content of these workshops 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 this workshop on any website, on social media or in any paper or electronic format.