Art Journaling
Beginner | 2 hours 6 min
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Art Journaling
Part 1:
Art Journaling: Getting Started
Dawn DeVries Sokol
The hardest part of starting an art journal is figuring out how to dive in. In this first week, Dawn explains what an art journal is, and provides fun and fearless exercises for getting started on that first blank page. Dawn demonstrates the full arsenal of art supplies you might want to have on hand, and shares lots of beginner techniques, such as simple ways to draw faces, incorporate color, and play with lettering, as well as tips for identifying your favorite doodle shapes. These warm-ups are intended to get you nice and comfy within the pages of your new journal.
Part 2:
Art Journaling: Creating Backgrounds and Using Color
Dawn DeVries Sokol
Now that you’ve had a chance to warm up with some exercises, it’s time to start thinking about backgrounds and color. This week, Dawn shares some easy and effective ways to fill your pages with vibrant acrylic paints, inks, and collaged papers. Once you’ve learned how to create backgrounds, Dawn shares exercises for adding new layers of texture and doodling onto the freshly painted pages.
 
Part 3:
Art Journaling: Collage, Composition and Lettering
Dawn DeVries Sokol
Part 3 of this class focuses on collage elements that can be found in every day life and creative ways to incorporate them into artwork. Dawn also shares tips on how to compose several design elements on a page so that they are balanced, and develop your own style of hand lettering. Bringing all of these techniques together will help you develop your very own personal style.
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Part 4:
Art Journaling: Sketching on the Go
Dawn DeVries Sokol
For part 4 of this class, let’s hit the road! This class is all about seeking inspiration outside your home or studio. Dawn treks across San Francisco with her pens and journal, taking in the sites, smells, and overheard bits of conversation and incorporating them into her artwork. This class is chock full of ideas for looking, listening, and doodling on the go, whether you’re sitting at a local coffee shop, exploring a new city, or lounging beneath a tree in a park.

 
For part 4 of this class, let’s hit the road! This class is all about seeking inspiration outside your home or studio. Dawn treks across San Francisco with her pens and journal, taking in the sites, smells, and overheard bits of conversation and incorporating them into her artwork. This class is chock full of ideas for looking, listening, and doodling on the go, whether you’re sitting at a local coffee shop, exploring a new city, or lounging beneath a tree in a park.

  Learn how to:
  • Sketch and document what you see and hear
  • Select optimal tools and materials for sketching on the go
  • Collage with found pieces
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Class Reviews
1643 users recommended this class to a friend
Terri Sutton
good class for getting started in journaling, explains steps and process well
1 day ago
Dana Williams
I enjoyed watching the instructor make a project from start to finish and learning about her creative process. I also appreciated the pacing of the course.
More than 3 months ago
Kate Isaac
This was a nice, low-key lesson and it was fun doodling alongside Dawn.
More than 3 months ago