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Artful Journaling: Explorations

Exploring the many facets of art journaling!

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The Explorations class will focus on building more skills useful in journaling as well as exploring journaling themes and styles, experimenting with alternative art materials and methods as well as adding embellishments to the journaled page!

Again, because Art Journaling is a very broad subject, this class touches on just a few of the possibilities available to the artist. Hopefully, the exposure in this course will expand your ideas of what is possible and engage your curiosity to continue to seek to grow.

Together, we'll explore:

design principles and elements (making you look good on paper!)
• practical and fun page layouts
• working with values
• adding embellishments, textures and patterns (unexpected touches) to the page!

There are 12 Assignments plus a pre-assignment. Video demos* are provided so that you can “see" the techniques used. The demos are available for the duration of the class and you can watch them as many times as you wish.

*The videos will feature watercolors as the primary method of mark making.

Creative prompts are given each week help keep the momentum going as you fill the pages in your journal!


Your Instructor


Laure Ferlita
Laure Ferlita

Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!

Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.

She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.

“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"

To see more of Laure's work, you can visit her web site at www.LaureFerlita.com or see what's on the art table today by visiting her blog, Painted Thoughts.


Class Curriculum


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  1 - Design Elements - White Space
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  2 - Design Elements: Negative/Positive Space
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  3 - Working With Values
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  4 - Combining Design Elements
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  5 - Text As A Design Element
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  6 - Design Principles: Contrast
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  7 - Design Principles: Dominance
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  8 - Design Principles: Repetition
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  9 - Design Principles: Proportion
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  10 - Dazzling Diagonals
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  11 - Technique: Salt, Sand and Snow!
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  12 - Pulling It All Together
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you enrollment fee is paid and all materials are available immediately. There are 12 assignments for you to complete at your own pace. The class ends 365 days from the day of enrollment. The course is completely self-paced—you decide when you start and when you finish. You can watch the video demonstrations as many times as you'd like and on your schedule.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to all class materials for 365 days — across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us within the first 14 days of your purchase and we will give you a full refund.



I took Artful Journaling: Foundations and Exploration classes a few years ago as I was starting my retirement. I wanted to learn how to journal and use watercolors while traveling to capture wonderful memories. Both of these classes were absolutely wonderful. They did not disappoint. Excellent for beginners as well as experienced artist who want to try something new.

The class is crammed with ideas on how to create interesting journal pages using borders, titles, lettering and of course sketches. Laure is a patient, caring and knowledgeable artist and teacher. — Clare F., Michigan


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