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!
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, please visit her blog, Painted Thoughts or her Instagram account at @laure.ferlita.
Frequently Asked Questions
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