New to Art Journaling and no idea how to get started? This may be just the class you're looking for!
The Art Journaling: Foundations course helps you to begin developing the skills needed to fully enjoy creating a visual journal that captures the experiences and memories important to you.
Art Journaling is simply the combination of words and art on the page. How you combine them, what you use to make marks on the page is entirely up to you.
Since Artful Journaling is a very broad subject with many fun facets, this class will focus on the basics. We'll begin with learning to tear watercolor paper and setting up a palette before moving on to making our pages look more polished by including special borders, word art and deciding whether or not to add color or pen work. We'll be working with watercolor as our primary medium. The exercises will help you to develop your painting skills.
The course also covers several approaches to improving your drawing skills. Exercises include affirmations to help you move past the fear that often holds us hostage as well as ideas on learning how to observe. We'll address making time to journal and the joy of giving up the pursuit of perfection.
Best of all, we'll have fun, loosen up and play!
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!"
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