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Art Journaling for

the Non-Expert

with Shirley Pando

Course Description

Have you always wanted to start an art journal but feel intimidated by all the gorgeous pages you see on Pinterest or Flickr? Do you think to yourself, “I can’t draw, I can’t paint, I don’t make art as well as (fill in the blank).”? UGH! I sometimes feel the same way. But don’t let that stop you. You can begin your journey into art journaling right NOW. Come find that safe place to learn techniques, experiment with supplies, and be wild and adventurous with your creativity. In an art journal, sometimes called a visual journal, anything goes…there are no rules! Let's hear it for creative freedom! 

Join me for this 3 Week, 6 Lesson workshop to (finally!) begin the art journal you’ve always wanted to start. You’ll learn about different types of journals and papers, the pros and cons of using gesso, create backgrounds, and work with patterns and collage. You’ll also learn fun ways to jump-start your creativity. If you’ve taken any other workshops with me you already know there will be TONS of videos and techniques to keep your creative streak going. Now you, too, can express yourself in your own unique way. There’s no pressure to compete with others or share your work. Just be encouraged to create!

 Lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: Having a Good Art Journal Attitude; Journals, Papers, and Supplies
  • Lesson 2: Creativity Starters and Stash Busters - Moving Past a Creative Funk
  • Lesson 3: Color Play – Overview of Color Theory, The Pros and Cons of Using Gesso, Coloring Mediums, Creating Backgrounds
  • Lesson 4: Pattern and Collage – Adding Life to Your Pages
  • Lesson 5: Getting Transparent - Creating Transparent Layers with Papers, Transfers, and More!
  • Lesson 6: Soul Statements, Use Your Words, Journal Prompts

Student Feedback

"(This course) provided a really good starting point for someone new to Art Journaling with lots of ideas on starting points, materials to use etc. (There were) so many techniques to try and examples for complete journal pages. Thank you for such a useful course it has really motivated me to finally start journaling."~Liz, previous Art Journaling student

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Start DateSelf-Paced Workshop. All course materials are open and available upon enrollment.


Lessons6 Lessons
Enrollment Length

Enrollment open continuously

Supply ListClick here for Supply List

Skill Level/Prerequisites                                             

Beginners, but all levels welcome!
Classroom Includes

This class includes instructional videos, downloadable PDF tutorials, forums, and student gallery. If you have any questions regarding your ability to view course materials, please see Shirley Pando's Workshop FAQ's. 

Other Information

Within 48 hours of verified payment, during normal business days/hours, student will receive an email invitation to join in the private website classroom.

Students will have unlimited access to the classroom.

Art Journaling for the Non-Expert

with Shirley Pando

Self-Paced Workshop

Art Journaling for the Non-Expert 

Shirley Pando