Multimedia Art Journals with Kelly Drake, March 7-April 4

Multimedia Art Journals with Kelly Drake, March 7-April 4



Art Journaling is an incredible trend that encourages daily creativity without the limits of judgement or deadlines. Unlike other forms of art, it's not about the outcome, it's about the journey . . . it's about the work. 

In this class, you'll start by creating simple, colorful backgrounds in your journal. Then, we'll break out the paint, gesso, pens, pencils, pictures, ephemera and start creating! You will earn how to layer different media and materials, and use color, texture and design to create a journal full of ideas. 

You can choose a subject for your journal, or you can just take it day by day, putting down whatever comes to mind. There are no limits. At the beginning of each class, we'll cover a new way to combine or work with the media. Beyond that, the goal is to do the work and go wherever it takes you. You may be surprised by where you end up!



Please bring the following items to class:
Strathmore Visual Journal, 90 lb. Watercolor, 9x12
Gelly Roll medium point black pen or black paint pen (like Posca)
Gelly Roll medium point white pen or white paint pen (like Posca)
Basic Acrylic Paint Set (tubes), try to have at least a red (pinkish red is best), blue (cyan or cerulean hue), yellow (lemon), black and white. You can mix many, many colors from this set...but more colors are always fun!
Liquitex Matte Gel Medium, 8 oz. (If you get Golden, get the soft gel)
Fixative spray
General Sketch & Wash Graphite Pencil or other soluble graphite
Acrylic Gesso, 8 oz.
Acrylic brushes (include a flat brush and a round brush…if you have a variety, bring them) 
Card stock or otherwise stiff paper (for cutting out stencils)
1 X-acto knife with several blades
Various photos, small drawings, cards, printed papers, pages from old books, maps, patterns, etc. that you may want to incorporate into your journal.
Roll of wax paper

Optional items:
Bigger wash brush, craft or sponge brushes, watercolor paints and brushes, watercolor pencils and/or crayons, inks, gouache, stencils, stamps, etc. This is a mixed media class, and experimentation with different media is encouraged!

Note: If you already have any of the items listed above, even if it’s a different brand or size, bring that instead. No need to double up on supplies! Any questions? Email Kelly at

NOTE: Olympic Art & Office and Quimper Mercantile offer 10% discount for PTSA students.

REMEMBER MEMBERS: You get ten percent off this class! Use your discount code at checkout. To join, CLICK HERE.

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