Art Journaling Workshops
Art Journaling Workshops
AN ART JOURNAL IS FOR EXPLORING, PLAYING, EXPERIMENTING AND EXPRESSING. AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY - IT IS JUST FOR YOU.
WHAT'S ART JOURNALING?
Art journaling is a unique and fun way to express yourself and explore your creativity. It helps build confidence, increase mental clarity, and provides an outlet for self-expression. It can also help reduce stress, increase productivity, and boost your mood. In my art journaling workshops and classes, you can learn a range of techniques to create beautiful art pieces, while also learning tools to access a sense of peace and calm. Art journaling is a great way to find your inner artist, while also gaining a greater understanding of yourself.
THE EMPHASIS IN ALL WORKSHOPS IS ON EXPLORING AND PLAYING, EXPERIMENTING AND DISCOVERING. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF ART - HOW CREATING HELPS US PROCESS EMOTIONS AND CLEAR OUR HEARTS. HOW CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS IS A POTENT FORM OF SELF COMPASSION.
ART JOURNALING FOR
My art journal is where I go when I need to retreat from the world. When I have a thorn in my paw, when nothing makes sense, and sometimes even when everything is so perfect it hurts.
Playing in an art journal is a wonderful way for you to dip your toe into creativity. I’ve had the privilege of sharing this style of creative expression with many people who had a sense they wanted to try their hand at something artistic but didn’t know how, what, or if they were ‘any good’. It also turns out practising creativity is a fast track to healing and resilience.
Brene Brown explains it best:
“There’s no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. There are only people who use their creativity and people who don’t. Unused creativity isn't benign. It lives within us until it’s expressed, neglected to death, or suffocated by resentment and fear.”
Brene backs up what I've long believed: Everyone is creative. I believe everyone has a primitive, instinctive longing to create – to breathe life into something that wouldn’t exist in this world without them.
No time for creativity? Discover how to make art in your lap, with simple, fun techniques and portable supplies.
Couch art is the art I make on my lap in front of the TV at the end of the day. It's how I make sure I get some creativity into my life when the days are busy, LIFE has been happening hard, and creative time is hard to find.
There's no pressure, no high expectations - just a bit of doodling and noodling on the page as you untangle the swirling thoughts and busyness of your day. And as the days slide by, you fill up page after page, and notice recurrent themes, shapes, patterns, colours and ideas - which you could tap into to explore in larger artworks - but the real power in them is to express your creative self. It's a gentle and fun way to give yourself some self care.
In this one day workshop designed for beginners, you’ll learn a few simple techniques using pen, watercolour and paint pen, have some light-hearted fun, and we’ll talk about the places in your days where you could claim some moments to create.
CREATIVE RE-SET ONE DAY RETREAT
A fusion of art workshop and mindfulness - the epitome of Peace through Paint and Presence. In the course of a day, you’ll gently alternate between mindfulness exercises, watercolour painting, learning how to read your body’s inner compass, and making a small completed collage & mixed media artwork.
Designed for women who are desperate for some peace.
All workshops run from 9am to 4pm, with a break for lunch, and are limited to 12 participants, so I can guarantee the best possible support to everyone. They also include the option of having a curated materials kit provided, which is available at an extra cost to each participant.
Contact me for an info pack for me to deliver a workshop to you and your creative group.
TRACEY TEACHES EASY TECHNIQUES & OFFER STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS THAT MAKE ART ACCESSIBLE TO EVERYONE. I WAS AMAZED BY THE BEAUTIFUL WORK OUR GROUP PRODUCED, EVEN THOUGH MANY OF US HADN'T HELD A PAINTBRUSH IN YEARS, IF EVER! I'D HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS CLASS TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, GET CREATIVE, PLAY MORE AND HAVE A FEW GOOD LAUGHS. TRACEY IS A BLAST. HER SENSE OF HUMOUR, WISDOM, WARMTH AND DOWN TO EARTH NATURE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL RIGHT AT HOME
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