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Portland, OR 2022 FALL - October 19-26, 2022

Portland, OR 2023 - April 11 - April 18, 2023

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Journal Jumpstarts

Nicole Austin
6:30 - 9:30
Tuesday Eve

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$ 95  

Feeling stuck, in a creative rut, or need a little "boost" to help get your creativity going? Maybe you just need some time to relax, learn new techniques and breath life into your journals or other art projects? This workshop is great for all levels and anyone who'd like to get a little messy & explore new media in their art journals (and beyond! These techniques work great on canvas, too!) . We'll start by making our own unique collage paper using a variety of techniques and my favorite materials: we'll use oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint, acrylic ink & more to create dimensional, colorful collage papers. Then we'll move on to our backgrounds. We will work in a journal and loose, mixed media papers so that we can move around and get the most out of our time together (instead of watching paint dry)! We'll drip, rip, collage, scrape, splatter, spray, smudge & smear using the gelli plate, stencils, spray ink, oil pastels, acrylic paints & inks to create a variety of textures, backgrounds and also cover a few simple concepts such as color, contrast & balance to create some dynamic pages!

*Kit $20 which includes: 

Kit which includes collage pack full of unique, vintage, and recycled paper, collage paper, tissue paper, found objects for stamping/stenciling
*Includes use of all shared materials such as: acrylic paint, acrylic ink, oil pastels, stencils, texture plates, spray ink, gelli plates, brayers, stamps,

Supplies Needed for Class:

*Art journal (I recommend Canson XL or Strathmore mixed media journals in 9"x12" or larger)

Optional items:

you are welcome to bring your own spray inks and paint, but I will have plenty to share! If you have an idea of patterns or shapes in mind, you can bring some reference images, but I will have those, too!

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For your convenience, you may pre-order your materials for classes! Your materials will be waiting for you at the retreat. And you can always purchase additional materials at the retreat.

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