Pam Garrison – Art Journal Play

Duration of Class: Two Days (12 Hours) // Medium: Mixed Media Art Journaling // Skill Level: All


In this 2-day class we’ll be hand making art journals and then begin creating in them. We’ll begin by creating our book covers, using paper or paint, then we’ll hand-bind our books with a simple long stitch binding method. We’ll spend the rest of the time playing in our art journals! I’ll bring all my favorite supplies to share and demo the favorite techniques I use in my art journals. We’ll cover lettering, penwork, collage, colors, composition and more all on the pages of our art journals. We’ll use acrylic paints and inks, watercolors, markers, pencils, stamps and stencils etc. etc. Come join me for two days of creative play and leave with your own handmade journal, endless ideas for working in it, and discover new tools and techniques that will inform and expand your creative expression in all your art pursuits!


• simple book binding
• art journaling
• lettering
• creating your own inspiration
• honing your creative instincts
• embracing happy accidents


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Day 2 - 3 (9/29/18 - 9/30/18)

Class Size

Min # of students: 5
Max # of students: 35

Supply List

    A small collection of your favorite supplies:
  • pens, markers, scissors
  • glue stick or gel medium
  • a small selection of inexpensive paint brushes
  • 3-5 acrylic craft paints in your favorite colors (these can be the $1 bottles from big box craft stores)
  • additionally, if you already have them, please bring:
  • favorite stamps and stamp pads (alphabets are fun)
  • ephemera or small collection of papers/collage fodder
  • watercolors and watercolor brushes
  • Kit Fee: $25 per student (payable to instructor at class time)
    Provided by instructor:
  • art canvas boards for book covers
  • linen binding tape
  • waxed linen book binding floss
  • book binding needles
  • watercolor paper for inside journals
  • mixed selection of vintage papers
  • I will have lots of other materials and mediums for sharing and exploring in our art journals!

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