Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Class Detail

Art Journaling Workshop

Location: Scaife Building

Room: Sculpture A

Aug 18, 2012 (one day)

Meets 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
on Sat

Tuition: $85.00
Level: All

Status: This class is completed
An art journal is much more than just a sketchbook. An art journal is a place to tell your story through color, images and text. Art Journaling is all about experimenting, trusting your instincts and adding personality to your work through creative prompts and exercises. Using a variety of media, you’ll learn techniques for adding layers, color, pattern, and texture. In addition to drawing you may paint or use photos and ephemera to collage your story. The possibilities are endless! Many supplies will be on hand to use and a full supply list will be provided upon registration.

Instructor -- Kimberly Minardi

Required supplies for this class:
  • Required-
  • one spiral bound artist journal approximately 9" x 12" (suggested- larger or smaller is fine too if they know they like to work smaller or larger)-
  • Strathmore's "Visual Journal" with 140 lb watercolor paper is sturdy enough to hold up to many wet mediums and help prevent frustrating buckling. Available at DickBlick.com for about $15 before shipping. There are many choices for spiral bound journals locally and drawing paper or mixed media paper are options also. The important factor is to have a heavy weight - at least 90 lbs. If you choose a lighter weight paper, you will probably need extra time to dry under heavy objects to flatten for most layers.
  • Many people also really like Moleskine sketch journals, though they are more expensive comparatively (about $13 for a 3.5" x 5") and can't take as much wet media. They are very nice, though. Available locally at Barnes and Noble, Carnegie Museum ... a list here: http://www.moleskine.com/php/mt_templates/where_to_buy.php
  • one ultra fine tipped permanent marker- Sharpie is just fine and available anywhere they sell office supplies. Costs less than a couple of dollars.
  • Or a fine tipped Pitt pen- waterproof India ink pen. About $4, but favored by and recommended by many mixed media artists.
  • Optional-
  • Perfect Paper Adhesive by Art Quest
  • Small Scissors (especially with sharp points for detail cutting)
  • bubble wrap
  • wax paper
  • Hardware store letter stencils
  • mechanical pencil (cheap, not an artists' drawing pencil as it won't be usable as a pencil after)
  • Found papers/Ephemera (old and new)- graph paper, notebook paper, ledger paper, letters, post cards, ticket stubs, hand written receipts, clothing tags, sheet music, grocery lists, to-do lists, notes, etc.
  • Decorative papers
  • Fabric and trim/lace scraps
  • cheese cloth
  • photos (old and new, family and found [at the flea market or antique store)
  • drawings
  • permanent markers- variety of colors and styles (fine tipped, ultra fine tipped, chisel tipped, metallic, etc.)
  • Any favorite art supplies on hand (paint, ink, pencils, art markers, pastels, etc.)

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