Art Journaling:
Find Your Theme
(Apr. 2018)

Create a multi-media-themed art journal (often called an artist's journal or a visual art journal) with lots of colors, textures & some text, using paint and collage. Capture moments and memories. Express your thoughts or ideas with expert guidance on a central theme or focus. Learn how to bind your multi-page journal and find the steps to tie it all together.

Artwork by Michele Vaughan

Meets: Saturday Mornings, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dates: Apr. 14, 21, 28, May 5, 2018
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Beginner to intermediate. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Mixed Media, most all mediums are welcome. Demonstrations will be performed in mixed media.
Technique: Specific to Art Journaling
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.


Play with several mixed media techniques. Topics in this course include:

  • Create backgrounds in watercolor or textured backgrounds with acrylic paint
  • Layering mixed media
  • Monoprints on deli paper, tissue paper, and other thin papers
  • Integrate text, words, or quotes into your images
  • Create a centralized theme
  • Journal, bind & tie it all together

Participants' Work & Demo

Innovative Drawing with Stencils

Innovative Drawing with Stencils

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