Virtual Art Journaling

Adults' Arts & Craft Classes

Class Details

(2 customer reviews)

Class Name: Virtual Art Journaling
Learners per Class: 10

No. of Sessions: 1
Length of Session: 1 hours

Booking Info

£35.00

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Our art journaling sessions are a great way to escape and get creative during this tricky times. These virtual sessions will enable you to experiment with mixed media under the watchful eye of your supportive tutor Lisa. Each session has a different focus and is tutor led step by step through zoom a virtual meeting software which is free for you to download online.

You will need your own materials and equipment for each session here is a list of the basic kit you will need for all the sessions and underneath it we will list the specific additional items needed for the different sessions.

Basic Kit
There really are no rules when it comes to materials, you can use anything and everything but here are a few recommendations

  • Journal – A sketch book, old book, notebook or even the back of an old envelope will do.
  • Gesso – artists acrylic primer, used to prepare pages for paint, use thinly to mask images or thickly to add texture. If you don’t have gesso, any white paint will do.
  • Pens and pencils – any will do
  • Paint – again your choice, I like to use acrylics or watercolours.
  • Crayons, markers, felt tips, pastels or chalks
  • Stamps, Stencils – You can make your own stencils or look around the house to see what could be used as a stencil or stamp.
  • Scissors and Glue -it’s best to have PVA and glue sticks. A mix of half PVA and half water is great to use as a glaze to seal your pages.
  • Ephemera – these are your collage elements, start collecting nice bits of paper, tickets, receipts, postage stamps, whatever catches your eye.
  • Paint Brushes and Scraping Tools – get a variety of sizes, old credit cards make great scraping tools! If you haven’t got these remember your fingers will do!
  • A heat gun or hair dryer to speed up drying.
Inchies
Techniques: creating inchies to add to your journaling pages
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Loose sheets of paper
Dried and empty teabags
Soft pencil
Old magazine or book you don’t mind cutting up
Any or all of the following – inks, watercolours, water soluble pastels /crayons, metallic paint /ink, pigment powders.
Art Journal Tags
White card to cut into tags (or luggage tags if you’ve got them)
Collage – patterned papers, text (like old book pages), napkins, tissue paper
Stencils and old make up sponge
Stamps and ink
Magazines – 6 small focal images and 6 words /sentences cut out
Ribbon, scrap fabric or lace
Monochrome challenge
Techniques: include collage, stenciling, reverse stenciling, and stamping.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Black/white and grey scraps /collage bits
Black and white paint
Stencil
Straps and black ink
Black and white focal image
Linear Composition – Journey
Techniques: working with a linear composition.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Black paint
Collage scraps /washi tape
Inks
Water soluble crayons /water colours
Optional items:
Water spray
Coffee
Modelling paste
Self Image
Techniques: reverse stenciling & drawing sketchy faces
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Acrylic paint
stencils
baby wipes or painty cloth
practice paper
black pen
stamps
white pen (optional)
All the best things in life are free
Techniques – collage, using what’s free to hand.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Packaging
Brown paper
Masking tape
Old book pages
Pencil and pen
Watercolours
Metallic paint (optional)
Fabric scraps
Embellishment eg buttons
Stamps
Stencils
Corregated card
Smile
Techniques – Collage background & teabag embellishments
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
acrylics
collage scraps/papers
pencil
watercolours
coffee
old teabag (dried and emptied)
Focal image (photo, magazine cutout, stamped image etc)
found words or letter stamps
sewing machine or needle and thread
fabric scrap
Restless – techniques, using masks and gesso transfers.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
A luggage tag
Collage
Acrylic Paint
Stencils
Stamps
Patterned napkin
Pen and pencil
Scrap of calico or something similar (can use paper if you haven’t got this)
Image – from a magazine or a laser jet print or photocopy preferably black and white. Can be of anything you like.
Fabric scraps

Gratitude
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Scrap paper – old newspaper, book pages, magazines etc
coffee
needle and thread
scrap fabric or pretty paper scraps
old powdered make up or chalk pastels

Positivity
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
scrap paper or card
something to scrape paint like an old credit card
White pen if possible but not essential
a magazine
some thread

Kindness
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Glue (pva and pva water mix)
Tissue paper
Paints (ideally acrylic)
Ink pad and stamps
Soft pastels (optional)

Reflection
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Baby wipes or wet cloth that you don’t mind getting painty
Magazine image cut out
Black paint
White pen (optional)
Letter stamps and ink (optional)

Hope
Techniques: include tin foil printing and reverse stenciling.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Tinfoil
Stick/cocktail stick or pen with a lid (for mark making in wet paint)
Baby wipes or wet cloth you don’t mind getting painty
A focal image of your choice (a photo, magazine image etc)
Ink pad and stamps
Also have in mind a quote/poem/song lyric about hope.
Calm
Techniques: include creating texture rubbings and wax resists
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Oil pastels or wax crayons
textured hard surfaces
Watercolours/water soluble crayons or pastels/watered down acrylics
card board packaging
Focal image of your choice
After
Techniques: creating a textured background and spill writing.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
loose paper
coffee
metallic paint (optional)
pastels
water colours
Focal image of your choice
Over the Horizon
Techniques: scratch art
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Oil pastels
Acrylics
Black paint
Stamps
Cocktail stick or something thin to scratch paint
Good Advice 
Techniques: creating inky decoupage sheets.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
3 sheets of white kitchen towel
Plastic surface/sheet
Water spray
Any or all of the following – inks, watercolours, water soluble pastels /crayons, metallic paint /ink, pigment powders.
The here and now
Techniques: spill writing and inky doodles
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Watercolours
Black pens with various size nibs if possible.
Play time
Techniques: reverse stencilling, transparent paint & collage bundle focal points.
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Pva glue or gel medium
Collage pieces (old drawings /work you can rip up, scrapbook paper, wrapping paoer, old book pages etc)
Focal image stamp
Texture stamps (optional)
Stapler (optional)
Stencils
Baby wipes or wet cloth that can get painty
Acrylics
White or graph paper
View Point
Techniques: masking with masking tape and see through embellishments
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Gesso
masking tape
acrylic paint
pencil & pen
stamps & ink
stencils
glue
acetate sheet or stiff plastic folder that you can cut up
needle & thread or sewing machine
image to go into embellishment (the prompt is about your favourite place/viewpoint)
Scrap fabric
Found words or letter stamps
Over painted images
Techniques: Learning how to overpaint images from magazines
The extras outside of the basic kit required are:
Acrylics-light and dark colours
Scarpie pen or something similar
Large magazine image
Brushes
Stencils
Stamps
Neo colours/oil pastels/watercolour pastels

Your Tutor: Lisa Goddard

Mixed media artist and art journaller

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2 reviews for Virtual Art Journaling

  1. Samantha Roberts (verified owner)

    Had a very relaxing hour art journalling with Lisa tonight on the theme of “Positivity”. Lisa made sure we were all ok throughout and explained each stage as we went along. Very enjoyable and well done to Straightcurves for setting up virtual courses! Thank you 😀

  2. Amy (verified owner)

    This was my first experience of a lesson via zoom. The pre-course instructions were clear and ensured I had the materials to hand for the session. Lisa guided us throughout giving us plenty of ideas. Already booked for next week. Would definitely recommend.

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