Art Journaling: Visual Storytelling
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Friday, February 7 & Saturday, February 8, 2020; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$275 members/$300 non-members
In this two-day workshop, we will explore the many different sides of art journals from getting past the blank pages to tips and techniques in capturing your words and imagery. An art journal is a combination of visual and written imagery that captures thoughts, ideas and images in a visual way. They can be travel logs, dream diaries, art techniques, therapy logs, storybooks, or anything. Anything goes in an art journal from using mixed media and collage, to paint, to pen and charcoal.
This workshop will show you some fun techniques to get past the blank white pages staring at you. It will introduce you to the different types of books and products that are commonly used for journaling. You will learn some techniques for working in journals that will aid in the creation of the pages in your own journal to start of your journey into this medium.
Wood has been creating art ever since she can remember. She has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, but after working for a few years, decided to go back to college and take art classes. She enrolled with the University of Alabama in Huntsville and studied photography, sculpture and painting. Over the years she expanded her creative skills with numerous master-led classes. Her work varies from mixed media and art journaling to sculpture and jewelry making. Her recent solo exhibitions include Dreams and Reality: The Artwork of Leslie Wood at Carnegie Visual Arts Center and Evelyn Burrows Museum, Visiting Artist Exhibition at the Huntsville Art League and an exhibition at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment in Huntsville Alabama. An avid art journaler, her journal work has been published numerous times in Somerset Studio’s ART Journaling magazine including a feature in the 2016 Winter and 2017 Spring editions. You can find her work at local shows such as Monte Sano Art Festival and Panoply Arts Festival. For more information, visit lesliewoodarts.com. Click Here for the Supply List. Click here for registration policy.
Photo Courtesy of Artist: Leslie Wood, Don't Give Up, Forgiveness Journal, paint and ink on newsprint © 2018