Monday, January 31, 2011

Free Journal Classes

Strathmore Paper is offering a series of 3 free online journal classes to promote their new line of Visual Journals. The first workshop ended, but since the workshops are self-paced there's still plenty of time to sign up. The video and PDF instructions will be available until August for all workshops.

The first workshop with instructor Pam Carriker had over 1,000 students from around the world. The message board had lots of eye candy as students uploaded their pages. They also offered tips, techniques, and new media to play with. That's a lot of bang for your buck, and you can't go wrong with free.

Though Strathmore is sponsoring the workshops and hoping you will use their Visual Journals for your work (I'm using one of their small,3.5" x 5", journals for my Counting Blessing, and the paper is delicious to work on), there's no law that says you can't use another brand of art journal or just plain paper. Grab your journal or some paper, your favorite crayons, paints, and writing tools and jump in. Drawing, painting, and writing beats shoveling snow hands down.

The second workshop, Start Where You Are, is scheduled to begin March 1. You can sign up for all of the workshops here.

1 comment:

  1. Visual journals are such a fantastic idea. My youngest started doing this before she could write and I thought it brilliant :D

    Working with delicious paper sounds like good times! WHat happens to me is that I'll get the cool paper and supplies then just look at them, and touch them occasionally ;)