Monday, July 17, 2017

Family Art Journal - Part 1

Over the weekend, I began a 3 part Family Art Journal workshop at the main branch of the Worcester Public Library. This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council – an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

We didn't get as many participants as we hoped, but those that came were enthusiastic. 

We began by making a small book from one sheet of paper. The book provided space to brainstorm the journal format, and the stories to be included in the journal.

We talked about layout and explored various ways to include a header, picture(s) and text to tell the story. Participants were provided with a binder, cardstock to build the page and various decorated papers, and embellishments to create the page.

Finished pages were put into sheet protectors

If you're in the Worcester area next Saturday, 22. July from 1 PM - 3 PM, drop into the main branch of the Worcester Public Library at 3 Salem Square. The workshop is open to 1 to 4 family members (Family can be defined as significants, friends) Children ages 9 and up are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. We will be meeting in the Saxe Room. Register for the workshop.

 Bring 6 or so copies of photographs to use for your journal pages. We'll learn a few ways to make our own stickers.


  1. This sounds like a fun workshop. If only I lived a tad closer!

    1. I suppose Kansas would be a bit of a commute. (-;

  2. I wish I lived closer! Sounds like a lot of fun!

    1. It was fun. Geared to people who had never done scrapbooking or crafts