Kids Art Journaling

Instructor: Stacy


Nothing is more rewarding than looking back over your year and seeing a book full of color and memories-- things you’ve made and things you’ve done and a sparkling record of hopes, dreams, and memories.  Forbes magazine recently cited journaling as one of the most important habits common to successful people — and art journaling make the process so much fun!


In a relaxed and positive environment we will cover many mixed media and journaling techniques including stenciling, collage, painting and doodling as well problem solving, goal-setting and creative writing, this class will show how to use the creative freedom of art journaling to establish creative habits that last a lifetime.


This class will cover all kinds of mixed media techniques useful in any kind of art — from stenciling, to water color, pen and ink, urban sketching, doodling, collage, tiny pockets and zines. Combining art journal



A journal of your choice — the bigger the better — at least 8x10

(I like Ranger Dylusions Dyan Reaveley's Creative Journal, 11.375 by 8.25-Inch, Ranger Dina Wakley Media Journal 8"X10" - Multi-Surface Mixed Media Art Journal, Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal, 8.5 by 11-Inch, 64 Pages, and I use Kikkerland Leuchtturm1917 Master Slim Hardcover A4+ Notebook - Ruled / Lined Pages - Black Cover which is 9x12 in.)

Glue— tacky glue and glue stick: you’ll want to stick a lot of stuff in this book!


baby wipes

black permanent marker

gesso: to prepare some pages for colors and inks

a sturdy pen that writes on most surfaces

gouache or watercolors and brush

an old credit card for spreading gesso

a couple colors of acrylic paint

paper towels or clean rag

waxed paper

scraps such as: magazines, ribbon, cards, photos,

wrapping paper, old book pages, fabric, tissue — tiny pieces are great

* bring along any favorite art supplies that you already have such as markers, stamp pads, soft color sticks, tissue paper

If you are treating yourself to something new I recommend a soft water-soluble crayon/gel stick




Mod-Podge or acrylic medium

a couple spray inks in your favorite colors

a few stencils and a pouncer

stamp pad in a neutral color or black

a couple fun stamps

a white or light colored gel pen


small empty spray bottles (make your own

spray inks)

glue dots


Fun Additions:

Inka Gold

border stamps or stencils, ribbon, or tape

art papers

black gesso

puffy ink pens

pan pastels or pastel sticks

onion skin paper

pocket envelopes (we can make these also)

metallic paints or accents


Journaling Splurges!

Mini photo printer

Liquid Acrylics

Distressed inks

embossing stamp pads and powder