It started out as just me and the page in my art journal. It was an escape – a place to go play, express myself, collage, splash paint around… and be both distracted and soothed in the midst of a global pandemic. My art journal became a place where I could vent, but also a place I could go to elevate my mood, or take simple joy in art materials, color, image, text…
And then I decided to share it…
Well, my friend Patti (who became my co-facilitator for class) encouraged me to create an online class. We would meet via Zoom. I could film video tutorials – but we wanted an element of camaraderie too – a social interaction we were missing during “Safer at home” times. And thus “Art journaling with Jenny: sparking creativity” was born.
The first session was a learning process – for me – and also hugely satisfying. It surpassed my wildest dreams. Here are some student testimonials:
Jenny’s Art Journal class was amazing! The presentation of techniques and pace of the class gave me time to absorb, learn, play and ultimately complete gorgeous journal pages – something I wasn’t sure I could do. The safe space created by Jenny, as well as the camaraderie and community with my classmates grew as we journeyed together allowed me to open up, experiment and go places I hadn’t even imagined. And finally, as a frontline healthcare worker, “taking it to the page” gave me a healthy release that kept, and continues to keep, me balanced, focused and feeling hopeful. No kidding. Ten thousand thumbs up! Amy T
Jenny Davies-Reazor took me on an adventure into art play and art journaling in her “Art Journaling: Sparking Creativity” online workshop! It was eye opening for me as I had never done anything like this in my own artistic journey. It was also very cathartic. She is very organized and willing to share everything she knows and truly gives a lot of herself and her time. Not only did I enjoy learning new ways to play with art materials, I would get so engrossed in the process of creating that time would slip away unnoticed. Jenny is fun, knowledgeable, and is also willing to experiment in front of her students. It lead to some happy accidents, which was encouraging for me.I am looking forward to her next class! Patti P.
Are you looking for community, camaraderie, inspiration and fun? Look no further, you’ve found all that and more. Jenny’s class is informative: you learn different techniques, she walks you through her creative process and you’re introduced to new materials to play with and create. You become part of a very supportive group of people: you can choose to share what you’re working on or just soak in the process that your fellow participants are working through. This class was amazing. I can’t say enough about it. I would give it all the “stars”. Nikki T
Here’s a firsthand look at MY pages – and the “Hows” and “Whys” behind the class:
As I mentioned – the lessons are NOT drawing heavy, but instead utilize collage, and image transfer techniques. The materials list is provided after enrollment and includes links for online ordering… Each lesson is themed around a symbol or motif and its relevant meaning/folklore/mythology. My style of teaching encourages you to explore. I teach you the technique and show you possible applications. This isn’t the type of class where everyone ends up with a copy of the teacher’s piece… Its you, in your journal… with your preferences and experiences, and choices!
Interested? Here are the details…
Cost: $70 includes a packet of images ready to use in image transfers. ( send via USPS)
Duration: 6 weeks of class. Access to videos – no expiration.
Access to private class Facebook group: intended for sharing images of pages, discussion of techniques, etc.
Each lesson includes:
Monday – weekly email with inspirational PDF, links to private video tutorials.
Wednesday – FB live demo (recorded for any who miss it live)
And the “Spark” Zoom calls – introduction, mid point check in, finale call. 3 calls spaced over the 6 weeks. (Optional and recorded!)
Sparking Creativity will be available late Spring 2022 as an on demand class! Sign up for my newsletter to stay in touch!
- Send an email to me at Jen.email@example.com with the subject line “Spark sign ups”. Let me know you are interested.
- I will invoice you via PayPal. Then you will receive your supply list – via email – and can order anything you might need.
- Join the FB group!
You can also email me to ask any questions! Feel free to check out some other art journal videos on my You Tube channel~ Until then, stay safe, and thanks for reading to the end. 😉
4 thoughts on “Art Journaling with Jenny: sparking creativity.”
What times would the Wednesday and Sunday activities take place?
Wednesday at 7 EST. Sundays at 3. But both are recorded if you can’t make those times!
I would not be able to join on Wednesdays until after 7:30 pm. I have something at 7 regularly. This seems like it would be disruptive. If not let me know. Thank you.
Pam- the FB lives are easy to join in progress. I work on a demo and respond to comments in the chat. So not disruptive to me. You may prefer to watch the FB live as a recording so you see the demo in its entirety. That’s up to you. Or join in as you can and rewatch later. I like my students to have options.