In person dates: March 5, March 19, April 2, 1-4
This mini class series will meet three times on Sunday afternoons (March 5, March 19, and April 2) from 1-4. You can sign up for one, two, or three weeks–but you need to sign up in advance to reserve your spot since I only have room for 4-5 mamas in each session. It will be $50 a session. When you register for one or more in person classes you get access to our private FaceBook group where you can review lessons, post your pages, ask questions, or see and comment on work from other mama artists.
You can also take this class remotely through our Junk Journaling for Moms FaceBook Group for $50 one-time fee.
Register here! (This will take you to Niels’ website, where you can register and pay securely.)
So what is junk journaling? First, you start with a cheap composition notebook, like one you might get from the dollar store, and you give yourself permission to make TERRIBLE art in it.
Next, you gather a few art supplies that sing to you, and then you just dump in there with whatever your brain and body want to put on paper: the the random words, ideas and to-do items that are running around in your head; the scraps and bits of paper and ephemera that seems to collect in your purse, your car or on your counter; the images, colors and textures that your body just knows it needs to create.
Then you keep adding on layers, color, lines, shapes, textures, images, in as wide an array of media as you want, until you reach that “ah yes” feeling.
Not making sense yet? That’s okay, this is a “drop down below the rational” kind of process so it can be hard to explain. If you want to learn more, check out this little video I made which explains how I do it. Or check out this “flip” video that offers a sneak peak into a couple of my junk journals from my sabbatical year.
Why junk journaling for moms? Because you deserve a space of your own; a way of protecting and cultivating your inner life; because neat and tidy rational processing can only take us so far; and because the world needs YOUR creative juices flowing for whatever happens next in your family, community, and in our country.
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