3/24/10

TELL YOUR STORY: Online Art Joural Class [Full Details]


I'm so excited to announce my next upcoming online class! I'll be co-teaching with the wonderful Elsie Flannigan of A Beautiful Mess. Sign ups will begin at 12 am CST next Thursday, April 1!

What is 'Tell Your Story?'
Tell Your Story is a six week online art journal class. Elsie and Rachel will share a personal art journal page with a challenge or fun technique each day (7 days a week, for all 6 weeks!). In addition to the Daily pages we will share tips and tricks for creating six unique art journal books that are sure to inspire!

Meet Your Teachers
"What started as writing notes on pretty magazine pages in high school has since become one of my favorite ways to document those easily forgotten details that make up seasons of life. Art journals have been a safe place to test new ideas, reflect, list random details, and get a little poetic and I'm thrilled to get to share some of my favorite prompts and techniques with this class. "
xoxo, Rachel
"I've loved art journaling for the past 10 years. It's a wonderful 'just for me' hobby that I am looking forward to (finally) sharing with a group of students! Art journaling is my favorite therapy. Most of my journals focus on simple memories, hopes and dreams. There is also plenty of room for vulnerability on these books. Pages that explore doubts and fears have been a part of my personal growth through the years. I'm looking forward to six weeks of fun prompts, personal challenges and getting messy with pretty supplies while learning more about ourselves! Xo, Elsie"

Details
-Tell Your Story is a six week online class that begins on April 26th. You'll enjoy one inspiring post each day with either an art journal page with creative prompt or a book making project.

-Supplies: Computer, Internet, one large blank journal or sketchbook with card stock (heavy) pages. Pens, paint and crafting scraps (all items we use on these journals are items we already have in our own studios).

-We will host a weekly Q&A/Chat with fun topics by both Elsie & Rachel.
-We'll also share tips on finding and storing ephemera.

-Private blog access will be sent within 24 hours of sign up. You'll have a bonus project waiting for you before the class starts & sessions officially begin on April 26th!

-Topic examples (for art journal prompts): Dreams, Secret Plans, Handmade Magic, Conversations Captured, Everyday Joys, Silly Quotes, Happy Lists, The Honest Truth, Three Wishes, Today I..., Memories To Be Made, A Closer Look...

Registration Details

Class Cost: $60 US

-Registration officially begins Thursday April 1 at 12:00 AM CST!

-Payments accepted: Paypal (via our blogs) and the Red Velvet Art website.

-Private blog login info will be sent within 24 hours of payment confirmation.

*If you have any questions, please e-mail racheldenbow (at) gmail (dot) com.

I'm really looking forward to this! I hope you'll join us.

xoxo,
Rachel

p.s. I've received some questions about it already so here's some clarification on a few points. This is an ONLINE class. We post daily and you follow at your own pace. The only time that time differences would matter are during our weekly chats. Those times will change each week to give more than one general time zone a chance to join in. We ARE NOT selling supplies or a kit. I hope that is helpful! If you have other questions feel free to e-mail me: racheldenbow (at) gmail (dot) com.

31 comments:

CaL said...

I just finished taking my first Art Journaling class with Vivs from Polka Dot Robot & would love to continue growing & learning in this lovely form or art & expression! I'm so glad you lovely galls are offering this class! Very excited!

our little love nest said...

Sounds wonderful! Hoping I can sign up. :)

pinksuedeshoe said...

I am so excited! I took the fall class last year and there isn't a think about you or Elsie that I don't like. I can't wait for April!

pinksuedeshoe said...

(a thing... not a think :o)

Michelle said...

Oh, fun! :) You girls are so awesome - it would be amazing to be art-journal prompted & inspired by you!

Melissa Mann said...

looks like fun!

Elsie Flannigan said...

hooray! I can't wait!

Nadine said...

is there limited placings?

I'd love to join the class but
don't think I can fork out the money
by the first :/

RachelDenbow said...

Nadine, just e-mail me when you can about it and I'll make sure you get in.

..SOCIAL BUTTERFLY.. said...

Im new here, but I was certainly attracted to the creativity of your styles. I would love to participate!

Jazmyn Alexandria said...

One day I promise myself I'll take one of these online classes!! lol

http://velvetbirds.blogspot.com

dainjb said...

hi rachel! i'm so excited for this even tho i never even finished all the steady hand prompts (umm, i have a box of half finished journal pages in my room) but i think instead of stressing about them i'll start fresh! woo hoo.

Christine said...

I cannot wait, this should really be fun!

Allyson said...

ohh, fun!
ps- those are great pictures of you and Elsie!

Jenn said...

I would love to sign up for this class, art journaling sounds very inspiring!!

I wonder if you have any store recommendations on where to buy a sketchbook with heavy cardstock pages? I don't think I've seen any of those around.

efratkashat said...

I'm sure this class is going to be great!

ashley said...

oh my goodness I love this!

jari spry said...

whoopity whoop whoop! yes please! can't wait...

Becca said...

Hi Rachel!
It's my first time seeing your place here, and I LOVE your style.

True story:
I was looking around at different pages and posts, and my heart (nearly) stopped when I noticed that you have the same houndstooth bedspread and green houndstooth shoes that I have- or the other way around.
Either way, it made me feel so cool and stylish, like "Yeah, this girl with an awesome website has the same shoes as me, so I guess I'm every bit as stylish as she is". Ha ha

Anyway, you've been bookmarked!
See ya around :)

handmade charlotte said...

ok i love..is it going to be child friendly?

wecangowindowshopping said...

oh wow I loooove this idea, if i had money I would totally sign up! hahaha

imperialhotel said...

so wish I could do this!

imperialhotel said...

so wish I could do this!

RachelDenbow said...

Handmade Charlotte,
Yes! Child friendly.

amy lapi said...

rachel, this is soo exciting! you are my favorite art journaler. :]

Holly S said...

Love this idea! I hope I can scrape together enough money to take the class in time...working on that!

Rachel Marie said...

This sounds SO exciting!!
I am really hoping I can sign up =]

Little Gamine said...

What a super great idea! I have so many journals with lots of art, cutouts, and photos that I've taken. I hope to one day leave them to my daughter after I've passed so she can add to them. Then she can pass them down to hers!

penny patten said...

Oh I shall try to sign up for this, sounds like fun, just need to see if I can fit it into my work schedule.

Tara said...

It sounds like an absolutely lovely hobby - I only wish I had more time for these things in my life.

All the best to those who sign up for it and learn a new hobby that helps them remember the "seasons of life" (beautiful quote, Rachel).

Best,
Tara
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

maura said...

ooooo, i am so interested! if the time frame doesn't work the best for me, do you think you will be offering this again??