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Art Journaling Video and Mixed Media Artistic Profile

This video presentation will focus on Art Journaling.  Please bring in art journals to share with the group. 

 Jay Hart will will talk about her mixed media projects.  She has prepared a definition list to stimulate a discussion of our own personal views of the artistic process.

Collage (French: coller, to glue) is made from an assemblage of different forms to create a new whole. A collage may sometimes include newspaper clippings, ribbons, bits of colored or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. 
Decoupage is decorating surfaces by applying cutouts such as paper and then coating with several layers of finish such as lacquer or varnish. 
Bricolage (French: bricoler, to tinker) is a piece of makeshift handiwork done by multiple, diverse methods using whatever materials are in one's environment.
Mixed Media is made from more than one medium. For example, a work on a surface combining paint, ink, collage and found objects. In this manner, many different elements of art become more flexible than with traditional artist media.
Assemblage is dimensional artistic compositions of found objects of preformed natural or manufactured materials, objects, or fragments not intended as art materials.
Melange is mixture of things or a collection of things of different kinds.
Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese world view or aesthetic sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".  Characteristics include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.  

For discussion: Do you agree with the definitions?

What is the difference between these different types of art? 

Where does your art fit in?

Drop in fee is $5.00.  Membership dues are $36.00 per year.  Guests are always welcome!  We look forward to a relaxing time of learning and community!

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  • LJ

    I attended this meetup & learned your next meeting is May 3. Will it be posted here to sign up for? Very interesting in joining, Thanks.

    April 18, 2014

    • Marsha H.

      Yes, it will be announced here. Check back.

      April 18, 2014

  • Sherri K.

    Jay, thanks for the thought-provoking discussion and wonderful prizes! I enjoyed seeing all the different journals passed around; always inspiring. The video gave me some new insight into working with watercolors too!

    April 8, 2014

  • Suzanne

    Thank you, Jay, for sharing your work with us. I love my little journal door prize! So generous of you. I hope our brainstorming helped in your efforts to better identify your work. I also got a lot out of the video & especially liked Jane's very practical, no-worries approach to her art. I found that really inspiring & motivating.

    April 6, 2014

  • Cat M.

    Yes, thanks to Jay for sharing her art journals, definition page (hadn't heard of a couple of them), and fun door prizes!
    Looking forward to the puzzle piece workshop next month!
    By the way, Cloth Paper Scissors had a free e-book of Jane's. You may still be able to download it.

    April 6, 2014

  • Becky W.

    I'm sorry to miss it, we have a service to attend.

    I'd like to watch the video if you would be kind enough to share the title I will look for it, thanks.

    April 5, 2014

    • Marsha H.

      The name of the video is "From Art Journaling to Art" with Jane LaFazio, from Interweave Press.

      April 6, 2014

  • Cathy M.

    Thank you Jay for your insight and inspiration. I look forward to starting a journal now what I've seen so many simple techniques and ideas from the video and all of you. I loved the door prize idea Jay, that was so much fun; it was very generous of you and a wonderful way to share your supplies with the group...everyone was a winner!

    April 6, 2014

  • LJ

    Great. Loved the video and how simplicity was the focus of obtaining simple pieces of artwork & how to recycle/reuse into mixed media/paper collage art. Thanks to the host for organizing this, look forward to your next month's meetup.

    April 6, 2014

  • Sue C.

    As always, I came away feeling inspired to try something new!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Marsha H.

    It was very thought provoking to look at our art and think of what we would say if we had to label it. Also the idea that we are driven or called to make art regardless if others understand the need or the art. Jay was very sharing with her work and her thoughts.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Sherri K.

    I'm hoping to make it. My energy has been pretty low, so I may need Saturday for rest.

    April 1, 2014

  • Cathy M.

    Looking forward to learning from you Jay! See everyone Saturday for a new creative opportunity.

    March 30, 2014

  • LJ

    I don't have an art journal, but want to see ideas and get started doing one. I love paper collage art & love using recycled materials.

    March 26, 2014

  • Fran

    I'm interested to hear the discussion to determine if this would be an interest of mine - most of all others tend to inspire me to move forward in the process.

    March 24, 2014

  • Marsha H.

    Sounds great, I am interested in starting an art journal.

    March 24, 2014

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