Welcome! This group is for women* (18 or older) who want to discover a creative practice that is fun, easy to do, and requires no previous art experience.
Expressing yourself within the pages of a journal is a deeply satisfying art practice that can release stress, help you slow down, listen and connect you to your own inner guidance and wisdom. Your journal will become a creative companion - a container for your thoughts and feelings, and a way of knowing, healing and loving yourself.
Whether you're new to art journaling or it's your go-to art practice, we'd love to have you join us. We meet every 2 weeks for conversation, laughter, and to share ideas and techniques. A theme or prompt may sometimes be offered, but everyone is encouraged to listen and follow their own creative guidance and flow.
There are no rules in art journaling, just opportunities for creative play!
What to bring:
• a mixed media sketchbook
• tools for writing & scribbles (e.g. fine tip pens, coloured pencils/markers, crayons - bring what you have, but dry media only, please, unless we do a special group project :)
• scissors and a gluestick
• anything that can be adhered onto the pages of your journal
Create an art travel kit that is ready to go when you are!
"And I have always wanted to write about everything. That does not mean to write a book that covers everything -- which would be impossible. But a book into which everything can go. A book with a little of everything that creates itself out of everything. That has its own life. A faithful book. I no longer look at it as a "book"." - Thomas Merton
A few group guidelines :))
Suggested fee: A donation of $5. would be most helpful towards my cost as an organizer and some art materials that I provide.
Cancellation: Ideally, it would be nice to have a minimum of 4 members attend. If there are less than 3 confirmed attending, I may cancel so as to let the venue know not to hold the table for us. So if you decide to come at the last minute and there's no one there - why not stay, grab a table and MAKE ART!
**Guest: Although this group is for women, if you have a husband or male friend that would like to join us once in a while, we won't turn him away ;)
Waitlist: If you sign up and find yourself unable to make it, please let us know so that we can give your spot to someone else.
Group size: The size of this group will be limited to 50 members. Those who join are encouraged to participate; inactive members (no visits to the group page or participation within 4 months of joining) will be removed to make room for those interested in joining our group.