Calendare! Introduction to Art Journaling

Calendare! Introduction to Art Journaling |

Art Journaling- it's so beautiful and it looks like fun

Until you're staring at the blank page and you don't quite know what to do.

And then you start to play and you mix a few colors, which immediately turns to mud.

So you add a little hand lettering, but it looks like your normal handwriting, only messier.

And the last thing you want is a book full of your own scribbles.

You want pages full of gorgeous color and texture and moments of wow.

Obviously, you weren't born to art journal...


There are tricks to gorgeous art journaling, easy concepts and techniques that anyone can master.

No drawing required. If you can scrapbook, you can journal

Calendare! Art Journal classes for beginners |

Introducing Calendare! Kit based art journal workshops for beginners.

Each month, Amy creates a wonderful class kit to create one diary style, two page layout in your Dylusions Creative Journal.

Monthly kit included in the class fee.

Learn the basics of color theory, color mixing, and dip your toes into the world of mixed media. Make your own beautiful background pages with guaranteed color combinations- it's not just the how but you'll learn the why too!

Bring along goodies and embellishments from home for a truly original calendar page!

This class is based on a concept by mixed media artist Kate Crane. Calendars are an easy and non threatening format which gives students some structure but also allows space to play and experiment. Throughout the month you can add short diary or gratitude entries to each of your squares, making the project more personal.

Caledare! beginning art journal lessons for crafters |
Calendare! Beginning Art Journal workshop |

Class + Pack = $15 per session

RSVP required, spaces are limited

First session runs Wednesday, September 30th from 6 to 8:00pm

Next class: Thursday, October 29th from 6 to 8:30pm

Reserve your spot by calling 586.598.1810

or email Shannon at


Both CalenDARE and 12 Pages classes work from the same monthly supply list. Students are responsible for bringing their own journal and supplies from the small list of non-kit items.

Kits contain original Vanilla Arts Company graphics and lettering. Each kit has enough elements to make that month's two-page layout. Elements may be glued directly to page, or used as image transfers. 

Students are encouraged to bring embellishments from home. Embellishments should not be too thick or your journal may not close properly. Excellent decor includes washi tape, stickers, sequins, gems, or other relatively flat items. Additional colored pencils, or Faber Castell Big Brush Markers may also come in handy.

Products on your supply list which will be used every month include:

Calendare! supplies for beginning art journal workshops |

Dylusions Creative Journal- a large format, heavy duty journal which is perfect for media heavy projects.

Izink- fun and beautiful acrylic inks which are easily mixed and manipulated.

Soft Gel medium- an incredibly versatile glue, transfer medium, and sealant.

Calendare! supplies for beginning art journal workshops |

White gesso- multipurpose base coat for paper which strengthens and prepares the paper for a wide variety of surface treatments.

Ideaology Remnant Rub-ons- the no-mess way to add dates to your calendar as needed.

Join me for a relaxing evening as we play with color and pattern.

RSVP to Shannon at Remember When- 586.598.1810