#10 - Kate Crane’s Journal Soup I Online Class
Disclaimer here, I do not know Kate, I've never met her, and I'm in no way affiliated with her or her studios.
But I am a fan.
Mixed media people tend to be visual people (duh) and visual people learn best by doing. Physically getting their hands into a project and feeling the materials and gathering inspiration from the process.
Some days are pretty good days where the supplies sing and great stuff happens. Other days you might sit and stare at the blank page and the pots of paint... and nothing. Sometimes you need to challenge yourself to "try this" or "mix this and that". As much as we love art-play, we do sometimes need a poke in the ribs to stop recreating the same thing in twelve different colors.
MM lovers are always happiest when they're doing something new, but novelty is sometimes hard to come by.
Kate’s website The Kathryn Wheel is full of mixed media info. Kate’s introductory online course, Journal Soup I (found in her Etsy shop here) is an excellent introduction to her style and philosophy.
And don’t worry if your Mixed Media lover is not a beginner anymore. Introductory classes are always appreciated. Kate’s processes are not easy to figure out just by looking at them, so even a pro would need the introductory material!
From Kate’s class description: Lets climb out of the box and do some loose-leaf journaling! Free yourself from boundaries and restrictions, and enjoy the freedom of journaling outside of the journal.
Sounds like fun, eh?
Kate does have other classes and workshops but Journal Soup I is a reasonably priced foot in the door. I'd never recommend that you purchase a full workshop for someone else, who knows if they’ll like it?
Instead, Journal Soup is a low-commitment, no obligation blog-course. It’s the perfect appetizer.