Are you curious about Art Journaling?  

Thought it was only for “Artists”? Or maybe you’ve heard of it before, but don’t know how to start.

​Art Journaling goes beyond traditional diaries and journals to include not only words,
but images and color to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions.  

​Art Journaling is all about creative PLAY!  

The process has no set outcomes and no rules, so there are no mistakes and no judgments.

 It is a fun, creative means of self expression for everyone of all ages since it requires no artistic skills or talent!
This class provides an overview of some of the most common Art Journaling techniques and materials.  

The process begins by laying down color and texture on our pages using paints, pens, crayons, gelatos, markers, pastels, stamps, stencils, doodles, collage and more!  You’ll continue to layer words, images, colors and textures until you have created several personally unique, visually complex and meaningful pages for your Art Journal.  

​Along the way, we will discuss different styles of journaling; how to stay inspired;
and the benefits, challenges and approaches to regular Art Journaling. 

​You’ll go home with completed and in-progress journal pages as well as
blank mixed media and watercolor papers to create additional pages.  

​​Also, there will be several types and styles of journals available for you to examine before you buy one for yourself.

art journaling - the basics

Also with Sarah Lemon...

Fountain pens, inks and beautifully scripted penmanship are making a comeback in this increasingly fast-paced digital world.  Sarah is a member of the Yellowstone Calligraphers Guild, IAMPETH and an avid user of fountain pens.   She will show you how to use walnut ink and a dip nib inside an oblique holder to instantly take your handwriting to the next level!  You will explore vintage Spencerian style script and modern lettering trends on a variety of papers.  Perfection is not the goal, but if improvement and a desire to savor the handwritten sounds appealing, then this class is for you!  Everyone welcome – no experience needed.

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Are you curious about the why, who, what, when, where and how of journaling?  
​Are you curious or confused about the many different styles and types of journaling?

Then join us for a discussion on starting a journaling practice.  We'll answer questions such as "Why keep a journal?";
"Who is my journal for?"; "When and where will I journal?"; and of course "How will I journal?". 
We will also talk about selecting a journal and tools to enhance your practice.  NOTE: this is not an art class. 
This is a group discussion meant to inform and inspire you to start a journaling practice!

"The only unique contribution we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity."

~From "the Gift of Imperfection" by Brene Brown

art journaling

improve your handwriting

available as a private p'arty!

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Rustic Refillable Journal

​with Sarah Lemon

available as a private p'arty!

Sarah Lemon is an avid crafter and fiber artist. She enjoys travelling and using her rustic journal every day.

beginning a journaling practice

Make your own Midori Traveler style refillable leather journal!

We will cut the leather cover from a pattern, set eyelets, and string with elastic.  Optional customizations include:  a pen loop, bookmark with charm, and folder. There are many leather pieces to choose from and brown or black elastic.  No leather working experience necessary!

The basic journal holds Moleskine soft cover notebooks easily found throughout Billings.   

Kit comes with 3 notebooks, but more are available from the instructor.  

The more notebooks you add, the chunkier your journal gets!

All supplies are provided, but you can bring a charm if you’d like to use for your book mark. 

The class fee is $15.  In addition, there are 3 journal sizes to choose from -

each with a different kit fee: There are 3 size options available:

MEDIUM KIT: 4 1/4" x 6" (passport size) = $20

LARGE KIT: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" = $25


classes coming soon!