now open for enrolment
now open for enrolment
I am passionate about what I teach, so I delight in answering questions, and being your own personal cheerleader. I’ve put every piece of this course together with love, glitter, and hard earned experience, so I’m 100% committed to it, and to you as a participant. You’ll have direct email access to me throughout the course – and not the “two weeks later” kind of “direct email”, actual communication. I really want you to succeed and make beautiful art.
Alicia Schultz is an artist, wife, and mama living and making in Portland, Oregon. She lost her fear of making ugly art 5 years ago when her oldest daughter was born. She spends time every single day making art in some form, including art journaling, hand lettering, digital illustration, stationery design, painting, and drawing.
Alicia will be teaching Layered Minimalism.
Cait Sherwood is a mixed-media painter who works into art journals and sketchbooks. She works intuitively and uses paint, graphite and found materials to create many-layered compositions. She lives and works on a farm in Maryland with her husband.
Cait will be teaching Lacy Patterns.
Katie Licht is a mother, artist, and probably something else she hasn’t figured out yet. She has been making collage-y art journal pages for over 15 years and still loves the thrill of finding the perfect marriage of color, texture, composition, and emotion.
Katie will be teaching Stacked Gradient Shapes.
Merel is a twenty-year-old creative self-taught journal artist. Although she’s still a graphic design student, she devotes all of her free time to art journaling and writing.
Merel will be teaching Recycled Paper.
Sarah lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York where she is surrounded by lilacs in the spring, hydrangeas in the summer and roses into the fall. She spends most of her free time with her art journal and has recently started a sketchbook practice.
Sarah will be teaching Multimedia Collage.
Tina Aszmus is an artist and product designer from Anchorage, Alaska. She loves to document her everyday through pocket scrapbooking and mini-books. When she’s not taking pictures of flowers, she’s painting them.
Tina will be teaching Monochromatic Background.
Vanessa is an archaeologist and an artist. She believes in the healing power of art journaling and uses it to make sense of the world and her place in it. She lives a nomadic life with her family and is about to move to Shanghai.
Vanessa will be teaching Inner Landscapes.
Want the First MAJ too?
But after a while, I actually sat back and took stock. I evaluated what I wanted in my space, and in my art, and realised I didn’t want a room of supplies that sat collecting dust. I wanted to use everything. I wanted to love everything I kept.
I did a mssive purge, with the aim of ensuring that the only things that stayed were things that I loved dearly. That’s when I made the first Minimalist Art Journal class.
Fast forward three(!) years and minimalist art journaling is something that has once again evolved and taken on a new meaning for me. It’s no longer just an aesthetic choice, but a creative necessity. Last year, I brought a new human onto the planet, and I’m not as free to create as I used to be. I have less time, less room, and less brain-space to devote to my art journal. But my need to create has remained as burning as ever.
If you’ve ever had a drastic change in your life, you’ll know what I mean. Having a son not only took away my sleep, my time, and my boobs (HA). It also took all my thoughts away from me because damn does that cutie pie occupy my entire brain.
So I had a problem: how could I have my creativity fulfilled while working within these new limitations_
The answer was to go back to my roots, and return to minimalism.
MAJ2 is not about “making itime for art”, but about fitting art into the life you already have. The real one, with commitments and responsibilities. The one where you don’t get to take a day off to commune with your muse, or follow a magical unicorn into the forest of mystical inspiration. MAJ is about creating where you are, with what you have.
Less supplies. Simpler process. Calmer art.
I’d love to have you along for the second leg of this adventure.
WHAT EXACTLY IS MINIMALIST ART JOURNALING? IS THIS A COURSE THAT’S GOING TO SHOW ME HOW TO MAKE A COMPLETELY PLAIN, STARK NAKED PAGE?
There is a beautiful movement in art that is minimalist art. Sadly, I am not Jo Baer and I need a little bit more paint and glue to say what I need. So for this course, we’re going to be focused on minimalism being reflective of less stuff, a simpler process, and a calmer page.
Minimalist art journaling is art that strips away the excess. It takes away the non-essentials and focuses on what’s important.
I’VE NEVER ART JOURNALED BEFORE, IS THIS FOR ME?
The beauty of art journaling is that it can be anything that you want it to be. That makes it super easy to start. And super difficult – this class is not going to teach you to start. If you’ve never made something before, I recommend that you do (you can go through the absolutely free Introduction to Art Journaling course to help) make your first page, see if you like creating in this way, and then come back here.
I ALREADY HAVE A PRETTY DETAILED STYLE THAT I’D CALL THE OPPOSITE OF MINIMALIST. DOES THIS COURSE TRY TO CHANGE MY STYLE? WILL I STILL LEARN SOMETHING?
Please don’t stop making those magical, detailed pages that I only dream about. A lot of the guests in the class are not solely minimalist creators, and neither am I. This course gives practical ideas for you to try out – you can incorporate them into your current style or try a new style and find that it speaks to you too. You don’t have to do a 180 in your style. Once you make one minimalist page, it doesn’t turn you into a minimalist artist completely.
I’M ALREADY A MINIMALIST ART JOURNALER. I BASICALLY JUST PUT ONE PAINT STREAK ON A PAGE AND IT SAYS WHAT I WANT AND LOOKS INCREDIBLE. WILL I GAIN ANYTHING FROM THIS COURSE?
Yes. If you love minimalist pages, you’re going to love them even more. You’ll finish this class with a whole stack of new techniques and ideas to try out.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BUY FOR THE COURSE?
The basic supplies needed for this course are: paper, pen, scissors, glue, watercolour paint, acrylic paint. You don’t need the expensive stuff, old cheapos will do just fine.
DO I NEED SPECIAL TOOLS?
Nope. The whole point of a minimalist art journal is using the tools that you already have instead of buying more. Beyond the basic supplies, you can follow along without need for anything fancy with what the tools you’re currently using.
WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE COURSE?
After payment, you will be redirected to choose a username and password to access the private membership site. The course is available on the membership site, along with downloadable PDF content.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE ACCESS FOR?
Once enrolled, you have immediate access to the private membership site across any devices you own from payment until forever ever.
HOW LONG IS THE COURSE?
The course has 20 lessons. You can go through them all at once over a weekend, or you can go through them slowly and do one lesson a week.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Since this is a digital download, and you receive everything immediately, I cannot offer refunds.
I STILL HAVE A QUESTION.
Please contact me and we can chat.