Express with less
The Minimalist Art Journal is all about finding your calm and putting your emotions on a page. Nothing more, nothing less. Sit down, get a nice cup of tea and face the blank page. Get away from the clutter and overload of normal life and just focus on what makes this moment, this hour, this day important. No overload of extras and stuff. Just you, a blank page and the basics.
This is about taking time.
This is about doing less.
This is about you.
Express with less.
What You'll Get
20 practical lessons
Art knowledge shared with love, given with practical takeaways so that you can implement them in your art journal today.
8 enthusiastic teachers
The combined knowledge of 1 teacher + 7 guest teachers means that you will have a broad range of styles and specialities to give you ideas.
A bunch of presents!
Every lesson comes with its own digital files for you to print out and use in your own journal.
100+ practical prompts
Practical, direct guidance for creating minimalist pages in your own journal.
18 videos with techniques, teaching, and artist processes to keep you company while you create alongside us.
Private Facebook group for growing together, sharing with students, getting feedback on art, and accountability.
In this lesson we will build a supply kits of tools that you LOVE. We will choose simply but impactful supplies that are strong enough to stand on their own without needing the hoards of gadgets that distract from your message and meaning. We will hand bind an elegant, yet understated journal to give you full control of your minimalist art journal
In this lesson we will learn to not only not fear the blank page but to embrace. We will create subtle and quiet backgrounds for our pages through 6 different techniques. Our guests artists for this lesson are Riet Poch who will teach us to create Depth in our Backgrounds and Tanyalee Kahler who will introduce us to the magic of Watercolour Backgrounds.
In week 3 we will practice restraint, learn to listen to the natural flow of our pages and practice the art of simple, yet meaningful when it comes to embellishing our pages. This lessons guests artists are Essie Ruth who will teach us to Collage in Monochrome, Tiffany Julia who will help us use Image Transfers quiet down the noise in photographs and Zinia Amoiridou who shows us that Botanicals can also be Minimalist.
Lesson 4 will teach you how to express your ideas and thoughts as simply as possible. We will quiet the mind and the world and translate our ideas to be clear and concise. Our guest teacher Anika Lacerte will walk us through making an Impact with Less and Jennifer Bilton helps us reconcile the business of Collage and Lettering with minimalism.
In case you didn’t have enough ideas, this is a super practical lesson where we look at minimalist art journal pages, translate it into actionable inspiration, and learn how to apply it directly to our own pages.
I’m Caylee Grey. My favourite things to make are art journal pages. I’m wildly enthusiastic about encouraging others to make too. To make things with paint, or scissors, or to make their dreams come true. I blog over at the cleverly named Caylee Grey, podcast over at How She Creates, teach art and productivity, and co-host the Get Messy art journal community of over 1000 artists.
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.
(You’re gonna love these artists as much as I do)
Anika Lacerte • The Handcrafted Story
Anika will walk us through making an Impact with Less.
Essie Ruth • Essie Ruth
Essie will share her signature style and teach us to Collage in Monochrome.
Jennifer Bilton • Stitch and Letter
Jennifer helps us reconcile the business of Collage and Lettering with minimalism.
Riet Poch • Die Kleine Riet
With Riet, we’ll learn to create Depth in our Backgrounds
Tanyalee Kahler • The Drawing Board
Tanyalee will introduce us to the magic of Watercolour Backgrounds.
Tiffany Julia • ariestrash
Tiffany will help us use Image Transfers to quiet down the noise in photographs.
Zinia Amoiridou • Abstract Inspiration
Zinia will show us how Botanicals can also be Minimalist.
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 four things: art using fewer tools, art with less stuff, art with a simpler process, and – for fun – art with a minimalist feel.
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.