Journaling Krazy Island™ Style 2017

Join my year-long adventures in art journaling course! | taught by Claudia Rossi
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Course description

This year in Journaling Krazy Island Style, I will be your instructor for every lesson. I will show you start-to-finish how I create my journal pages. You can then create your own interpretation of the page or copy it exactly. Especially if you are newer to art journaling, or art making in general, I encourage you to recreate the lessons to help you learn the techniques and then move on to mixing them up in your own style. If you are a seasoned art journaler, sometimes recreating the lesson is a challenge all its' own. I work hard to make sure JKIS will be fun and informative to those at all stages of their artistic journeys. I provide a list of suggested materials to have on hand when starting the course, but don't worry if you don't have every single product. I will suggest substitutions as often as I can and as always I encourage you to "use what you have".

You will learn how to use different mediums like watercolor, markers, water-soluble crayons and pencils, stamps, acrylics, inks, sprays and more. I will show you techniques that you can use to create pages just like mine plus build upon them to grow in your own art making adventure. I will be working in both large and small journals this year, mixing it up a bit. So, what will you get each month? You will get 50 weeks of content following the schedule below:

1st of Every Month

  • Newsletter style PDF containing the theme for the month, my musings and thoughts on the theme, why I chose it and what I hope we get out of our practice during the month. The newsletter will also include some of my favorite quotes and power words that go along with the theme, possibly a challenge to use certain colors or mediums that month, room for notes and possibly page planning

1st Sunday of Every Month

  • Full length art journal lesson in a larger art journal
  • Materials List with substitutions added
  • My updated Amazon store to help you find materials I use

2nd Sunday of Every Month

  • Inspiration Stick 10 prompt challenge PDF with instructions
  • Occasional time-lapse video of my challenge journal page

3rd Sunday of Every Month

  • Full length art journal lesson in a smaller art journal
  • Materials List with substitutions added
  • My updated Amazon store to help you find materials I use

4th Sunday of Every Month

  • Writing prompt (I am encouraging a writing practice for us this year)
  • Vlog (or written) ramblings / wrap-up of how my month has gone, what challenges or successes I've had in my art practice, and anything else I feel like sharing with you.

5th Sunday of the Month (if applies)

  • I'm leaving this up-in-the-air so that I can have the freedom to choose anything that I think might be fun for us to do together, but you will get something on these weeks

There is also a Facebook group specifically for members of JKIS where you can interact with other students, post photos of your work, see photos of other student's work, and get specific help and attention from your instructor. I want to be there for you and the Facebook group is a great place to post questions about lessons and get individual help. If you are not a member of Facebook, I will be available by email at krazyislandstudios@gmail.com. I will do everything I can to help you along the way as you create, have fun, and grow as an artist!

Claudia  Rossi
Claudia Rossi
Instructor / Creator of Krazy Island Studios/University
Technically a 'self-taught' artist, I acquired my skills through many online workshops and courses, as well as self-study in many varied art books. I am happiest in my studio, spending quality time with my family, or curled up with a good book. My art embodies the joy I find in everyday life - family, friends, and home. Because it doesn't take much to make me happy, a playful freedom comes through in my art and art journals. I love girly things like butterflies, fairies, anything pink and (especially) glitter! Teaching others how to apply the techniques I use and trying new things together in my art journals is the greatest 'job' in the world. My latest commission made it all the way to Greece from my California studio. You can see examples of my art in my Etsy Shop, like me on Facebook, join my Facebook Group, watch my free videos on YouTube, or follow me on Twitter or Instagram.

krazyislandstudios@gmail.com

Course Curriculum

January Newsletter
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January Wrap-Up
32:33
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February Newsletter
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Wk7 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
16:39
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February Wrap-Up
38:18
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March Newsletter
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Wk11 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
12:09
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Wk13 - Writing Prompt
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March Wrap-Up
46:31
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April Newsletter
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Wk15 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
17:41
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Wk17 - Writing Prompt
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May Newsletter
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Wk20 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
18:00
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Wk22 - Writing Prompt
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May Wrap Up
12:36
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June Newsletter
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Wk24 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
28:37
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Wk25 - Wildflower
50:35
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Wk26 Writing Prompt
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July Newsletter
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Wk27 - Beautiful Chaos
56:32
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Wk28 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
07:45
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Wk30 - Writing Prompt
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Wk31 - Bonus Video
08:53
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August Newsletter
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Wk33 - Inspiration Stick Challenge
17:54
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Wk34 - Making Space
21:36
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Wk35 - Writing Prompt
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