Art Journaling

38 West Pomfret Street,
Carlisle, PA 17013
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  • Dates: 2/7/2023, 3/21/2023, 3/28/2023, 4/4/2023, 4/11/2023, 4/18/2023
  • Location: Carlisle Arts Learning Center (CALC)
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $135 ($125 for CALC members) + $25 materials fee

Instructor: Kara Watson
Ages of Students: 18-Adult
5 Tuesdays
Session 1: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, and Feb 7*
Session 2: March 21, 28; April 4, 11, 18*
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Class Fee: $125 ($135 non-member)
Materials fee: $25 materialsand everybody bring some old magazines to share
*Register for each session separately

When we write in a journal, we record our thoughts and feelings with written words. What if we did that recording with visual artistic expression instead? Welcome to Spiritual Art Journaling, a course that will guide you on how to turn your emotions and experiences into artwork. We’ll use mixed media to create pieces that speak to the current stage of your life journey, allowing space for both positive and negative emotions to express themselves on paper. Each week will have a prompt question, plus teaching techniques for creating beautiful pieces.

This is a class with a lot of freedom and experimentation. If you’re thinking, “but I’m not really an artist,” then this is the class for you! We have room to create without worrying about making a final piece that can be hung in a gallery or given as a gift. And if you’re thinking, “but I’m already a well-trained artist,” then this is still the class for you! You will have the freedom and opportunity to incorporate your artistic gifting into your work. Plus, we all have room to grow in expressing ourselves and turning our life lessons into art.

This class is about growth and self. It’s about spiritual awareness and mutual connection. It’s about vulnerability and community. It’s about expression and experimentation. At the end of each session, we will encourage each other to share our work. We all want to be seen, heard, and known, but we often don’t even know how to make ourselves known. Let’s use art as a start!