Art Journal Conversion Workshop

Instructor: Roben-Marie Smith
Workshop Dates: Open

What cool things will you be doing?

Interested in learning how I create my multi-layered art journal pages? Art Journal Conversion will carry you through the step-by-step process I go through in creating my art journal pages. I share my thoughts about why I choose the products I do and why I make the decisions I make as I work. Watch every step and hear my thoughts and creative process for each stage. See how there are no mistakes and everything is fixable.

And it doesn't end there! Once we create several inky and stenciled art journal pages, we convert them into journals that are perfect for gift-giving or keeping for yourself!

What do you get?

•Unlimited access to the class workshop site. This class is a self-paced and all materials are available to you. Join in when you want and finish on your schedule!
•An organized and easy to navigate workshop site, featuring forum and chat options.
•Sixteen instructional videos* filled with detailed instructions for creating multi-layered pages and converting them into journals.
•Approximately 4.5 hours of video instruction.
•E-mail access to instructor for any questions or concerns that arise.
•Flickr group for sharing of class images and projects.
•Supplies list with detailed listing of products I use in the workshop.
•One-stop shopping for most workshop supplies being carried in the Art Goods Shop.
•Step-by-step video technique instructions for creating art journal pages with a step-by-step of my process where I share the how's and the why's of my creative process.
•Separate pages for all videos with supplies listed with each video.

Please note: Once payment has been received and processed, registrants will have immediate access to all workshop videos.

*All instruction is done via video and is comprehensive in nature. A PDF download of video materials is not available and not necessary to the success of this workshop. Videos are not available for download.

What skills do you need?

•Basic computer skills in order to access and log in to workshop site, send and receive e-mail, and download supplies list.
•A willingness to get your fingers inky!

What do you need to get started?

•High speed connection will make for a more pleasant video-watching experience!
•Basic supplies and a few other items. See the basic version HERE! A more comprehensive list with specific colors and shopping links will be provided once you are registered.

How does the Art Journal Conversion Workshop differ from the Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop?

Art Journal Conversion Workshop:

In this workshop I walk you through the step-by-step process of creating finished journal pages. This workshop is more advanced than the Mixed Media Mayhem workshop. Once pages are completed, I show how I create my mixed media journals from them.

This workshop features 19 videos with approximately 4.5 hours of instruction.

Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop:

This workshop is geared toward the beginner. I show a variety of basic techniques to get your journal pages "started." We do not complete the layering process in this workshop, but give you a base from which to finish your pages. I show two completed projects: file folder mixed media piece and a mail art piece. The third project is a painted canvas cover into which we sew all the painted file folders.

There is also a bonus mail art video.

This workshop features 21 videos with approximately 10 hours of instruction.


What are students saying?

"I like all the design thoughts on things that you do that are deliberate and the things that are just whatever is handy. I really liked the videos where you talk through each step with explanations of what you were doing and why. I think students will find it every encouraging to hear that there are times during the process that you are not liking what is showing up and then how to rectify that. These videos is very revealing and educational!" ~Sandi K.

"I'm so glad I took this workshop and will certainly revisit these videos and sign up for another one.  Great explanations, demonstrations, and encouragement, Roben-Marie.  You're a good teacher!  Thanks."  ~Lynne