Art Journaling, as best I’m able to describe it, is the intersection of keeping a written diary or journal, and a sketchbook. With a lot of colour. And a fundamental focus on exploration and FUN!


Why take an Art Journaling Workshop? Mostly, because it’s fun! It’s a low pressure way to create. No expectations of a masterpiece to hang on your wall at the end. Just you, your own journal (which can be available as part of your kit, or separate purchase) and paints, inks, pens, scribbles, doodles and random thoughts.


This art journaling workshop is perfectly suited to beginners, who feel a call to create something, and have no idea where or how to begin. That said, more experienced artists have enjoyed them as well. I limit attendance to 12 participants, so I can offer the best possible support to everyone.


Classes are structured to suit your group and location. With four sessions, of three hours duration each. Each session will have a focus and some demonstration, which you can follow carefully, or take off from in your own direction. Sessions can take place across two consecutive days, or spread out over a period of time. It is possible to adjust the workshop to a single day, we just don’t get to cover as much fun stuff as we would over two days!


The emphasis is on exploring and playing, experimenting and discovering. There is only one rule: There are no rules! Wonderful discoveries can be made when we try something we aren’t sure about – sometimes the things that probably shouldn’t work, yield the most incredible results.


The main focus of this art journaling workshop is to offer you an opportunity to try out a few techniques and different media and to show you that you can draw and paint and you are creative (even though right now you may seriously doubt it!)


The Nitty Gritty:

Teaching fee: $350 per day.
Travel: 60cents per km; or airfare and hire car/transport
Accommodation: Motel is preffered, but if I can have a glass of wine and some privacy at someone’s home, I’m happy with that, too!
Art Journaling Workshop Hours: 9am start, 4pm finish, with a break for lunch in the day when it suits. I can be quite flexible with times, and am happy for people to keep working later, on the understanding that by 4pm I may be brain dead, and therefore, not much good for valuable guidance!
Please feel most welcome to contact me with any questions you may have that I haven’t answered here.

What past students say about art journaling workshops

Thanks Tracey, I find it enjoyable free, form, creative and de-stressing…I love your can do attitude, and I’ll be back next year for another dose.


The recklessness of ripping up old books and splotching colours helter skelter over the page felt a little unruly. I valiantly resisted the urge to think “OK that’s enough of that, let’s do something constructive” and lost myself in texture and colours for a few hours each week. Thanks Tracey for the opportunity, cool ideas, hot tea, open heart, and a glimpse into some artistic possibilities.