Art Journaling to Kickstart Creativity - Fordingbridge Library - Friday 24th February, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2023


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Art Journaling to Kickstart Creativity

Fordingbridge Library

Friday 24th February, 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th March 2023

12.00pm to 2.00pm

An introduction to art journaling to kickstart creativity and benefit health and wellbeing.

  • Create three journal pages using painting and collage ideas
  • Identify and use at least three household items for printmaking
  • Learn how your journal can be used to practise mindfulness and self-care
  • Use the block-by-block technique and one quote that has a positive message for you as the basis for a journal page
  • Learn how to use five very simple bookbinding methods

    About the course: Be inspired to start an art journal filled with drawings, paintings, thoughts, words, lyrics, photos, magazine cut-outs and ephemera from your life. It can have lots of words, or no words. You can use it to document your life and express your emotions, or you can use it to practice art techniques that interest you.

    Benefits of art journaling include helping us to process our thoughts, relax, practice self-care, connect with others, embrace mistakes, experiment and try things out.

    Art journaling is creating just for fun. These journals are always unique and personal and hopefully, this course will inspire you and kickstart your own creative journaling habit!

    Who is this course for: For complete beginners who would like to create for fun with like-minded individuals

    Previous knowledge or experience: No previous art-making knowledge or experience required

    How will I learn: Through observation, discussion and practical, hands-on tasks

    How will I be assessed: Tutor observation and individual work

    What shall I bring:

    Journal or Sketchbook of your choice (please ensure pages are thick enough to withstand paint and marker pen) along with a few sheets of plain paper 

    Watercolour and Acrylic Paint in a variety of colours 

    A selection of Paintbrushes

    Water Pot


     You might also wish to bring along Wax Crayons, Pastels or Chalks, Colouring Pencils or Felt Tip Marker Pens to experiment with.

     Please note that materials don’t need to be elaborate or expensive, please just use whatever it is you have to hand. If you need further advice or guidance regarding these materials, please email '

    Next steps: Limitless progression opportunities via other Hampshire Libraries courses.

    Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

    You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

    Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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