Art Journaling to Kickstart Creativity - New Milton Library - Monday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th December 2022


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Art Journaling to Kickstart Creativity

New Milton Library

Monday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November and 5th December 2022

10.00am to 12.00pm

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

  • Create three backgrounds for journal pages using painting and collage ideas
  • Write, draw or be inspired by one quote that has a positive message for you
  • Identify three household items that can be used for printmaking
  • Learn how to use five very simple bookbinding methods
  • Use the block by block technique to make one double page spread in your journal

    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)

    A good quality glue stick

    Old magazines, books, sketch booking pages, etc to be used for collage

    Watercolour and acrylic paint in a variety of colours

    One flat, rectangular paint brush and one round, pointed paint brush

    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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