ARTS Inc.
Paula MacMillan Perich

  Creative classes, ART Workshops & Retreats

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

ARTS Inc. Authentic Art Journaling

& Creative Workshops

Thank you for contacting me with your questions about our Arty Weekend Workshop. Hopefully your questions can be answered here. Please read the FAQ’s and information relating to this creative workshop.

Who is the teacher?

All technique-based workshops and programs are designed and taught by qualified Visual Artist and teacher:

Paula MacMillan-Perich

Bachelor of Arts, Visual Arts (B.A.V.A.)

Graduate Diploma (Art) Education

Paula has been teaching art both private tuition and in school systems since 1987. She has taught all age groups and various levels of students, both adults and children since 1987. She has taught many different curriculum programs in multiple countries including International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) from Pre-Kindergarten to senior High School. Paula is so proud of her 2015 senior design student who was accepted into Parson's Art and Design School Paris. Paula aims to adapt her vast depth and breadth of art knowledge to develop students technical skill and understanding of various mediums, to leave you creatively exhilarated, visually fulfilled and self motivated and looking at your art in a more confident way!

You won’t want to stop creating!

To much creativity for one weekend!!

What is an Art JOurnal & Art Journaling?

Art journaling is a creative way to express yourself with mixed media, and to add thoughts about how you feel in a creative way. It is a visual commentary, combining  written words and illustrations that you make for your own self. You can share it with others too, or keep it as personal as you like. Pages can be as colourful or as plain as you like. Mixed Media is a mix of drawing, painting, printing, stenciling, stamping, diary, travel memoir, autobiography, art therapy, visual diary, notebook, scrapbook and sketchbook….plus more…!! You can use it to try out new materials as well as do preliminary studies for larger works!

It can be, and is, a work of art in itself!

What kind of things do I put in there?

Ask yourself, what do you want from your journal? You may not end up with exactly what you've imagined, but you could end up with something unimaginable! We often focus on a theme and combine layers of paper, paint, sketches, our own hand-carved stamps, photos, funky font and ephemera to give our pages a jumping off point. It's a balance of words and art and I help you build up layers of background colour and collage then I teach you how to draw faces, figures & fonts and you add the details. I try to give my art journals a particular theme per volume depending on location, although not necessary. I then add notes or key words to finish the pages.

How can I get started?

Weekend workshops are a great way to indulge yourself creatively as you submerge your self deeply into this fun craft. Kickstart the day surrounded by kindred creative others will be gone in a heartbeat and you won’t want to stop creating! A background in drawing will help you create faster, but not necessary, I will get you started with the basic drawing techniques of faces and figures, no matter what your previous artistic level.

What do I need to bring?

Journaling material has no limits and very ‘bendy’ rules. I like to use lots of coloured pencils, watercolour paint and layers of paper, plain or printed, and water based paints, which are dry quickly and loads of matte water based acrylic medium. I love to hand-carve, print and stamp and build texture over the top. I build my pages up with varying combinations of layered materials, and add the final details last as well as some meaningful text, funky fonts, or poetry. I provide a lot of materials but you will need a few basic supplies like a watercolour or mixed media sketchbook and the products on the materials list sent on registration, (plus any favourite medium you would like to bring to show us). Please check materials list upon registration, and pack your traveling art tote to bring these materials with you to the workshops. I will have the ARTS Inc. supplies cart open on the day if you need to purchase anything extra.

What product will I end up with?

Depending on your style of workshop, you will end up with your own finished journal and many new mixed media skills and techniques for your next!. You will also have the start of your new creative adventure and the start of one great journal journey. You will begin to look at colours, paper and scrapbooking materials in a new light. Some of my journals are on-going and as I find another great theme-based image, text or stamp, I can keep adding it to my pages!

Insert warning here:The creativity is extremely addictive!!

What is your ‘Kit & Kaboodle*’

Your Kit & Kaboodle* is tour materials kit given to you on arrival to participants. It includes the art supplies and tools specific for your workshop. To make our journal pages we use large sheets of heavy 300gms Canson Barbizon watercolour artist quality paper
 for journal making. There are many papers you can use, this one I have tried and tested and trust. Cold pressed paper surface usually feels rough with variations of texture. Hot pressed paper usually is smooth. Essential materials kit is distributed in full, for all the inclusive workshops within the retreat or workshop. Your supply list of your materials to bring will be emailed to you upon registration.


Get ready for the Creative Weekend Workshop Arty Party!!

Also included: delicious morning & afternoon tea, tea/coffee, and refreshments
. All meals provided on overnight artist retreats.
PLUS group and 1:1 Art tuition for 12 hours
.

Workshop Cost is priced individually, and secured placement on receipt of non-refundable deposit.

 Payment by Paypal, or Direct Deposit.

Once you have paid, we send you the electronic receipt, materials supplies list to bring, workshop itinerary and full address and directions, to our studio.


For any more questions or information about ARTS Inc. other workshop dates, Artist Retreats & venues, 100% Linen Aprons, Supplies, children’s and teens parties, Hens Night parties, weekend workshop registration, ongoing weekly courses & technique demonstrations, please contact me with your inquiry and details to:


Paula MacMillan-Perich

artsinc47@hotmail.com


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