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Art Journal Club: Drawing, Painting, Design and Collage, Ages 8-12

In this weekly class, artists can meet weekly to draw, paint, and compose a themed page in their art journal using various media.
Gerri Tumblin, BA, TESOL, TEFL
248 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 6 learners
40 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does an "Ongoing" course work?

Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Automatic payment every Sunday, cancel any time
Great for clubs and for practicing skills

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Next on Wed, Jan 11, 2023

Meets Once per week
4:00 – 4:40 PM
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Class Experience

My goal is to inspire artists to begin (or continue) their art journaling experience and spark their desire for self-expression with weekly art studio meeting times. This gives them a chance to try different media techniques and build their book with care and thought.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and spent my first 10 years out of college working with professional designers and photographers in the publishing world. I was exposed to an eclectic variety of art media and styles. Later, as a volunteer art teacher, I was introduced to art journals (altered books/visual journals) and fell in love with combining journaling and art together, so I made my own!

I have enjoyed art journaling for many years and have worked on my own journal as a great way to create a distinctive piece of art that also included personal reflections, notations, and adornments.
No specific homework is assigned, but students are encouraged to finish pages we start in class and explore other options and media.
An old hardbound book with a removable paper jacket: 6 x 9 or larger, preferably with a sewn spine (not glued, but it will work if that is all you have), matte-finish pages (anything non-glossy), and a non-glossy front cover Pencil Bar eraser Ruler Colored pencils Markers Black Sharpie markers (Fine and Ultra Fine) Oil pastels Chalk pastels Watercolors, and acrylics paints Brushes Rubber cement Magazines, photos, scrapbook paper Glue and adornments, 3D memorabilia Mat to lay underneath ** it is okay if you do not have all of these things but this is a selection of supplies we will use throughout the class. Additional supplies may be needed as lesson plans develop, but that information will always be posted asap.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Throughout the class, I will have artists share their pages with me to see their progress and ask questions as they arise to ensure they are comfortable with the media, the process, and their progress. We will engage in respectful and relaxed conversation as we work to discuss the goals for their book and brainstorm ideas to get them there.
40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Gerri Tumblin, BA, TESOL, TEFL
Lives in the United States
Art Teacher, Online Educator, Student Mentor
248 total reviews
288 completed classes

About Me

Hello Artists!
I am Gerri Tumblin. I am happy you have found me today on Outschool!   
Teaching over the last 15+ years has brought me great joy. But it is not about me! Sparking creativity, interest, and possibilities in someone who can use that... 
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