Art Journaling for Anxious Tweens

Anna Redish
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(63)
In this one time class tweens make an expressive art journal page using journaling, painting, collage and lettering.

Class Experience

Students will learn a fun journaling technique, mixing primary colours, collage tips and composition guidelines, and time allowing we will discuss lettering.

The goal of this class is to provide teens with the skills to incorporate art journaling as a coping support in their mental health

What teens will get out of it:
a safe way of expressing themselves
find out that it's okay to have fun and make art
a new tool for their mental health toolbox
Hi, I'm Anna and I have seen the power of art journaling both in my own life and the lives of many others. I have been teaching art journaling on line since April 2020, but taught it in person for many years. I understand the challenges of supporting an anxious child, I had two of them myself. Also, I have trained as an artist-educator with the Royal Conservatory; I was a parent educator, supporting parents with children's mental health issues; and have worked as a peer-support worker. Art journaling, a safe and private place to express yourself, is a wonderful tool for anxiety and can be there for you your whole life.
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0In a nutshell, you need something to journal on (paper), something to journal with (pens), images (magazines or junk mail), and glue (or tape). For this one time class whatever you have at home already is likely fine.
 But here is the official supply list

Supply list:
Journal-I recommend 140 lbs watercolour paper-can be any size-the journals I use are 7.5” X 7.5” but use whatever is your preference-Canson makes pads of the 140 lbs paper in a variety of sizes that work well.
Acrylic paint: 4oz/120 ML tube (or around that) black, white and primary colours (red, yellow, blue) 
Markers-black, white and assorted colours 
Matte medium-I recommend Golden brand-8 oz jar or smaller or glue/glue stick is fine
Images-National Geographic is my current favourite, but any magazine you like is fine 
Paint brushes-assorted sizes-dollar store is fine 
Paper paraphernalia: could be anything...ticket stubs, ripped pages from a book, library card pocket etc 
All and any of your favourite art supply that you have-right now I'm a bit obsessed with some paint sticks I got as a gift. If you have a favourite, or have been wanting to experiment, now's the time.
Paper towel-for wiping brushes 
Cup of water for rinsing brushes  

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(63)
My name is Anna and I believe everyone is an artist and that includes you. My classes give creators a safe and encouraging environment to really dig in and express themselves. The number one goal in all my classes is for everyone to experience... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
75 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 3 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-12
3-6 learners per class

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