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The Artist Inside: Expressing Yourself Through Art Journaling

In this drop-in course, students will learn techniques and inspirational exercises for creating pages in an art journal.
Sadie (Sarah) Thiagarajan
11 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 11 learners
year olds
learners per class

Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
60 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn different artistic techniques using a variety of supplies, and will use them, if they wish, to create pages in an Art Journal. 
Each class will have a mini-lesson on a different technique or topic. Learners can follow that theme or technique, or choose their own. Many projects will not be completed by the end of class. The student should feel free to complete or pause the project at that time. (Not every page needs to be finished.) Learners are encouraged to work on their journals outside class as much as they wish. They should not feel limited to the techniques that have already been learned. They can be as creative as they want. Learners will have the opportunity to share their pages with others if they wish, but it is never required.
Every week I will provide a list of supplies I use for the week's mini-lesson. These will vary widely. Please do not feel as if you need to purchase every art supply or spring for the most expensive supplies. The list of possibilities is endless and can add up quickly. Many Art and Crafts stores have regular sales. I suggest signing up through store apps or online to receive coupons and discounts. Inexpensive supplies can also be purchased at Wal*Mart, Costco, or even the Dollar Store. At minimum, it is suggested that learners have a kit containing: A journal/notebook containing sturdy paper, such as mixed media or watercolor paper of any size. (Loose paper is also okay, but it's harder to keep it all together.) Pencils, a good eraser, and a fine-tipped black pen A white gel pen Paints: watercolors and/or some acrylic paints (craft paints are fine) Paintbrushes Markers an ink pad (black is best) Glue stick and/or double sided tape a decent pair of scissors ( close to hand size with pointy tips is best for precise cutting) Magazines or printed out pictures from the internet, and a collection of any kind of papers: colored, white, tissue, wrapping, printed, big, small, construction, origami, whatever! An old gift card or similar sized card (to get wrinkles out when you glue paper) A big envelope to hold cut out pictures and other stuff for collage.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
I do not give grades for Art, as it is counter-intuitive. 
However, a written evaluation is available upon request. 
In order for me to note progress, a request for evaluation must be made in writing before the second meeting the student attends. A minimum of eight (8) classes must be attended to qualify for an evaluation. They do not need to be consecutive.
The evaluation will include information on attendance, preparedness, participation, and conduct. Personal growth will also be noted. Quality of art is subjective and will not be considered for purposes of evaluation; however, amount of effort will be considered.
Please contact me for further questions.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I utilize a wide variety of sources as references when preparing for my classes, including books, YouTube videos and tutorials, as well as personal experimentation. I am happy to provide recommendations and resources, and will likely do so in the course of the lessons.
Any such resources will also be posted to the classroom. 


Sadie (Sarah) Thiagarajan
Lives in the United States
Student of Life, Teacher for Life !
11 total reviews
31 completed classes

About Me

I am a polymath, a person who has many interests and loves all kinds of learning, over many subjects. I am also an auto-didact: I love to learn on my own. so very likely, I'm a lot like you. 
I have taught many subjects, but some of my favorites... 
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