Art Journaling with Brian Kasstle

Art Journaling with Brian Kasstle


Art journaling is a form of mixed media art in a book or journal. Art journaling frees you of many of the pressures of traditional art forms as it is more specifically the process of expressing and learning about yourself while creating very personal and unique layouts...the stories of your life.

Brian Kasstle will share his wonderful techniques for telling our stories through the many layers that parallel the many layers of our lives. 

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Finding Yourself - Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 10:30-4:30 - $100

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Finding Yourself - Join us for a day of exploration to discover YOUR style in art journaling. Working with copies of childhood and/or family photos and other images you feel a connection to such as a tree, a chair, or other special object(s), we'll use paint, paper, pens, markers, found objects, and image transfer techniques to enhance your layouts. This workshop is all about developing and exploring your unique voice through style, color, image, and words. For everyone, all skill levels.

Supply List:

- an art journal (not too small, not too big - at least 8"x10")

- small container for water

- plastic palette for paints

- rags, paper towels, and/or baby wipes

- waxed paper, freezer paper, or plastic placemats (for page dividers while drying)

- a few acrylic paints, some brights, some dark

- white and black gesso

- matte medium - Liquitex or Golden

- paint brushes (an assortment - small, large, thick, thin)

- marking pens (various colors, including black and white Sigano)

- mark making materials (chalk pencils, crayons, china markers - you do NOT need all, just a few of your favorites or some you wish to try out)

- Tim Holtz Distress Inks - one or two colors

- matte varnish - Liquitex or Golden

- a small bag of ephemera (scraps or found papers of life, patterned papers, bits of mail, etc.)

- an 8"x10" black-and-white photocopy of your face (or the face of a loved one)

- a small bag of images - variety is the spice of life; pick a variety of magazine images, images off the internet, chilhood images, fairy tale images, etc. (Note: These will be cropped and otherwise altered so that they will not be recognizable, so copyright isn't an issue in this case.)

- one page with lyrics to a favorite song - you can do a Google search using your song title to find the lyrics.

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Brian was raised in Montana amongst the mountains, trees, streams and rivers, which gave him a love of nature. He studied art at the University of Montana, then moved to Southern California where he has continued his art studies. He credits art journaling with giving himself a deeper understanding of himself and his emotions and is passionate about sharing the process to help others develop as artists.

Brian lives with his partner, Ed, and three Maine Coon cats, who love to sit upon his journals.