DISCOVER THE PRACTICE OF ART JOURNALING 

Reap What You Sow ~ is a gentle guided walk into the practice of art journaling

what's inside the class

Getting Started with Art Journaling 

 Video lessons direct from my studio

A Mindful Audio Introduction

 

 Setting Up Your Space & Gathering Your Materials & Tools

 

Making a Journal – Basic Bookbinding

PLUS Workbook

 

Creating Handpainted Decorative Papers

Exploring Media

Introductions to six different art mediums

with over 75 art prompts worksheets and templates to print out and keep.

[painting]

[printmaking]

[drawing + markmaking]

[lettering]

[collage]

[mixed media]

Putting it all Together

 Video lessons direct from my studio

Making beautiful covers for your journals

Creating a nature-inspired page

 

*BONUS LESSON* - A Botanical Envelope

PLUS

 

A Beautiful 'Finding Your Style' Workbook

“in  order  to  bloom,

you  must  first  grow"

THE INVESTMENT

Join me and like-minded folk on a journey

of exploration, learning and discovery

£95.00

*PAY WHAT YOU CAN SPACES AVAILABLE*

_1060221.png

What others are saying

KRISTIN  STEINER

“I jumped for joy seeing this class offered. It was a delight for the artistic senses in every way. I LOVED the gentle way Abby teaches. Every lesson was clearly presented. It was great for all skill levels as there was nothing intimidating for a beginner and generous inspiration for more advanced levels. Thank you for this divine class. I visit each module often, if not only for inspiration but for a touch of mental health during this crazy Covid time. Highly recommended.” 

SUSAN MORRIS

“This class has exceeded my expectations. I have thoroughly enjoyed the course and have enjoyed the whole experience, from gathering papers and materials, to making books and pages. It has been so inspirational and given me the opportunity to look at making books and journals in a new way. During these strangest of days, it has supported a need I felt to be more creative.” 

MICHAELA TARLTON

“As soon as I heard about this Art Journaling class I knew it was perfect for me. The online lessons and lifetime access meant I could do the course in my own time without rushing and also gave me the opportunity to go over the lessons as many times as I needed. Abby is always positive and emphasises the importance of achieving and developing your style through creative play while, all the time, enjoying the process and finding and sense of calm in a busy world.” 

the story behind the class

Reap What You Sow was born out of my own rediscovery of working in a sketchbook and the beautiful practice of art journaling that had brought me so much joy in difficult times. Creating classes straight from my studio was something I had wanted to do for so long. With my workshops and in-person events canceled life slowed down even more and space was created to fulfill this dream. I was able to share the benefits, to help you uncover your personal style, to explore the possibilities of a variety of accessible media, and give you the confidence to approach a blank page and make space for this empowering creative practice. I have a deep desire to empower women to find the confidence to connect with their creativity by gently inviting them to adapt to the rhythms of nature, to nourish themselves and begin their own art journaling practice.

why I journal

Art journaling is such a big part of my practice as an artist. Working in sketchbooks was something that came naturally when I was at art college but as the years went on I started to work on paper and although I loved the freedom of that I yearned for that space inside the covers, a space that was less demanding. A space to explore and play and a space that gives you the courage to step out of your comfort zone and just see where you are taken.  Sketchbooks are for me such a safe place, I love the format of a book, that way it makes you feel when you peel open a slightly sticky page and the smell of the materials jumps out transporting me back to my art college days in communal studios alive with creativity. For me as an artist I learn so much about myself and my practice by looking back over the pages of my journals, sometimes (well most of the time) my head is so full of ideas and possibilities that I forget but what I love about my journal is I can capture it quite quickly, without words or explanation and come back to it when I need to. 

my creative manifesto

My creativity brought light into my darkness, hope into the bleakest of days

and energy back into my soul.

I can always find my practice and go there – just like home.

I know the power that creativity can have in your life – whether it’s a regular practice or a place of escape.

My mission is to bring that power to you.

My hope is that this class inspires and help you to cultivate your seeds of creativity into flourishing gardens and brings a pocket of joy into your life that you can nurture and grow.

 

Grow  your  Art  Journaling  Practice 

at  your  own  pace. 

This course will enable you to gain confidence in a variety of artistic practices and be inspired to go on to create more journals for yourself and for beautiful thoughtful handmade gifts.

Added Benefits

 ~ A monthly Q&A from my studio

 ~ Printable worksheets to download and keep

 ~ Finding Your Style E-Book to help you uncover your hidden artist

 ~ A beautiful set of art prompts to print and keep 

 ~ 2 hours of video tutorials from my studio

 ~ Lifetime membership offering you full access to all of the course content

 

 ~ Plus access to all future course updates

 ~ Plus a place in the Reap What You Sow community group

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When does the course start and finish?

This course is available to take any time and is entirely self-paced.

 

 

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling you have unlimited access to this course for as long as it exists - across any and all devices you own.

 

What is your refund policy?

Please consider your purchase carefully as I am unable to offer you a refund after you are enrolled in this course. Please feel free to contact me with any questions prior to enrolling so you can feel confident before progressing with your purchase.

 

What level of experience is required for this course?

This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mixed media art- from beginner to experienced artists.

 

Do I need to have everything on your supplies list?

No, you truly don't. Reap What You Sow is very much about starting where you are and getting creative with what you already have. I encourage you to gather together all those supplies you already have (including those that you might not have considered as art supplies before) and begin by using those. If you do want to invest in some new supplies I chat about my favourites in the class.

 

How good does my internet need to be for this course?

Please be aware that you will require a good internet connection to be able to view the video content of this course.

 

Are we able to connect with other artists doing this course?

Yes, you can! Come follow us @reap_what_u_sow on Instagram to connect with other artists following along with this course and establishing their own art journaling practices. You can also use the hashtag #reapwhatusow to tag your work so that we can find and re-post the work that you are creating on our page. There will also be a class forum opening in the New Year where you can share your work and chat with others in the class. 

PAY WHAT YOU CAN

I offer Pay What You Can Spaces for those that do not have the funds available to them

PAYMENT PLANS

If you would like to know more about a payment plan for the course please get in touch.

 

Payment plans cost slightly more because there is more admin

and higher costs associated with them.

not quite ready yet

 

I understand these things can take time! Are you signed up to my newsletter?  You can learn more about me in my monthly Little Notes or hop over to my shop and try one of my Creative Workbooks.

If you have any questions please drop me an email hello@abbymonroe.co.uk

looking for more

 

Then my Seeds into Trees mentoring might be for you, you can read more about it below.

1_1 MENTORING.png
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
© 2020 Abby Monroe | All Rights Reserved | Website Design & Photography by Abby Noble .