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Mapping Me
Immersions In Art-Journaling
with Orly Avineri

2-Day Workshop, May 24–25, 2014


207 N. Broadway St., Suite L
Santa Ana, CA 92701

The practice of Art-Journaling cultivates insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, painting, collage, words, pen, and line work entwine to make expressive complex images. It's all about one's willingness to reveal vulnerability and rawness for the sake of true creative freedom. Experiencing honest and joyous journeys takes precedence over producing beautiful outcomes. Ultimately, Art-Journaling is about depicting the fluidity of life, about effortlessly carrying one's self from one place to another.

In these two days we'll draw inspiration from boundless sources and turn it into mini visual life feasts—journal pages. Trek through your intimate geographies and your personal stories and make room, on your pages, for new ones. Tap into the joy of mapping you with the help of gentle and fresh multiple media prompts. We will do that to satisfy our undeniable need to witness our constant onward movement, to explore and expand through a tactile, sensorial, and honest creative gestures. Our days together will end with rich journal pages filled with awe and wonderment.


  • Arrive & Settle: 9:00 :: Time for students to arrive, settle in.
  • Class Segment A: 9:30-12:00 :: Class time with Orly who will demonstrate and guide the 1st part of class.
  • Lunch & Stroll: 12:00 PM :: You can choose to brown bag it or take a stroll to one of the many hip and artsy eateries in the historic Artist's Village in Santa Ana, like The Gypsy Den.
  • Class Segment B: 1:30-4:30 PM :: Class time with Orly who will guide the 2nd part of class.
  • Show & Tell, Clean-Up & Depart: 4:30-5:00 PM


  • A large blank art journal
  • A legible hand-written story about a memory connecting you to maps (one paragraph/5 sentences)
  • Acrylic paints, container for water, paper towels and/or rags, flat plastic plate to use as a palatte
  • Wax paper or two plastic placemats to use as page dividers
  • Paintbrushes, very wide to very thin
  • Scissors
  • Matte medium (adhesive) by Liquitex or Golden
  • White Gesso
  • Black Gesso
  • Fine-point permanent black pens, for example: Sharpies, Microns, Pitt artist pens
  • White Gell pen: Uni-ball Signo or Gelly Roll by Sakura, and/or white fine point Sharpie Poster Paint
  • Two Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads, one type of brown, and one other color of your choice (more colors, optional)
  • Matte Varnish by Liquitex
  • Personal images: notes, letters, meaningful scraps of paper, maps, photocopied photographs
  • Heat gun (optional)


  • Orly will have copies of her books: One Artist Journal and
    14 Artist Journals
    available for purchase.
  • Due to limited class size, the spot for this class is transferable but payment is non-refundable. Please read about this policy in our Studio Policies.

Please read class policies for Studio CRESCENDOh here. By purchasing this class, you are agreeing to abide by the class policies.

Orly Avineri is an artist, author, and instructor. Learn more about her work at

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SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 24-25, 2014
Price :: 280


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