3-Day Virtual Workshop


June 17-19, 2021

Are you a long time “Art Journaler” craving for something unique and artistic? 

Have you been wanting your pages to have more depth & richness?   

Or are you yearning for more creative freedom in your artist journal?

Well, here’s the perfect weekend for you. Join us as we spend 3 days immersed in a variety of mixed media techniques, incorporating different materials to create art journals that are tactile, rich and “uncommon.” 

During the weekend you will have the opportunity to learn from 3 different Artists with 3 different styles to create 3 handmade artist journals from scratch.  

Each day will be taught by a different Artist. They will share their own approach and techniques to give your artist journal a unique and organic look. Through the creative process, you will discover artistic beauty in what is unrefined and imperfect

The weekend will also include a Meet the Instructors Night pre-workshop event, daily raffle giveaways gifted by the Artists themselves to the lucky winners and daily recordings for later viewing. 

Join us as we gather in our virtual workshop space and

create “uncommon art journals” together!

Workshop Schedule

Wednesday | June 16

Meet the Instructors
Interview/Panel Discussion

Hosted by
Lisa Agaran & Jennifer Lindstrom
6:00-7:00 pm (PDT)

Thursday | June 17

Workshop with
Roxanne Evans Stout
10:00 am-3:30 pm (PDT)

Lunch Break 12 Noon-1:00 pm

Friday | June 18

Workshop with
Beatriz Helton
10:00 am-3:30 pm (PDT)

Lunch Break 12 Noon-1:00 pm

Saturday | June 19

Workshop with
Lisa Agaran
10:00 am-3:30 pm (PDT)

Lunch Break 12 Noon-1:00 pm

Day 1 | Roxanne Evans Stout

Thursday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (PDT)

Roxanne will be sharing her love for abstract landscapes & book arts by guiding you through the process of creating a unique art journal made from scratch, one that is filled with beautifully painted and collaged pages, “windows” and stitched embellishments. She will walk you through her special processes and techniques of painting and collaging landscapes. You will delight in discovering how textures can add dimension to your pages, and how stitching and wiring on paper will add an element of surprise to them. You will also explore adding collaged scraps of fabric/and or paper to your work, which will create an abstract play of color and form. Lastly, you will connect your pages and construct your book with wire and a simple piece of wood. Finally everything will come together in the first of three exquisite Uncommon Art Journals!

Materials you will need for Roxanne’s workshop

  • 3-4 pieces of 140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor paper, approximately 7”x 8” (Please add gesso to your pages in an uneven, sloppy way!)
  • Scraps of fabric and paper, some neutral
  • White Gesso (any brands, I use Liquitex or Golden)
  • Matte Medium (any brands, I use Liquitex or Golden)
  • White acrylic paint
  • Assorted colors of acrylic paints, small tubes or bottles are fine
  • Favorite mark makers, pens or pencils
  • Glue stick
  • Straight edge for tearing paper
  • Paint brushes
  • Awl
  • Scissors
  • Wire, 26 gauge (a natural color if possible)
  • Needle, (I like the sharp tapestry needles with the wide eyes)
  • Embroidery thread (your favorite colors) or other threads
  • Water dish, rag or paper towels
  • Piece of wood or paintbrush for binding the book together

Click Here to Download Material Lists

Roxanne lives and creates in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The mountains and the river lands that surround her home are her constant inspiration. She shares her art in workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Roxanne has also had her art shown and published internationally. She teaches online workshops to students from all over the world and designs stencils for StencilGirl Products in the US.

Teaching provides Roxanne the opportunity to share her passion. Nothing makes her happier than helping her students find their own process of renewal. Roxanne’s goal is to help students find their own magic.

Through her art she likes to convey the feeling of connecting, timelessness and re-creation. Her two best-selling books are available on Amazon Books and provide unlimited inspiration to her students! As an artist she is constantly learning and growing.

“Art is my passion, my love, my soul.” – Roxanne Evans Stout

For more information visit RoxanneEvansStout.com

Day 2 | Beatriz Helton

Friday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (PDT)

Beatriz will be teaching how to create a stitched art journal from fabric scraps using the techniques she employs to make her unique little books. This will include a funky way to bind an art journal and various ways to embellish pages using collage elements, instinctual stitching and her methods of altering cloth. Students are encouraged to use fabrics and ephemera that inspire them so they can add a personal touch to their journals.

Materials you will need for Beatriz’s workshop

I used these materials, however, you can use whatever you have on hand to substitute what you don’t have.

  • Sewing needles for binding and stitching
  • Threads for sewing or embroidery 
  • Threads of any color (dark and light for contrast)
  • Scissors for cutting fabric and paper
  • Gel medium
  • Glue stick – Elmer’s or your preference
  • Fabric scraps for pages at least 4″X 6″ or larger and a thicker piece for the cover like upholstery fabric
  • Some sheer fabrics
  • Water container
  • 2 -3 acrylic paints (light and dark for contrast)
  • 2-3 small/medium flat paint brushes (for spreading gel medium or paint)
  • Clear gesso
  • White gesso
  • Black gesso
  • Chalk Pastels – Black + any color (white or black charcoal pencils are ok)
  • White gel pen – I use a Uniball Signo um-153
  • Fine point black Sharpie
  • #2 or softer pencil
  • Wax paper
  • Alcohol inks
  • Stapler (optional)
  • Expired credit or giftcard for scraping paint
  • Seam ripper
  • Stencil(s)
  • Bookbinding thread
  • Small cutting Matt to protect your table
  • 12” ruler
  • Small piece of sandpaper

Here are some suggestions to use in your journal: images from magazines or photographs, labels, junk mail, vintage book pages, ecodyed or tea dyed papers or fabrics, blank little scraps of paper, teabags, sketchbook drawings, doodles, old art work, tissue paper, sewing patterns, old letters, cool stuff you’ve found at flea markets, anything goes for embellishment.

Click Here to Download Material Lists

Beatriz Helton is a mixed media, fiber and textile bookmaking artist. She’s passionate about making something out of nothing. Often, when Beatriz finds herself fully immersed in creative flow, she feels a sense of presence that inspires and challenges her. Her creativity expands to other artistic mediums such as drawing, painting, papermaking, fabric dyeing or stitching. She also enjoys getting lost in the process of searching and gathering materials she can add to her work. When it comes to Beatriz’s bookmaking it’s always evolving. No two books are exactly alike. Each page is a different expression of shapes, colors, textures, and captured impressions from her life. She is always intrigued to find unexpected images presenting themselves in the finished piece. Beatriz especially enjoys when the viewer discovers something personal in her work. She believes an individual’s view of art is as unique as their fingerprint.

For more information visit BeatrizHelton.com

Day 3 | Lisa Agaran

Saturday 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (PDT)

Lisa believes beauty can be found in what is naturally imperfect, aged and weathered. During this workshop, you will create and customize your own handmade art journal from scratch without stitching. You will then fill your pages with interesting mixed media techniques such as textured backgrounds with gesso, muslin and cheesecloth. Lisa will also show you how to create easy artistic collage materials to incorporate into your art journal as well as asemic writing.

Materials you will need for Lisa’s workshop

  • 11 x 15 in. 140 lb. Cold Press Watercolor paper (Final journal size will be 7 1/2 x 8 in.)
  • Scoring Tool (butter knife, bone scorer, Kemper Double Ball Stylus Embossing Tools)
  • Opaque Watercolor paints (pan set or tube) 
  • Acrylic paints (Variety of colors)
  • Gesso (white)
  • Matte Medium
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate OR Yes! Paste or Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Cheesecloth
  • Muslin Fabric or Cotton Quilting Fabric – 1/4 yard should be enough
  • Colored pencils, gelly roll pens, ultra fine sharpie OR Pigma Micron
  • Black Tea or Instant Coffee (optional)
  • Paint brushes (variety of sizes & styles, doesn’t have to be expensive brushes)
  • Cup for water for brushes
  • Butcher tray OR plastic plates for mixing acrylic paints
  • Hairdryer
  • Spray bottle for water (fine mist)
  • Variety of Handmade Papers (ie. Washi, Mulberry, Bark, or Mango Leaf, etc.) OR Mulberry Paper Scrap Pack By Black Ink Papers
  • Xacto-knife, paper trimmer, or scissors 
  • Ruler/Straight Edge
  • Painters Tape 
  • Putty Spreader or Squeegee

Click Here to Download Material Lists

Lisa Agaran is a professional Mixed Media Artist. Her work has been shown in both solo and group exhibits throughout Los Angeles and New Mexico. Lisa’s work has been published in Incite, Dreams Realized: The Best of Mixed Media and Incite 3: The Art of Storytelling. She has a BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and a Masters in Psychology. Prior to her art career she worked as a Licensed Therapist (Inactive), Creativity Coach and Graphic Designer. Lisa also taught one of the core certification courses at the Creativity Coaching Association where she also trained under renown Creativity Coach Eric Maisel. Integrating both her artistic and psychology background, Lisa’s worked with artists and creative professionals on their careers and creative process. From her own personal experience working in the studio and facing typical challenges with the creative process, Lisa understands first hand how to work passed the blocks that keeps us from accessing our True Creativity Within. She currently teaches a variety of Mixed Media workshops in her virtual classroom online and in-person throughout Southern California. Lisa also hosts and leads her art retreats, “Awaken Your True Creativity,” at various locations throughout the year. For more information about Lisa and to view her artwork visit ArtbyLisaAgaran.com.

Meet the Instructors Night

Wednesday June 16, 6-7:00 pm (PDT)

Hosted by Lisa Agaran & co-host Jennifer Lindstrom

Grab a glass of wine or your favorite cup of tea and join us as we open the workshop weekend with Meet the Instructors Night. Get to know the Artists (Instructors) you will be spending the weekend with. Sit back, relax and listen to a panel discussion as they share their own artistic journey, creative process, what art making means to them and more. 

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