The Wabi Sabi Art Journal



5-Week Class
Thursdays, Jan. 21 – Feb. 18
2:00 – 3:30 pm (PST) / 5:00-6:30 pm (EST)
Live Zoom Class

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that believes beauty can be found in what is naturally imperfect, aged and weathered. In this class, you will be creating and customizing your own handmade art journal from scratch without stitching. Then through a variety of mixed media techniques such as texturizing, collaging, asemic writing, mark making and acrylic applications, you will transform your journal pages into abstract art that captures the feel of Wabi Sabi. In this class, you will also be creating your own unique and rich collage materials. We will cover a variety of techniques such as Citra Solv Nat Geo pages, fabric paper, painted cheesecloth and more. Color mixing knowledge a plus. Adults 18+

Below is a list of materials you will need for this class.

If you are unable to make any of the classes, no worries, I will be recording each session so they will be available for later viewing during the duration of the class, plus a week after the class has ended.

This class is available to take as a Non-Zoomer Option (See below for more information).

Please select “Attend Live” OR “Non-Zoomer” option below before adding this workshop to your cart.

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Materials You Will Need

  • 12 x 18 in. 140 lb. watercolor paper (Final journal size will be 9 x 9 in.)
  • Scoring Tool (butter knife, bone scorer, Kemper Double Ball Stylus Embossing Tools)
  • Watercolor paints
  • Acrylic paints
  • Gesso (white)
  • Matte Medium
  • Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate
  • Tissue Paper 
  • Embroidery Floss & Needle
  • Cheesecloth
  • Muslin Fabric or Cotton Quilting Fabric – 1/2 yard should be enough
  • Fabric Scraps
  • Colored pencils, gelly roll pens, ultra fine sharpie or Pigma Micron
  • Paint brushes (variety of sizes & styles, doesn’t have to be expensive brushes)
  • Cup for water
  • Hairdryer
  • Spray bottle for water
  • Variety of mark making tools (Sea sponges, credit card, putty spreader, palette knives, old worn out paint brush, twine, branches, leaves, etc)
  • Citra Solv Natural Cleaner and Degreaser Concentrate Valencia Orange, 8 fl. oz
  • (2) National Geographic Magazines (1980s – Present)
  • Newspaper, butcher paper or paper towels, Latex gloves (optional)
  • Handmade papers (Washi, Mulberry, Bark, or Mango) (optional)
  • Xacto-knife, paper trimmer, or scissors 
  • Ruler/Straight Edge
  • Saran Wrap or Silicon Mat
  • Painters Tape 
  • Putty Spreader

Non-Zoomer Option

Non-Zoomer Option
Do you feel overwhelmed by the thought of using Zoom? Don’t have a computer with video & audio? Or you just would prefer not to attend an online class live?
No worries. I realize that the whole tech stuff can be a huge learning curve for many and can be overwhelming. It’s more important to me that this class is available to everyone on different levels, so you have a Non-Zoomer Option to take this class.

Email Recordings: You don’t need to attend any of the Zoom classes LIVE, but instead you have the option to take the class by watching the recordings that will be emailed to you after each class has ended. You will receive all the same PDFs of lessons and instructions. You will also be able to email me with any questions about the project and techniques. Recordings will be available for viewing online for the duration of the class, plus a week after the last class has ended. 

“ I participated in Lisa’s Wabi Sabi class as a “Non-Zoomer” and for me it couldn’t have been more successful. I work from home in the company of two noisy dogs. Not a good prescription for a Zoom class. I found that participating as a Non-Zoomer, more than met my needs. I was able to enjoy each of the classes on my own time and at my own pace. 

Lisa’s communication skills in introducing the materials available to assemble our collages, and her demonstrations on how to apply the materials used, left no question unanswered.
The Wabi Sabi class was very inspirational and it was Lisa’s teaching skills that made it such a success. Thank You! – Patricia

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Online Workshop Cancellation & Refund Policy

This class is not confirmed unless a minimum of 5 attendees sign-up. A full refund is provided for cancellations made up to 5 days before online class begins. If cancellation is received after 5 days prior to the starting date, a $20 processing fee will be retained. We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop/class if required. Should this happen, you would have the choice of a refund or transferred to a future workshop/class of your choice.