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Art Journaling for Beginners – 6-week course

Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to be creative, explore different mediums and learn new art techniques. This is a 6-week course for beginners.
Kingston upon Thames
from £150 pp
6 session course
Next available date:14th September 2022
What happens in this class?

Would you like to learn a skill that will help you to be creative, de-stress and reconnect with yourself? If you are looking for a fresh, more mindful approach to art making, then Art journaling is for you.

Art Journaling is a fun and simple way to incorporate creativity into everyday life. An art journal is a great place to experiment and try out different approaches to art without the pressure of creating a masterpiece. It is an artistic form of self-expression – instead of using words alone; you will be using various media and different art techniques to…

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Things to remember

You will get included with this class

  • Your specially curated Beginners Art journaling kit, includes

  • A5 Art journal

  • Watercolour pencils

  • Sakura micron pen

  • Sketching pencils

  • Vintage collage paper

  • List of art supplies

  • 9 hours of art instruction from an experienced teaching artist

  • Expert tips and inspirational project ideas to pursue…

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What can we expect in this Art Journaling course?
This is a 6-week beginner’s course that will introduce you to the wonderful world of Art journaling. Each week we will cover a different theme/ technique/ project. We start the session with a 3-minute Mindfulness practice, followed by a few markmaking and warm up exercises. We will discuss the art journaling process and get a clear idea about the project we will be working on each week. You will be guided throughout with clear step-by-step instructions and demonstrations.
I am not artistic– will I be able to do Art Journaling?
Art journaling is for everyone!
I am a complete beginner – will I be able to do Art Journaling?
Our courses are suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced artists. All our classes and workshops are taught by Dr. Sai Banerjee who is an experienced teaching artist and calligrapher. Having taught hundreds of students with varying skill levels, Sai is adept at recognising the challenges that a beginner might face. By following a process-based approach to teaching, Sai simplifies seemingly complex techniques to make it accessible for everyone.
What age group is this workshop suitable for?
Our Art journaling sessions are suitable for adults of all ages (16+).
I have already attended one of your 6 week courses will this be the same?
Our introductory 6-week courses follow the same format every 6 weeks. Once you complete a 6-week course, you can then move on to our weekly Art journaling dropin sessions where we work on individual projects and explore different mediums, themes and techniques. Or you can join one of our weekly Creative sketchbook course, held online on Thursday mornings.
What are your class sizes?
Our class sizes are usually between 12-14 students. However, our numbers may vary depending on the capacity of the venue. As a general guideline our maximum limit is 18 students per session, to ensure everyone gets individual attention.
What should we wear?
You may wear comfortable clothing with some layers as the temperature settings at our venue may vary. We will be using a variety of media during the sessions, which can sometimes get a bit messy - so please be mindful of long sleeves and jewellery.
Are your classes Covid secure?
Yes. We take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students. We sanitise all the tables and chairs before and after the session.
Do we have to bring anything?
All materials will be provided. All you need to bring is an open mind.
Where is your class located?
Cass Art 103 Clarence St, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QY. The workshop will be held at the Art Space, located on the first floor of Cass Art, Kingston. It is a lovely large gallery space with plenty of natural light and ventilation. The store is located just minutes from the Kingston train station, and can be easily accessed by public transport.
How do we get there?
By public transport Train – Southwest trains to Kingston. Cass Art is a 5-minute walk from the Kingston station. Buses – Several buses stop on Eden Street, which is the nearest stop. Please check your bus routes. By car – Parking is available nearby at Cattle market carpark and Bentall’s centre carpark. Please note: Although this is an in-person class, this is likely to be hybrid course where some students have the option of joining online via Zoom .
Do you teach online?
Although this is an in-person class, it is likely to be a hybrid course where some students have the option of joining live online via Zoom. We also run other exclusive online only Art journaling courses and workshops.
If I am unable to attend the class can I get a refund?
If you wish to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, you need to give us at least 3 weeks notice in order to get a full refund. If it’s less than 3 weeks we recommend that you reschedule and book another session as we run several courses and workshops throughout the year. The venues are paid for and pre-booked so it’s hard for us to find a replacement for a cancelled booking within a short notice.
Do you teach private lessons?
Yes. I occasionally teach private lessons for small groups.
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Your Teacher

Dr. Sai Banerjee is an experienced teaching artist, art historian and calligrapher committed to promoting creativity as a wellness practice through art and calligraphy. Sai is the founder of Blue Palette Art Studio – a creative space that nurtures mindful creativity through classes, courses and workshops for adults and children.

As a former University lecturer with a Ph.D. in Art History, Sai discovered her passion for teaching and learning. Based on personal experience, Sai truly believes in the transformative power of art and its positive impact on our wellbeing. Her goal is to share this awareness with others and help…

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Class Location
At The Art Space - Cass Art Kingston
Kingston upon Thames
103 Clarence Street


To: Blue Palette Art Studio

Art Journaling for Beginners – 6-week course