Mapping the Journey: An Online Workshop

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Mapping the Journey: An Online Workshop


by Eric M. Scott

It’s all about you in this mixed-media workshop! Using a variety of prompts, exercises, media, techniques, images, and words, you will map out the mystery that is YOU by contemplating where you have been, where you are, and where you are going.

Engage in a process of self-discovery and introspection as you delve into new realms, and set the direction of your intention as you explore a process of personal mapping. Take your art making to a new level as you experiment with layering paint, drawing, collage, text, image transfers, and more to define your personal themes and create artwork from your personal vision. Prepare to get still, get quiet, and go inside as you learn to use mapping as a powerful tool for living and dreaming and for making rich, layered art.

This workshop is an automatic download, and you will have instant access to the PDF of written directions. Access to the videos is obtained by clicking on the appropriate links within the PDF, but they are password protected, and you will find the password within the PDF as well. Please remember, do not share your password with anyone else.

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Intended Audience:

This workshop focuses on using a theme to create a richly layered two-page spread, and it is suitable for any and all of the following:

  • Beginners looking for instruction on creating mixed media, layered artwork

  • Experienced artists looking for a different take on the visual journal process

  • Anyone looking to use themes and big ideas in their work.

Supplies Needed for Class:

  • Sketchbook, visual journal, and/or a variety of loose mixed media paper

  • Tracing Paper

  • Small set of watercolors

  • Small set of watercolor pencils

  • Small water cup

  • Variety of brushes

  • Letter stencils

  • Waterproof pens and/or markers of various colors

  • Metallic markers

  • Paint markers

  • Scissors

  • Glue Stick – UHU Jumbo recommended

  • Craft knife

  • Cutting Mat

  • Colored Pencils

  • Assorted fodder - papers, cards, photocopies, images, and other ephemera

What You Get for the Price:

140+ minutes of HD video instruction that explores more than 22 layers and 4 reflection techniques

25+ pages of instruction with high resolution photographs and step-by-step instructions

Private Facebook Group to share and discuss with fellow classmates

Part 1

Preparing the Ground - We ease into our journey as we begin laying the groundwork and utilize several strategies for engaging the blank surface. We begin with some simple techniques and mapping marks as we use watercolor and watercolor pencil, to begin our personal mapping process.

Part 2

Developing the Path - We take the first steps of our journey with a look back at the past. In order to know where we’re going, we must know where we’ve been. We look at the key moments from our lives and translate them into the ideas and themes we’d like to explore.

Part 3

Narrowing in on the Direction - We focus in on the direction of our intentions as we mull over ideas and home in on the overarching ideas, themes, and questions that will drive our process.

Part 4

Defining the Journey - We delve deeper into our lives as we explore the key people in our lives and the profound impact they have had. We chart our own path as we solidify our ideas and bring resolution too our work.