Grayslake Arts Alliance plans Art Journaling workshop

Program is first online arts education offering from nonprofit

The Grayslake Arts Alliance will conduct a workshop on The Art of Journaling at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20.

This will be the alliance’s first-ever online arts education program.

The class will be taught by artist Jennifer Evans, a GAA member and owner of Periwinkle Art Studio in Lake Villa.

Students will learn how to develop skills to overcome fear of the blank page and how to work through thoughts and emotions by journaling with symbols, colors and words, Evans said.

“Art journaling is the perfect creative getaway when you need a little boost,” Evans said. “It can also help capture thoughts, transition your mood, keep lists or data, or just explore a new art supply/tool. I’ve been teaching these art journal techniques consistently since the start of the pandemic, and I’m always delighted to see how everyone adopts the strategies as their own.”

Students will need to bring their own materials, including water-soluble pencils, crayons, acrylic paint, stencils and markers. Students are encouraged to bring an art journal, but they can use a loose leaf mixed media paper and duplicate the process later in their journal.

The class costs $15 and is open to students age 12 and older. It will be conducted on the GAA Zoom platform. Registration is being accepted at Click on the education and workshop tabs and follow the prompts.

The Grayslake Arts Alliance is a registered 501c3 charity dedicated to bringing the arts to the community through education, participation and development.