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Visual Journaling - Return to the Analog World NEW! In-Store Class Oct 21

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Visual Journaling - A Return to the Analog World NEW! In-Store Class 
Saturday, October 21, 11:30-4:30pm 
 Fran Meneley
Limit: 6 students. All participants must be 15 years or older.

Class Details:

"Life Is Short And The World Is Large" - Oliver Jeffers

In this digital age of screens and scrolling, visual journaling can be a wonderful place of respite and contemplation. Fran Meneley’s newest class illustrates how enriching and soul-satisfying a return to the analog world of visual journaling can be. She’s an explorer, collagist, painter, maker, teacher, and workshop facilitator who’s been  journaling on the road and in her studio for over twenty years. Join Fran to learn how to make a cleverly folded, 16-page journal using one 22x30” sheet of art paper. 

Fran is known for putting together great packages for everyone; for this class she also brings in a bin of delightful collage ephemera to share. So you can immediately start filling your journal, she demonstrates a wide range of simple techniques that she’s found most useful. For example, she shows how to create imaginative collages and – a game changer – how to make tape transfers from printed images. In addition, she demonstrates how to make basic sketches, lay out a page with a grid, and carve a simple stamp to use as a personal repeat pattern throughout. She covers a lot in a single class! Time passes in a flash as you apply her techniques to the blank pages of your folded journal.   

Leave at the end of class having begun your journal and with detailed instructions for making another one. More importantly, benefit from Fran’s experience incorporating a journaling practice into daily life. She essentially gifts you with a road map for shaping your journey through this big, wide world.

COVID Safety
Due to the limited size of the classroom, social distancing will not be possible. Attendees of the class are welcome to wear masks. Help keep community members and our staff safe, please do not attend the class if you are feeling sick. Please contact ahead of time if you have specific questions regarding class covid safety.

Class Materials

Please bring the following materials:

  • Three favorite magazines to cut up and use for collage
  • Optional: favorite ephemera and images
  • Optional: favorite scissors for fine cutting
  • Optional: apron
  • Optional: Water bottle and something to eat during the short lunch break.

    Class Materials Include:

    • Fine art paper for journal pages
    • Acrylic paint and baby wipes for application
    • Pens, pencils, and markers
    • Ephemera, adhesive, scissors, and other creative tools/supplies

    Class Refund/Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.

    Instructor Bio

    I am an explorer, journaler, painter, maker, teacher and workshop facilitator (Taos Studio Retreat, Taos, NM). I have been journaling, writing, collaging and painting in my studio and on the road for 23 years. I love to cook and eat (not in that order), travel and explore (always, anywhere), garden, museum hop, teach art (big and small humans) at Two Hands Paperie, and in my home studio. I scavenge and collect (think corvid librarian), am inspired by the intricacies and divine beauty of nature and am a lifelong learner and experimenter. I live in Boulder, Colorado with my husband – my grown, adventurous children visit often. In a former life I was Associate Publisher of a nationally circulated environmental magazine called Buzzworm. You can find my work on my website and in these publications:  1000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol, Beaded Embellishment by Amy Clarke, 500 Beaded Objects by  Lark Books, and in issues of Studios Magazine, Beadwork Magazine and Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine and in The Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Project.

    Visit Fran’s website: and find her on Instagram: @athandstudio


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