For anyone who is interested in art journaling, strathmore has free online workshops! http://www.strathmoreartiststudio.com/
Edited to note: Strathmore will be offering new online classes in the new year, so the links to the 2012 classes will no longer work. You can register now for the 2013 classes @ http://www.strathmoreartist.com/2013-online-workshop-series.html. the first class begins in March.
Workshop 1 features artist Traci Bautista, of Creativity Unleashed (http://kollaj.typepad.com/). She is an amazing artist and the class is very inspiring and fun! You can go at your own pace and registration is free.
Workshop 2 starts in March and is called Watercolor sketching by Kathy Johnson, can’t wait for it to start, I have been obsessed with playing with paint recently!
Workshop 3 is called Force Drawing Technique and is instructed by Mike Mattesi. I’m not very good at drawing real life but I am looking forward to trying something new and improving my skills!
The “About the Instructors” page has links to the blogs and websites of the artists who are teaching the classes, and I highly recommend checking them out!
I have been having so much fun playing with paint and markers and pens, the class has definitely inspired me to be more free and relaxed with the background pages I make for my art journals! Now I just need to actually use the journals I make, instead of getting distracted and making more 🙂