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Start Art Journaling! 

self-study e-course

An Introduction to Art Journaling

In the playground of art journaling and within the bounds of a sketchbook, discover the power of using imagery, line, pattern, texture, color, and words to express from your tender heart. Release emotions. Transform your life. Dip your fingers into paint and spend time focused on process not product.

Start Art Journaling! introduces you to the no-rules creative practice of art journaling. You don't need to be an artist or have ANY artistic experience to fully experience the powerful sense of openness that art journaling offers.

This course includes:

  • 17 lessons

  • 18 videos

  • 10 original art journaling prompts 

  • Too many techniques to count!

Who is this e-course for?

• Need a creative way to get some self-care into your life? Then, this course is for you!

• Looking for a way to get creative without the pressure of making a "work of art"? Then, this course is for you!

• Have you seen art journaling online and wondered how people do it? Then, this course is for you!

• Have you tried art journaling but just can't seem to get the hang of how to make a page? Then, this course is for you!

• Have started and stopped art journaling, just getting stuck on making pages the same old way? Then, this course is for you!

• Not an artist? Yep, this course is for you! 


I was so drawn to art journaling and could never quite figure out how to create the beautiful layering I was wanting until I took Susie’s class. She takes you through all of the steps from the ground up so that expressing yourself with paints, techniques, and experimenting is possible.
— Dara Dines, Registered Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator

Work at your own pace. Dive deep into what’s churning inside you or just explore the materials. Susie covers basics such as How to Approach the PageDealing with Your Inner Critic, and Journaling, as well as Painted BackgroundsStampingStenciling, and Collage.

This is a robust course that will give you all the groundwork to develop an on-going art journaling habit…one that will provide you with ways to transform your life through the creative process. 

⟶ ⟶ ⟶Try out a free lesson from this program to see what it’s like! FREE LESSON


Q: I don't own any art supplies. Can I do this?

A: As part of this program you'll receive a full list of supplies that can easily be purchased either online or in your local arts and crafts store. Even better, many of the supplies you'll need are found at home.

Q: When will we get the lessons and pdfs?

A: Everything is immediately available to you.

Q: How long can I access the course materials?

A: You can download and save all the pdfs immediately. The course will be available to you as long as Unfold Classroom exists.

Q: How is the course set up?

A: The course is set up in 17 lessons -- You can access the lessons in any order you choose, but the order I have put them in is intentional. The lessons fall into three overarching themes: Getting Started, Techniques, and The Inner Work of Art Journaling. 

Q: Should I do the lessons in order or can I skip around?

A: I suggest following the flow of the course lessons as I've created this flow specifically to help you learn the art journaling process. 

Q: How much time should I allot for each lesson?

A: That is completely up to you, as an individual. There are no rules around how much time to spend! That being said, I would allow for a couple hours per technique lesson (not including set up and clean up time) and less for the topic lessons. In general, though, I think an hour or so for art journaling is adequate.

Q: Is there a specific time-frame in which I should do the work?

A: Your time is your own, meaning you will be able to access the information any time that works for you. 

Q: What do I need to do to get the most out of the course?  

A: My suggestion is to watch the videos, read the lesson pages and prompts, and carve out some dedicated time for journaling. 

Q: What if I get stuck in the middle of making a page?

A: Don't fret! It happens...sometimes more than others. Sometimes we just need to step away from our work to be able to move forward.

Q: What if I'm not happy with the course? Can I get a refund?

A: Because of the digital nature of this course there are no refunds.

I recommend you give yourself this gift. It’s one which will keep on giving! Not only did I complete deep work with enlightening discoveries; I also gained many new techniques for my art practice which I continue to use.
— Suzan Tussan-McNeil, Expressive Arts Facilitator

Leave your expectations at the door...of who you believe you are or are not; of what you think you can do, or can't; and of what you think this work is supposed to be or not be. 

Art journaling is an amazing, habit forming creative activity. There's no reason not to try it!