Creative Journaling Workshop With Thelma Van RensburgLizamore & Associates, 3 Hetty Avenue, Fairland, Johannesburg | Art Training
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Creative Journaling Workshop with Thelma van Rensburg

27 November 2021 from 09:00 - 15:00

Venue: Lizamore & Associates, 3 Hetty Avenue, Fairland, Johannesburg

Connect with yourself and practice self care with creative journaling and stand a chance to win a print.

Our deepest wounds are carried by the child within. The inner child represents the first original self that entered into this world; s/he contains the capacity to experience wonder, joy, innocence, sensitivity, and playfulness. When the inner child gets stuck in trauma at some stage of life, the adult can experience ailments such as mental illness, physical ailments and relationship dysfunction and a disconnection to your innate joy and creativity.

Through creative journaling the artist will access your inner child with creative activities such as cutting, tearing, sticking, splattering paint, collage and journal prompts.

This workshop is for everyone. No previous art or journalling experience is required. The artist will lead you through an easy step by step process of art making by utilizing you're present life experiences and art skills. She will encourage you to explore you're unique creative voice with the skills that you already have in a play-full, fun, expressive way that discourages judgment and criticism. Authenticity and personal freedom is valued above all else.

What will be covered in the workshop?

Thelma van Rensburg will prompt participants with collage pieces, magazine cut-outs, etc and will be given the freedom to create in their own sketchbook which will be provided. Participants will be tasked with writing short descriptions on what was produced and Thelma will provide guidance on how to combine art and collage techniques to create their own unique journal. Inspiration and prompts will be given to assist the above. The experience will increase introspective and retrospective insight into their own life experiences which will be translated onto the pages of the sketchbook.

Why journaling?

  • Dream, plan and set goals
  • Awaken creative self
  • Personal development/spiritual growth
  • Play and have fun
  • Handle life's hurdles and emotions

Material provided by workshop organisers:

  • Sketchbook or blank journal with heavy duty paper 150 gm
  • Introduction pack with scrap paper
  • Acrylic paint/wax crayons/colour markers
  • Journal prompts and ideas
  • Fun journal exercises
  • Collage and art techniques
  • Books with collage and journal ideas to browse through

Material YOU must bring to the workshop:

  • Photos, magazines or paper scraps
  • Glue: heavy duty glue stick (Pritt, Clear glue tubes, wood glue)
  • Scissors
  • Imagery that inspires you (we will supply magazines, but if you have preferences on specific imagery please bring along)
  • Extra ideas: envelopes to be stuck in, old art works/paper you would like to include, material from clothes you wish to discard, photographs, playing cards, stamps, invitations from weddings/galleries/birthdays, wrapping paper etc.

One lucky participant will stand a chance to win the print below from the artist worth R 2000-00. A lucky draw will be held at the workshop.


Limited space available

Tea, coffee and light lunch included in price

Payment will secure your spot at the workshop.

Cost: R 862-50 per person

082 651 4702

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