As artists, we tend to stick to what we know. We gravitate to what feels natural, and we take comfort in the familiar. But what about the practice of trying new things? What about the exploration and the experimentation? What about the growing and stretching that gets us thinking creatively?

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It’s easy to become stagnant in our art explorations, but attempting something new is often difficult. We tend to push it aside to work on things that come easy, things that we have mastered, things that make more sense to us.

To help me overcome the fear of the hard stuff, I have learned to dedicate time to the straightforward tasks of both practicing what I enjoy and digging in and doing more difficult work. In being committed to growing and stretching as an artist, this sometimes means taking my craft and turning it inside out. It means examining it under a microscope. It means breaking it down and building it back up again to be different and better and unique.

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This can be a fun and easy exercise in keeping your artwork fresh and unique—if you know how to begin. Using 10 of my favorite prompts as catalysts, we will dive more deeply into the creative process of art journaling and explore unique ways to get creative and STAY creative.


Student supply list (Or take advantage of our $20 empty handed advantage and all of this will be provided for you to use in class.)

  • acrylic paint and/or ink
  • assorted brushes
  • baby wipes or paper towel
  • assorted papers or art journal (like the one we make in UNBOXED)
  • washi, artist, or masking tape
  • pens, pencils, and assorted mark makers
  • palette - (I have some to share for the day if needed)
  • color wheel: optional
  • water jar
  • a favorite journal with art work in it (look book or magazine will work if no journal)
  • gel medium

Lunch of Pizza and Salad will be provided as well as sparkling and flavored waters and treats throughout the day.

Event Details

Event Date 10:00am (PST) on Nov, 11th
Event End Date 5:00pm (PST) on Nov, 11th
Price $180.00
Location A Work of Heart Studio
Categories Visiting Instructor

Instructor Info

Rae Missigman

Visiting Instructor

Rae Missigman, mixed media artist, author and instructor is known for her vivid colors, intricate layering and signature repetitive art marks. As an artist, Rae believes that creativity can be accomplished in bite sized pieces during even the busiest days. She focuses on embedding her distinctive mark on each piece leaving no doubt of it’s creator. As an instructor, Rae strongly encourages all artists to trust themselves to fearlessly do what they love. She champions a bold voice, continuing education and finding inspiration in the everyday. As a woman, Rae lives in central FL within a large family of creatives. She now shares her love of all things handmade with a new generation of young makers.

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