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Make a BADASS Art Journal

Learn to bind a journal and complete three art journal page spreads.

My One Badass Art Journal 2016 Lessons are now available as a stand-alone, self-study class and is included in the 2017 Artsy Subscription!

  • Learn to bind a multiple signature art journal.
  • In this course, you get access to the lessons I taught for 2016 One Badass Art Journal and bonus lessons created just for the Giving Hands Creative Community.
  • Mixed media art lessons, tips and tools for a sustainable art journaling practice, and loads of inspiration for your journal.

(Please note: you are only getting access to the lessons I taught. No other lessons or teachers will appear in this course.)

The 2016 course was hosted by Tiare Smith and you can find her 2017 Edition of One Badass Art Journal ready for registration. I'll be teaching another book structure and two lessons for the 2017 edition. This course is all about creative empowerment and tapping into your inner badass. Each time Tiare hosts the class she brings along some fabulous teachers to help along the journey. I love being a part of it and hope you'll join us for the full course that starts in February 2017.

This class is great for beginners and can be inspirational for seasoned bookbinders and art journalers.


Your Instructor


Kiala Givehand, Ed.S., M.F.A.
Kiala Givehand, Ed.S., M.F.A.

Hello Beautiful Creative You!
I'm happy you're here.

I'm Kiala Givehand, a mixed media book artist, creative business strategist, and workshop leader originally from Florida, temporarily living in Northern Georgia (by way of Oakland, California), where I reside with my husband, Damon.

For almost 20 years, I taught English, Language Arts, and Creative Writing at every level, while simultaneously traveling the U.S. delivering workshops and presentations to educators. While I still travel occasionally to work with teachers and writers, I now enjoy working one-on-one and in small groups with students, teachers, artists, writers, and creative entrepreneurs who want to identify their passions so they can embrace their gifts and talents through the empowered expression of their deepest desires. I do this work as a Creative Business Strategist because I love helping others find the thing that fills them with joy.

I've done a lot of things in my short 40+ years on this planet, but I'm most proud of raising my nephew Treavor, and listening to my inner wisdom by doing the things that make me come alive. Constructing handmade books and art journals is one of those things that allow me to feel A L I V E!!! And I'd love to have you join me on this journey. CLICK HERE if you want to see a gallery of some of my art journal pages.

I cherish every single day and treat life as one amazing adventure. I play with paint and watercolor, fold paper into books, write poetry, short fiction, & creative non-fiction, and sometimes I blog. But always, every single day, I journal and do something that I feel is creative. Oh!! And did I mention that I'm the proud owner of a fabulous collection of fountain pens? (I know. Geek alert!)

Join me and let's create something beautiful, TODAY!!


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for the lifetime of this content. That means you will have at least a year to access the content across any and all devices you own. I like to redo and refresh my classes from time to time, so I don't typically offer 'LIFETIME" access. It's just not a realistic promise to make, so I say -- the "lifetime" of the content. When it becomes outdated, it comes down. You'll be notified in lots of time.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 5 days and we will give you a full refund.

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