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QUARTER 3: The Journey Within 2016

July 1 to September 30 ONLY -- Make 3 handmade art journals with Kiala Givehand and 8 Teaching Artists

QUARTER 3 of The Journey Within gives you 3-month access to the bookmaking, art journaling, and self-discovery adventure hosted by mixed media book artist, Kiala Givehand, and featuring monthly tutorials from some amazing Teaching Artists. Each of the 3 months features:

  • Six Video Tutorials a Month
    • Monthly video tutorials from Kiala
      • Book Structure (How to Make the Monthly Book)
      • Page spread process video
      • Technique Videos
    • 2 Core Artists Videos Per Month
    • 1 Guest Artist Video Per Month
  • PDFs
    • Supply Lists for the Month
    • Prompts for Journaling
    • Instructions for the book structure
  • Invitation to a Virtual Monthly Creativity Conversation
    • This is an online session where we come together to share, chat, and do a little show and tell. Loads of inspiration and time with the course teachers.
  • Access to a private discussion forum


Here is a list of our AMAZING Core Teaching Artists for 2016. The Core Artist will share tutorials each quarter, join us for multiple live creativity sessions, and participate in the private online forum throughout the year.

CINDY GILSTRAP
Blog: JunqueArt.com

Cindy is a mixed media artist that loves spreading smiles with her happy quirky art. She loves spending time exploring and playing in her art journals and feels it’s so important to make time to play creatively.

Her family is her everything, and life revolves around them. But, she knows that she's a better mom, spouse and friend when she squirrels away even five minutes a day to slop paint into her art journal. She used to feel guilty about spending time making art, and still does at times. But something amazing happens when we let go of the nagging guilt and allow ourselves to play—to create something just for us. When she creates something for herself, Cindy usually makes art that she loves and that fills her heart. It’s the judgmental inner critic that causes us to pause and to doubt ourselves. When we kick out that little voice from our creative time, we make art that we’re proud of and that we want to share.

Cindy loves sharing her creative heart and she's got lots of tips and tricks to get you started down a really fun, playful path.

*Above art is a sample of the artist's work, and does not represent what will be taught during the class.


Andrea GomollANDREA GOMOLL
Blog: Cre8tiveCre8tions

Andrea is a full time artist and wedding photographer. In 2008 she turned her passions for art and photography into a business and she's loving every minute of it.

She loves the freedom it gives her to have her own business and she loves the fact, that in both areas – with her photography business as well as her art business – she can create something meaningful and bring her ideas to life, having lots of fun
along the way and creating something she and others will cherish for a lifetime.

Being creative with Paints, Inks, Pens, Markers etc. is essential for Andrea –
it helps her through the rough days and makes good days even better.
That’s why she loves Art journaling & Mixed Media Art so much – there are no rules
and you can fully enjoy the process and see where it takes you.

Andrea teaches Online Classes for Drawing, Sketching, Painting, Art Journaling & Mixed Media Art and she just loves to share her passion for Art with others – with YOU!

Connect with Andrea:
Instagram: @Cre8tiveCre8tions

*Above art is a sample of the artist's work, and does not represent what will be taught during the class.


Kelly JohnsonKELLY JOHNSON
Blog: WingsWormsAndWonder.com

Kelly is a Virginia born artist, author, Montessorian, nature journaling guide, and children's garden educator living in Neptune Beach, Florida. A graduate of Goddard College (MA), the Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA), and the Florida Institute of Montessori Studies (AMS 6-9), Kelly shares her love of art, children, and nature through her books, articles, blog, illustrations, workshops, consultations, and eCourses, all housed within her socially and environmentally responsible little company Wings, Worms, and Wonder.

Sprouted from a farming and nature loving family, Kelly takes what her grandparents taught her and now guides humans to creatively connect with the natural world right outside their doors through the arts and gardening. When she isn’t playing in the dirt, writing, or watercolor painting, you’ll find Kelly and her sidekick, Sean surfing, snowboarding, riding their beach cruisers, baking vegan treats, sewing, painting murals, and exploring the world.

For more creative nature connection fun, visit wingswormsandwonder.com to check out her book Wings, Worms, and Wonder: A Guide for Creatively Integrating Gardening and Outdoor Learning Into Children’s Lives, her nature journaling tutorials and eCourses, and follow her resource and activity packed blog.

*Above art is a sample of the artist's work, and does not represent what will be taught during the class.


Tiare SmithTIARE SMITH (aka ClassyGirl)
Blog: tiaresmith.com

Tiare (pronounced Tee-are) is a mixed media and art journal artist and instructor who helps women embrace their inner artists through lessons infused with happiness, confidence, and creativity. She empowers women to experience and express their art more freely. It is her mission to touch one million hearts in a powerful and significant way. She invites you to join the journey -- #onemillionhearts.

After taking a drawing class in college, she lost her love for all things artistic and didn't create for 18 years. While waiting for her creative inspiration to return, she started scrapbooking and making cards. This led her to create the only online community dedicated to scrapbookers of color -- ScrapsOfColor.com.

Today, Tiare gets excited at the thought of painting, inking, misting, splashing, splattering and so much more. She embraces the freedom of creativity and art however it flows and she encourages others to do the same!

Follow Tiare on Instagram -- @iamclassygirl

*Above art is a sample of the artist's work, and does not represent what will be taught during the class.


NICOLE PIAR
Website -- GhostKitten.com

Nicole Piar is on a mission to awaken a sense of wonder, inspire wild flights of fancy and create a bridge between her inner world and yours. Her work balances on the vivid intersection of art, storytelling, healing, dreams, and intuition. Her paintings are portals to whimsical worlds populated with the native flora and fauna of her imagination. She has just finished her #MonthofCats project where she painted a cat a day. These cats will soon be the subject of an inspirational card deck. She also exhibits in galleries and sells her art and products through her online shop.
Learn more about Nicole on her website. Connect with her on Instagram.

*Above art is a sample of the artist's work, and does not represent what will be taught during the class.


AMANDA TROUGHT
Blog -- realityarts-creativity.blogspot.com/

Amanda is a Mixed Media Artist involved with many creative endeavours - including - painting, writing, blogging, drawing, photography, crochet, crafting, encouraging, planning, organising, and dancing (like no ones watching and laughing out loud!) Her journey started at 11 when she was convinced she wanted to be a singer.

Eventually, Amanda got involved in Theatre and completed a degree in Complimentary Therapies, while working as a Secretary. Throughout all of this, she used painting and drawing as a consistent creative practice. Amanda believes we must make time for our art and that it's okay to have more than one passion and area of interest.

The work Amanda does with patients who have dementia and other neurological conditions has helped her see the impact art can have our health and well being. Her mixed media art has been featured in several places and published in print and online. Visit Amanda's website for a more in depth look at the works she does as a full time artist.

*Above art is a sample of the artist's work, and does not represent what will be taught during the class.

As if those fantastic core teachers weren't enough, we've got 12 dynamic and innovative Guest Teachers as well. The Guest Teachers will bring you ONE tutorial throughout the year and join us at least once for a live session and participate in the private online forum from time to time.

Hali KarlaHALI KARLA
Blog/Website: halikarla.com

Hali Karla is an artist, writer and teacher passionate about cultivating holistic creativity as a way of navigating life and relationship. She enjoys gathering visionaries for workshops, collaborations and circles that inspire self-acceptance, celebrate wholeness and honor interconnection. Her soulful perspective and therapeutic background offer a meaningful framework for both her imagery and how she guides others, which has been described as evoking a sense of the sacred, and nurturing safe space for truth-telling and courageous transformation. She encourages trust in the mind-body-spirit-nature of each individual, as well as intentional relationship with creative energy and intuition as a way toward empowered healing, vitality and joy.

The creative process and her daily practice guide ground her life and work in the world.

Connect with Hali on Instagram -- @halikarla

*Art work does not necessarily represent what will be taught in the class.


Virginia Simpson-MagruderVIRGINIA SIMPSON-MAGRUDER

Blog/Website: KentuckyGirlDesigns.com

Virginia danced toward and away from art for over 20 years. Much of the moving away from was due to what I guess you could call "artistic paralysis" ~ She heard the muse but went internal with it instead of externally expressing it through art.

But somehow her art keeps emerging, and in the past eight years her creative spirit has grown deeper and wider, and taken on a life of its own.

Virginia is an altered book and collage artist. She creates from her studio in Novato, California, where her creative explorations include travel journals, altered books, and Wild Spirit Animal Pendants.

She never thought of herself as an artist or as creative, but now she uses a daily art practice to unfold her creative vision each day.

Connect with Virginia on Instagram -- @kentuckygirldesigns


*Art work does not necessarily represent what will be taught in the class.


Sadelle WiltshireSADELLE WILTSHIRE, CZT
Blog/Website: TangleVermont.com

Sadelle Wiltshire is a Veriditas-trained Labyrinth Facilitator, Fiber, Jewelry and Mixed Media artist/workshop leader and Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT) from Putney, VT. She has been creating and teaching art in one form or another for over 20 years, and has taught both fiber and mixed media art from New England to Colorado, with a strong focus on inspiring creativity and trusting one's voice. Sadelle says..."I've always had my hands into something, since the time I was very young, and for a long time my creative outlets were things I could feel and touch, creating objects with a texture, from raw wool to wire, fabric, paper, beads and threads. In 2010 I discovered the Zentangle method drawing, which brought me back to 2 dimensional art, and I appreciated how much it fit with the intuitive way I've always taught, especially focusing on t he mindful and encouraging aspects it brings out in people. I really enjoy blending the meditative with the parts of art that bring out the joyful play that we too often leave behind in childhood. " Sadelle enjoys making beautiful colorful messes, practicing and teaching with a view towards mindfulness, creativity, and all things spiritual. When not making art, she can be found walking and leading labyrinth walks, and helping people with their Wordpress and website needs. Connect with Sadelle on Facebook or her website, Tangle Vermont

*Art work does not necessarily represent what will be taught in the class.

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 January 1, 2016. Registration closes for the whole year version of the class on October 1, 2016. Participants have access to the course indefinitely! The course will be a facilitated course until December 31, 2016.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How many art journals will we make?

Kiala will teach 3 different book structures in this first quarter, but you are welcome to make as many books as you'd like. Kiala usually makes two or three of each structure herself :-).

Where will the private community be held?

The private community will be in a dedicated Google+ group. NOT on Facebook. If this is a deal breaker for you, please don't register for the class. We won't be in Facebook as a collective group, only on Google+. AFTER THE COURSE ENDS The class group will remain open after the class. The teachers may not be active in the group after December 31, 2016, but the space will stay open for those that want to stay in conversation. Kiala will peek in from time to time in 2017 and beyond.

How much of the class is about making the handmade art journals and how much is about the self-exploration?

It's really about 70/30 on the surface -- 70% is about the making of the art journal and filling the pages with lovely words and images. The other 30% is about using art and a creative practice to connect to our inner wisdom. That's on the surface.

The reality is that you can make it only about the art journaling and bookmaking if you want. Or you can decide not to make any handmade art journals and use a purchased journal to simply do the activities. AND, if you just want to focus on the inner wisdom work, you can do that as well.

It's a co-created space where you have total creative license to focus on the parts that matter most to you.

I've been making handmade art journals for some time now, is this course right for me?
We believe this class is right for anyone who wants to continue growing in their creative practice. Each teacher will share techniques and their creative process at varying levels. Some tutorials will be more advanced while others will be accessible to all levels. The bookmaking tutorials will range in level of difficulty throughout the year. Kiala's bookbinding tutorials will always offer creative suggestions on how you can take even a simple book and make it more advanced. She's created a plan for the year that will begin with a simple book structure in January. The February book will be slightly more advanced. She will alternate the level of difficulty as the year progresses. The most important thing to keep in mind is that participants in the class ALWAYS have creative license to use the tutorials and demonstrations as a starting place for creative exploration and experimentation.
I saw others talking about a December Mini Version of the class, where is that and how can I get it?
Yes, you likely saw some of our participants talking about their December art journal. That mini class was gifted to anyone who purchased the year-long version of the class before December 31st. You can purchase the class separately for $10 if you'd like. Go to http://classes.kialagivehand.com to access the details.
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 10 days and we will give you a full refund.

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