Pull Pen Paint 2018

A Year of Imagination, Imagery, and Intuition.

In this year long course multiple teachers will share methods of using tarot, oracle cards, and other intuitive guidance systems to elevate our personal journaling, spiritual, and creative practices. The cards are creative and intuitive tools that when used intentionally can lead to deeper insights into who we've been, who we are, and who we can become.

This is a basic course for all levels and types of journalers. The course is designed with three kinds of journal keepers in mind: those who keep an analog or digital written journal, those who art journal, and those who blend words and images to create a visual journal. And it doesn't matter if you've never used a tarot or oracle deck before, there will be plenty of opportunity to explore online and we will journey together as we make our own oracle decks in March 2018.

While we will primarily use Tarot and Oracle cards in this course, we will also touch on, and incorporate, other intuitive guidance systems (astrology, numerology, crystals, chakras, and more).

The course features:

  • Video tutorials
  • LIVE virtual sessions
  • Inspirational Prompts
  • Inquiry-based activities
  • Tutorials on making several handmade journals to use over the course of the year
  • A private Facebook group
  • Virtual study and art sessions
  • Lots of love, support, and encouragement

The course is broken into three main focuses:

1. PULL -- Learning to use Tarot and Oracle Cards for creative exploration, self-study, and intuition training. This section also includes learning about other intuitive guidance systems like Astrology, Numerology, Crystals, and more.
2. PEN -- Exploring written responses as a tools for going deeper with your personal practices. Written journaling helps you reflect and excavate. We will journal together, archive, document, and record our experiences using the cards (and other systems) as guides.
3. PAINT -- Yup! That one is likely self explanatory, but in short, we will use paint (of all kinds) to interpret our connection to the cards and the messages they guide us to.

Each month we will alternate the focus area. Here's the plan:

Pull -- December 2017, March 2018, September 2018, June 2018, and December 2018

Pen -- January, April, July, and October

Paint -- February, May, August, and November

"I enjoyed learning more about the cards, going deeper with them, really using them as an ally and guide as we navigate through life. The study sessions were informative and I love that they were recorded, because it’s not always possible for me to join in live."

- Shinjini, https://moderngypsy.in



Your Class Curator -- KIALA GIVEHAND -- Kiala is a book artist, visual archivist, amateur photographer, and avid journal keeper. She collects fountain pens, blank journals, and tarot cards and oracle decks. Her most recent interests have taken her into the realms of Astrology, Numerology, and the beauty and power of sacred symbols (especially mandalas). When she's not experiencing wanderlust, Kiala is probably fiddling with a fountain pen, making a journal of some sort, or making a pot of soup.

Kiala is the curator of this course and feels tremendously honored to share space with these amazing teachers. Connect with Kiala on Instagram and on her blog to learn more about all the shenanigans of this multi-passionate, creative, ambivert.

JULIA EVE -- Julia Eve is a passionate tarot practitioner who was lucky enough to grow up in a family that not only allowed, but encouraged such exploration. Having worked with Tarot for over 20 years, Julia Eve is dedicated to bringing its beauty, wisdom and magick to fellow seekers across the globe. Julia Eve is a Certified Spirit Guide Coach and believes Tarot is an invaluable tool to connect not only to Spirit, but to self; combining logic with intuition to affirm, inspire and inform the way forward. Connect with Julia on Instagram and on her blog.

MONICA GARCIA -- Monica is a divine guide, helping people to find their own inner wise guidance. She gets to do this through playing with tarot and oracle cards, engaging with creativity in all of its forms, and connecting deeply with Spirit. Monica gives workshops, online classes, and soon retreats! She also works deeply one-on-one with clients to unlock the fountain of creativity and wisdom that resides within us all. She's feeling so joyful to be a part of this wonderful course with you all! Connect with Monica on Instagram and on her blog.

CRISTIN STEVENSON -- Cristin is also known as PanArt. She's a mixed media artist and art journaler from north Missouri. Art is her passion and she loves to share that passion with others via teaching and sharing her work locally as well as online. Currently, she has artwork all over the United States - and internationally! Whether it be a commissioned painting, a mixed media piece, a page in her art journal...Cristin is constantly creating. She loves painting intuitively, painting portraits, creating whimsy, and using art as her "therapy". Art is the way that she expresses herself, captures moments and releases and she loves sharing that with other people. Connect with Cristin on Instagram and on Facebook.

BINDI SHAH -- Bindi's journey to her soul offerings started in 2001 with a visit to an Ayurveda retreat in India. After discovering how good it felt to receive deep natural health-care and what a difference this made to her life, she embarked on a course in India to learn more of this ancient art. The year-long study in India included theory from the ancient scriptures, learning the poetic language of Sanskrit, vedic-astrology, yoga, meditation and herbs. It was an amazing experience and on returning to London, she set up her business helping people with the knowledge she had gained.

While treating people for various conditions, Bindi realised that the key to a lot of physical problems lay in emotional issues. She started meditating more herself and teaching more of this ancient practice as a technique for healing. Healing herself from a past life trauma led to the development of the Soul Healing Meditation. In this meditation the person directly connects with their inner self and essence, the soul. The insights received from this connection help the person heal on a deeper spiritual level.

Bindi has wonderful soul offerings in her online school and is writing her first book based on life coaching techniques which have helped her and her clients. Connect with Bindi on Instagram and on her blog.

ALEXANDRA RIEDERICH -- Through her own personal journey Alexandra has become deeply passionate about all things magical and has made it her personal mission to seek out magic in her everyday experience. With over a decade of dowsing experience she has found a way to tap into her intuition on a deeper level. She also developed a love for oracle and tarot cards (an avid collector of decks) to deepen and expand the voice of her intuition even further. Expressing this guidance in a regular journaling and art journaling practice has become a path of inner healing and clarity for Alexandra.

Alexandra is a certified health practitioner (psychology) and a certified PraNeoHom® therapist and trainer. PraNeoHom® is a vibrational healing system based on a combination of dowsing and applying symbols to the energy body. She facilitates PraNeoHom® workshops for groups or online one-on-one. Alexandra also uses astrology and teaches mindfulness practices to work with open minded clients wishing to retrieve their hidden inner treasures.

Connect with Alexandra on Instagram.

TERRY BOWEN -- Terry is a Mystic, Spiritual Medium, Coach and Interior Alignment Practitioner. He loves helping people to live the life they desire. He uses different modalities and techniques that he has learned to help people create positive changes in their lives. He offers workshops and retreats in the UK, as well as personal one-to-one consultations, coaching and spiritual mediumship readings using his intuition to help people in their lives. Terry gives regular demonstrations of clairvoyance in the UK and has also travelled to South Africa, Canada and the USA to demonstrate. He loves to connect people with their loved ones that are in Spirit. His goal is to prove that love never dies and that our Spirit does live on.

Terry facilitates various workshops and development groups, teaching others to connect and receive messages from their loved ones, developing their own mediumistic gifts. He has studied extensively with Denise Linn since 2008, training in her in person and online programs to become a certified Soul Coach, Past Life Coach and Gateway Dreaming Coach. Having transformed his own life through these life changing programs, Terry enjoys helping his clients discover who they are, and gently guide them to create a life in connection with their own goals and values. He graduated from the Interior Alignment® school of Feng Shui and Space Clearing and uses this wonderful modality to enhance his work as a coach, so that people can make lasting changes within their lives and personal spaces. Connect with Terry on his website.

APRIL MILLER McMURTRY -- April is the founder of THE MOON IS MY CALENDAR and self-publishes the New Moon Calendar Journal. She is also a visual artist, mama, teacher, and creative lunar coach. Her work reflects her passion for nature-based cycles, personal mythologies, and symbolism. For more than fifteen years, April has worked in education as a classroom teacher, workshop facilitator and program coordinator at home and abroad. She loves to support people on the path to growth and transformation. Her formal education includes a B.A. in Art History from UC Santa Cruz and an M.A. in Teaching from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT. April resides in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a mother of two daughters and a kitten.

SHELLEY KITCHING -- is a Spiritual Teacher, who has spent over two decades learning to live authentically. She is a Certified Soul Coach®, a Past Life Coach, an Archangel Life Coach and a CACR™. She has spent most of her adult life searching for meaning, as she struggled with depression. She has taken what she learned during years of therapy, combined it with her spiritual knowledge and created a school for helping people live authentically. Connect with Shelley on Instagram.

KRISTEN RADDEN -- Kristen has a lifelong passion for studying symbolism in many forms. From an early age, she interpreted symbols. At ten, she helped friends interpret their dreams and decode their personal symbols. At 12, she discovered handwriting analysis and all the secrets you could discover in the beauty of a simple scribble. Her passion is helping people see the symbolic patterns in their life and ways to use them for problem solving and self-discovery.

As a soul coaching instructor, Kristen has led students to a better understanding of themselves through dream work, archetypes and shadow exercises. She's also a divination junkie who has studied a variety of divination systems including tarot, oracle cards, playing cards, dowsing, dice divination, and charmcasting. In the late 1990s, she developed her own system of reading playing cards and was pioneering cartomancy instruction on the web under the name Twelve of Hearts Cartomancy.

After reading tarot and oracle cards for over 20 years and parting ways with at least 200 decks, she decided to create her own decks. To date, Kristen has created more than 20 unique tarot and oracle decks for prediction, guidance, and self-discovery. You can check our her decks HERE and connect with her on Instagram to get sneak peeks of the new decks she's planning. And, as a bonus, Kristen was one of the interviewees for the first session of Pull Pen Paint -- you'll find that recorded interview in the classroom once you sign up.

VANESSA SAGE -- Vanessa Sage's work focuses on self-compassion, inner-bravery, and discovering the mystery in our everyday lives. She offers spiritual and business mentorship, Priestess training, and tarot readings to help you enchant your everyday, bring your imagination to life, and listen to your wild soul’s calling! She has a PhD in cultural anthropology, and spent many years studying Buddhism, pilgrimage, and alternative spirituality as an anthropologist of religion. You can find her at http://vanessasage.com/

HALI KARLA -- Hali is an artist and guide 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 the mystery of 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 and ground her life and work in the world. Connect with Hali on Instagramand her website.

M. RUTH McCANTS -- M. Ruth McCants, has for more than 35 plus years been on a quest, exploring the intuitive arts, through astrology, numerology and tarot/oracle card systems. This exploration has centered on using these systems as cosmic and Soul messengers for gaining clarity, self-mastery, and understanding of the co-creation process. She is a prolific journal writer, and has just recently discovered visual, mixed media and art making as wonderful companions for intuitive guidance. Through her studies and work in astrology she has developed an astrology system, called "Walking the Wheel through Understanding Your Life Map". which explore the archetypal energies that are at the heart of intuitive self direction and guidance.

As part of living her own “Life Map”, Ruth combines vibrational energy with the intuitive guidance through sound healing, music and drum circle facilitation skills which is specially focused to encourage women toward embracing and freeing their Divine feminine and intuitive powers. Connect with Ruth on Instagram and her blog.

MOLLY REMER -- Molly has been “gathering the women” to circle, sing, celebrate, and share since 2008. She plans and facilitates women’s circles, seasonal retreats and rituals, mother-daughter circles, family ceremonies, and red tent circles in rural Missouri and teaches online courses in Red Tent facilitation and Practical Priestessing. She is a priestess who holds MSW, M.Div, and D.Min degrees and finished her dissertation about contemporary priestessing in the U.S. Molly and her husband Mark co-create Story Goddesses, original goddess sculptures, ceremony kits, and jewelry at Brigid’s Grove. Molly is the author of Womanrunes, Earthprayer, and The Red Tent Resource Kit and she writes about thealogy, nature, practical priestessing, and the goddess at Brigid’s Grove.

RACHAEL CARINGELLA -- Rachael is an artist, an illustrator, intuitive reader and healer. And deep down, she feels she is just like you. A rebel and truth seeker. She knows that there is so much more to this life than what has been shown to us. Magic is real. And your wild nature will take you to it.

Rachael spends her days in a little cabin painting and dancing, sipping delicious coffee, reading tarot cards and illustrating a variety of projects. When she's not in her studio she can often be found wandering the woods, honoring her wild nature in the great outdoors searching for beauty adventure and inspiration. Connect with Rachael on Instagram and on her website.

MICHELLE LaPOINT RYDELL -- On any given night you can find Michelle creating in her studio with her two cats – Willie and Johnny by her side. She's been doing art journaling for ten years, and she is very passionate about it. She believes that the best journal pages happen when she uses her intuition and just plays. Last year Michelle took Pull, Pen, Paint as a student, and to quote her, "I am not exaggerating when I say it transformed my life! In learning about the cards; I also learned a lot about myself; and it started me on a whole new journey in life and in art that feels like magic!"

You can find Michelle on Instagram and other places around the web.

DENISE DAFFARA -- Denise is an artist, soulful seeker, wild wonderer, deep listener, sacred space holder, Creativitea Time inspirer & private priestess and an Intentional Creativity Guide & Certified Color of Woman Teacher. Her passion is to connect with others in ways that leave both feeling nurtured, energised, validated, and liberated.

One way she does this is by encouraging Creativitea time : a space & practice where playfulness, courage and creativity meet radical self acceptance for tea. A sacred space is made to meet ourselves on the page. Denise finds that meeting yourself right where you are is a powerful medicine in these troubled times.

She believes when we are seen and heard we can heal. Using art journaling, intentional creativity and painting as a self healing modality has been extremely helpful for her in her personal quest, especially through times of grief, depression, and awakenings. In recent years she has begun to overflow that offering to begin to share some experiences and discoveries. May they be of service and support, uplift and inspire others to creatively express and lovingly nurture themselves too. Visit Denise online HERE.

"This course tied in all that I have studied and been fascinated with since I could read. It provided a safe place to discuss such things as well. The live events were fantastic. You curated a suburb panel of teachers. Blending art with all of it, brilliant. It was one of the most authentic and magical spaces I have been apart of in a very long time."

- Julie Baker, creativelyonward.com

"This course is a great way to learn about various approaches to tarot and oracle card decks. It's also a fun way to add interest and excitement to your art journaling by using card decks as inspiration for art journal spreads."

- Monica Moran, thecreativebeast.blogspot.com


What other PPP participants have said about the class...

"Great class using tarot, oracle cards, journaling, art and great people all sharing."

"I really enjoyed all the sharing from the group. I also really love the art lessons."

"I enjoyed learning more about the cards, going deeper with them, really using them as an ally and guide as we navigate through life. The study sessions were informative and I love that they were recorded, because it’s not always possible for me to join in live."

"This class changed my life. I know that sounds big, but it really helped me come out of my shell around using tarot and oracle cards for my creative life, for journaling, and for learning to listen to my own voice for guidance. I am thrilled to know there are so many others in the world who are doing the kinds of things I have dreamt of doing for so long. In short, I've found a community where I can be me in every way."

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The class begins as soon as you register. There are several "foundational" lessons to help you get ready for 2018. The first live session of Pull • Pen • Paint 2018 is December 15, 2018 from 12PM to 2PM Eastern, then we begin with the official course on January 1, 2018!! There will be no additional content added to the course after December 31, 2018, but you will have access to the class and the content until January 31, 2019.
How long do I have access to the course?
After enrolling, you have access to this course until January 31, 2019.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy, so please purchase mindfully. If you are in doubt, please email Kiala with your questions. Due to the nature of the class and the fact that you will have instant access to some of the content upon enrollment, we do not offer refunds.
I've never read tarot or oracle cards before. Should I still sign up?
YES!! Absolutely. If you are open to journaling with tarot and oracle cards, we'd love to have you. No prior experience required. We give you lots of guidance and ways that you can begin to learn how to use oracle and tarot cards.
Which tarot or oracle deck do I need for the class?
You can use any deck(s) you want. Each teacher will be sharing their favorites with you, but you can use any that you like. You can even use an app on your phone if you prefer a digital deck. Based on the 2017 course, you will likely find lots of decks mentioned during the course, so you may want to buy one deck to start and begin a deck wish list :-).
Is this class about religion or does it focus on Tarot and Oracle as a different kind of religion?
No. This class has nothing to do with religion in the traditional sense. It really is a class about learning to tap into your inner wisdom in order to journal, create art, and be present more fully using tarot and oracle cards as a tool. You can believe in anything you want. As long as you are positive, open-minded, kind, and respectful of others, we welcome you.
How does the class work exactly?
Great question! There are multiple teachers in this course. Some of them will teach their sessions live that are recorded and shared in the classroom. The other teachers will teach pre-record lessons for you to consume at your own pace. The content for the class is held here on this site and you can access it 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We also gather in a private online room that allows us to see, hear, and chat with one another during live teaching sessions, study group, and artsy meetups. We will pull cards, journal, make art, and be in community holding space for our inner guides to play. All live sessions will be recorded and shared after the class session. We will also be in community in a private Facebook group. As soon as you enroll, you'll have access to any lessons that have been loaded to the classroom. Finally, the course is broken into three main focuses: PULL -- Learning to use Tarot and Oracle Cards for creative exploration, self-study, and intuition training. This section also includes learning about other intuitive guidance systems like Astrology, Numerology, Crystals, and more. PEN -- Exploring written responses as a tools for going deeper with your personal practices. Written journaling helps you reflect and excavate. We will journal together, archive, document, and record our experiences using the cards as guides. PAINT -- Yup! That one is likely self explanatory, but in short, we will use paint (of all kinds) to interpret our connection to the cards and the messages they guide us to. Over the course of the year, we will alternate the focus each month, starting with PULL in December 2017.
When are the live sessions?
The live sessions are all at various times. We try to take into account multiple time zones as we plan the sessions. A schedule will be posted when dates and times for live sessions have been finalized.
What if I can't attend any of the live sessions?
That's okay. Each session will be recorded and posted in the classroom within 24 hours. You don't have to be with us in the session to benefit from the content.
Will I be able to get a tarot card reading during the class?
I'm glad you asked that :-). While this is not a class about reading tarot for others, we do have several masterful and professional tarot readers teaching this year. Each of them will be able to share with you their tarot services should the need arise. That will be something you'll handle with that teacher privately. It is not included in the cost of the class.
What happens when I sign up?
Well, the first thing is that we all do a happy dance! Then, once we've settled down, you can access the class immediately. Depending on when you register, you'll see content in the classroom waiting for you. You can begin your journey immediately. You'll also get an email in your inbox welcoming you with some details to get you started.
When does the early bird rate end?
The $111 price goes up to $122 on January 1, 2018.
When is the last day to register for the 2018 session?
The last day to register for 2018 is August 1, 2018.


With this kind of course, it's difficult to give you a full supply list ahead of time. Each instructor will have his or her own list of supplies they are using for their lesson, but here is a general list of things you might want to have on hand or that you might want to begin to add to your collection.

Here are some of the items we know you need throughout the year.

  • A simple bookbinding toolkit
  • A set of watercolors
  • Craft or acrylic paints
  • Brushes of various sizes
  • Pens for journaling
  • At least one Tarot Deck (and be an app)
  • At least one Oracle Deck (can be one you create)
  • The handmade journal you make for the class or a purchased journal
  • White gel pen
  • Adhesives -- double sided tape, matte medium, and glue stick
  • OPTIONAL: A printer to print lesson PDFs

Courses Included with Purchase

The Creative Grimoire
Personal Symbols, Rituals, and Tools for Self-Discovery
1 Course Bundle
The Grimoire Sidekick
A Free Course On Planning Your Personal Grimoire
Kiala Givehand, M.F.A., Ed.S.

Original Price: $99

This course is closed for enrollment.