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the altered life e-course

October 21, 2011


it’s been a year in the making. i never expected it to take me that long but it did. turns out translating what i teach in my classes into an e-course was a little more complicated than expected. but it’s finally done! yay!!! thanks to all of you for being so patient. i really appreciate your interest and support along the way. at times it was the only thing keeping me going.

bottom line up front

i decided to just give you the bottom line right up front. i hate it when people who are talking about all the amazing things about their class and all you want to know is the the price. you have to click through numerous pages only to find out that the price is something that you can’t afford right now. arg!

so the price is $99 discounted from $149 (the price will only stay at $99 until the end of the year).

my thoughts behind the price: i charge $25 for a two hour class. this class is the equivalent of six weeks of two hour classes which is $150 (you actually get more in this class than my in person classes). but because i wanted to make it more accessible to the public online i am offering an introductory rate until the end of the year.

there now that i ripped off that bandaid quickly, we can get onto the fun stuff.

the altered life e-course

this is a six week intensive class packed full of techniques, prompts and direction to help you along your path toward healing. art journaling has been a huge therapy in my life and i share with you how art has helped me down this long process of healing. i provide a scaffolding for you to begin your own journey of healing. but like everything in life, you get what you put into it. there will be a lot of exercises to help you down this path, as well as prompts to get you really journaling.

you will also be getting tons of art journaling techniques, how to put them together and my thought processes behind pages. with hours of video, i spell out my favorite techniques to you. along the way, you will hear some of my internal dialogue of what i am feeling during my journal process.

note: this class is for making altered books, but all of the techniques can be used in any art journals.

for those of you who want an outline of the techniques you will learn in this class:

  • finding the right book
  • preparing your book
  • the color wheel
  • collage
  • washes
  • texture in gesso
  • adding texture with the brayer and credit card
  • painted designs
  • your cover
  • stamping
  • stencils
  • masking
  • paint dripping and blowing
  • alcohol dripping
  • wet on wet
  • composition tips
  • basics of drawing including lines, value and color
  • journaling
  • handwriting
  • stamps and stencils (for adding text)
  • torn text
  • text as background
  • putting it all together
  • science behind layers (how not to make a big brown mess)
  • distressing papers
  • distressing magazine pictures
  • distressing photographs
  • altering pictures
  • resists
  • doodles and watercolors
  • adding tags and embellishments
  • cut outs and flaps
  • stitching (one of my favorites)
  • cardboard journal
note: i believe that art journaling does not have to cost you an arm and a leg. a lot of my techniques can be done by simply looking for things around your house. i don’t believe in purchasing a ton of pre-made stamps, stencils and other tools for making journal pages. instead i teach you how to make your own with items you have lying around your house. i also believe in painting your own papers. i will show you how to achieve the same “look” with many different products. because of this, i think that you can keep your materials cost to a minimum. hey i am a thrifty girl at heart, what can i say?
in addition to all of these techniques you will get:
  • tons of journaling exercises to get you thinking outside the box
  • 30 days of soul searching prompts
  • inspirational posts and videos from my experience
  • a forum for you to interact and support each other
  • my support and encouragement along the way
so i will be opening the class to the public on thursday, october 27. it will not be a traditional e-course with a start and end date. once you purchase the class, you will not be kicked out.
i hope you will join me on this amazing journey!
14 Comments leave one →
  1. Deborah Lynn permalink
    October 21, 2011 2:26 pm

    I want to be one of the 1st to sign up for you class!

  2. Deborah Lynn permalink
    October 21, 2011 2:37 pm

    This is what I am giving myself for Christmas!
    I am so excited…
    so just tell me when/where to send the $99!

  3. October 21, 2011 4:50 pm

    WOOOHOOO! Oh, Wendy, this has got to feel SO good. Can’t wait for this, congratulations!

  4. October 22, 2011 1:24 am

    Congratulations Wendy. I wish I could sign up while you are offering the discount. Next year is more likely though. I would love to take this class and get insight into your processes. I so love your work. Even watching the short video was fantastic.

  5. joanne permalink
    October 22, 2011 2:07 am

    I have been waiting for this day to come. You are offering so much in the course Can’t wait for the 27 th.Congratulations on completing it.This will be a present from me to me!!!!

  6. joanne permalink
    October 22, 2011 2:18 am

    Just saw your video on it and I was so emotional watching it.Can’t wait!!!

  7. Diane V. Murrell permalink
    October 23, 2011 12:48 pm

    I am taking this with another friend in my city. This is for me for Christmas also. I am trying to locate when and where and how to pay online. Thank you for doing this.

  8. sara permalink
    October 27, 2011 1:44 pm

    Okay, that video totally made me cry. I am IN LOVE with your story, Wendy. I am amazed and moved constantly by you and DANG I am glad that you’re offering a class! It’s going on my wish list for Christmas:) Thanks for sharing your life with us… one paint stroke at a time. It’s been encouraging to know that you have healed… and that means I can, too. 🙂 xoxox


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