Whee! We’re off and running! Register below and then prepare for some doodly fun starting July 21. I’m getting lots of questions from many of you about the specifics of Doodle Camp. I’m including some Q&A here:
What ages are appropriate for Doodle Camp?
Doodle Camp is great for anyone about 14 and up. I write my workshops for women that want to explore art journaling and doodling. (But guys are welcome, too!) This workshop has a camp theme so that will work into the overall prompts and such.
What if I can’t make it to this camp?
It’s actually an online workshop, not a camp! I’m calling it Doodle Camp because it’s a summertime workshop. (Think of it as a virtual camp.) It’s three weeks of fun—great to conjure up those memories of camps you’ve been to, or to supplement the camp you never attended. There won’t be any campfire singing, but I may suggest a couple recipes for S’mores! ;)
Will you keep the Doodle Camp blog accessible after the three weeks?
The private blog will be open until the end of September. It is a “summer camp” after all! But never fear. If I have enough demand, I may make the class into a free downloadable PDF, which those who have missed the class will be able to buy after the fact, as well.
What kinds of things will you be teaching?
Well, I can’t teach you HOW to doodle because everyone already knows how to do that. Doodling is a form of art but it’s also form of meditation, brainstorming, experimentation, and documentation. I want to help you get your doodle juices flowing. I will post daily doodling prompts (M-F) to the private class blog. There will also be videos on a few different art techniques you can incorporate into your doodling. I will show you how to make a tape-bound journal for the class. We’ll discuss friendship bracelets, friendship sticks, and maybe even cootie catchers! I’ll post sneak peeks at the interior of my upcoming book, Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys (which ISN’T just for boys!). Every student will be entered into a drawing for signed copies of Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls and Doodle Sketchbook, Radiant Rains, and pens supplied by Sakura of America. I will also conduct a discussion about marking tools to give you insight into the types of pens I use.
Anything else about the class lessons you can tell me?
I have to keep some things a surprise!! ;)
What is your policy on taking your class and then teaching it to others?
I would ask you to please not do that. I work hard to write my workshops and make them original. This is how I make my living and I ask that you respect that. Thank you.
Can I buy the workshop and share the password to the private blog with others?
I ask that you please not do that either. Again, I work hard to make a living in this manner. If you know of someone who wants to take the workshop but can’t afford to, please let them know to email me and we can work something out. Sharing the password and other class info with anyone who doesn’t register for it is pretty much stealing. You can post your results on your blog if you’d like, but please don’t go beyond that. I hope you understand.
What do I need to know about computers for the class?
As long as you know how to surf the internet, check emails and log on to the blog with the username and password I will supply, you won't have any problems!
Will I be able to ask for your help at any time?
Of course! As in my live workshops, I like to be available to my students for individual questions. Don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. I will answer your emails as soon as possible. I’m even able to do live chats, if you want.
Once you register for Doodle Camp, I will send you a confirmation email and a materials list of things you may need for the class, although I suggest you try to use supplies you already have. There may be markers or pens I recommend during the class, but I always try to point you to inexpensive tools. You can really get by with a ballpoint pen for most of the class. The techniques I show may require some extra supplies, but they are merely suggestions.
Early bird registration is $50 until June 30! After that, it’s $55. Register early to save!
Class registration is CLOSED!