Dawn DeVries Sokol


Teaching at Create

This weekend some of the Create Irvine teachers decided to participate in a blog hop. Not only are they a talented bunch but some good friends of mine and their classes are not to be missed. Make sure you go on over to their blogs and check them out!

The Create Mixed Media Retreat’s Meet the Instructors Blog Celebration Weekend:

And Cloth Paper Scissors Editor Jenn Mason!

As for me, I’m teaching four workshops! You need to sign up soon as seats are filling fast. Below is a sampling of what I’m teaching:



The Down-and-Dirty Paintless Journal (6-Hour)

Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Technique: Bookmaking & Art Journaling
Instructor: Dawn Sokol

Using an old book as a base, we will construct our own “mash” journal. We will personalize our journals with spare bits of papers, overlapping to create a visual feast ready for fodder and doodles. We’ll discuss how to incorporate everyday items as embellishments for pages. Bring photocopies of family pictures (b&w) to make your book your own. We’ll focus on doodling, writing, and collage. No paint allowed in this class—just some down-and-dirty art journaling with scraps, pens, markers, and adhesives!

Students Should Bring: Scraps and bits of paper, some for collage and some large enough to serve as pages in your book (these don’t have to all be same size; we’ll be working in a 6 X 8 in. book, so think at least 12 in. wide, paper grocery bags, watercolor paper), glue stick or roller adhesive (such as Tombow Mono), gel medium, a couple of foam brushes for gel medium, masking tape, decorated tapes (if you have), pens you like for doodling (I use Microns), gel pens, Soufflé pens, a set of Crayola Washable Markers (Pip Squeaks are same thing), jar or cup for water, a basic art journaling kit: ruler, scissors, bone folder, exacto knife, awl, heat gun, spray inks such as Adirondack or Radiant Rains, if you have them

I'm also teaching Doodle Camp on Thursday, May 31, Doodle Soup: Jambalaya (Wed., May 30), and Tie-Dyed Doodling (Thurs., May 31)