BOTN Online Workshop Description

Book of the Night begins March 16, 2017
$95.00 for a five week program
Scroll down for registration and payment options
You may work along with me on a weekly program, or sign up at any time and work at your own pace. I think it's easier to stay motivated when you work along with me- I love taking my own classes!

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Traditionally, I offer this workshop in the fall. But the darkness is calling me now, and I feel compelled to do this work in the Spring, as Persephone makes her way back from the underworld. She has much to teach us about what needs to be released and left behind.
 
Welcome Princes of Darkness and Queens of the Underworld: 
Let us experiment with various techniques and textures to prepare black pages in a Book of the Night.  This is a magical and wounded book of blackened pages and dark nights of the soul reaching out for the light by combining cryptic tales with potent imagery -  valuable tools for self expression.   In these frightfully beautiful and haunted  pages, your Book will reflect a  night of the dead, of spirits calling, of witchery, mysterious dark cloaked figures beneath a full moon. 
 
Picture, if you can:  a haunted Gothic mansion beside an old cemetery where we are told of an ancient manuscript in a moth eaten velvet lined trunk:  A Book of the Night.  The raven, a messenger from the spirit world, has powerful information for you that can only be scribbled, painted, written, drawn or glued in the safety of these tender dark pages.   Spirits of the dead and long forgotten tales of you begin to clang chains and moan and reach out for an authentic life. Bring your creatures of the night to light in the pages of your Extreme Journal. Like the Bride of Frankenstein, we’ll piece ourselves together from the long discarded remnants of self.
 
YOU CALL THAT DARKNESS? IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
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Registration for “Book of The Night”online Spring workshop is now open. Workshop officially begins March 16 , 2017. I post chapters on a weekly program, or you may register at any time and follow at your own pace. Materials will be available to download for at least a year.

Experience raw  self expression in a safe, supportive atmosphere where you will be guided through my radical self dialogue techniques that combine words with images. Everyone will work at their own level.  Utilizing mixed media, we will create various backgrounds, textures and dark surfaces to work back into. This course focuses on process, not product, though you will learn many useful techniques for preparing pages as well discover easy (so to speak) tools for creating an inner dialogue for transformation and healing. Discover the excitement as you learn these revolutionary methods of how to layer different art materials to create depth and richness to the pages of your Extreme Visual Journal (these techniques will translate to any other form of artwork). You will be introduced to this internationally recognized process that combines journal writing( yes you can) with art making (you won’t believe what you can do) in the safe container of a mixed media book of self exploration. Learn to investigate and document the world around you through process and experimentation.

IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN & DISCOVER:

jcolesBOTN1.JPG* how to develop unique and personal lettering forms
* how to tell the story of your life
* the practice of journal writing and how to get writing/text into your pages
* how to layer or prep dark pages and then how to work back into them w/ images and writing
* how to access personal symbolism
* about different book forms as container for this unique process
* new art mediums and artistic tools
* how to combine words with imagery for self dialogue, transformation, & healing
* the art of self expression: how to express yourself as only you can.
* how to discover your authentic voice and gain powerful insight into your own expression

REGISTRATION:

(Registration begins now, course content is available beginning March 16, 2017)

jcolesBOTN2.JPGThis Workshop is presented in 5 chapters in at least 5 printable pdf  “booklets” (each booklet is 16-24 pages) - these booklets include the introduction with a discussion of how to choose your book. The following Chapters provide a materials list and go into detail how to prep your book. Each lesson plan will be presented in full color PDF files suitable for viewing on a computer, MP3 audio files to download and listen to while you work, and supportive video.  This workshop is enhanced by sharing with fellow journalists in optional discussion forums to help you gain valuable insight into your work from myself as facilitator and moderator, as well as receiving tremendous support and inspiration from  newfound kindred spirits.


$95.00  for Workshop includes all materials: video, audio, full color pdf lesson plan files
& group forum discussions moderated by me. ( The E-book is all ready included!)

BOTN Reloaded:  If you have taken any of the Book of the Night workshops in the past, you are considered a veteran. If for whatever reason you never finished, life got in the way,  or you need the inspiration & motivation of working with the group are interested in an opportunity to reconnect with an artistic community, I would like to invite you to join the workshop at a discounted price. Please email me with the year you took it, and I will direct you to the discounted payment site! The discounted price is $25.00. meandpete@msn.com

You may register any time from NOW until March 2018! Course content is up for a full year.  I monitor group discussions for safety and choose a few each week to comment on. Once I receive payment, I will send you two email invites, one from Ning, please sign up or sign in, and one from Shutterfly where I have the class video. Check your trash folder as well for the invites. These invitations are sent manually, and I do not check email 24/7, so please be patient. If you sign up on a Friday-Sunday, you will not receive your invites until Monday. It is your responsibility to sign up as soon as you receive these invites. THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT IS THE ADDRESS I WILL USE FOR YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND THE ADDRESS WHICH I WILL SEND YOUR INVITES TO. WHEN SIGNING IN, PLEASE USE THIS SAME ADDRESS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE WORKSHOP. If you have any difficulties, please contact me at meandpete@msn.com, and I will be happy to walk you through the steps!

We are all seekers.

Email me with any concerns or questions:  meandpete@msn.com

Happy Haunting

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Juliana Coles, award winning fine artist, received her BFA from the Academy of Art University San Francisco. A controversial pioneer of the Art Journaling movement, Coles developed “Extreme Visual Journaling,” an active meditation technique and spiritual practice that accesses archetypal signs and symbols from the unconscious for transformation and healing.  What began as a personal creative inquiry into developing new pathways in the brain after her epileptic seizures, this process, taught by Coles internationally, is now used by art therapists, teachers, artists and professionals around the world.  Coles has been teaching and refining this creative process since 1992. Her inspiring Visual Journals have been featured in over 20 books including “Making Journals By Hand,” and as part of the “1000 Journals Project" her work was exhibited at the SFMOMA.  Coles creates from her enchanted studio in Albuquerque, NM with her Ghost Cat, Petey, RIP.  Contact the artist/author/instructor for lecturing/teaching inquiries at meandpete@msn.com


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